My friend and I were driving around the North Island and stumbled upon this fantastic backpackers in Rotorua. While it looks a bit old from the outside, inside was very warm and inviting. Big, purple and friendly, we ended up staying a night on our way south and then changed our plans and spent another night there heading back north. The man on the desk was very friendly and even though we hadn't booked we were able to get a room. Free WIFI was an added bonus and it was fast as well!
The beds were very comfortable and the room stayed warm even in the very chilly weather without even having to turn the heater on. We stayed in a twin room and even though we didn't have a BBH membership it was still damn good value for our fairly decent sized room with a little walk-in wardrobe.
The bathrooms were clean and the showers were wonderfully warm with good pressure. There were even bathmats (absolute luxury compared to some bathrooms I've been in).
It's close to the main drag with restaurants, bars, cafes and shops and a 10min walk to Pak n'Save.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Rotorua Central Backpackers Hotel Rotorua