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Rotorua Central Backpackers Reviews

1076 Pukuatua St, Rotorua, New Zealand

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93%

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380 Total Reviews
  • 95%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 97%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 93%Cleanliness
  • 92%Facilities

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91%

Great location, 4 minutes walk from the iSite and just a couple minutes from the grocery store. Everyone there was very helpful!


97%

Great place with a fantastic atmosphere! Would 100% recommend

Owner Comment (Hide)
Ta for that. Neil

94%

The beds here are amazing! Seriously, the bed alone is worth the fee per night. Everything is clean and tidy. The kitchen is a great size and well equipped. You can work for your lodging (if there's room on staff), which is a nice option to have. The staff is very friendly and really helpful! They even give discounts on some of the activities around town! Would definitely stay here again!!!

  • 24th Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • All Female Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
EXECUTIVE beds even :) Thanks for the comments. Neil

86%

Great rooms, wifi that works and good location Free parking was a plus also

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- from Computer Fusion - did a great job on our wifi. Works everywhere in the hostel, even out in the spa, although I wouldn't recommend that :) Cheers Neil

100%

Amazing friendly service:)

  • 19th Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

Absolutely nice and friendly hostel, cosy old fashioned house with good beds, enough space and a warm atmosphere. Thank you for this nice hostel!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Our pleasure :) Ta for the nice comments Catherine & Neil

91%

Nice and clean hostel


100%

We stayed at several hostels throughout the country and this was easily the best. The beds were also insanely comfortable! Would definitely recommend.

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Sleepyhead Executive Beds. We get lots of New Zealander who would like to take them home :) Thanks for the nice comment. Neil & Catherine

94%

Good hostel at a great location. The building is really nice and it's a good spot to just hang out for a bit if the weather's bad.

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The building was finished in 1936, so it has a wee bit of character. Ta Catherine & Neil

97%

Really great place. Friendly staff, it feels like you're staying at somebody's house

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We have had a really good bunch of people in lately - makes for the best atmosphere :) Ta Catherine & Neil

91%

The reviews mentioning the beds are 100% true- after some rough mattresses in Auckland, spending a few days here was absolutely the best! Neil, the owner, was fantastic and had some great recommendations for things to do when I checked in. The kitchen here was always clean, sometimes a little busy but it's so big it was never a problem prepping my food. I liked the TV room- it was nice to just chill and strike up a convo with others at the end of some long days hiking


97%

Staff as very friendly and helpful. The facilities were very clean and eell laid out. Quiet at night.


91%

I absolutely loved it and would stay again

  • 5th Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)

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Any time :)

100%

This was truly the best hostel I ever stayed in. The owners were really nice, the room & the bed were super comfortable. Kitchen & outdoor area were clean and bright. And the spa pool was great, too.

Owner Comment (Hide)
:) We love our beds Glad you do to. Neil

100%

Loved it! That's why I'm coming back again ;) The beds are super comfy, the bathrooms and kitchen kept really clean and it's a very nice atmosphere all around. Keep up the good work guys!

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Had a really great bunch of people lately, giving the hostel a nice vibe. Thanks for the lovely comments Neil

100%

Awesome hostel - great location, very clean, quiet, comfortable, friendly staff.


86%

Great location in the middle of town, and free parking just across the street is a plus for anyone driving like I was. I arrived an hour after checkin closed but someone was there to check me in anyway and was super friendly about it! Good spot to stay, no hesitation in recommending to other travellers (particularly those driving).

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You don't need a car to come here.- 3 minutes walk from the bus No pedestrian discrimination :) (but interesting fact?: when YHAs first started in NZ you could not stay IF you had a car - true backpacking) Nice to know the night manager is on the ball Neil

100%

Excellent Stay!

  • 27th Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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Happy to please :) Neil & Catherine

97%

Super friendly, great location! Very relaxed atmosphere, very chill. Extremely helpful staff, full of fantastic ideas and always willing to help.

  • 23rd Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for the great comments. Safe Journey. Neil & Catherine

97%

The best hostel I've ever been to. This is not a party place. This is a place to relax, to feel home and safe and definitely a great place for longterm stays. Everybody gets a good night sleep, the beds are amazing, the rooms are clean, the kitchen is big (and perfect for people who love to cook), the tv room is a good place for movie nights and there is a hot pool outside! You should definitely choose this hostel for your stay in rotorua!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Wow what a awesome review :) :) Glad you had a good time here, and you're so right about the kitchen - people are often cooking bread & cakes mmmmmmm. Cheers Neil

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