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Helensvale, Australia
Reviewed 22 November 2016

I really enjoyed my stay at this backpackers. The location is close to everything. The staff were very helpful and pointed out all the nearby attractions and facilities. I was in a female dorm, and the beds were so comfortable! The hotel put a lot of effort in to keeping it clean, tidy and warm. The only negative thing I...

Thank meegs1982
Balmoral, Australia
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Simply a great place. Nice clean rooms and facilities, even baths! Huge comfy bed and good sized room. No problem with noise or anything, slept very well here. (We stayed 3 nights) Fast and good wifi, cosey lounge and very friendly staff. Kitchen with all you need, dining area could be bigger though for the amount of guests. Great location...

Thank Leeuw605
New York City, New York
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Neil and Catherine are lovely and super helpful (ask for discount coupons for some of the local attractions!). Chilled out, homey feel. Large kitchen, but might be nice to have a few more spots for people to sit together for meals. Room was clean, comfy and well heated (we didn't need the heater but it was going when we got...

Thank neha g
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

The hostel is relatively close to attractions and amenities, but also quite quiet at night. Less than 5 mins walk to the iSite where the coaches stop at! The room was not so big with 6 people sharing a room but if everyone is neat it is fine, they have hot pool but I didn't get a chance to try....

Thank chellemrc
Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for a week as part of our travels around New Zealand. We arrived to find a hostel with good character and a friendly atmosphere. The beds were really comfortable and there we no bunks! The wi-fi was consistently good (I could steam Netflix/Amazon Prime without issues) and it didn't dip even at busy times. The kitchen was...

Thank Adam H
Hervey Bay, Australia
Reviewed 11 October 2016

This hostel had the best kitchen of any hostel I've ever been in, was the cleanest, had the nicest and everything worked! All the kitchen appliances, heating, showers, toilets and water taps etc. I couldn't find a faulty one anywhere! When you top that off with the fact that you could have an actual bath in there and free wifi...

Thank JunebugTheFin
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

We booked for 2 nights for our stay in Rotorua and the hostel was great. The guy at the check in desk was very knowledgeable and helpful, recommending something for us to fit in on our first evening when we arrived quite late and helping us plan our full day in Rotorua the next day to get the most out...

Thank Graham B
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 October 2016

This is one place best avoided! Good points: Well situated, easy short walk into the town centre and bus stops. No bunks, individual beds, much better than bunks, and comfortable. Big windows provide lots of natural light, and good heating for winter. Ok point: There is parking for maybe eight cars on the premises. If you're late then you'll have...

Thank BrianInAuckland
RotoruaCentral, Owner at Rotorua Central Backpackers, responded to this review

WOW Bri quite the rant You are right - we have space for 8 cars in our car park. Half of the on-street car parking is free - the other half is $2 for all day parking. Our hostel is a 1936 era building that has has been converted into a backpackers. Most people like the character. It has two...

Rockville, Maryland
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Super location -- easy walk to shops, restaurants, fabulous Maori museum, and lake with hot springs for feet sore from hiking in the redwood forests. My young adult children and I stayed in one room with comfy beds - each with our own. The hosts are very helpful and gracious. The place is very busy, but everyone is friendly and...

Thank cnsturm
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

We had an awesome time at Central Backpackers Rotorua. We were greeted by name on arrival by Neil the owner who proceeded to give us advice on what to do with our 2 day stay. Private room was bigger than some hotels and bed was huge. Not a party hostel. No noise, hot showers and wifi good enough to stream...

Thank Luke C

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
1930's character building situated close to the CBD of Rotorua. We offer a range of room configurations. No ensuite facilities, cheap wifi, large shared kithen, spa pool, thermal central heating in all rooms, choice of shower or bath, bed linen included. A great place to take a break! Office hours 8am to 7pm NZT. Please only phone during office hours ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rotorua Central Backpackers

Address: 1076 Pukuatua St, Rotorua, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Price Range: €17 - €43 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“Upstairs more secure when Windows open and some downstairs rooms next to busy corridor”
 of 5 bubbles marshp, 4 Feb 2017 | Read review
“close to town centre, lovely hosts!”
 of 5 bubbles 507nehag, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I saw only one dorm room, and it was good. But as good as it is, it is not worth the sour treatment of the staff. Go elsewhere!”
 of 5 bubbles BrianInAuckland, 1 Oct 2016 | Read review
“be aware of crazy kitchen rules”
 of 5 bubbles browneyes1989, 12 Oct 2015 | Read review
“All the rooms seemed good. Even my room facing the street and the police station was not noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles andrewmilton, 15 Jan 2015 | Read review
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