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8.5Excellent

316 reviews

316 reviews

Location 9.2
Service 8.8
Value for money 8.6
Cleanliness 8.3
Room comfort and quality 8.2
Facilities 8.1
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9.2Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
Rotorua Lapidary (Rock and Mineral Supplies)
100 m
Rotorua Fresh Veges & Spices
120 m
Maori Made
130 m
Helium
140 m
Rotorua Central Mall
170 m
Popular landmarks
Rotorua Museum of Art & History
630 m
Kuirau Park
880 m
Te Puia
2.9 km
Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park
4.4 km
Government Gardens
6.8 km
Closest landmarks
Pilates Focus Body Conditioning
120 m
Scion Crown Research Institute
280 m
Red Stag Timber-Waipa Saw Mill
280 m
Rotorua High Court, District Court and Family Court
330 m
Lakes Care Medical Centre
350 m

Rock Solid Backpackers

1140 Hinemoa Street, Rotorua City Center, Rotorua, New Zealand, 3010 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Conveniently situated in the Rotorua City Center part of Rotorua, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Lake Rotorua. This 4-star property features fitness center to make your stay more indulgent and memorable.

Highlights

360 meters to Tamaki Maori Village

Check-in [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Daily housekeeping

Facilities

Airport transfer

Car park

Shuttle service

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Fitness center

Game room

Check-in/out [express]

Luggage storage

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Rotorua every 32 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money8.6
Distance to city center0km
Location rating9.2
Nearest airportRotorua Regional Airport (ROT)
Distance to airport6.5 km

Rooms available at Rock Solid Backpackers

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.2

1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Female Only
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds and 1 bunk be...
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Twin Room with Private Bathroom
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds
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Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Country view
  • 2 single beds
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En-Suite Double Room
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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
  • Country view
  • 1 double bed
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Double Room Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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Private Single Room
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed
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En Suite Twin
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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
  • Country view
  • 2 single beds
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1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 single beds and 1 bunk be...
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1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds and 1 bunk be...
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1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
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  • Room size: 38 m²/409 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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Frequently asked questions

Does Rock Solid Backpackers provide shuttle service for getting around?

For your ease of travel around the city, Rock Solid Backpackers provides None right at your doorstep making it easy for you to get to places smoothly.

Does Rock Solid Backpackers offer laundry services?

Yes! Rock Solid Backpackers offers hot water linen and laundry washing at your convenience for whenever you need your favorite shirts or dresses clean and fresh all throughout your vacation. Please contact the property for more information.

Is car parking available at Rock Solid Backpackers?

Rock Solid Backpackers has car park nearby with charges applied for guest visitors traveling with vehicles to take full advantage when staying at this property. Please contact the property for more information, or log into your Agoda account and contact the property through Agoda's direct message chatbox.

What are the property's policies for children's bedding at Rock Solid Backpackers?

Rock Solid Backpackers's policy relating to children's bedding considers guests age 3 years and older as adults, and therefore requires an extra bed which will incur an additional fee. You can find additional information about specific child policy and age range for this property, by checking the "Property policies" section located in the property page for more details.

How many floors does Rock Solid Backpackers have?

Rock Solid Backpackers has a total of 4 floors.

How long do visitors normally stay at Rock Solid Backpackers?

Verified past guests that have stayed at Rock Solid Backpackers had an average nightly stay of 2 nights at this property.

What was the average room rate for Rock Solid Backpackers been in the past month?

The typical room rate for Rock Solid Backpackers in the past month is 49.2 NZD, compared to city's average of 298.02 NZD.

What do past guests like most about Rock Solid Backpackers?

Past guests that stayed at Rock Solid Backpackers have given this property a rating of 9.192 for its exceptional location as the major highlight for their stay.

What is the typical rating that past Families with young children have given to Rock Solid Backpackers?

Verified families with young children that have stayed at this property have given Rock Solid Backpackers an average rating of 7.9. You can look up more in depth customer assessments and remarks by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What is the average rating that past Families with older children have given to Rock Solid Backpackers?

Verified families with older children that have stayed at this property have given Rock Solid Backpackers an average rating of 8.6. You can search for more descriptive customer assessments and comments by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What famous natural sightseeing destinations are near Rock Solid Backpackers?

