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Crash Palace
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

I stayed a Crash a few nights agao, and will definitely stay again when I pass back through Rotorua!

Upon check-in we were informed that the owner (Chris) would be cooking dinner for the hostel that night (mama's special recipe spag bol!) so that was a winner to start off! The hostel looks like it has been freshly painted and decorated everywhere, and everything in our spacious 4 bed dorm appeared new - another winner! The bathrooms were big and clean, and the kitchen (not that i ever needed it as we were also provided with free pancake mix on the sunday morning!) was also clean and had everything you need. There is also a big lounge area where everyone was sitting round together watching tv and socialising - creating a warm and friendly vibe! - oh and there is a small bar with cheap drinks too to prepare for a night out! oh, and did i mention that hot tub outside?!

The location couldnt be any better, and there was nothing to complain about at all - hence this review! I defo recommend staying at Crash Palace!!

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled solo
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Crashpalace, Owner at Crash Palace, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2012

Thanks so much for taking the time to recommend us to others and writing this review. We appreciate the time it has taken you to highlight all the things you enjoyed about crash i'm glad there was so many highlights for you :) ....I want to wish you all the best on your travels and hope you have a great time traveling through our country...

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Reviewed September 25, 2012

Recently attended a net ball tournament in Rotorua. I was originally worried that we were booked into a backpackers. I was proven wrong, this place was beautiful, the host was amazing and accommodating. The facility was clean and well maintained and I felt at home. With the host giving us a load of local knowledge...I will be using crash palace again...

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Crashpalace, Owner at Crash Palace, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2012

Thank you so much for your review its comments like yours that make my day :) we look forward to your return and wish you all the best for the coming 2013. crash

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Reviewed September 24, 2012

Had great time there! Nice cozy feeling, with awesome staff! The location of the hostel is easily accessible and near the city center. The hot tub looks AMAZING and smell of pancakes on breakfast mornin just brightens the day!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Crashpalace, Owner at Crash Palace, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2012

Jeff Thanks to you and the guys for taking the time to review our hostel it was a pleasure to meet you all. Hope you all enjoyed the activities you did :) We appreciate the feedback and wish all of you the best with you internships in Auckland hope to see you again soon. Crash.

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Reviewed September 23, 2012

I had a really great time here!
I stayed 2 nights with my 4 friends and we could all stay in the same room.
The room and bathrooms are very clean, the hostel is very easily accessible and there are some great things to do in the near area.
The staff is really helpful and nice!

Too bad we didn't have time for the free pancakes and the hottub!
But maybe next time! :)

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Crashpalace, Owner at Crash Palace, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2012

Thank you guys for taking the time to review our hostel it was a pleasure to meet you all. Hope you all enjoyed the activities you did :) We appreciate the feedback and wish all of you the best with you internships in Auckland hope to see you again soon. Crash.

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Reviewed September 23, 2012

When I first saw the building, I thought this will be just like another hostel, but I was wrong. It has a nice and comfy feeling to it. It looks like you're going to a relative's house instead of going to live in a hostel. They have a living room with couches and TV, also a pool table. I was bummed that I didnt have the chance to try on the Hot Tub and mud mask, but everything else was nice. The room was clean as well as the bathrooms. I would definitely return and visit Rotorua one more time.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Crashpalace, Owner at Crash Palace, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2012

Thank you guys for taking the time to review our hostel it was a pleasure to meet you all. Hope you all enjoyed the activities you did :) We appreciate the feedback and wish all of you the best with you internships in Auckland hope to see you again soon. Crash.

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Reviewed September 10, 2012

I visited in Aug 2012 and it was newly renovated so all the rooms and hallways were freshly painted and re-designed. Did not use the kitchen or lounge facilities, there were 3 computers for use but room was very small (under staircase essentially). The bathroom were single use, this was fine since it wasn't busy when I visited but I can see how this could be a problem if the hostel was full. Great location, close to bus stops, 3 min walk to Polynesian Spa and 5 min walk to some of the booking offices for the cultural experiences. One other concern is the reception area smelled like marijuana when I came down to check out in the morning.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled solo
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Crashpalace, Owner at Crash Palace, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2012

Thank you so much for your review we are focused on delivering a great product to our guests and are pleased you liked the renovations we have worked so hard to complete.
We do have a large block of toilets both Mens and ladies up stairs along with another kitchen and dining room which you may have not seen or needed to use as you were located down stairs.
With regards to the smell downstairs in the morning I spoke to rowdy bunch responsible for this and advised them this was not permitted if it was to happen again they would be asked to leave. We are sorry you found this your only concern and see that did not rate us poorly due to other guest actions for this we thank you :) We wish you all the best on your travels and thank you once again for choosing to stay with us.
safe travels :)

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Reviewed September 10, 2012

We stayed 3 nights for the annual Kurangaituku netball tournament and the Service was excellent, rooms were clean, well stocked kitchen and the location couldn't be better!
We were pretty rowdy but the owner took it in his stride, directed us to the nightlife spots and was very knowledgeable about the locations of other Places in Rotorua.
Very cosy and a home away from home.
Awesome work and thanks for making our stay comfy!

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Crashpalace, Owner at Crash Palace, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2012

Thank you ladies I am glad you had a great stay and look forward to your return in 2013

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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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