Stayed there in April 2013
Nice hostel near the Government Gardens as well as the Polynesian Spa, and only about 5 minutes away from the Rotorua I-site.
They have some lovely walks not too far away as well.
Crash Palace itself is well equipped with 2 kitchens on each level that are very nice for cooking. The toilets and bathrooms are ok as well.
I was staying in a 4 share female dorm that was quite nice, altrough the beds were a bit squeaky. Even though they have a DJ desk downstairs, you don't hear too much of it when the doors are closed.
Chris and Max were helpful, nice and could answer any questions we had (and we had a lot sometimes... :-) ) Thanks guys!
We got some discount vouchers for the Te Puia from them, which was really nice.
The lounge is comfy and they have a good movie selection, as well as a pool table there.
What's also very convenient is that New World is only about 3 minutes away, so really good for stocking up.
All in all, I'd definitely reommend this hostel!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Crash Palace provides the cheapest Quality accommodation for backpackers, Groups and budget travelers. The 1930,s character building has deep funky colors throughout. New Zealand art fills almost every space and fresh New Zealand music sets the atmosphere for an enjoyable stay. Crash is conveniently located opposite the Millennium Hotel and within 5 mins walking distance of the Main Street, I site (bus stop), Government gardens, Blue baths, Polynesian spa, and Pac N save supermarket. With high-speed Wi-Fi Internet, Lockers, 2 Kitchens and dining areas, BBQ, Outdoor Courtyard, Spa Pool, Thermal heating, and friendly service. It's the perfect place to chill and unwind a little from your travels. We offer a range of free services, Pasta and rice tea & coffee a selection of herbs and spices. Also a Free Spaghetti bolignaise on Fridays in summer and pancakes for breakfast Sunday. The hostel is located within walking distance of Pac N save supermarket, Government Gardens, Blue Baths, Museum, Polynesian Spa Pools, Kuirau Thermal Park. You are right in the city close to Rotorua's pubs, bars and markets.Look foward to seeing you soon. ... more less
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