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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Room was absolutely boiling at night and I was beside a radiator, eventually moved rooms as it was unbearable but the hostel itself is average. One person on check in trying to check 30 people in wasn't exactly great either. Would stay elsewhere when I go back in to town

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Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Great place to stay! Helpful staff and centrally located. My room was warm with a comfortable bed and tea, coffee, shampoo, conditioner, shower gel and towels provided. Bathrooms are also modern and clean with AMAZING shower pressure.

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Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

In the beautiful city of Rotorua you should definitely stay at Base. The rooms are comfortable and cozy. The people are friendly and helpful. And it's one of the best locations in the city. Cheers!!! ☺

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Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

I stayed at Base because it is the closest accommodation to Rotorua DHB. I can only say Toni and the other girls I met on reception were fantastic. Customer service at its best. Stayed in a female only dorm with own ensuite. Comfortable and CLEAN bed and bedding. Kitchen was ok could do with a wee update. Would very happily...

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Warsaw, Poland
Reviewed 8 August 2016

The place is really well located - just off the main road with spacious parking area. We had a room with private bathroom - a little bit rundown. There was also a kitchenette with a refrigerator - which probably has not been washed for looong time (smelly!). The staff was welcoming and helpful. They suggested us the best place to...

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Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 8 August 2016

I worked at the lava bar for accommodation and stayed in the Base backpackers. The staff were very friendly and professional. They had many things on offer such as free wifi in exchange for taking a local photo and posting it to the Facebook group. They had a heated pool and the location is very ideal being within walking distance...

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Thank Dez1985
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

This is the second time I've stayed here in a month! Hostel staff are super helpful, including Toni - she saved us loads of money on our white water rafting the first time we stayed! Pay $5 for a drink at the bar and get a free meal between 6 and 8? Heated swimming pool...... What more could a backpacker...

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Thank dutchessgummybuns
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

I had an epic time while staying in this Base Hostel in Rotorua! Rotorua itself is an awesome place for activities so you aren't even really in your room much while visiting this city, but during your relaxing moments and night times, it is a wonderful place to stay. The rooms are very clean and tidy, you don't hear anything...

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Thank Alison H
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

One of the best hostels I've stayed at on my trip so far. Clean, spacious, good location and the staff are really friendly! I'd recommend staying here to anyone thinking about it, you won't regret it! The wifi is fast, beds are comfortable and the atmosphere is great!

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Reviewed 12 July 2016

Stayed here on a spontaneous weekend trip with the missus. Booked a private room with kitchen and ensuite last minute (day before travelling down from Auckland). Clean, comfortable bed and warm shower, whats not to like? Centrally located too so was an easy walk to Eat Street for dinner late at night :)

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Base Rotorua

Address: 1286 Arawa Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand (Formerly Hot Rock Backpackers)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Price Range: RM143 - RM406 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Base Rotorua 2*
Number of rooms: 140
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“Normal 8 bed rooms was great”
 of 5 bubbles Surf_Skater, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“I stayed in the sanctuary- it was a nice quiet section.”
 of 5 bubbles RhondaA60, 5 Nov 2016 | Read review
“cheap,budget”
 of 5 bubbles joaoguilhermem2016, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“It's a backpackers! If you want privacy, splurge on a private room.”
 of 5 bubbles 901candicee, 5 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Room 10 lovely”
 of 5 bubbles 543laurenj, 4 Jan 2016 | Read review
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