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Cactus Jacks Backpackers
Auckland
1 review
“Great place, very welcoming!”
Reviewed 16 December 2012

I loved Cactus Jacks, a little rough and ready whilst undergoing some changes but was made to feel very welcome. Clean and spacious kitchen, clean bathroom facilities and social areas and very affordable too.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled solo
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Thank nofixedabode85
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SwordKing, Owner at Cactus Jacks Backpackers, responded to this review, 17 December 2012
Thanks for the kind words. We have a lot of renovations [planned to bring our place up to a higher standard
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Newberg, Oregon
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Reviewed 16 November 2012 via mobile

After staying in YHA, BBH and XBase hostels, Cactus Jack was a nice change. The fun murals and western decor added character to my stay. This was a very affordable option for me. I got a single room with shared facilities for the lowest price in town. The room was clean and the bed comfortable. I enjoyed the help from reception as they were engaging and helpful. The hostel was under renovation so I expect improvements as things progress. There is the Thursday night street market just down the block which I really enjoyed. I would definitely return.

  • Stayed November 2012
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Thank StarrsySmith
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SwordKing, Owner at Cactus Jacks Backpackers, responded to this review, 20 November 2012
Thanks for the kind words
Yes we are upgrading and this will continue
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Huntly, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 October 2012

This backpackers is awesome! The staff were really friendly and helpful, the showers are AMAZING, the rooms were nice and comfortable. Really got our moneys worth here. We had a BBQ in the courtyard and overall had a really good night. Definately recommend Cactus Jacks if your in Rotorua.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank Kathleen F
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SwordKing, Owner at Cactus Jacks Backpackers, responded to this review, 6 October 2012
Thanks for the kind words lets try to live up to the praise
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Bahia Kino, Mexico
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Reviewed 11 August 2012

Nice little warm hostel with great staff and guests. Clean, awesome atmosphere and everyone has been very friendly to me. The price is great, especially for someone on a budget like me. The rooms were pretty nice and the beds very comfortable. The showers were tidy and great. I had a great time and great sleep and I will recommend this hostel to anyone who visits Rotorua because it's a great find!

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled solo
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Thank Vik M
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SwordKing, Owner at Cactus Jacks Backpackers, responded to this review, 19 August 2012
Now that the geothermal is working properly the hostels warmth is radiating better
Thank you for noticing the efforts my staff are doing
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Cookstown
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Reviewed 11 August 2012

Had a great stay at this hostel! Very warm, great showers and kitchen facilities! They are in the process of re modelling so this hostel should turn out to be a real gem! Definitely a nicer experience than the more commercially run hostels! Big thanks to Dan for being so helpful and pointing out the hot pools! Cheers Dan!

  • Stayed August 2012
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Thank MissR25
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SwordKing, Owner at Cactus Jacks Backpackers, responded to this review, 19 August 2012
Thanks for your kind words.
We are upgrading things so thanks for the response
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Reviewed 2 August 2012 via mobile

I got some kind of allergic reaction on my neck from the bed not sure what it was but could be fleas. Huge itchy red spots all over my neck and under my chin! Some kitchen equipments could be better and more variety. On the plus side the place is really warm and showers were good. I think they are trying to improve the place at the moment. Doesn't seem like a party place tho.

Stayed July 2012, travelled solo
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2 Thank Inka K
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SwordKing, Owner at Cactus Jacks Backpackers, responded to this review, 3 August 2012
Thanks for the review; We have engaged somebody to check for fleas etc and to remedy.
We take this matter seriously so it would have been more helpful if this problem was brought to our attention earlier.
Our kitchen equipment is continually being upgraded.
Our best wishes Inka K
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Reviewed 31 July 2012

I really enjoyed my stay at this hostel, they make a great first impression, with very friendly and helpful staff. The hostel is kept clean and tidy. And the quirky decoration really added to the stay. It is very central for town, and sights. It's also very reasonably priced. I also felt totally secure leaving my belongings there, while I went out to explore! If you're travelling to Rotorua and need a cheap, good place to stay- this is the place.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled solo
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Thank Danidawson
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SwordKing, Owner at Cactus Jacks Backpackers, responded to this review, 3 August 2012
Thanks for your comments our best wishes to you
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Property: Cactus Jacks Backpackers
Address: 1210 Haupapa Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
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Ranked #49 of 57 Speciality Lodging in Rotorua
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Number of rooms: 20
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