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Rock Solid Backpackers Rotorua NZ Reviews

1140 Hinemoa street, Downtown rotorua, Rotorua, New Zealand

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92%

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247 Total Reviews
  • 92%Value For Money
  • 97%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 90%Cleanliness
  • 91%Facilities

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94%

Best hostel I've been in so far in New Zeeland! It's clean, spacey and there's lots to do with your spare time. The staff is really friendly and the atmosphere is great, met lots of people here. Sione in the reception awesome! I would definitely recommend this hostel, hope I can come back soon!


94%

A professional and friendly staff, a huge kitchen and a clean room. I enjoyed my stay. Never had 3 keys door code before; this place seems to be very secure ;-) Sadly I didn't have the time to go climbing at the wall.


71%

the owners were great, however the other staff left a lot to be desired. Not very helpful and had no idea about much of anything. There was only one tiny convection oven which started smoking and was taken away, very inconvenient. Mostly clean although the carpets could do with a solid vacuum and shampoo and the showers need a good old scrub but it was bareable for a few days. Great area and at a great cost.


86%

The staff was very friendly and the hostel itself very clean and it has all the things you need. The only negative thing was the long wait to be checked in, but the friendly staff made up for it. Keep it up!


94%

Great staff, great atmosphere.


100%

Rock Solid was definitely one of the best hostels I've stayed at in NZ. Free WiFi as well as free coffee and tea in the kitchen are just a couple of perks that this place has to offer. The staff are super helpful and awesome. The owner is Canadian so if you've never experienced good old Canadian hospitality this is the place to go. They also have great facilities, a good lounge area and an x box/movies for those rainy days. Thanks a lot guys!


100%

Had a great stay at Rock Solid in a 4 bed dorm. Great location close to everything, rooms and bathrooms very clean, large kitchen with lots of equipment, staff very helpful giving advice/directions/helping book activities and really fun and friendly people.

  • 8th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

Fab hostel. Really clean with dorms quite spacious. Lots of space in the common areas to.


97%

Rock solid This relatively new hostel right in town was a great find. First off some of the kindest and most welcoming front desk staff I have encountered thus far. Lounge is great with ping pong, pool table and tv with games and movies. There is a rock climbing wall just downstairs that comes up through the building, very cool. The place is huge, massive clean as kitchen. Free coffee and tea, free unlimited wifi which was great! Rooms were good, personal lockers - I had a four bed dorm wit


83%

I missed a shower to be used after checkout-time. Rotorua offers so many things that made you smell either from sulfer (nature) or sweat (action) - that would be great to shower before you are heading home

  • 6th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • All Female Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


97%

Best hostel we've stayed in! Clean throughout, close to info centre for tour pickups and the supermarket. When we arrived we weren't in the same room but the member of staff dealt with it very well and put us together. The wifi was fast, free and unlimited. They have everything you could want from DVDs to can openers! We would strongly recommend this hostel to everyone to stay at!!


77%

Only stayed the one night, but nice hostel, comfy beds and good common room with ping pong and a book exchange. Would definitely stay here again!

  • 4th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Probably the best hostel I've ever stayed in. Fantastic facilities which included free and unlimited wifi. Very clean and tidy with comfortable lounges and bedrooms all for a very reasonable price. The staff were also really welcoming, friendly and helpful with booking activities in Rotorua.


74%

Overall everything is fine. just the free unlimited wifi Internet speed was slow.

  • 2nd Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Malaysia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


89%

A great hostel, met some nice people there. Clean rooms, comfy beds and clean kitchen as well. Enjoyed my stay there a lot.


100%

One of the best hostels I've stayed at. Amazing vibe and the other guests were really awesome. The staff was great and the hostel wasn't missing a thing!


100%

Loved it. Very professional operation, lots to do. Always good when there's a table tennis table and pool table available. Staff really helpful, got discounts to a number of things we were going to from them. Kitchen is superb too


100%

After staying in nearly a dozen hostels in NZ, this place felt like coming home! Free WiFi is hard to find in NZ and it was better than the stuff we were paying 6 dollars for at Base. The kitchen is phenomenal and has free spices! The rooms are huge, bunks were wood so no creaking, and the lockers are excellent! Easily the best hostel yet in this country!


100%

Great vibe, clean showers and kitchen, helpful staff and free wifi


100%

Clean, super secure, great staff, and great vibe. Stayed for 4 nights. Had a pin code and 3 keys plus a huge locker. Very nice kitchen that's clean and spacious. And FREE UNLIMITED WIFI. Staff was very knowledgeable and friendly. Made some good friends and had a great time. I highly recommend rock solid.

  • 25th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


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