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Four Canoes Hostel and Bar Reviews

273 Fenton Street, Rotorua, New Zealand

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99 Total Reviews
  • 92%Value For Money
  • 82%Security
  • 78%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 75%Atmosphere
  • 77%Cleanliness
  • 77%Facilities

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Friendly personal at the reception. The room was tidy and it was nice that it had a private bathroom. There was music playing in the hallway which you could hear inside the room. This was a negative point. Luckily the music was out later on the evening. Also, I missed free tea or coffee.

  • 26th Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The hostel is cheap so you get what you pay for. Bathroom was pretty gross, old pubes in bathtub,and there is no actual 'bar' on site. It's a 15 min walk from the Tourist Office and the wifi only works in reception. However, staff were lovely and really helpful and kitchen was good.


Great value for money. A little bit far away from the center. No food. Besides, good place to stay...


A bit of confusion with booking on our arrival but staff sorted straight away and from there on in, everything else went smoothly and staff were helpful, friendly & accomodating towards our group. For NZD26 per night, accomodation was worth it.

  • 18th Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


Our stay was awesome, except for a couple of things; basketball teams that were there already were noisy, loud after hours and that noise could be heard downstairs into our other booked rooms were the couple made a choice to move into another hotel, other than that our stay was awesome.

  • 3rd Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Cook Islands
  • Mixed Group, 41+
  • (1 review)


Very friendly and helpful Staff

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