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Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights over Christmas, and highly recommend if you're in Rotorua. The location is ideal for exploring the town and the owner, Neil, was super friendly and helpful. He arranged spa tickets, and made lots of useful suggestions. The place has free parking, free wifi, and a large kitchen. Our room was very comfortable, and the...

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Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 December 2015 via mobile

Good accomodation. Clean bathrooms and very hospitality!! Tha girls in the receptions helped me a lot!!! The are just amazing! The Hostel is right in the center and really close to the i-site! I loved it!!!!!!!!!!! Go there!!!!!! Rotorua is really fun! And the Japanese restaurant is really good

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Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
Reviewed 4 December 2015 via mobile

Best hostel I have been. It is nice and small, not to much people. In centre, 5 min walk to big supermarket, 5 min to park, close to lake. Not so much noise after 11pm. Staff is incredibly nice!! When you want to do an activity and ask the women, she helps you consider the best option including price. Multiple...

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Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 2 December 2015

When we arrived at the i-Site center in town, we realized that, not only was the hostel right across the street, it was also walking distance from a lot of things in Central Rotorua. The hostel is quaint, clean, and the staff are very friendly! We had a twin room which was a perfect size for two people and the...

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Reviewed 15 November 2015

The hostel is in central Rotorua, very close to the i-Sight, where the major buses stop. The owner Neil is very nice and always willing to help. Wifi is excellent, best connection I have had so far in a NZ hostel. The place is clean and there are no bunk beds in the dorms, which is a huge plus.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 November 2015

Many thanks to Catherine and Neil for the hospitality we were given on our recent stay in Rotorua, great location, super beds and facilities. As a more mature couple we were apprehensive about a hostel, but we would without hesitation, recommend staying here. The kitchen was a great place to meet and exchange tales with people, young and old, travelling...

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Paris, France
Reviewed 3 November 2015 via mobile

The staff is an example to follow on Customer care. Quiet hostel, very well situated in the center of Rotorua. The bath is top for relaxing body after a day of exploration around. Stay here you will be happy.

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

Excellent accommodation in the centre of town. A very well run back packers, clean and tidy. Not your normal back packers, felt more like a B&B with the great hospitality. The upstairs rooms are probably best. Would definitely stay there again. Thanks Neil and Catherine

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China
Reviewed 25 October 2015 via mobile

Until now this is the best BBH I have lived in since I arrived in NZ. Super cheap price but conditions are very good, best internet access, warm heaters everywhere... very cost-effective! And Neo was very kind, polite and helpful. Great location.

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Cincinnati
Reviewed 21 October 2015 via mobile

I really like these people. The building they own and manage is beautiful. They make it a safe place, maybe for this reason all the young European ladies seem to gather here en masse. As an American old enough to be the Father of all these girls I am glad they have a safe place to stay. If I had...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
1930's character building situated close to the CBD of Rotorua. We offer a range of room configurations. No ensuite facilities, cheap wifi, large shared kithen, spa pool, thermal central heating in all rooms, choice of shower or bath, bed linen included. A great place to take a break! Office hours 8am to 7pm NZT. Please only phone during office hours ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rotorua Central Backpackers

Address: 1076 Pukuatua St, Rotorua, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Price Range: ₹ 1,207 - ₹ 3,419 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“Upstairs more secure when Windows open and some downstairs rooms next to busy corridor”
 of 5 bubbles marshp, 4 Feb 2017 | Read review
“close to town centre, lovely hosts!”
 of 5 bubbles 507nehag, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I saw only one dorm room, and it was good. But as good as it is, it is not worth the sour treatment of the staff. Go elsewhere!”
 of 5 bubbles BrianInAuckland, 1 Oct 2016 | Read review
“be aware of crazy kitchen rules”
 of 5 bubbles browneyes1989, 12 Oct 2015 | Read review
“All the rooms seemed good. Even my room facing the street and the police station was not noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles andrewmilton, 15 Jan 2015 | Read review
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