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    The Backyard Inn

    60 Tarewa Road, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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    Overview
    • Excellent14%
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    Reviewed 9 January 2017

    We arrived in December 2016 too stay for one night. From the outside everything looks quite nice, but once you enter a room everything is different. Rooms are shabby, prison-like, beds mainly consist of two piled mattresses (next morning my back was broken). The common...More

    1  Thank Markus W
    Reviewed 7 January 2017

    The place is ok, however even for a Backpackers the are better places in Rotorua for a similar price. We stayed for 1 night in November 2016, we had a twin room on the bottom floor of the lodge. The room was big enough for...More

    Thank Rebekah F
    Reviewed 7 January 2017

    Me ad my boyfriend decided to stop here for two nights having landed in New Zeland after a 28 hour flight from England. The pictures online looked lovely and we were really excited. First impressions of the place is really nice you are welcomed in...More

    Thank Chloe H
    Reviewed 28 December 2016

    Room was a neat but sad looking chalet in desperate need of love and renovation. The beds were very comfortable. Ensuite was old, leaky and mouldy. OMG the kitchen was disgusting. The fridge was dirty and not cold enough. Not enough cutlery-we had to tag...More

    Thank Megan R
    Response from Treen M, Manager at The Backyard InnResponded 30 December 2016

    Thanks for your feedback. I have stocked up the kitchen with new cutlery, bowls, fry pans, plates, tea towels and so on. I was actually on regarding your Soy Milk and yes we had run out the day before - I offered you almond milk,...More

    A TripAdvisor Member
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    Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

    So I will start with the good... Clean sheets? Appears so. Lockable door? Yup. Friendly staff? Sure. That's about where it ends...if you want a good nights sleep this is not the place for you. Cars coming and going all night, thin walls, Loud guests...dirty...More

    Thank A TripAdvisor Member
    Response from Treen M, Manager at The Backyard InnResponded 28 December 2016

    Hello thanks for your feedback we will lock the rope at night so you do not get the cars coming through the property. thank you

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    • Pool
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    • US$36 - US$53 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Number of rooms
    • 93
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    Celia L
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    Response from Oliver G | Reviewed this property |
    It seems pretty good we had a clean ish room
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    "I haven't seen the lodges, those might be nicer"
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    "The chalet is definitely the way to go ours was quiet, early morn and late night swim"
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