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“Comfortable and clean” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of YHA Rotorua

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YHA Rotorua
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18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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“Comfortable and clean”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2011

We stayed here in September 2011 for one night.

This hostel was a clean and comfortable place to stay for the night. It was within walking distance to local bars and restaurants. Plenty of showers and toilets. Only small complaint was that the dryers in the washing room were broken, but we were able to use another one around the corner. We did not use the kitchen facilities, but the area appeared large, with all the usual equipment.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2011

This hostel was amazing.

I arrived about an hour before check-in but as the room was ready I was allowed to go in. :D Only a short walk from the i-site/bus terminal.

Lovely clean hostel. Shared toilets & showers absolutely fine. I need clean bathrooms!! Really nice, large kitchen area and tv lounge nearby.

I wanted to head to Te Puia and asked at the desk - I was given a local bus timetable! - Yay! Much cheaper than an organised tour.

I only stayed for a couple of nights but it was great.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Emily_Garner
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Malaysia
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50 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2011

We've tried Base in Taupo and of course we must try out YHA in Rotorua! We already like it before we enter the hostel. It was raining and thank godness they've got a private parking for YHA customer (otherwise we would need to pay meters).

We had the 3 sharing room. Small yet nice. Clean, comfortable with great heaters, and the bed is comfortable too!

Common place like bathroom & kitchen area were clean as well, with all the facilities that needed.

Perfect location, friendly staff, great value for money.

Highly recommended.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank CasendraNg
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Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2011

Stayed at YHA Rotorua for a few nights in May 2011. Hostel is clean and comfortable. The quad sharing dorm I was in had all single beds and no bunk beds, which is great. The hostel is within Rotorua CBD and is a short walk away from Rotorua i-Site. Good sleep on the cheap.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank AccidentalTourist69
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Newcastle upon Tyne
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30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2011

This hostel was our second choice after walking out of the filthy, fly infested Base Hotrocks and we are so glad that we found it just round the corner.

Compared to Base, this place was clean, modern and well maintained with great staff at the front desk who were willing to sort out a few things for us. Yes, the rooms are basic and it's a tiny bit more expensive than other hostels but it's worth it for the cleanliness and better standards in general.

Definitely worthwhile booking into this place.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ScottJM
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2011

Rocked up about 8pm having not booked, got daily rates as non YHA member and was advised it was cheaper to rent a double room ensuite than single room and only 17 NZ dollars more than a dorm - basically for £25per night I got a double bed ensuite and most lovely service from staff on duty. Then again the next day when I was being a complete eejit unable to work the telephones, the female staff member was very helpful (and didnt make me feel like an eejit!). Good facilities, big kitchen area and loungue, computers and wifi, book exchange and bookign service for vaiour things. The only downside being that the second night there was a big group of teens in who didnt really listen to whoever it was supervising them and distrubed sleep - but not really the hostel's fault!
My first experience of hostelling and on this positive went on to book the one in Napier which was as good (though smaller)

Would recommend and use YHA again. Not the 'party' kind of hostel so if thats what you are looking for then there are other places in town but this was friendly, good value, good standard accomm. Thanks Treks!

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Shuvalot
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mumbai
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12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2011

spotless hostel...very nice and kind staff.... good value for money...shame no tea/coffee facilities but is very cheap and good value for money.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank alexandrahaynes
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Property: YHA Rotorua
Address: 1278 Haupapa Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand (Formerly YHA Treks Backpackers)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Amenities:
Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 57 Speciality Lodging in Rotorua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:5 star — YHA Rotorua 5*
Number of rooms: 186
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to YHA Rotorua, a purpose built backpacker hostel in the central city for your complete Rotorua experience. Rotorua’s finest lodge, YHA Rotorua offers budget backpacker accommodation right beside Kuirau Park, Rotorua’s free geothermal attraction, and only two minutes walk from shops, cafes, restaurants and beautiful Lake Rotorua. There is a wide range of backpacker accommodation to choose from: 4 bed share rooms, 6 bed bunk rooms, triple room, standard double rooms, twin/double ensuite rooms. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Yha Treks Backpackers Rotorua
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