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“It's a backpackers hostel” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Base Rotorua

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Base Rotorua
Vleuten, The Netherlands
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115 reviews
82 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
“It's a backpackers hostel”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2013

We knew it upfront of course, loud music and lots of people celebrating.

We arrived late and by calling they could still let us in the room.
I had some hours sleep :) A couple tried to have sex , the music was loud and the morning was early. But the hostel was clean, people were friendly and it was VERY cheap :)

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank kevertje
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  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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157 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2012 via mobile

Big hostel, on centre of town, just across from small thermal park. Friendly and helpful staff, comfy beds, nice rooms, heated pool, big kitchen. I've really enjoyed this place and would stay there again.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Delicjaaa
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Auckland
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30 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2012

This is a very average hostel, looks wise its not the best. They had one member of staff on to check in a bus load of people which is never good, our 10 bed dorm had one toilet and shower and the screen door to the "balcony" didnt close properly which was great on a cold night. The bar started the night well with an acoustic musician, however this was soon overridden by bar games which was a bit of a shame. The place really just needs a good clean and a lick of paint!

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled solo
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Karl W
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Queenstown, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2012

Great hostel that accomodates for all your needs! Staff were really friendly, rooms and all communal areas were clean with great facilities. Laundry, internet, hair straightners, hair dryers, not to mention activities every night and awesome drink and food deals. I'd definetly come back!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Caroline P
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Penang Island, Malaysia
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72 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2012 via mobile

It's a 5-10 mins walk to the isite tourism centre (naked n intercity pick/drop off point). We paid only nz10 booked via naked accommodation for a 8 bedded mixed dorm. The room was empty thru out our stay (which is great) and they were attached bathroom to the room with balcony overseeing the pool and bit of the mountain. They have hot swimming pool (but we didn't swim in it) communal tv and kitchen. Kitchen rarely used I presumed cos the appliances are old and limited (microwave only one and doesn't work) and utensils were limited.
You can check in anytime just let reception know cos they have overnight security. (we checked in at 4am). If you wanna zorb / visit agrodorm farm be sure to get hold of the coupon cut outs from Jason.nz brochure

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank weiwayk
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NEW YORK
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2012

Staff was friendly. That's about it. I stayed in a twin room. It was filthy, full of cockroaches and flies, the bathroom was also very unclean. Do not stay here!

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank diamondf467
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Lismore NSW
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2012

I stayed here for 2 weeks at a critical time in my life.
I gained much peace and healing here.
Many other attractions are within walking distance.
The thermal pools are terriffic
The staff were friendly, polite, helpful, and full of great ideas.
I will always remember with joy, the warmth and hospitality I felt when I stayed here

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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled solo
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Base Rotorua

Property: Base Rotorua
Address: 1286 Arawa Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand (Formerly Hot Rock Backpackers)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #27 of 57 Speciality Lodging in Rotorua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Base Rotorua 2*
Number of rooms: 140
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