Rock Solid Backpackers is located within Rotorua City Center, which makes it suitably near to natural points of interest such as Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park, Government Gardens, and Lake Rotorua.

More about Rock Solid Backpackers

More about Rock Solid Backpackers

Rock Solid Backpackers: A Vibrant Oasis in the Heart of Rotorua

Welcome to Rock Solid Backpackers, a vibrant oasis nestled in the heart of Rotorua, New Zealand. With its prime location and excellent amenities, this 4-star hotel offers a truly unforgettable experience for travelers seeking comfort, convenience, and a touch of adventure. As you step into Rock Solid Backpackers, you'll immediately be captivated by its energetic atmosphere and stylish design. The hotel boasts 24 cozy and well-appointed rooms, ensuring a comfortable stay for every guest. Whether you're a solo traveler, a couple, or a group of friends, there's a room to suit your needs. Each room is thoughtfully furnished with modern amenities, ensuring a relaxing and hassle-free stay. Check-in begins at 2:00 PM, allowing you to drop off your bags and start exploring the wonders of Rotorua without delay. The hotel's attentive and friendly staff will be there to welcome you, ensuring a smooth and efficient check-in process. And when it's time to bid farewell to this enchanting city, check-out is until 10:00 AM, giving you ample time to pack up and prepare for your onward journey. Rock Solid Backpackers couldn't be more conveniently located. Situated right in the city center, you'll find yourself just steps away from Rotorua's vibrant dining, shopping, and entertainment scene. Whether you're craving a delicious meal, seeking unique souvenirs, or looking to immerse yourself in the local culture, everything is within easy reach. For those arriving by air, the hotel is a mere 12-minute drive from the airport, ensuring a stress-free journey to your temporary home away from home. And with a distance of 0 kilometers from the city center, you'll have no trouble exploring Rotorua's many attractions, from the geothermal wonders to the breathtaking natural landscapes. Families traveling with young children will be pleased to know that Rock Solid Backpackers has a child-friendly policy. Children between the ages of 0 to 2 can stay free of charge, making it an ideal choice for those looking to create lasting memories with their little ones. So bring the whole family along and embark on an unforgettable adventure in Rotorua. At Rock Solid Backpackers, you'll experience the perfect blend of comfort, convenience, and excitement. Whether you're exploring the city's fascinating attractions or simply relaxing in the hotel's inviting ambiance, your stay here will be nothing short of extraordinary.

Endless Fun and Entertainment at Rock Solid Backpackers

At Rock Solid Backpackers in Rotorua, New Zealand, fun and entertainment are never in short supply. With a range of fantastic facilities designed to keep guests entertained, you'll find yourself spoilt for choice during your stay. Step into the games room and unleash your competitive side with a variety of board games, pool table, and foosball. Challenge your fellow travelers to a friendly game or two and create memories that will last a lifetime. For those seeking a quieter form of entertainment, the library offers a peaceful retreat. Dive into a captivating novel, catch up on some travel guides, or simply relax and unwind in this cozy space. The shared lounge/TV area is the perfect spot to socialize and connect with fellow backpackers. Kick back on the comfortable couches, watch your favorite shows or movies on the large screen TV, or engage in lively conversations with like-minded travelers from around the world. At Rock Solid Backpackers, the entertainment facilities are designed to enhance your stay and create a vibrant and enjoyable atmosphere. Whether you're looking for some friendly competition, a peaceful reading nook, or a place to connect with fellow travelers, this hostel has it all.

Stay Active at Rock Solid Backpackers

Rock Solid Backpackers in Rotorua, New Zealand is the perfect destination for sports enthusiasts looking to stay active during their travels. The hotel boasts an impressive range of sports facilities, ensuring that guests can maintain their fitness routines and have a blast at the same time. One of the highlights of Rock Solid Backpackers is its state-of-the-art fitness center. Equipped with modern exercise machines and equipment, this facility offers a variety of workout options to cater to all fitness levels. Whether you prefer cardio exercises, strength training, or a combination of both, you'll find everything you need to break a sweat and stay in shape. In addition to the fitness center, Rock Solid Backpackers also offers a table tennis area for guests to enjoy some friendly competition. Gather your friends or fellow travelers for a thrilling game of ping pong and showcase your skills. It's a fantastic way to unwind, have fun, and meet new people. With its excellent sports facilities, Rock Solid Backpackers ensures that guests can maintain an active lifestyle while enjoying their stay in Rotorua. Whether you're a fitness enthusiast or simply looking for some recreational activities, this hotel has got you covered.

