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“Good clean hostal in central location”

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Rotorua Central Backpackers
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Derby
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74 reviews
72 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Good clean hostal in central location”
Reviewed 9 December 2013

Myself and my partner stayed here for 1 night in a double room with shared bathroom. Really nice room, very comfy bed and enough space.

The location of the hostal is great, we were able to walk to the local park where you can rest your feet in a natural hot spring and the Polynesian Spa is minutes away.

The kitchen area was big and there was enough room for guests to cook using hobs and ovens. There was a small TV area, while we were there guests were crammed onto 2 little sofas watching.... youve guessed it - Lord of the Rings!!!

The reception area was full of information and the staff helped us plan how to use the little time we had effectively. The hostal also had a discount on the Polynesian springs down the road which is really worth a visit,

likes:

Nice cozy bedroom and comfy bed
Big Kitchen Area
Off road parking
Lots of helpful info at reception
There was a bath tub if you wanted to use it (I didn´t but good to have a choice!!)

Dislikes/improvements

Bigger TV area

I would definitely recommend.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 December 2013

Simply nice hostel and welcoming staff. Can book to attractions at best rates from there. Friendly staff can recommend the things based on your preferance. It was really good experience for me. I love to go and recommend others also

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
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Zug, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2013 via mobile

The outstanding point about this hostel is owner Neil who's very friendly and welcoming and has great tips about the area (e.g. The Farmers Market on Saturday) and which places are worthwhile! it's a bit off the main street so quite quiet. There
is a large kitchen with all you need for preparing your own meal. thanks! we enjoyed our stay.

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2013

Neil and Catherine were extremely welcoming and friendly. The rooms and entire hostel were clean and tidy. Having single beds was awesome. The location was perfect and having storage for my bike (and letting me leave it there for a few days even when I wasn't staying there) was really good.

Can't speak higher of this place!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 14 November 2013

I loved this place! First, It was very warm and relaxing place. Price is resonable and friendly. Second, I enjoyed big hot tub. The tempture is just right and water is CLEAN! Last and for the most, the room and bed was excellent! Had very good sleep, and room is very clean. Unlike other hostels, this place have your own single bed even in the share domitory. The stuff are nice and friendly. Made BFF from this hostel. Very good!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 25 September 2013

the most important thing for me are the very very comfortable beds.
this hostel is perfect for all frosen people, it is very warm. you can regulate it as you like. the kitchen is great, there is everything you need. the tv lounge is very comfortable with a huge variety of dvd-movies. the staff is lovely and helpful. on top there is a hot spa for free using.
i was there twice and i'll come back again. :-)

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 16 September 2013 via mobile

Staff very helpful and get good deals on tours. Kitchen facilities good. Location couldn't be much better. Rooms pretty basic but nothing offputting. Hav to pay to use internet which is always annoying, but pretty common in nz

  • Stayed December 2012
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Additional Information about Rotorua Central Backpackers

Property: Rotorua Central Backpackers
Address: 1076 Pukuatua St, Rotorua, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 58 Speciality Lodging in Rotorua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 10
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! Office hours 8am to 7pm NZT. Please only phone during office hours ... more   less 
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