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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
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  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Rotorua Downtown Backpackers

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

Explore Rotorua with us! Our comfortable, modern hostel is located in the heart of Rotorua across from the I-Site and major bus lines.

Our clean, comfortable hostel offers many services and amenities including free, unlimited WiFi, an extensive movie collection, complimentary pasta, rice, tea and coffee, homemade dinners on Sundays during Winter and Friday Night BBQ in the summer, We supply fresh linen and an outdoor oasis with BBQ.

We have great rates on Stay & Play combos, which include various activities, transport and accommodation! Just ask our friendly & helpful staff at reception. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.9

  • Security 7.9

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 8.6

  • Atmosphere 7.2

  • Cleanliness 7.5

  • Facilities 6.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    28 Jun 2019
    A great place to stay in Rotorua. Right next to bus station. Rooms are clean, staff is very friendly and helpful.
    Russia, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    02 Jul 2019
    I was able to check in at 9pm after normal front office hours (closes at 8pm) with on-call staff. Private room had big comfortable bed and a huge window to overlook the main street of town. Bathroom was down the hall. Kitchen area available and wifi throughout building. Price per night was very reasonable.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    05 Jun 2019
    Great location nice and central. Very clean and comfortable bed. Staff were great.
    New Zealand, Male, 41+
  • 9.1


    21 Sep 2019
    Stayed in the mixed 12 dorm with the ensuite. The ensuite was nice cause it was right in the room, but the shower did leak onto the floor and they didn’t have bath mats. Otherwise great atmosphere, the outside patio was quite nice. Kitchen was small for the size of the hostel and not much pantry space, but if you cook outside normal meal times you’ll be fine.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    16 Jul 2019
    Really great location, but you definitely get street noise as a consequence. Entire building was chilly as all the windows were open at all times (including bedroom and washroom!). Made showering unpleasant as the water wasn't especially hot either. The beds also didn't have lights/plug ins for charging phones, which was a bummer. Rooms were locked with a key, which many didn't use, but front door is fob access. Kitchen wasn't bad, but not much seating space for eating inside.
    Canada, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 8.3


    10 May 2019
    Fantastic location right next to the bus stop. Rooms were ok, quite small so not much space for belongings when the room is full. Bathrooms were ok, clean but a bit run down. The living room was quite nice to chill in, awkward placement of one of the sofas right below the TV so you either strain your neck or have everyone staring at you. Decent kitchen facilities however there was definitely not enough space to move around when other people are using the kitchen.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    03 May 2019
    Great location, pretty clean for a hostel, staff seemed fairly nice.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    10 May 2019
    I only spent one night here in a big dorm. Its extremely well located and everyone seemed keen on being respectful and treating the premises well. Staff seemed a little clueless about things. Generally an acceptable to good hostel that will ein on the money and location front in this city.
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 5.4


    02 Jun 2019
    Staff was quite nice, the location is good... BUT: There were no power outlets to charge a phone in the room. The bathroom... holy f*** why would one put windows that can't close in the shower??? it gets bloody cold in the winter... I could see my breath in the place where I am supposed to shower! The outdoor lounge is quite cool but PLEASE don't blast cringy pop music Cleanliness ok
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 4.3


    24 Aug 2019
    This was probably one of the worst hostels I’ve stayed in. The beds were awful & the pillows were completely flat it was probably better to sleep on the floor. If you had a top bunk you couldn’t even sit up without slamming into the ceiling. It was always freezing and it didn’t help that there was barely any hot water so that made showers cold and then colder once you were out. The noise from the street was awful and the walls were paper thin. I’ve stayed in cheaper hostels that were way better!
    USA, Female, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games