Convenient Facilities at Rock Solid Backpackers

Rock Solid Backpackers in Rotorua, New Zealand, offers a range of convenience facilities to ensure a comfortable and hassle-free stay for all guests. Whether you're a backpacker exploring the city or a traveler on a budget, these facilities are designed to enhance your experience. Stay connected with the complimentary Wi-Fi available in all rooms and public areas. Whether you need to catch up on work, stay in touch with loved ones, or simply browse the web, you can enjoy seamless internet access throughout the property. For those who need a designated smoking area, Rock Solid Backpackers has you covered. You can relax and enjoy a smoke in a designated outdoor space without disturbing other guests. The hotel also offers express check-in/check-out services, allowing you to save time and start exploring the city as soon as you arrive. Additionally, the luggage storage facility ensures that your belongings are safe and secure while you make the most of your time in Rotorua. If you're in need of a quick snack or a refreshing drink, you'll appreciate the convenience of the on-site vending machine. It's perfect for satisfying those late-night cravings or grabbing a drink on the go. To make your stay even more convenient, Rock Solid Backpackers provides daily housekeeping services. You can rest assured that your room will be clean and tidy, allowing you to relax and unwind after a day of exploring. Lastly, for those who need to do laundry during their stay, the hotel offers a laundromat. This facility is ideal for long-term travelers or those who prefer to pack light. You can easily freshen up your clothes and be ready for your next adventure in no time. With its range of convenience facilities, Rock Solid Backpackers ensures that your stay in Rotorua is comfortable, convenient, and enjoyable.

Convenient Transport Facilities at Rock Solid Backpackers

At Rock Solid Backpackers in Rotorua, New Zealand, we understand the importance of convenient transport options for our guests. Whether you are arriving from the airport or planning to explore the city, we have got you covered. For hassle-free arrivals and departures, we offer airport transfer services. Our friendly and professional staff will ensure that you reach the hostel comfortably and on time. If you are looking to explore the beautiful attractions in and around Rotorua, our tour desk can assist you in booking exciting tours. From adrenaline-pumping adventures to cultural experiences, there is something for everyone. To make getting around the city easier, we provide a shuttle service that can take you to popular destinations within Rotorua. If you prefer a more private mode of transportation, our taxi service can be arranged as well. Additionally, our ticket service allows you to conveniently purchase tickets for local attractions and events. For guests with their own vehicles, we offer a car park with charges applied. This ensures that you have a secure place to park your car during your stay. With our range of transport facilities, you can explore Rotorua with ease and make the most of your time in this vibrant city.





Delicious Dining at Rock Solid Backpackers

At Rock Solid Backpackers in Rotorua, New Zealand, guests can enjoy a delightful dining experience with the shared kitchen and daily housekeeping services provided. The shared kitchen is equipped with modern appliances and ample cooking space, allowing guests to prepare their own meals and socialize with fellow travelers. Whether you're whipping up a quick breakfast before heading out for an adventure or cooking a homemade dinner with fresh local ingredients, the shared kitchen provides all the necessary tools and utensils. With daily housekeeping, you can rest assured that the kitchen is always clean and ready for your culinary creations. Indulge in the joy of cooking and bonding with other guests at Rock Solid Backpackers!

Affordable and Comfortable Room Options at Rock Solid Backpackers

Rock Solid Backpackers in Rotorua, New Zealand offers a range of room options to suit every traveler's needs. From cozy dormitories to private rooms, there is something for everyone at this vibrant hostel. For solo female travelers, the 4-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Female Only is the perfect choice. With 15 square meters of space and either 2 single beds or 1 bunk bed, this room provides a comfortable and secure environment. For those who prefer a mixed dormitory, the 4-Bed and 6-Bed options offer ample space and the choice of single beds or bunk beds. These rooms are perfect for meeting fellow travelers and sharing stories of your adventures. If you're looking for a bit more privacy, the Double Room with Shared Bathroom is a great option. With 12 square meters of space and a cozy double bed, it's the perfect retreat after a day of exploring. Booking your stay at Rock Solid Backpackers through Agoda ensures that you get the best prices and a hassle-free experience. With Agoda's easy-to-use platform, you can quickly find and book the perfect room for your stay in Rotorua. So why wait? Start planning your adventure and book your stay at Rock Solid Backpackers today!

