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Rock Solid Backpackers Rotorua NZ Reviews

1140 Hinemoa street, Downtown rotorua, Rotorua, New Zealand

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89%

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113 Total Reviews
  • 90%Value For Money
  • 94%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 81%Atmosphere
  • 84%Cleanliness
  • 87%Facilities

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100%

Excellent hostel, friendly staff, perfect location, good and big common areas. Definitely one of the best hostels I have stayed at.


94%

Would be perfect if the guys toilets were a bit better and the wifi reached to the second floor/the reception area didn't close so early


97%

Staff were extremely friendly and helpful, the kitchen was very clean and tidy, and the room was decent (double). Facilities were above average with an array of books, games, pool and table tennis and even karaoke. We were warned in taking the double room that the neighbouring bar music tends to be noisy but we never found this a problem. One of the best hostels I've stayed at.


94%

Great staff. Only real complaint I have is that the lounge closes at 10pm which is REALLY early, this means that everyone moves to the area immediately outside the rooms which can be annoying if you're trying to get to bed early. There are tonnes of hostels in Rotorua, lots have thermal-heated spas, Rock solid doesn't. I liked the hostel but gotta think there are probably better options although the price here was much better than others. No matter what you choose I think you'd be happy.


86%

Me and my friends really enjoyed staying at this Hostel. Very nice and helpful employees. We would always come back!

  • 19th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

I loved the atmosphere at this place. Very friendly and helpful staff. Games and movies in the lounge were actually played with, and offered a great way to meet other people. The kitchen was a huge bonus - I love being able to cook on the road. The bedroom was nice and warm, although the bathroom wasn't heated, so showering was a bit awkward. Also, the halls and the kitchen echo a lot, so even when people were just talking it was a bit noisy at night. All said, I would probably stay here again.

  • 17th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


86%

Very good hostel with great staff. Free (and fast!) WIFI is a major bonus. Highly recomanded this one!


91%

Very clean hostel. Showers and toilets are seen more modern, but they were clean which is the most important. A little cold, but it's cold indoors everywhere in NZ, so not different from other hostels. Great, warm blankets are provided. Staff are SO friendly and helped us find the best activities to do in Rotorua. I'll definitely come back to Rock Solid.

  • 11th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Denmark
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


83%

Some of the security measures seemed a little unnecessary and bathroom was so cold - brrr Otherwise a nice place to stay


86%

Excellent and very helpful staff. Poor showers.


69%

Location and security were good but whilst the kitchen was clean the sheets on the beds were not particularly clean. There was also no oven in the kitchen which seemed odd. The added bonus of the rock wall was nice.


97%

Loved Rock Solid Backpackers. The staff were super friendly and really helpful and knowledgable regarding what to do in the area.


94%

Great hostel, stayed in a 8 bed dorm with my partner and it was nice, clean and plenty of space. Kitchen was great (love the spices) en used the free pool and table tennis a lot. Bathrooms can use some updating in the next couple of years, cause the rest of the hostel looks so modern compared to it. And my mattress wasn't that great. We loved our time there!!!!


97%

The best hostel I have stayed at all over New Zealand including north and south islands. The staff were beyond helpful, the facilities had so much to offer, and the overall atmosphere was great. Definitely recommend to anyone wishing to stay in Rotorua, besides it's location is within walking distance to the I-sites and areas of transportation. Overall, very satisfied with this hostel!

  • 7th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

They have rock climbing, gears of war, pool table and VERY helpful staff willing to explain all the activities!! Absolutely awesome hostel!


66%

The common room is ok but the rest a bit depressing really. they also don't have free parking, there is street parking that at places is free in roturura but not near the hostel


100%

Best hostel in North island NZ! Great place, very helpful staff (the Maori guy on front desk was cute)


100%

Loved this hostel! I would recommend it to anyone staying in Rotorua. The staff members are so nice and helpful, the hostel is located near the main bus terminal, many shops, and restaurants, and there is an awesome rock wall guests have access too without needing any prior experience!


91%

Best hostel I've ever stayed at! Big clean and well equipped kitchen, and an absolutely fantastic rock climbing wall right there, which was very affordable! The only minus: The toilets could have been cleaner. Also, the staff was friendly, but could have been more helpful when asked about activities in Rotorua.

  • 24th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Norway
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

Incredibly friendly and helpful staff. Very nice stay.


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