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Rotorua Central Backpackers
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Reviewed July 18, 2012

Clean and well-maintained, this backpackers is surely a great choice for any travellers. And the best thing about the dorm rooms are the beds! It is always nice to come back from a day of travel or sightseeing to a nice bed... not a bunk! Prices are very reasonable and I had a great time on my two nights of stay. Wish it was longer!

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled solo
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Thank John V
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Reviewed July 2, 2012

Brilliant double room with massive bed and huge window. Right next to Polynesian Spa which was great! Loads of activities in Rotorua despite it not being the most attractive town centre. Hosts were really helpful and could offer lots of discounts for activities.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 7, 2012

Quite good conditions for a hostel. Shared bathrooms but plenty of them so no need to wait. Good atmosphere. Wifi, possible to park a car.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 4, 2012

The Rotorua Central Backpackers is arranged more like a hotel than a hostel. The room we stayed in was a six person room, no bunks. There were small shelving units and two hooks for towels next to each bed. There is central heating throughout the building and the bedrooms, the bathrooms, the kitchen and the t.v room are all in the same building, so you don't have to walk outside to shower or use the toilets, which makes it a perfect place to stay in the winter.
There is also a spa outback of the hostel. It was a nice place to relax, though not an amazing spa.
The kitchen was clean and well-kept as were the rooms. The manager was very friendly. She helped us plan out our activities for the day and gave us coupons to the Wai-o-tapu thermal park.
It is a great location: walking distance to a downtown area, the Rotorua Museum, Lake Rotorua and the Polynesian Spa.
Overall, I would recommend staying here.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Study Abroad W
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Reviewed May 6, 2012

This hostel is in a good location as it's close to everything within Rotorua town centre. Overall the hostel is clean - the bathrooms and kitchen are all well maintained. The bedrooms are quite dated and could do with a facelift as could the reading room. Some of the staff were great and others were just ok. One staff member spent 30 minutes in the reading room talking very loudly on her mobile phone to a friend which was quite annoying.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed February 13, 2012

nice hostel, lovely rooms and comfy beds. we did have a room above the kitchen, which was fine until some selfish people stayed up drinking and we had to tell them to shut up at 1.30am! quiet time is 10pm i think, and most people adhere to it.

excellent location, can walk to town and the park and the polynesian spa, which is a must do. We went to 6 hot pools while we were away, this was the best by far.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 13, 2012

I had a great time here and wished I could have stayed longer than one night! Super clean, nice kitchen and communal areas, friendly owner. It was nice to stay in an old building with solid walls and doors, because of which I found it to be not so noisy as many other hostels, though I can see someone else has said they found it noisy, so maybe it depends which part of the building you are in.

Stayed: February 2012, traveled solo
Thank Loubs75
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Additional Information about Rotorua Central Backpackers

Address: 1076 Pukuatua St, Rotorua, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 58 Specialty Lodging in Rotorua
Price Range: $32 - $47 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
1930's character building situated close to the CBD of Rotorua. We offer a range of room configurations. No ensuite facilities, cheap wifi, large shared kithen, spa pool, thermal central heating in all rooms, choice of shower or bath, bed linen included. A great place to take a break! Office hours 8am to 7pm NZT. Please only phone during office hours ... more   less 
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