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It was not nice. I was in a room with old people, one woman was farthing all the time. And there where no lockers. It was warm in the room. The kitchen was dirty. Only good things where the 24h reception, free towel and good mattress.
Our room was just disgusting: dirty, heavyli stained curtains and floor and MOLDY! I've never ever seen a room as moldy as that one.
Typical Base - filled with the Kiwi Experience not-nineteen-forever gap yah brigade and the trash atmosphere that brings. If you deal with that, Base Rotorua is fine. Friendly staff, good links to local attractions and a well-stocked restaurant-come-bar on site. The rooms were comfortable with decent sanitary facilities. We paid for a twin but got a double, which is an issue when your travel mate stinks as bad as mine! Wi-Fi was pay-only but did at least work as advertised. Pool included.
When we got to our room that night the bed was unmade as if someone had slept in it. The guy in reception offered me a new sheet but I had to ask for a new pillow case and sheet for the mattress! He said he would look to see IF there was any spare! Luckily there was. I would of assumed there was spared. I made my own bed at 11 pm. When the guy had left the room we noticed my friends pillow was missing. We didn't ask for another one so that was our fault ! Love the location
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 31-40
- (1 review)
Very few showers and toilets, small kitchen other than that ok. They should clean up one of the gardens more often. Even though no one uses the garden, used condoms aren't a nice view
Had an awesome time here! The lava bar next door never let us down and short easy walk into town stayed here twice couldn't recommend it more
The staff was really friendly and a great help with planning out own road trips.
Had some great nights here, swimming pool, bbq, great bar next door with the best bar people I've met in NZ and really nice team in the hostel too. If you have issues with busy kitchen just don't go at the same time as everyone or use the bbq and "eat St" is great.