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Rotorua Central Backpackers

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 November 2015

Many thanks to Catherine and Neil for the hospitality we were given on our recent stay in Rotorua, great location, super beds and facilities. As a more mature couple we were apprehensive about a hostel, but we would without hesitation, recommend staying here. The kitchen was a great place to meet and exchange tales with people, young and old, travelling...

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Paris, France
Reviewed 3 November 2015 via mobile

The staff is an example to follow on Customer care. Quiet hostel, very well situated in the center of Rotorua. The bath is top for relaxing body after a day of exploration around. Stay here you will be happy.

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 October 2015 via mobile

Excellent accommodation in the centre of town. A very well run back packers, clean and tidy. Not your normal back packers, felt more like a B&B with the great hospitality. The upstairs rooms are probably best. Would definitely stay there again. Thanks Neil and Catherine

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China
Reviewed 25 October 2015 via mobile

Until now this is the best BBH I have lived in since I arrived in NZ. Super cheap price but conditions are very good, best internet access, warm heaters everywhere... very cost-effective! And Neo was very kind, polite and helpful. Great location.

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Cincinnati
Reviewed 21 October 2015 via mobile

I really like these people. The building they own and manage is beautiful. They make it a safe place, maybe for this reason all the young European ladies seem to gather here en masse. As an American old enough to be the Father of all these girls I am glad they have a safe place to stay. If I had...

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Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

I have literally just left this place! What a nice little backpackers! Neil - was so welcoming when we arrived and told us to get settled in and come down to see him to give us some ideas of what to do for the days we were there. Best equipped kitchen I have been in (and I've been to quite...

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Munich, Germany
Reviewed 12 October 2015

Nice facilities and super nice owners and great location on the positive. Decent pricing with strong wifi too. On the negative it has an odd anti social atmosphere almost like a hotel. Younger staff are overly crazy about the cleaning schedule, experienced this many times during stay. Kitchen is to be cleaned from 11-12 mid day and no one is...

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RotoruaCentral, Manager at Rotorua Central Backpackers, responded to this review

The next time that you feel so strongly about something like this please tell the owner straight away. We have no idea of the time of your stay, or even the staff involved, so we cannot even hear the other side of the story to rectify it. The kitchen is only closed from 11 - 12 in the morning -...

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 4 October 2015

I stayed here for two nights in January 2015. The owner was very nice. I travelled both islands as it turned out and this was the best hospitality I found. I liked meeting all the people from different countries, as well as the full kitchen available.

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Reviewed 30 September 2015 via mobile

We paid $20 which is super cheap when I compare it to other pretty average places I have stayed in for more money! The heating was a welcomed bonus. The rooms were really warm and the beds were comfy. Clean showers, toilets and kitchen. We got a discount on the Polynesian Spa when booking through the reception at the backpackers....

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Sitiawan, Malaysia
Reviewed 30 September 2015

This is one of the hostel that i really satisfy during my time in NZ.. good location..easy to spot.. most of the hostel only have wifi at lounge area but their wifi is strong enough for me to use in my bed.. and also, they provide strong heater for winter..its warm enough even only wearing tshirt and short pants.. it...

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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! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rotorua Central Backpackers

Address: 1076 Pukuatua Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Price Range: €23 - €56 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
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“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
“All the same i had a single room double bed.$40 2 nights thats good value in australian dollars.”
 of 5 bubbles razorpod, 19 Sep 2014 | Read review
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