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Reviewed 27 December 2011

I stayed here only for 1 night with a group of girlfriends in a dorm room accomodation. The room was comfortable and clean with modern bathroom equipment that wasn't cracked or mouldy - always a bonus!!

The bar next door had a great atmosphere and entertainment and the free BBQ food was good.

The hostel pool was a thermal pool and open late - great after a days rafting and skydiving as we were all a bit freezing :-)

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with friends
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Thank Korinamcintyre
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Reviewed 8 November 2011

Pretty dirty, worn out place.
our window had a big gap in it so when we arrived back to room at night it was infested and i mean FULL of various flying insects. some massive ones too. dint help that someone had left the light on of course, and that the light on the balcony was on constantly, couldn't turn it off. the flies would have a party in our room every night.

got a lot of bites. flies or bed bugs?

you decide...

  • Stayed: December 2010
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Thank globetrot87
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Reviewed 2 November 2011

The website promised great things at a great price, double room, hotel quality linen, ensuite...this is from the website "deluxe rooms with private facilities for those wanting to stay in style".

I cannot complain about the decor, each to their own and all. I can complain about the bathroom that hadnt been cleaned since 1983, the collection of hair on the bedsheets, the holes in the bedsheets, the pillows that were tea stained, mould on the curtains...and more.

most concerning was the carpet leading into the bathroom had been torn up, leaving bare the sharp carpet-grippy thing underneath. my flipflops prevented me from lacerating my foot and risking a tetanus injury.

when we went to reception the following morning to complain there only response was to offer us our money back less the night we had stayed. no apology, nothing.

needless to say we will not be back

Room Tip: choose YHA not 50m down the road, possibly the best hostel I have ever stayed in
  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank Gramzo
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Reviewed 20 August 2011

We checked into Base Rotorua and checked out again within an hour. Granted this is budget accommodation but minimum standards, in my opinion, should still apply. The ceiling was disgustingly dirty, the floor was the same, and the toilets didn't even have basic hygiene facilities - i.e. hand soap to wash your hands!

Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
Thank Quackeriffic
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Reviewed 30 July 2011

Like all other Base hostels this is to be avoided.
Positives:
Heated swimming pool
Central enough location

Negatives:
Horrible rooms and uncomfortable beds
Dirty ensuite rooms
Miserable TV area- if you want to call it a TV room. It had a tiny tv and 2 wodden chairs
Full of young kiwi bus backpackers
Expensive Wifi and internet
Expensive rooms
Rude staff who are not interested in helping you out at all

Overall, I reckon this is one hostel to be avoided as there is better value in Rotorua!

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank worldwidetraveller86
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