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Base Rotorua Hostel

1286 Arawa Street, Rotorua City Center, Rotorua, New Zealand (Show on map)

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Formerly : Base Hot Rock Rotorua

"Friendly staff amazing hot swimming pool and the ensuite..."

  • Lauren, United Kingdom
  • November 27, 2014
  • Area: Rotorua City Center
  • Rooms : 33

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Room Types
Double Budget
Double Suite
Dorm bed 10
Dorm Ensuite 4
Dorm Ensuite 8
Double Twin En-suite
Double Shared
Sanctuary Ensuite
Dorm bed 10
Dorm Ensuite 8
Sanctuary Ensuite
Dorm Ensuite 4
Double Budget
Double Shared
Double Suite
Double Twin En-suite


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Features of Base Rotorua Hostel


business center

car park

coffee shop

facilities for disabled guests

laundry service

safety deposit boxes


Sports and Recreation

hot spring bath

outdoor pool


Wi-Fi in public areas


car park


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This wonderful hostel is the perfect lodging choice for backpackers and budget travelers visiting this beautiful town of Rotorua. Boasting great location overlooking the historic Kuirau geothermal park, Base Rotorua Hostel serves as a great base for exploring this beautiful city. Nearby the hostel are numerous cafes and shopping venues while the city ride and the super shuttle continuously runs between the airport and the hostel. There is a complementary car park available for guests who drive while room choices range from private en-suites to multi-share rooms and single gender rooms. For leisure, guests can lounge around the pool or relax and soak in one of the two mineral hot pools located on-site. At night, head to The Lava Bar featuring a TV, a dance floor, and great music to keep you dancing all night! This wonderful hostel is the perfect lodging choice for backpackers and budget travelers visiting ... see more
Children and extra beds:
Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 2-12 year(s)
Must use an extra bed

Guests over 12 years old are considered as adults.

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.

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from 11 reviews

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All reviews (11)
Lauren P. Groups United Kingdom, November 27, 2014

Friendly staff amazing hot swimming pool and the ensuite double was like stepping into the 60's oh and the boucey bed
Short and sweet!!! Loved a dip in the pool and sun bathing right outside the room
Parisa K. Couples United Kingdom, April 21, 2013
Good budget option

Cheap. Clean. Swimming pool
A good budget place. Nice thermal hot swimming pool was a bonus. Great discount ya on trips
Danai M. Groups Thailand, April 13, 2013
Unpleasant backpacker hotel

None nothing nil
If you wanna stay in a jungle like atmosphere this is your kinda place. The place is meant to cater to backpackers who want to party and get easy hook ups. At night, is when the craziness happens, doors banging, drunks shouting in the middle of the night. Get some sleep during the day, you will need it.
Jennifer K. Solo travelers Malaysia, December 28, 2012
Central location but noisy

Big rooms
I stayed in a big family suite due to last minute booking. There is a Lava bar just right next to the hostel, so very noisy if you stayed over the weekend. The blanket of the room is smelly and no ventilation system in the bathroom/toilet, so there is some strong mouldy smell. There are flies flying around and annoyed you a lot. Early in the morning from 7am, the staff turn on loud music just for her self-satisfaction. I don't think I will come back.
Chung H. Solo travelers Hong Kong, October 5, 2012
Nice dorm, nice room, convenient location

at the city centre, energetic decoration, feeling of going back to the university
the receptionist was nice. hotel was clean and tidy. Everything was organized well. there is a bar nearby where you could enjoy discount if you chose Base Rotorua. some noise at night but tolerable when you close the windows. Free parking. Wifi a bit expensive, though first 50mb is free.
Rhayne L. Couples Malaysia, December 21, 2011
Good location.

Cheap Price from Agoda!
We stayed for 2 days in this Hostel. The blonde girl at the reception wasn't very friendly but the rest of the staffs are nice. Swimming pool was clean, but couldn't find the Jacuzzi mentioned. The 2nd night stay without hot water pull us down after we had night swim in the pool. Generally we were happy as Agoda was having promotion.
Travel tip: Book with Agoda to get cheap price!!!
Stan F. Couples United Kingdom, August 14, 2011
good location

great hot pool
gt location,room with a view over the park.had a very enjoyable stay,the open air hot pool was fantastic .
Travel tip: very near the transport centre
Jose E. Couples Spain, April 25, 2011

The room was the oldest we have ever been and it had a odd smell. The couple of nights we stayed were very noisy,
Teow L. Couples Malaysia, April 24, 2011

near to the park
the hotel is not nice at all, though the price is cheap. it is quite convenient.
Masanori T. Solo travelers Japan, December 21, 2012

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What's nearby?
  • Kuirau Geothermal park

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What customers say:
Area recommended for:
  • culture
  • sightseeing
  • spas
Distance to airport:
  • Rotorua Airport (6.4 Km)
Top attractions in the area:
  • Tamaki Maori Village (0.8 Km / 10 min walk)
  • Rotorua Museum of Art & History (1.0 Km / 12 min walk)
  • Te Whakarewarewa (3.1 Km)
  • Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park (3.9 Km)
Note: Distances are measured as a straight line, calculated from a starting point to a destination point.

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