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YHA Rotorua Reviews

1278 Haupapa Street, Rotorua, New Zealand

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386 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 95%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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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)


Not bad overall. Good kitchen if you like to cook.


Nice room.


This hostel was perfect for what we needed for the one night. Was nice and tidy, close to the park, shops, restaurants and the lake and the staff were also very good. We were also pleasantly surprised that we had our own bathroom as we thought we were to share the bathroom facilities! The only down side was the bed-it was very hard and we woke up with sore backs and necks! But for the price we paid, it wasn't a huge deal anyway. Overall, a great place to stay.

  • 21st Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Decent hostel with good sized dorms, there was a lack of plug sockets in the dorms and not a huge amount availble in social area/ kitchen. The reception staff are fantastic, so helpful for local info and booking of activities!

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