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Cactus Jacks Backpackers Reviews

1210 Haupapa St, Rotorua, New Zealand

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92 Total Reviews
  • 81%Value For Money
  • 74%Security
  • 82%Location
  • 79%Staff
  • 73%Atmosphere
  • 72%Cleanliness
  • 76%Facilities

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Nice, average hostel. It's just nice stay there.


Great hostel right in the centre of town. Walking distance to most facilities. Very clean with a well stocked kitchen, comfy couches in the tv room, and friendly, helpful staff. Reasonably priced too. Overall one of the best hostels I've stayed at.


Basic hostel. The hot pool looks dirty. Staff: owner and wife can be quite obnoxious, lucky if you meet the son. Had to beg to use the kitchen on the day of departure. Also, if you leave you luggage after 12 be prepared to pay a fee of 1$ per hour. Films cost a dollar too.


Cactus Jacks is a great hostel. It is located in the middle of Rotorua, and the tex-mex theme was surprisingly tasteful. A couple of things to note - the wifi is not included, but can be added for a few dollars. Also, if you wish to store your bags after check out, it will cost you $1 per hour after midday.

  • 7th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Beds are very wobbly when you're in the topbed in the mixed 8 room dorm. you can't move without waking the person below.


Good vibes, furniture a bit old but well equipped kitchen and loads of toilets so no waiting around for a shower. Great for a really cheap bed!


nice interesting deco!llove the cute mural on the walls. have a very nice spacious kitchen


Very friendly staff. Location is great. Good value for money. Locking mechanism on lockers can be easily unscrewed so valuables not completely safe but overall good place.

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