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Mendoza, Argentina
Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 days ago NEW

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 4 weeks ago

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 27 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

Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

We have 2 people and we booked a twin room with private bathroom for 1 night (around $NZ45 per person per night). The room is quite small but it is ok for 2 people because we dont stay much (just for sleep). I like the staff there because they are very nice and helpful. I checked in early and the...

Thank Phuongdovn
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

I really wanted to give this place 5 stars, but I couldn't. The rooms were lovely and clean, the hostel was so clean, the house keepers seemed to be there all day bless them. Great sized kitchen, never struggled with cooking. Great location and staff friendly and helpful. The only thing I can critique is the room temperature and the...

Thank Gem M
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Great room, great service, great facilities, free over night parking, very clean. Wpuld highly recommend for anything from an over night stop over in Rotorua to a full holiday there. We had a three bed private room that could have slept four as the last bed was a double.

Thank Zoe D
YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Rotorua, responded to this review

Kia Ora, Thank you for your feedback. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and you would recommend us to others! Hope you enjoyed your time in Waikaremoana and we may see you again if you come back through Rotorua. Take care Kind regards Haylee Bloor

Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Very big, clean and friendly staff! Need to look over the locks to the rooms sometimes but a great place to be at! Staff was amazing. Good place to stay really! Lots of clean bathrooms, laundry, good beds.

Thank Molly E
YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Rotorua, responded to this review

Kia Ora, Thank you for your wonderful feedback. I will check all locks to rooms to make sure they are all working. Enjoy the rest of your travels. Kind Regards Kindu Bawa

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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: €29 - €57 (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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