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Rotorua Downtown Backpackers
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Reviewed 2 February 2014

Great place, would stay here again. Hostel is really well designed with good outdoor space and indoor area for socialising. Kitchen seemed to overflow a bit too much into seating area (especially noise) but somehow it worked and really appreciated the extra fridge. KAT on the front desk was fantastic with all advice and problems and made the stay a real joy - full marks to her. Good location too.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 29 January 2014

Walking into rotorua downtown backpackers I was warmly greeted by room manager kat who told me she still had a 10 bed dorm available. For 19 dollars the room was perfect! Super comfy matrasses, great showers, free coffee and tea, free pasta and rice and free wifi, which is hard to come by in NZ! I think these guys must do this just for the fun of it, because I can't see how they can make any money! :) Kat offered to help me carry some of my stuff up and showed me around the hostel. Great little courtyard for latenight drinks, supercozy living room and kitchenarea with nice couches.

All together one of the best hostels in 8 months of travelling!

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled solo
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Thank Wouter B
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Reviewed 30 December 2013

Fantastic central location by iSite Tourist Information office and bus stop for tourist coaches and traveling buses. Staff Kat really helpful, nothing too much trouble to help make the most of stay in Rotoura and traveling onwards. Thanks v much, Sue ('old' english lady!)

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled solo
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Thank sue T
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Reviewed 25 September 2013 via mobile

Super friendly staff right off the bat, extremely helpful and nice. They can give you tons of advice on things to see and do and even book tours for you to make it easier. There's free wifi which is a huge bonus and free pasta and rice!! Who doesn't want free food?!
The rooms are super clean, comforters are so warm and comfy! Free towels and warm showers! Free tea and coffee as well!
New place but worth the stay!!

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Reviewed 30 August 2013

More like a home than a hostel! Staff and guests very friendly you're guaranteed to have fun here! Great place to book trips from, very clean and excellent washing and drying facilities. Would recommend to anyone x

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Thank Jo S
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