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Rotorua Downtown Backpackers Reviews

1193 Fenton St, Rotorua, New Zealand

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113 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 82%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 78%Facilities

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The atmosphere was great, and very clean, nice staff and nice toilets. But the beds were very hard, my back hurt, and the pillows were also bad, to small a kitchen, fridge and almost no dining area for so many people. Very fast and free wi-fi, and good with the fan in the rooms. Close to tourist things, i-site and town. Please get a can-opener and lower the price on laundry.

  • 21st Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Good central location just beside the bus stop. Helpful staff. Generally clean. Good value hostel.


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The staff here is SO lovely and very helpful. The common area is small but cozy and there always seemed to be a movie playing. It's a good location, mid way between the lake and town center. Probably my only complaint would be that the beds were really uncomfortable, the kind where you can feel the springs, but all else considered I had a good time at this hostel!


Small but clean and nice, love that it's right next to the bus station. The back patio is great at any time of day and the free WiFi is a huge bonus even though it goes out occasionally but some rooms reach the free Spark WiFi from the bus station. Bathrooms were always clean and there were no Marjory offensive odors like I've had in others. Generally people were nice but not super outgoing or partiers from what I could tell in my 4 nights there. Very chill, free coffee is also big bonus.

  • 24th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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