Explore the Vibrant Rotorua City Center

Nestled in the heart of Rotorua, New Zealand, Rock Solid Backpackers offers easy access to the vibrant Rotorua City Center. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage and natural beauty of this enchanting city as you explore its bustling streets and iconic landmarks. Step outside the doors of the hotel, and you'll find yourself surrounded by a plethora of dining options, from cozy cafes serving delicious flat whites to trendy restaurants offering mouthwatering international cuisine. Indulge in a gastronomic adventure as you sample traditional Maori delicacies or savor the flavors of global fusion dishes. The Rotorua City Center is also a shopper's paradise, with an array of boutique stores and souvenir shops lining the streets. Discover unique Maori arts and crafts, locally made clothing, and one-of-a-kind trinkets to take home as cherished mementos of your time in Rotorua. When you're ready to immerse yourself in the city's cultural heritage, head to the nearby Rotorua Museum. Housed in a stunning Tudor-style building, the museum showcases the history, art, and culture of the region, offering a fascinating insight into the Maori and European influences that have shaped Rotorua. For outdoor enthusiasts, the Rotorua City Center is just a stone's throw away from the breathtaking Lake Rotorua. Take a leisurely stroll along the waterfront, rent a kayak, or hop on a scenic boat tour to discover the crystal-clear waters and picturesque surroundings. No visit to Rotorua would be complete without experiencing the city's famous geothermal wonders. Just a short distance from the city center, you can witness the awe-inspiring geysers, bubbling mud pools, and steaming hot springs that make Rotorua a geothermal wonderland. With its convenient location and proximity to the city's top attractions, Rock Solid Backpackers is the ideal base for exploring the vibrant Rotorua City Center and all that this captivating destination has to offer.

Traveling from the Airport to Rock Solid Backpackers in Rotorua, New Zealand

Located in the heart of Rotorua City Center, Rock Solid Backpackers is a popular choice among budget travelers seeking a vibrant and convenient base to explore the wonders of Rotorua. Getting to Rock Solid Backpackers from the nearest airports is a breeze, ensuring a hassle-free start to your adventure. If you're arriving at Rotorua Regional Airport, the most convenient way to reach Rock Solid Backpackers is by taxi or shuttle. Taxis are readily available outside the airport terminal, and the journey to the hostel takes approximately 15 minutes. Alternatively, you can pre-book a shared shuttle service, which offers a more affordable option and may drop you off directly at the hostel's doorstep. For those flying into Auckland Airport, there are several transportation options to consider. The most popular choice is to take a domestic flight from Auckland to Rotorua, which offers frequent daily connections. The flight duration is around 45 minutes, and upon arrival at Rotorua Regional Airport, you can follow the aforementioned instructions to reach Rock Solid Backpackers. No matter which airport you arrive at, the journey to Rock Solid Backpackers promises to be a seamless and enjoyable experience. Once you arrive at the hostel, you'll be greeted by a warm and friendly staff ready to assist you in making the most of your stay in Rotorua.

