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1278 Haupapa Street, Rotorua 3010 New Zealand
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#8 of 69 Specialty lodging in Rotorua
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Welcome to YHA Rotorua, a purpose built backpacker hostel in the central city for your complete Rotorua experience. 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. Popular features: 5GB free WiFi per day, newly refurbished well-equipped kitchen, TV room, pool table, outdoor patio and BBQ area, communal laundry, free travel and activity booking service, breakfast packs for sale on site.
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Daniel W wrote a review Aug 3
13 contributions3 helpful votes
I needed a place to stay for 4 nights while on a course in Rotorua. The YHA was perfect. The room was comfortable and everything was very clean. Nice to get back from the course and be able to go for a run in the nearby green belt. Great location, easy to get to anywhere in Rotorua city.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Rutland wrote a review May 2020
Rutland, United Kingdom71 contributions16 helpful votes
It’s a cheap bed. If that’s what you want then it does the job nicely. Layout is a bit weird, communal corridors from private rooms. Towels provided - nice touch. Parking outside is free. Close enough to all the main areas in the town to go out.
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Date of stay: May 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Rotorua
Responded Jun 3, 2020
Kia ora, Thank you for your review. We are a budget quality accommodation and happy to hear that it suits our guests when they are after an affordable comfortable stay. Good to know that you loved that we provide towels for our guests in private rooms and thought it was a nice touch. We are lucky to be so close to town centre, thank you for commenting on that. We wish you safe travels around New Zealand. Take care, Kate Belianskaia (Hostel Manager)
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Ronald C wrote a review May 2020
Taipei, Taiwan13 contributions5 helpful votes
I booked and paid for two nights stay at YHA Rotoura in Mar. 2020; However due to Covid-19 and ensuing lockdown, I had to cancel it and rushed back Taiwan. When the hostel reopened in May, I was so surprised and appreciated that Kelly Halkyard at front desk contacted me asking if I want to refund or make a new booking... Such attitude and customer-oriented attention was beyond my expectation. I surely will return to this hostel to enjoy its hospitality.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
Response from YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Rotorua
Responded May 24, 2020
Kia Ora Ronald, Thank you for leaving such a kind review. We are pleased to hear that you loved our customer-oriented approach. We have the best team here who always makes sure to look after our guests so I will definitely pass your feedback to them. We are looking forward to hosting you in Rotorua again, please get in touch if you have any questions any time. Take care and travel safe, Kate Belianskaia (Hostel Manager)
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Exploration783239 wrote a review Mar 2020
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Excellent location in walking distance of the downtown area and park. Really nice facilities, including the kitchen. I had an ensuite room which was comfortable and private. People socialized in the common areas which are separate from the sleeping areas, so it was quiet at night.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Juan Luis M wrote a review Mar 2020
Oslo, Norway13 contributions2 helpful votes
It's location it's perfect, with super nice staff and clean rooms. I moved into that hostel from another that was a completely mess. As soon as I told the receptionist the situation I was going through she helped me. Thanks a lot!!!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
Response from YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Rotorua
Responded Mar 8, 2020
Kia ora Juan, We are glad to hear that we could help you out as much as you needed before and during your stay. We hope to welcome you back on your future journeys to New Zealand. We are also very appreciative of your kind feed back on your recent stay with us so we'd like to say thank you! Wishing you safe travels onto your next destination. Nga mihi, Alesha (Duty Manager)
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Frequently Asked Questions about YHA Rotorua
Which popular attractions are close to YHA Rotorua?
Nearby attractions include Rotofobia (0.1 miles), Fancy Meow Cat Cafe (0.1 miles), and Eat Street (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at YHA Rotorua?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
What food & drink options are available at YHA Rotorua?
Guests can enjoy breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at YHA Rotorua?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to YHA Rotorua?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gelato Mio Ice Cream, Ali Baba's Tunisian Takeaways, and El Mexicano Zapata.
Is YHA Rotorua located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Rotorua.
Are any cleaning services offered at YHA Rotorua?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to YHA Rotorua?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Tamaki Maori Village (0.4 miles), Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village (1.8 miles), and Te Puia (1.9 miles).
Is YHA Rotorua accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.