Very good 7.8
Based on 80 reviews

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About YHA Rotorua


YHA Rotorua is a backpacker hostel right in the center of Rotorua, providing budget accommodations with great convenience to Kuirau Park. Set with a fully accessorized kitchen, along with an indoor and outdoor dining space as well as a large outdoor deck and BBQ, houseguests will have different dining styles to choose from. For more comfort, there is coin operated laundry, a separate lounge, and a TV room with a large collection of DVDs. Whether you’re a businessman or traveler, YHA Rotorua will satisfy your stay in Rotorua.
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  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • car park

Food & beverage

  • BBQ facilities
  • vending machine
  • shared kitchen


  • pets allowed

Cleaning services

  • laundry service

Guest services

  • luggage storage

On-site facilities

  • facilities for disabled guests
  • family room
  • smoking area
  • shared lounge/TV area

Health and security

  • lockers
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Guests must provide a valid form of government regulated identification (eg. passport, ID card, driver’s license, etc.) upon check-in.

Child and extra bed policy
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.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Check-In From: 2:00 PM
Check-Out Until: 10:00 AM
Reception Open Until: 10:00 PM
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Important notice

YHA members will receive 1GB free Wi-Fi per day, valid for their stays.
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Recent customer comments

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Very good

  • Hotel Condition/Cleanliness 8.0
  • Facilities 8.4
  • Location 8.1
  • Room Comfort/Standard 7.6
  • Service 7.9
  • Value for Money 7.8
  • Food/Dining 7.1

Sejin P.
New Zealand
July 05, 2016
Was good
Everything was good. But if there is a key box for early morning check out, it will be excellent.

Azian Z.
May 19, 2016
Good place
Everything was good like any other YHA. However, couldn't get wifi signal in a room. Parking is available behind the building with security camera which was good. Reception staff was very friendly.

Kewyn E.
United States
May 02, 2016
Nice staying

nerea G.
February 10, 2016
It was good in general
I was surprised how was organized the kitchen, it was perfect. unfortunately the room was not so good. Too overused and old the beds.

Arturs S.
December 14, 2015
Good place to stay in Rotorua
Location, Cleanness , helpful staff
Its worth the money you pay.

Miri C.
South Korea
November 26, 2015
In general, It was clean and tidy without ventilor
free wifi! clean kichen. Kind staff
In general, i can give 3.5 out of 10. Cuz it was a bit noisy at night time due to thin wall i can hear next room. And my room's bathroom was a bit smelly cuz of not working the ventilator. Without 2 of these, Very clean and tidy, Good bed,...etc!

Stuart R.
United Kingdom
August 26, 2015
Reasonable hostel but $88 for one night is pricey
Place was fine. Staff very helpful. Kitchen was large. Room was ok

February 18, 2015
a very nice place, I would like to recommend.

Yiting L.
February 06, 2015
Very bad experience
The kitchen is big. And nothing worthy to mention
The space of room is very limited, and with no any lockers or clothet inside the room where I can put stuff. The sound of doors close and open and the footsteps on the hall were so noisy that I didn't sleep well. It was a very terrible experience, and I am very not advise here to stay.

Yung C.
Hong Kong
January 06, 2015
good facility can be managed better
centrally located, ensuite room, not too expensive
We went to 3 YHAs during the whole trip. While the other two gave us great experience, this one at Rotorua stood out as a black sheep. Firstly, there was blood stain in the bed sheet. With wide open window and door, the air exchange in the room as still poor even though it's windy outside. The kitchen was the biggest among 3 YHAs, but it was always messy. Clean tea cloth was always out. Rubbish bin location was so unfriendly to cooking. Bird poops were left on tables and chairs without cleaning. The facility was relatively new and nice, but better management and housekeeping would be beneficial.