Crash Palace is the place with 3 fantastic points: Place, People, Price. The owner and staff were very friendly and helpful. Chris, Karine and Jerome, were really good hosts, giving us good information of places to visit in Rotorua. Chris is also very helpful in solving problems, one incident where the powerstrip in the room was no working. He came over quickly and gave us another one. Thanks Chris!
The hostel is two or three streets away from i-Site, making it easy to locate. Around the hostel, the attractions of Rotorua are simply as close as you get it. The Polynesian Spa, Goverment Gardens and Lake Rotorua are a short distance walk away.
The hostel is massive and having no lack of activities everyday. You could visit Rotorua in the day and spent the night in the hostel watching movies, having a dip in the jacuzzi or playing a game of pool.The staff are also equally fun, planning activities which lets the other backpackers to mingle and enjoy. You could literally feel no barrier between hosts and guests, which makes the stay amazing.
The facilities were great and well maintained, the kitchen was well stocked with equipments for cooking and the bathrooms were very clean. The accomodation was also good for a long stay, with a nice big room for 4 men. Heaters were installed in each room which was a major plus point in the winter cold night.
Overall, I highly recommend to stay in Crash Palace when visting Rotorua. I even made another stay when coming back to Rotorua. Thanks Crash Palace for this incredible experience.
- 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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