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loud music in the morning but besides that not bad
Up beat, fun and friendly hostel
Staff were really friendly and helpful. Stayed in the 10 bed dorm which was spacious enough and had plenty of plugs in the room which was nice compared to others we've stayed in. Free 2 days of wifi a bonus. Nice atmosphere about the place. One of our favourite hostels in New Zealand !
Good hostel, no complaints. Not stellar either but it's a decent place to stay in Rotorua.
It was a cool place. I was only there for a night, but I felt really welcome. It was clean and secure. Only thing to keep in mind is that it's busy, and usually a lot of noice. That didn't really bother me, but I probably wouldn't stay for more than a few days:-)
Fairly good hostel, staff were very helpful. Nice rooms/common area. Kitchens were too small and it was difficult to find enough cutlery or dry tea cloths. No washing up liquid. Strange rules such as leaving i.d as a key deposit and handing in your key the night before if early check out. You could potentially get locked out! The owner got quite annoyed with me when I raised this valid point. Dissapointed with free 'BBQ'. Wouldn't feed the meat to a dog. Lovely salad though. Cold showers.
Great hostel, friendly staff, huge common space, good location (close to bus stop and to supermaket.)... and you get free and unlimited wifi!
Nice hostel and well run by the owners, pool table and decent showers. Kitchen could be bigger/cleaner but all in all a good stay and hostel!
Had a really good time, owner is lovely, the staff is really nice. Located close to the centre, pack'n'save, peterpan etc. free wifi, every day there's something going on (free bbq on friday!), lots of dvd's. Not enough toilets and showers but still worth it.
Great hostel with friendly staff and a chilled out atmosphere!
Had a great time at Crash Palace and even extended my stay. They offer pasta/rice everyday and various discounts on activities, such as doing a Maori Culture or Hobbiton. Two kitchens makes it easier to find cooking space and loads of spices for free :) Well worth the money.
Great staff. Clean and good facilities. Safe and enjoyable. Has a couple of kitchens so you dont have to fight for a space
Minka at front desk worked her but off for everyone. She rocked! So much help, very enjoyable stay!
- Novice Nomad
- Couple, 25-30
- (1 review)
Room was really nice and I may have liked this hostel had I been in a party mood but we were knackered and it was so noisy (between the music blasting even when we came back in from the pub - speakers close to our room and the noise from above was really bad all through the night and morning like the worst we've had in nz hostels). Good facilities, friendly staff and handy location though. Nice atmosphere and if the rooms above are better for noise levels then go for it!
Nice hostel, great atmosphere. Movie nights are great.
Crash Palace is like a home away from home. You are welcomed with open arms by an amazing staff, stay for the new friends you'll make and then wish you'd booked just one more night. I can't wait for the next stay! Cheers, Dan
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 25-30
- (1 review)
Great atmosphere, loads of herbs in the kitchen, cool stuff such as free baba once a week! Good location and the staff were very friendly and helpful! Great advise on activities from reception. One thing- the room lock on room 8 is super hard to open, needs a new lock? Deco reccomend this hostel!!
they offer free pasta and rice which was pretty sweet. a super mellow hostel!
This is a decent hostel although it attracts a bit of a younger crowd and there is a bar downstairs so it wasn't the most relaxing hostel we have stayed in. The facilities are all good and the guy that checked us in and helped us out with activities was great. There is a good kitchen upstairs and clean bathrooms. The beds in the dorm were comfy too. Would like to see lockers in the rooms as the doors don't self lock on closing.