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Crash Palace
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Reviewed April 25, 2011

Located in the central area of the Rotorua town, even very near to many tourist attraction spots nearby.

Accommodation facilities were superb and warm.

All in one, highly recommended!

  • Stayed: April 2011
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Reviewed April 11, 2011

I stayed in a single room which was nice enough but unbearably hot, had to keep the windows open the whole time-which doesn't feel too secure when you're on the ground floor and isn't too nice when there's people sitting on the deck right outside smoking. Cleanliness was ok but the bathroom was absolutely full of ants! The guy on reception wasn't particularly friendly or helpful and didn't pass a message onto me so I missed an arranged trip. Basically, I was glad to be only staying one night!

  • Stayed: February 2011
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Reviewed January 23, 2011

I had a fantastic stay at Crash Palace. Chris was a great host and helped us find a lot of free and fun things to do. The other workers there were equally as friendly. This backpackers was the cleanest I have stayed at and it was overly noisy, but still a fun atmosphere. The beds aren't the greatest, but perfectly fine for the price. My favorite part? You get an ice cold beer to welcome you when you check in! Drink Speights, lose your mates!"

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 17, 2010

Crash Palace, was a really enjoyable stay. The facitilies are well looked after, the staff friendly and helpful, and the location central enough to see everything, but out of the way enough to get a good nights sleep. I had a wonderful time at crash palace and was actually sad to leave, which is always the sign of a good backpackers. Keep up the good work guys

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 5, 2010

We stayed in a double room, which did come directly off the kitchen. this meant we could hear people coming and going but most people seemed quite respectful of this. The hosts were extremely friendly and keen to help organise any activities. The hostel is on the top side of the town near to the lake, but the whole area is very compact so everything is easily accessible. I'd recommend this as a budget option.

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 13, 2010

This hostel is in an excellent location - close to all the shops and the lake.
The staff were very friendly and helpful and helped me book a couple of tours.
The room was very big and spacious but the beds were not that comfortable and were very squeaky!!!
It was a nice quiet hostel and the lounge and kitchen were clean and spacious.
There are 2 resident dogs and a cat so if you are not an animal lover this is not the hostel for you!
Overall a very enjoyable stay.

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled solo
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Reviewed May 18, 2010

They wanted my passport on arrival (which I refused to hand over) and I felt was totally unnecessary. The dorm room was ok but there were 4 sets of bunk beds and limited floor space for all the bags. I had a top bunk, but the ladder couldn't be used as it was up against the wall at the end of the bunk. getting up and down was awkward to say the least.. Ths showers and toilet facilities were ok. I didn't use the kitchen and didn't really notice how clean it was. i just didn't find the place very friendly although the guy on reception was certainly ok.

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Crash Palace

Address: 1271 Hinemaru Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 58 Specialty Lodging in Rotorua
Price Range: $25 - $55 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Crash Palace 3.5*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Crash Palace provides the cheapest Quality accommodation for backpackers, Groups and budget travelers. The 1930,s character building has deep funky colors throughout. New Zealand art fills almost every space and fresh New Zealand music sets the atmosphere for an enjoyable stay. Crash is conveniently located opposite the Millennium Hotel and within 5 mins walking distance of the Main Street, I site (bus stop), Government gardens, Blue baths, Polynesian spa, and Pac N save supermarket. With high-speed Wi-Fi Internet, Lockers, 2 Kitchens and dining areas, BBQ, Outdoor Courtyard, Spa Pool, Thermal heating, and friendly service. It's the perfect place to chill and unwind a little from your travels. We offer a range of free services, Pasta and rice tea & coffee a selection of herbs and spices. Also a Free Spaghetti bolignaise on Fridays in summer and pancakes for breakfast Sunday. The hostel is located within walking distance of Pac N save supermarket, Government Gardens, Blue Baths, Museum, Polynesian Spa Pools, Kuirau Thermal Park. You are right in the city close to Rotorua's pubs, bars and markets.Look foward to seeing you soon. ... more   less 
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