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Rock Solid Backpackers

Traveller (9)
Room & Suite (7)
Dining (3)
Certificate of Excellence
Overview
1140 Hinemoa Street Downtown Rotorua, Rotorua 3010 New Zealand See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Non-Smoking Hotel
Family Rooms
Wheelchair access
Laundry Service
Self-Serve Laundry
Free Parking
2 Star accommodation
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All reviews climbing wall free pool table ping pong table private room with bathroom kitchen dining area great location clean bedding power sockets common areas cheap accommodation big kitchen great kitchen bus stop bed dorm nice stay reception area enjoyed my stay
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very nice staff, the room and shared bathroom was good and clean, the location is good too but the noise of people talking loudly and screaming in the room next door was disturbing as were the doors that kept slamming.

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Date of stay: January 2019
Thank Celine F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staying here for a few nights with friends. Booked a room for 8 for the night, which was great because we had the room to ourselves. The toilets weren't that great, but for one night sleep, the place was grand. Great place for backpackersMore

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank sheila_jules
Response from RockSolidNZ, Host at Rock Solid BackpackersResponded 1 week ago

Hi Sheila, Thank you so much for your review! Delighted to hear how you felt about the hostel, and it's so nice that you enjoyed our dorm rooms. Apologies for the cleanliness of the bathrooms. I can assure you all bathrooms are cleaned daily by...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would really recommend this place. Even for 50+ travelers. Nice atmosphere, fine kitchen and clean bathrooms. Very helpful staff who want to be the best they can. A little bit dark in the living room but the view over the climbing wall there is...More

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Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Sightsee01208061971
Response from RockSolidNZ, Host at Rock Solid BackpackersResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, Thanks so very much for your kind words. We appreciate you taking the time to leave us your feedback. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed everything we have to offer here at Rock Solid Rotorua. We hope we can welcome you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The pillow in my room was as flat as my cousins white booty, my friend's pillow was fluff and it was coming out of the pillow case. I wish the windows could open more to let in some fresh air because the room stinks of...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank savvytravs123
Response from RockSolidNZ, Manager at Rock Solid BackpackersResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia Ora, We appreciate all feed back good or bad. We take all comments on board in order to maintain a well functioning hostel or to improve facilities if required. I do apologize that our hostel did not match your expectations however, I am a...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fit for purpose but not for the traveller who wants to go to sleep early as noise levels not controlled. Location is ideal as close to many tourist attractions and restaurants. Otherwise an okay stay.More

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Date of stay: December 2018
Thank WanxJJ
Response from RockSolidNZ, Host at Rock Solid BackpackersResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, Thanks so much for leaving us your feedback on your stay with us recently. We are happy we fit your purpose of a bed and roof and that you liked our location We are very sorry to hear that noise levels were not...More

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Description
BIG BOLD & BRIGHT! Kia ora - Welcome to Rock Solid Backpackers located in the heart of downtown Rotorua with dedicated local staff who really do care about their guest's comfort and enjoyment and love sharing More their hostel and town with their international visitors. Based in a former office block, this large industrial-style building may not be a cosy cottage but if a funky inner city chill out zone at reasonable rates is what you are looking for - then this is the place! Guest lounge The large comfortable reception guest lounge is the hub of the hostel with FREE unlimited High Speed WiFi, FREE pool table, FREE Table Tennis and FREE XBox. FREE DVDs and FREE book exchange corner. They also have FREE luggage and bike storage room including a fridge to store your food while waiting to check in or depart. Also unique to Rock Solid is the 17m high rock climbing wall you can view through floor-to-ceiling windows from this guest lounge. Or if you feel like having a go, guests can climb for just $12 which includes, shoes, harness, chalk and climbing until you drop(not literally!) Or if you prefer a bit of arty culture you can check out what's on in the Basement Arts Cinema downstairs too! Kitchen & Dining Room A large well equipped guest kitchen and dining room for guests to prepare and cook their meals and snacks. This hostel also actively recycles packaging. Guest Laundry Coin operated washing machines, driers and laundry powder dispensers are also available. Tours & Activities Rotorua is the ultimate north island adventure and cultural destination, offering a huge range of activities to suit every taste, budget and thrill factor which hosts are happy to arrange for their guests. Parking There is both limited free public street parking and charge meter parking available in front of the hostel. From 5pm-9am (daily) this parking is FREE. It is also free from Saturday 12:00 noon to Monday 9:00am. More information is available on request. Less
Hotel class
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Self-Serve Laundry
Wheelchair access
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
19
Price range
US$21 - US$64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
19
Price range
US$21 - US$64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
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24 March 2017|
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Room Tips
"Avoid like the black plague"
savvytravs123
3 weeks ago
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"Great and cheap accommodation option right inside the city centre!"
Nikos_Taskos
31 Oct 2018
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"Don't share with a 31 year old who has done a small amount of living and physiological profiling. "
bernardfhermens
2 Sep 2018
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"No complaints at all!!!"
Mialk21
1 Aug 2018
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