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YHA Rotorua
5.0 of 5 Hostel   |   1278 Haupapa Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand (Formerly YHA Treks Backpackers)   |  
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Ranked #16 of 48 Specialty Lodging in Rotorua
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“Great Stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012 via mobile

This hostel is a little bit more expensive than a few others but worth every penny! Me and my boyfriend stayed a few nights in Jan and stayed in a private room (60dollars a room).

Positive:
Toilets/showers very clean and lots of them.
Room a nice size and clean towels each day.
Wifi is brilliant.
Kitchen is huge and lots of space for food etc.

Overall, everything at this hostel was perfect and quiet... Nice break for us after being on the kiwi bus.

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Geelong, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012 via mobile

Stayed in a double with a ensuite. Felt more like a hotel than a hostel! Everything was really clean and looked nice. The staff were fantastic and very helpful!!!! Got some great recommendations on what activities to do and was all booked for me. Great location - was very close to everything and all shuttles for the activities would pick you up there. Would defiantly stay there again. :-)

Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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Ystradgynlais, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

Amazing place!

It's very clean, rooms are tidy and modern. Newly done out and it has more of a hotel feel than a hostel!

Location is very close to the town! Very pretty town!

I would go back - such a lovely hostel!

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

This yha was one of the better ones! Staff were friendly and helpful always smiling, rooms were clean and spacious! My only down fall was the noise in hostel walls very thin could hear the people next to me snoring, and the floor boards make an awful noise If anybody moves! Making it impossible to get a lie in, and the seats in tv room were the most uncomforable seats ever! But in a whole a great hostel

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

Have stayed in many hostel's throughout New Zealand and Australia. Overall this YHA has a good location, helpful and friendly staff. Double room with ensuite on the small side but adequate. Modern kitchen with good access to town and surrounding attractions.

Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

I stayed in a double ensuite for two nights while staying in the area. Great location, pretty much in walking distance of the city and a short drive to the other major attractions in the area. Had enough parking space to accomadate all guests (free of charge). The hostel as a whole was wonderful. The living area was spacious and had games, books, and a pool table if you wernt content with the adjouring tv room. The kitchen had more than enough room for everyone to make dinner at the same time, with at least 4 ovens, a plethora of hot plates and two large friges and a freezer. All the utensitls/ cutlery and crockery were available and never seemed to run short. the recycing program they had an place was excellent, they even had a food scraps bin for the local pig farmers. Staff were friendly and had a good knowledge of the area. I would stay here again in a heart beat! Thanks YHA you really made my stay in Rotorua

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

I am a YHA member and had travelled quite a bit in Australia and New Zealand. I would say this is the best hostel I had ever stayed in and it always went beyond my expectations everytime I went back to Rotorua. Judging from the rooms, I wouldn't really consider it a hostel more like a standard hotel room in size and cleanliness. Staff is great and the location of the place is right in the center of the action. I recommend this to all my friends and family for the great value it offers.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1278 Haupapa Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand (Formerly YHA Treks Backpackers)
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Amenities:
Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 48 Specialty Lodging in Rotorua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — YHA Rotorua 5*
Number of rooms: 186
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to YHA Rotorua, a purpose built backpacker hostel in the central city for your complete Rotorua experience. Rotorua’s finest lodge, YHA Rotorua offers budget backpacker accommodation right beside Kuirau Park, Rotorua’s free geothermal attraction, and only two minutes walk from shops, cafes, restaurants and beautiful Lake Rotorua. There is a wide range of backpacker accommodation to choose from: 4 bed share rooms, 6 bed bunk rooms, triple room, standard double rooms, twin/double ensuite rooms. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Yha Treks Backpackers Rotorua
Yha Treks Backpackers Hotel Rotorua

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