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Rotorua Central Backpackers Reviews

1076 Pukuatua St, Rotorua, New Zealand

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89%

Rating
301 Total Reviews
  • 90%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 90%Cleanliness
  • 86%Facilities

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100%

Best stuff ever! located in central Rotorua, convinient for everything!

  • 16th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • China
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Had a great stay here. Staff really helpful and location was excellent...very close to supermarkets and eateries


66%

Not enough toilets for the rooms, but manageable for a couple of nights.

Owner Comment (Hide)
We have 8 shared toilets, so I am a little surprised. Maybe we need to sign-post them more? Cheers Neil

97%

This place was awesome. I would have stayed longer if I could afford the time. The beds are comfortable and they aren't bunk beds. The wifi was free and reliable. Great kitchen. Friendly staff. I loved it there.


100%

I love this hostel very much. The woman in the reception was very friendly and kind.

  • 17th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Malaysia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


89%

Eponymously central. Staff and guests were helpful and friendly. Hostel was clean and well-maintained throughout. Kitchen was large and well-equipped. Wifi worked. Security was average. No lockers in dorm so you have to be careful or trust your fellow guests.


100%

Very nice place, good management. Very tidy. We stayed there as a little family with a stroller and had a good time!

  • 2nd Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Mixed Group, 31-40
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Glad you had a good stay - thank you for your comments

94%

Nice hostel in an characterful building, central location, nice owners. Thanks for recommending the beautiful walking tour around the town.

Owner Comment (Hide)
And thank you for your nice comment Cheers Neil

89%

Really homely place very close to the coach stop and near to shops, restaurants etc. Nice rooms, great showers with areas to change in too. Good facilities, kitchen nice and clean. Would have liked a security locker just to know things were safe if you left them in the room.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your review. Have thought about lockers but, due to having just single beds, space is limited. All shared rooms are self-locking and we do have a safe in the office for guest use. Cheers Neil

100%

Absolutely loved this hostel. The staff and location are fantastic.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Cheers for that! Someone that likes the sulphur smell of Rotorua? :) Neil

94%

very nice hostel with normal beds. The staff is super helpfull. Only the living room is not creating a group ambiance.


89%

Really good wifi. Spacious rooms. Good beds. Close to the bus stop.


60%

Basic, no towels provided, kitchen small so got very busy

Owner Comment (Hide)
Actually we continually get comments that our kitchen is in the top 5 in NZ - that is why people like to use it :) But sorry to see we did not meet your expectation nonetheless :( Neil

80%

Nice homey hostel. The single beds were a lovely change from bunk beds. Each bed also had hooks and a power outlet! Very clean and quiet at night. Highly recommended

Owner Comment (Hide)
Glad you enjoyed your stay - safe journeys Neil

77%

Comfortable bed with clean sheets And nice AND warm blanket. Can recommend this hostel.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for you comments - we are proud of our beds :) Neil

97%

One of the best and definitely one of the cleanest hostels I ever stayed at! Very cozy and comfortable, great kitchen, nice beds (no bunks!), fantastic location, friendly staff. I only missed individual lights at each bed and lockers.


60%

Excellent location, staff very friendly and helpful. Kitchen and showers very small. Very old building that needs renovation. Shower were very badand not very clean. Also no lifts and a lot of stairs to access the room, really incovenient as we had quite a lot of luggage. Staff was amasing.




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