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YHA Rotorua

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

YHA Rotorua is a hostel, located at the corner of the small town. A building with over 60 rooms, the reception, a common room and kitchen. Internet is accessible with their free WiFi though only available in the common room. The bathroom is shared, with around 7 showers and just as much toilet stalls. The kitchen has 4 sets of...

1Thank Carnivorax
Houston, Texas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in the private ensuite room for 3 nights, Feb 19—21. It was great value. Very well located and free dedicated car park just across the road! Clean room, washroom, towels; we left the windows open for ventilation. Kitchen is open only from 6am, a point to be remembered if you are leaving early... we had left stuff in...

Thank IndFamTraveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in the YHA hostel in Rotorua for 3 nights until leaving on the 4th, continuing on our journey. Our group was booked into several bedrooms of different sizes, including 2, 4 or 6 persons bedroom. All of these were bunk beds. Personally, I slept at the top bunk bed in a room and the beds itself were comfy,...

Thank Justin9127
Meise, Belgium
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to this place for one night. We took a room without bathroom. The room was quite small: just enough place to fit a bed and some backpacks. But the bathroom was very clean. The kitchen was awesome: more than enough fridges and storage for you food, and lots of kitchenettes.

Thank MathieuPriem
Mendoza, Argentina
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff was really helpful and friendly. All the facilities were nice and clean. Good location. People tend to complain about insignificant things and they forget where they are. There is nothing more to say than enjoy! I will definitely come back again.

Thank Anizz26
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great clean hostel in Rotorua. Stayed here for one night in room 7 (ensuite private double) on the ground floor. Linens and toiletries were provided. I am typically wary of staying in hostels and sometime the pictures don't match what the place actually looks like. However, this place matched perfectly. Great location with walking distance to the...

Thank FlipFlops1234
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Stayed for 1 night whilst on a North Island tour with Haka Tours. Stayed in a 4 bed room with other members of the tour group. Usual issues of the bunk bed shaking whenever someone else gets in above or below you! Rooms spacious enough for 4 people and their luggage. Helpful to have plug and USB sockets in the...

Thank EG27
YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Rotorua, responded to this review

Kia Ora, Thank you for your feedback. I am glad you found the plug and USB sockets in the lockers to be useful, these have been a recent addition to the hostel and its great to hear they are being well utilized. We do have communal bathrooms located both upstairs and downstairs, making plenty in total for all our guests...

Schoten, Belgium, Europe
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

A modern and spacious hostel. The kitchen is big and convenient and the common areas too. Also a lot of showers and toilets, so you never had to wait. There are also towels provided. (We stayed in a double room with shared facilities).

1Thank HL_007_Be
YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Rotorua, responded to this review

Kia Ora, Thank you for your fantastic review, I am glad your found our hostel to be great for your stay here in Rotorua! Safe travels. Kind regards Haylee Bloor Manager

Reviewed 1 March 2017

Really friendly staff and clean premises. The rooms and bathrooms were very clean. Great location close enough to city center to walk around and have a meal or go shopping. Very environmentally friendly. Free wifi was a big help as well.

Thank Loke F
YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Rotorua, responded to this review

Kia Ora, Thank you very much for your fantastic feedback, always great to hear when our guests enjoy their stay with us! Safe travels. Kind regards Haylee Bloor

Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

I've stayed both at YHA and base in Rotorua and you should stay at YHA. No doubt. Big kitchen and lounge area. Actually two of them so lots of space for everyone. It's really clean. Bathrooms nice and clean as well. Big lockers with plugs in them but it would be great to have chargers by the bed since everyone...

Thank Wawawa7
YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Rotorua, responded to this review

Kia Ora, Thank you very much for your fantastic review! It is always so good to hear with guests have really enjoyed their stay with us :-) Thanks for your feedback in regards to chargers by the beds, we will look into that for future planning and budgeting. Kind regards Haylee Bloor Manager

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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: RM81 - RM254 (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.”
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.”
Cyrllle, 8 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Easy, comfy and flexible”
timtT6478JH, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We were near the kitchen and you could hear the kitchen fan turn on all night.”
ash289, 23 Jul 2016 | Read review
“very quiet area at night”
fitmom1010, 14 May 2016 | Read review
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