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YHA Rotorua Reviews

1278 Haupapa Street, Rotorua, New Zealand

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396 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 95%Cleanliness
  • 87%Facilities

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For Rotorua being so small, it's not a huge deal but this hostel was further away from the main part of the city than any other hostel, though that only adds on a few extra minutes of a walk. The atmosphere was sort of bland but YHA is a trusted brand and the facilities, etc. were clean and reliable.

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Hi, thank you for your feedback. The atmosphere is always challenging with a hostel of our size, we do have a great communal lounge/dining area for people to meet and we have a movie night each week to provide some activity for our guests. I am glad you found our facilities to be clean and comfortable. Safe travels in NZ. Kind regards Haylee Bloor


Great facilities. Location is just a little out of the center of town but a great close walk to the geothermal park area. Lovely staff made staying here a joy.


This hostel was nice. It was clean and friendly atmosphere. Nothing bad to say.


Really good, clean accomodation with good facilities. Close to the city centre

  • 15th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Even though in general was an ok experience the pillow was a brick, and I asked for the. Super deluxe ensuite private room... I was all Sunday with a pain on the neck, thanks to that. Another 2 friends stayed at cheaper rooms and had the same problem.

  • 15th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Argentina
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (1 review)

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