We stayed here for 5 nights. The Central Backpackers is run by a very nice couple, always willing to help with advise. Our room came with king size bed. Although bathrooms & showers (separate for men & women) were shared it was never a problem. TV area is a little small but it has a large kitchen and the people who stayed there always kept it clean. There is enough parking for everyone. Internet is not free & you also have to pay for towels. Washer & dryer are in a separate building, right behind the main building. You can "rent" a movie for free from the front desk.
The Backpackers is ideally located near The Polynesian Spa and only about 50 yds from the main street - Fenton Road. Lake Rotorua is about 5 minutes by car and 20-25 minute walk.
Pak 'n Save is 10 minute walk one-way. Prices in July are very reasonable. Rooms have a built-in heater so rooms are always warm especially now. I highly recommend Rotorua Central Backpackers.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Rotorua Central Backpackers Hotel Rotorua