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Cactus Jacks Backpackers

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked a double room for one night (thank god). When we entered the room it looked alright. A double bed, dresser and a heater. The window cannot be left open if you are not there (there is no lock, so people from outside would be able to get in) and there is no other way to ventilate the room....

Thank ccgabriel
England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

We stayed at cactus jacks in mid march after bailing on camping due to terrible weather. At a first glance cactus jack was an adequate hostel. Basic yes but okay for the cheap rates they charge. This is however the only good thing we have to say about our experience in this hostel. The fridges look as if they could...

Thank ebourne93
Manila, Philippines
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Very basic hostel with TERRIBLE beds and mattresses in the dorm. Don't go there if you want a good night sleep because the mattresses are very bad (far too soft and mine had a hole in the middle so my back hurt all night). Furthermore you can hear every single move of every single person sleeping in the room since...

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Among the modern streets of Rotorua, this hostel stands apart from everything around it.The facilities are OK, a bit dated but they worked, it also has a pool table which is always nice. This is a place for backpackers through and through and Jack and his people were really good. The best part of the hostel is it's location in...

Thank clickeric
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Really good service, all staff really kind and welcoming! Really happy to help and awesome atmosphere! Everyone was friending and accommodation was cheap with really comfy beds! Great for all travellers and rooms are spacious. Highly recommended! 😊

Thank Brittany W
Greater Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

What a horrible place... Owner was disrespectful from the moment we walked in with smart comments. Shower doors couldn't be locked. Stupid heater pipe system going through the whole place that couldn't be turned off. Wifi was not free even though the wifi signal was usually so weak that it was non existent. Impossible to connect from our room. Twin...

1Thank NimbleNeil
Reviewed 1 July 2016

Me and my girlfriend spend a couple of nigths there. Terrible. When we arrive we found glasses with urine in the lockers of the room, plugs didn´t worked and it was a very very tiny room (hopefully we were alone there). The kitchen was big but the other guests (some i suppose lived there) didn´t understand that they have to...

Thank Analia A
Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

Me and a few of my International friends stayed at the Cactus Jacks Backpackers for a night, it was great, friendly staff, beds were comfortable, nice and cheap, a great place to spend the night. Highly recommended no complaints 10 out of 10 👍🏽

Thank tessam819
Buckingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

Rooms are basic, wifi not great, kitchen big but didn't use it, people who were staying there were odd but my place was memorable & interesting for all different reasons Would i recommend it - only if there is no where else, there for a night or want a different kind of stay haha

Thank Charlie S
Madrid, Spain
Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

Overall, good. Wifi was extremely bad!!!!! Kitchen was big and nice. Alot of old and weird people..but that kind of made the stay funny and interesting. The 8 bed dorms were so tiny, there was no room at all for our bags. We will always remember this hostel anyway. Not a mainstream hostel, we assure you!

Thank Annorna C

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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Fun Themed Hostel with Cartoon and Movie Characters ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cactus Jacks Backpackers

Address: 1210 Haupapa Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Price Range: €15 - €43 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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“don't stay here, period.”
ccgabriel, 6 May 2017 | Read review
“Corner rooms have more space the rooms on the left are close to the night entrance if you are a light sleeper”
clickeric, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Be a cleaner to reduce your living costs, but be good at it.”
amandaf69f2016, 6 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Make sure to take the rooms away from the main road, to avoid late night foot traffic noise.”
noelh533, 11 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Rooms inside are quieter. Very sociable around the courtyard.”
nicholef42, 26 Dec 2013 | Read review
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