Discover the Natural Wonders and Cultural Delights near Rock Solid Backpackers

Situated in the heart of Rotorua, Rock Solid Backpackers offers easy access to a multitude of breathtaking landmarks and captivating attractions. Just a stone's throw away from the property, you'll find yourself immersed in the beauty of Lake Rotorua. This stunning lake provides a picturesque backdrop for leisurely walks, picnics, and water activities, allowing you to unwind and soak in the tranquil atmosphere. For those seeking a unique and otherworldly experience, the Wai-o-tapu Thermal Wonderland is a must-visit attraction. Located nearby, this geothermal wonderland showcases a kaleidoscope of vibrant colors, bubbling mud pools, and erupting geysers. Immerse yourself in the captivating sights and sounds of nature's raw power. Nature enthusiasts will also delight in exploring the Whakarewarewa Forest, a vast expanse of towering redwood trees. Wander through the enchanting forest trails, breathe in the fresh air, and marvel at the majestic beauty that surrounds you. Immerse yourself in the rich Maori culture at the Tamaki Maori Village and Te Puia. Discover the traditions, art, and history of the Maori people through engaging cultural performances, interactive experiences, and visits to traditional Maori villages. For those with a thirst for knowledge, the Rotorua Museum of Art & History offers a fascinating insight into the region's heritage. Explore the diverse exhibits and learn about the unique blend of Maori, European, and natural history that has shaped Rotorua. Unwind and relax at the tranquil Kuirau Park, known for its bubbling mud pools, hot springs, and beautifully landscaped gardens. Take a leisurely stroll, indulge in a picnic, or soak your feet in the warm mineral-rich waters. Venture further afield to the Waimangu Volcanic Valley, a geothermal wonderland filled with steaming geysers, vibrant hot pools, and dramatic volcanic landscapes. Explore the walking trails and witness the raw power of nature up close. Immerse yourself in the living Maori village of Whakarewarewa, where you can experience authentic Maori culture, witness traditional performances, and learn about the unique geothermal lifestyle of the Maori people. Just a short distance away, you'll find Ohinemutu, a historic Maori village nestled on the shores of Lake Rotorua. Explore the intricately carved meeting house, admire the beautiful St. Faith's Church, and learn about the rich cultural heritage of the local Ngāti Whakaue tribe. With an abundance of natural wonders and cultural delights at your doorstep, Rock Solid Backpackers is the perfect base for exploring the captivating landmarks and attractions that Rotorua has to offer.





A Culinary Adventure Awaits

Located in the heart of Rotorua, Rock Solid Backpackers is surrounded by a diverse range of restaurants that will satisfy every craving. Indulge in the bold flavors of Sichuan cuisine at Sichuan Style Rotorua, or treat yourself to freshly baked pastries and bread at Pantry d'Or Bakery. For those seeking a taste of Latin America, Sabroso serves up delicious Mexican and Peruvian dishes that are sure to tantalize your taste buds. If you're in the mood for a fine dining experience, Campbell's Restaurant is the perfect choice, offering a menu that showcases the best of New Zealand's produce. Coconut Cafe & Restaurant is a great option for those craving Asian fusion cuisine, while Pepper's Cafe offers a cozy atmosphere and a menu featuring local favorites. For lovers of Indian cuisine, Chimney Indian Restaurant is a must-visit, serving up authentic and aromatic dishes. Oppie's Fish & Chips is the go-to spot for a classic Kiwi meal, while Aroma cafe and Art Cafe are perfect for a leisurely brunch or a quick coffee fix. With such a wide variety of dining options just steps away from the hostel, guests at Rock Solid Backpackers are in for a culinary adventure like no other.

Shop 'til you drop at Rock Solid Backpackers

Located in the heart of Rotorua, Rock Solid Backpackers is surrounded by a plethora of shopping landmarks that are sure to satisfy every shopaholic's cravings. Just a short stroll away, you'll find Cottage Flair, a charming boutique that offers unique and locally made gifts and homewares. Rotorua Central Mall is also nearby, where you can explore a wide range of stores, from popular fashion brands to electronics and everything in between. If you're looking for something a little more unconventional, Helium is the place to go. This quirky store is filled with an array of eclectic items, including vintage clothing, retro furniture, and one-of-a-kind treasures. For those who love browsing through local markets, the Rotorua Night Market is a must-visit. Here, you can indulge in delicious street food while perusing stalls selling handmade crafts, clothing, and fresh produce. If you have a passion for rocks and minerals, the Rotorua Lapidary (Rock and Mineral Supplies) is a hidden gem. This store offers a wide selection of rocks, crystals, and gemstones, perfect for collectors or those looking for a unique souvenir. And if you have a sweet tooth, don't miss the Jelly Belly Store & Gallery, where you can stock up on a variety of mouthwatering jelly beans and other delectable treats. For a taste of Maori culture, head to the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute, where you can browse authentic Maori arts and crafts, including carvings, jewelry, and traditional clothing. Lastly, don't forget to visit Maori Made, a store that showcases the talent and creativity of local Maori artists through their stunning handmade products. With such a diverse range of shopping options just steps away from Rock Solid Backpackers, you'll be able to shop 'til you drop and bring back unique souvenirs to remember your Rotorua adventure.

