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Rotorua Central Backpackers Reviews

1076 Pukuatua St, Rotorua, New Zealand

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268 Total Reviews
  • 91%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 94%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 88%Cleanliness
  • 91%Facilities

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A nice homely place to stay and no bunks!!


Amazing with comfy beds!! Close to town and nice staff.

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Amazing is such an awesome world to see when you open up the computer :) Glad you enjoyed your stay, and have a great rest of your trip! Cheers Neil


Very nice and home-like stay, no bunk beds!


I had a wonderful time at Rotorua Central Backpackers! The staff was amazing; so helpful and friendly! Quiet and friendly and in such a nice town! If I am ever back in Rotorua this is definitely where I am staying! Thank you! :)


It was a wonderful stay. It's the cleanest hostel that I have stayed in so far. The bed was amazingly comfortable, pretty much like hotel standard. The staff were friendly and helpful. The backpackers there were nice too, no crazy drunk people, etc... It's also very close to isite and different locations. The thermal pool was perfect. I gave 100 points to this hostel.

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Thank you for your great comments. We are pretty proud of our beds :) Cheers Neil & Catherine & Jo


It was a nice experience altogether

  • 20th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Pakistan
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Great time here, thanks


Super nice hostel with lots of space and an interesting layout. After a long day of mountain biking we took a beer and a relaxing bath in the "hot-tub" in the backyard. Nice kitchen with plenty of utensils. Stayed in a double bed that was really comfy :)

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Happy to please :) The mountain biking is biking is some of the best in NZ isn't it? Nice to be able to melt for half an hour in the spa (41 degrees Celsius by the way), especially now that winter ha arrived! Cheers Neil


Comfy& clean. ReaI comfortable bed.From where you are, Lake Rotorua is close(nice walk)Kind&helpful staff.

  • 7th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Malaysia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Staff was awesome. They helped with everything they could. Rooms were spacious and clean. There are no bunk beds here. The kitchen was really big and even in busy times you would always have enough space to prepare your food. It's very central,so basically everything you need is in walking distance. Guests were a little older and more laidback which is a plus. There is a geothermically heated pool free to use which is just plain awesome. I will definitely stay there if I go back to Rotorua.

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