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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When I say average I don't mean it was bad, the rooms were clean, the reception staff helpful and the location is ideal for walking distance to bus stops and attractions. I just don't think there was anything stand out about this base hostel. Someone peed in the toilet bin which was quite frankly revolting, when I went for breakfast...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really not a great hostel, hidden fees compared to hostels in the area, try and stay at one of the other good ones that are only a block or two away. The main perk is that it's within walking distance of everything and that a really nice park is right across the street

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Thank Ian M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great service from Toni from the beginning to the end of our stay at Base in Rotorua! Awesome hostel in a good location perfect for getting around and local bus transport. Ade our stay in Rotorua really enjoyable

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Right across the street from the thermal pool park....Super clean, really spacious dorm rooms, quiet, and really friendly and helpful staff. The dorm I was in had a bathroom and shower in the room, BONUS! I woke in the morning early for a tour wondering where to grab breaky and a coffee and the girl at the desk informed me...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What do I want from a good hostel? Cleaness, good kitchen + bathrooms and WiFi. The rooms where OK clean, the kitchen had weak burners and only a few pots & pans and there was just a slow WiFi at the reception area. That concludes in a okish hostel because the bathrooms where in the rooms and my bed was...

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Corby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

It's a great location, minutes from town and a bus stop. The dorm and bathroom were clean and tidy. The staff were really helpful and couldn't do enough to help you. Plus with bar next door! I couldn't fault it... I would definitely stay again.

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Rotorua, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 December 2016

The Base Hostel in Rotorua is great. The dorms are noble, bathroom is very clean and modern and the kitchen offers everything for a great meal. The lovely staff is awesome and helpfull. The Lava Bar next to Base is a great place to relax. The Drinks are very good.

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Rotorua, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 December 2016

Friendly and nice Staff. Own bathrooms at dorm and really clean rooms. It is also good and centrally located to get to the main and best sights! The kitchen is Welle equipped and clean. I will recommend it : )

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Stayed for 2 nights in the small dirty room that barely had any plug sockets at all (I found 1 socket in a room for 5)! Bathroom was dirty and the bins were full and never emptied... A sign said the shower could take 2 minutes to heat up (which is fair enough) and water pressure could be worse during...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Place was disgusting - I arrived and has been "upgraded" to a family room as they had no private rooms left and I would hate to know what the downgrade would have looked like. I walked into my room and the toilet hadn't been flushed from whoever used it last. I walked straight out to reception to buy the internet...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Base Rotorua

Address: 1286 Arawa Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand (Formerly Hot Rock Backpackers)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Price Range: ₹ 2,470 - ₹ 4,989 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Base Rotorua 2*
Number of rooms: 140
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“Bathroom and shower in dorm”
 of 5 bubbles Lilwatson, 15 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Normal 8 bed rooms was great”
 of 5 bubbles Surf_Skater, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“I stayed in the sanctuary- it was a nice quiet section.”
 of 5 bubbles RhondaA60, 5 Nov 2016 | Read review
“cheap,budget”
 of 5 bubbles joaoguilhermem2016, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“It's a backpackers! If you want privacy, splurge on a private room.”
 of 5 bubbles 901candicee, 5 Oct 2016 | Read review
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