Affordable Accommodation at Rock Solid Backpackers in Rotorua

Looking for budget-friendly accommodation in Rotorua? Look no further than Rock Solid Backpackers. With an average room price of just $76, it offers incredible value for money compared to the average price of a hotel room in the city, which stands at $130. Rock Solid Backpackers provides a comfortable and affordable option for travelers on a budget. Despite its affordable rates, this hostel doesn't compromise on quality. The rooms are clean, cozy, and well-maintained, ensuring a pleasant stay for guests. With a range of room types available, including dormitories and private rooms, there's something to suit every traveler's needs and preferences. By choosing Rock Solid Backpackers, not only will you save money, but you'll also have more to spend on experiencing the wonders of Rotorua. Whether you're interested in exploring the geothermal wonders, immersing yourself in Maori culture, or enjoying outdoor activities like hiking and biking, this affordable accommodation option allows you to make the most of your stay without breaking the bank. Book your stay at Rock Solid Backpackers now and enjoy a budget-friendly and memorable experience in Rotorua.

Excellent Stay at Rock Solid Backpackers

Rock Solid Backpackers in Rotorua, New Zealand has received rave reviews from its guests. With a great location and friendly staff, this hotel offers a delightful experience for travelers. Guests have praised the rooms for their beautiful decoration and nice arrangement, especially the well-equipped kitchen. The staff at Rock Solid Backpackers are known for their helpfulness and attentiveness, ensuring that guests have everything they need during their stay. The hotel is also highly regarded for its cleanliness and tidiness, with guests appreciating the spotless bathrooms and toilets. Overall, guests have expressed their satisfaction with their stay at Rock Solid Backpackers, thanks to the courteous and helpful front desk staff. If you're looking for a cool place with amazing staff, good location, and cleanliness, Rock Solid Backpackers is the perfect choice.

Exceptional Value and Outstanding Staff Performance at Rock Solid Backpackers

Rock Solid Backpackers in Rotorua, New Zealand, is a hidden gem that offers exceptional value and outstanding staff performance. With an impressive overall rating of 8.5, it's no wonder that this hostel has become a favorite among budget-conscious travelers. One of the standout features of Rock Solid Backpackers is its unbeatable value. With a rating of 8.6 for value, guests can rest assured that they are getting the most bang for their buck. The hostel offers affordable accommodation options without compromising on quality. From cozy dormitories to private rooms, there is something to suit every traveler's budget. With such great value for money, guests can fully enjoy their stay in Rotorua without breaking the bank. Another aspect that sets Rock Solid Backpackers apart is its exceptional staff performance. With a rating of 8.7, the dedicated and friendly staff go above and beyond to ensure that guests have a memorable stay. From providing helpful recommendations on local attractions and activities to offering excellent customer service, the staff at Rock Solid Backpackers truly make guests feel welcome and valued. Their warm and accommodating nature creates a friendly and welcoming atmosphere that adds to the overall positive experience of staying at this hostel. Overall, Rock Solid Backpackers offers exceptional value for money and boasts an outstanding staff performance. With its affordable accommodation options and friendly staff, it's no wonder that this hostel has received such positive ratings. Whether you're a budget traveler or simply looking for a comfortable and welcoming place to stay in Rotorua, Rock Solid Backpackers is the perfect choice.

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Amenities and facilities

Excellent
Facilities

8.1

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

16 mentions

Internet

3 mentions

Breakfast

1 mention

Swimming Pool

1 mention

Languages spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Billiards
  • Fitness center
  • Game room
  • On-site entertainment
  • Table tennis
  • Ticket services
  • Tours
Cleanliness and safety
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Professional-grade sanitizing services
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Alternative meal arrangement
  • Grocery delivery
  • Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen
  • Vending machine
Services and conveniences
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Heating in public area
  • Laundromat
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Lockers
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Xerox/fax in business center
For the kids
  • Family room
  • Playground
Access
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Service animals are welcome
  • Smoke alarms
Getting around
  • Airport transfer
  • Car park [charges apply]
  • Car park [nearby]
  • Shuttle service
  • Taxi service
Available in all rooms
  • Free bottled water
  • Private bathroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower
  • Wi-Fi [free]

Location

1140 Hinemoa Street, Rotorua City Center, Rotorua, New Zealand, 3010
Exceptional
Location

9.2

Airports
  • Rotorua Regional Airport (ROT)
    6.5 km
  • Tauranga Airport (TRG)
    52.2 km
Hospital or clinic
  • Lakes Care Medical Centre
    350 m
Convenience store
  • Arawa Superette
    390 m
Cash withdrawal
  • ATM
    70 m

