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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have 2 people and we booked a twin room with private bathroom for 1 night (around $NZ45 per person per night). The room is quite small but it is ok for 2 people because we dont stay much (just for sleep). I like the staff there because they are very nice and helpful. I checked in early and the...

Thank Phuongdovn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really wanted to give this place 5 stars, but I couldn't. The rooms were lovely and clean, the hostel was so clean, the house keepers seemed to be there all day bless them. Great sized kitchen, never struggled with cooking. Great location and staff friendly and helpful. The only thing I can critique is the room temperature and the...

Thank Gem M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great room, great service, great facilities, free over night parking, very clean. Wpuld highly recommend for anything from an over night stop over in Rotorua to a full holiday there. We had a three bed private room that could have slept four as the last bed was a double.

Thank Zoe D
YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Rotorua, responded to this review

Kia Ora, Thank you for your feedback. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and you would recommend us to others! Hope you enjoyed your time in Waikaremoana and we may see you again if you come back through Rotorua. Take care Kind regards Haylee Bloor

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very big, clean and friendly staff! Need to look over the locks to the rooms sometimes but a great place to be at! Staff was amazing. Good place to stay really! Lots of clean bathrooms, laundry, good beds.

Thank Molly E
YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Rotorua, responded to this review

Kia Ora, Thank you for your wonderful feedback. I will check all locks to rooms to make sure they are all working. Enjoy the rest of your travels. Kind Regards Kindu Bawa

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took a private room for new year's eve and it was very convenient in location and price. The staff was really friendly and willing to help. The room was very clean, it had private toilet, everything was perfect. The only thing it would need is a tv but still it's a great place.

Thank NEWSTED1981
YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Rotorua, responded to this review

Kia Ora, Thank you for your positive feedback. Great to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and found the staff to be very friendly and helpful, I will pass your feedback on to them. We do have rooms with a TV in them as an option to book, they might not of been available at the time, but...

Due West, South Carolina
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

First, this is a hostel, not a hotel. Yet, the price and location are better than most hotels around. The place is clean, well kept, and has a good staff that knows the area and is not afraid to help out single backpackers or large groups. We had 18 people and not a single problem except limited laundry facilities. The...

Thank elsner2016
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Very noisy - and at $95 for a private room I wish I'd paid a little more for a hotel and enjoyed some sleep. All you hear are doors opening and closing all night - if you have to stay here stay well away from stairwells

Thank 557jamieg
Rotorua, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Place is very well designed with a massive kitchen. Atmosphere is pretty quiet and chilled but it is a YHA after all! Rooms were simple and clean and the staff very friendly. Just a short walk from the geo thermal park which is a must do

Thank jadesmith987
YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Rotorua, responded to this review

Kia Ora, Great review, thank you! Kuirau Park is definitely worthwhile and very handy being just across the road from us. So glad you found the hostel and staff to be clean and friendly :-) We hope to see you again. Kind regards Haylee Bloor Manager

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Stayed a couple of nights in a private double. The hostel overall is very large and clean. However the bathroom was horrible compared to other hostels the shower was all metal and felt like you were showering in a prison cubicle. Dirty shower curtain also. Very small room size also. No acces to fans and the room got very warm....

Thank Lala6060
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Partner and I stayed for one night to break up a long drive south from Auckland. The staff were great and our room was tidy and comfortable. There was no mention of the YHA car park across the road or whether we needed to provide the car details to park there for free. Alas, it was a public holiday so...

Thank Phoebe S

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to YHA Rotorua, a purpose built backpacker hostel in the central city for your complete Rotorua experience. Rotorua’s finest lodge, YHA Rotorua offers budget backpacker accommodation right beside Kuirau Park, Rotorua’s free geothermal attraction, and only two minutes walk from shops, cafes, restaurants and beautiful Lake Rotorua. There is a wide range of backpacker accommodation to choose from: 4 bed share rooms, 6 bed bunk rooms, triple room, standard double rooms, twin/double ensuite rooms. ... more   less 

Additional Information about YHA Rotorua

Address: 1278 Haupapa Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand (Formerly YHA Treks Backpackers)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Price Range: RM150 - RM303 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — YHA Rotorua 5*
Number of rooms: 186
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Also Known As:
Yha Treks Backpackers Rotorua
Yha Treks Backpackers Hotel Rotorua
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“get a room nearer the park.”
 of 5 bubbles elsner2016, 22 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The original builiding around the reception more comfortable than the new one on the Kuirau Park side. Better internet signal as well.”
 of 5 bubbles Cyrllle, 8 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Easy, comfy and flexible”
 of 5 bubbles timtT6478JH, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We were near the kitchen and you could hear the kitchen fan turn on all night.”
 of 5 bubbles ash289, 23 Jul 2016 | Read review
“very quiet area at night”
 of 5 bubbles fitmom1010, 14 May 2016 | Read review
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