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Cactus Jacks Backpackers

1210 Haupapa Street, Rotorua 3010 New Zealand See on map
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Self-Serve Laundry
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Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

My friend and I didn’t enjoy our stay here. It is cheap and if you’re a very easy sleeper you may enjoy it. Toilets were filthy. The YHA down the road is much better; spend a few dollars extra and stay there instead.

Date of stay: February 2018
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Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

I only stayed here because my original hostel booking got messed up and the rest of the town was 100% booked on the night. A girl from another hostel even said it’s “the last place you want to stay” but I hadn’t much choice. I’ve...More

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank Emma M
Reviewed March 19, 2018

Most horrible place on earth, DO NOT STAY. Not spending any time writing here as this place just does not deserve my time. So just to let you know, DO NOT STAY even if its a private room. Manager needs to find a new job.

Date of stay: March 2018
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Reviewed March 2, 2018

We thought this would be a typical backpackers with lots of travelers but most of the people staying her appeared to be permanent residents. All were friendly. the main social area is a courtyard right next to all the private bedrooms. So little sleep to...More

Date of stay: March 2018
Thank Rob P
Reviewed February 13, 2018

Not a very clean place. Very less no of washrooms. Many people stay here permanently. So not the ideal place if you want to meet tourists from other places. They take key deposit as well. Location is good.

Date of stay: January 2018
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Hot Tub
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Non-Smoking Hotel
Self-Serve Laundry
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
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New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
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"Carry a lock and a key to keep your luggage in the locker"
Feb 13, 2018
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"don't stay here, period."
May 6, 2017
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"Corner rooms have more space the rooms on the left are close to the night entrance if you are a light sleeper"
Feb 13, 2017
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"Be a cleaner to reduce your living costs, but be good at it."
Jan 6, 2016
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