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    Area recommended for:
  • culture
  • sightseeing
  • spas
    Distance to airport:
  • Rotorua Airport (6.4 Km)
    Top nearby attractions:
  • 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.

Base Rotorua Hostel

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

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Features of Base Rotorua Hostel

Hotel Facilities

  • bar
  • business center
  • coffee shop
  • facilities for disabled guests
  • laundry service
  • safety deposit boxes
  • tours

Sports and Recreation

  • hot spring bath
  • outdoor pool


  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • car park

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Hostel Description
This wonderful hostel is the perfect lodging choice for backpackers and budget travelers visiting...see more 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!
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lauren P. Groups
United Kingdom, November 28, 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 22, 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, May 03, 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, January 02, 2013
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 N. Solo travelers
Hong Kong, October 15, 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 26, 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.
stan F. Couples
United Kingdom, August 17, 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 .
jose R. Couples
Spain, May 03, 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 C. Couples
Malaysia, April 27, 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 30, 2012


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