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    Base Rotorua

    1286 Arawa Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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    06/04/2017 06/05/2017
    1 room
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      2 adults
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          $93
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          Overview
          • Excellent26%
          • Very good25%
          • Average20%
          • Poor15%
          • Terrible11%
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          “lava bar” (29 reviews)
          “dorm room” (7 reviews)
          “heated pool” (12 reviews)
          Paid Wifi
          Free Parking
          Pool
          Non-Smoking Rooms
          Bar/Lounge
          Kitchenette
          Self-Serve Laundry
          Breakfast included
          2.0 Star Hotel
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          Reviewed March 19, 2017 via mobile

          Stayed in 8 bed dorm for 2 nights.Room was ensuite and quite spacey. Main downside was shower which was pretty much luke warm at its best. Kitchen could do with a scrub too. Free WiFi only available at reception between 7am-7pm.Be aware its a Kiwi...More

          Thank Ollut S
          Reviewed March 18, 2017 via mobile

          Firstly I'd like to commend the staff here, the guy and girl on reception were awesome. Knowledgeable, really welcoming and friendly and went out their way to show us where to put our campervan. Best hostel staff I've met in ages. Can't fault the location...More

          Thank Justine C
          Reviewed March 18, 2017 via mobile

          Really unfriendly staff, complete rip off, rude and unhelpful when I tried to change my booking, provided misleading information. So unimpressed with this hostel and base hostels generally- they should support solo travellers and be more flexible (within reason), not rip them off. Do not...More

          Thank Steph P
          Response from BaseRotorua, Manager at Base Rotorua

          Hi Steph Thank you for taking the time to review. We are very sorry to hear that you feel your situation was dealt with inappropriately over the phone. Due to our 24 hour cancellation policy we were unable to change your booking as you called...More

          Reviewed March 17, 2017 via mobile

          We have been here for not even one night and I am dissapointed. Paid 32$ for a 18 persons dorm and I could not fall asleep because of the Lava bar next door. It is terribly loud and noisy. Would not reccomend!!

          Thank Thelma V
          Reviewed March 12, 2017

          To be completely honest, I was disappointed with this hostel. The photos and previous reviews made the place look awesome... but in actuality the hostel was out-of-date and not inviting. Our room was mouldy, the tap didn't drain properly in the bathroom and loud (thanks...More

          Thank Ttg6162
          Crash Palace
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          About
          Amenities
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          • Pool
          • Free Parking
          • Bar/Lounge
          • Hotel Amenities
          • Free Parking
          • Self-Serve Laundry
          • Things to do
          • Pool
          • Bar/Lounge
          Details
          • Price range
          • $31 - $64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
          • Hotel class
          • Room types
          • Kitchenette ,
          • Non-Smoking Rooms
          • Number of rooms
          • 140
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          • Location
          • New Zealand >
          • North Island >
          • Bay of Plenty Region >
          • Rotorua District >
          • Rotorua
          • Also Known As
          • Hot Rock Backpackers Hotel Rotorua
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