What's nearby

Popular landmarks
  • Tamaki Maori Village
    320 m
  • Rotorua Museum of Art & History
    630 m
  • Kuirau Park
    880 m
  • Te Puia
    2.9 km
  • Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park
    4.4 km
  • Government Gardens
    6.8 km
  • Lake Rotorua
    7.3 km
  • Whakarewarewa Forest
    8.2 km
  • Waikite Valley Thermal Pools
    21.5 km
  • Wai-o-tapu Thermal Wonderland
    26.1 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Rotorua Lapidary (Rock and Mineral Supplies)
    100 m
  • Rotorua Fresh Veges & Spices
    120 m
  • Pilates Focus Body Conditioning
    120 m
  • Maori Made
    130 m
  • Helium
    140 m
  • Rotorua Central Mall
    170 m
  • Rotorua Night Market
    210 m
  • Rotorua Arts Village
    280 m
  • Scion Crown Research Institute
    280 m
  • Red Stag Timber-Waipa Saw Mill
    280 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

Property policies

Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Children 0-2 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 3 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out
  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-in until18:00
  • Check-out until10:00
  • Reception open until18:00
Getting around
  • Airport transfer fee22 NZD
  • Distance from city center0km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)12
Extras
  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 NZD
The property
  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
  • Number of floors4
  • Number of rooms 24

Reviews of Rock Solid Backpackers from real guests

8.5
Location9.2
Service8.8
Value for money8.6
Cleanliness8.3
Room comfort and quality8.2
Facilities8.1
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<6 Below Expectation (10)
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10.0
Exceptional
Jacqueline from Australia
Solo traveler
En Suite Twin
Stayed 7 nights in March 2023

Staff are their greatest asset. ”

I haven't been to backpackers in over 20 years and was pleased to see l wasn't the only oldie there. The staff are their big asset. Very friendly and helpful. Besides a couple of shower mishaps all went smoothly. The facilities were clean. The kitchen well stocked. The climbing wall there is amazing ( however l don't climb) location spot on and good WiFi.

Reviewed March 12, 2023
10.0
Exceptional
Nicholas from New Zealand
Solo traveler
1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in December 2021

Awesome Service ”

I’m a solo motorcycle traveller and this place was fantastic. All the facilities you need and they allowed to park my bike safe as well as look after my gear even after I had checked out. Highly recommend shout out to the staff Daryl and Teagan for making my first nights awesome

Reviewed December 18, 2021
9.6
Exceptional
Nurul from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Double Room Shared Bathroom
Stayed 5 nights in March 2023

Best place for any types of traveler”

Fully equipped kitchen. $4 laundry. The room was spacious and cosy. Rooms at level 2 and 3. Toilet and shower at level 1 and 2. Parks and shops are within walking distances.

Reviewed March 14, 2023
10.0
Exceptional
Siew from Malaysia
Couple
Double Room Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in December 2020

Exceptional”

There is this new side of the hostel under the group entry is awesome. Everything is pristine, clean and well equipped. I would definitely be coming back for another stay. Their staff are helpful and attentive.

Reviewed December 30, 2020
8.7
Excellent
Robert from United States
Couple
Stayed 1 night in June 2015

Well organized kitchen, great location”

kitchen, location, staff

We had a private double, NOT ensuite. Our room was on second floor but there is a ramp, no stairs. We travel with small carry-ons. It was not a problem for us to roll these to our room. One backpacker complained that too many keys are too difficult for a backpacker to handle. Really? This person really gives bad names to all backpackers. This hostel gives you three keys to use: one for the front door in case you are coming back really late. Other two are for your room and for the entrance to the hostel area. Rotorua is not the safest place in the country and we felt actually good about the fact that one has to have a key to get into the hostel part. Bathrooms were clean, plenty of hot water. The mess was made by the people who are using the bathrooms carelessly. Wifi actually worked in our room, albeit a bit slow. In the reception, wifi worked fine. Our room was basic but clean. I asked the owner later to put some hooks on the wall and he wrote down the suggestion with gratitude. Staff were incredibly friendly, kind and helpful. The best p[art was their kitchen. Everything is in working order and every pot and pan had its own lid in its place. Once again, it is the responsibility of the users to keep a communal kitchen clean. This trip is teaching me that time is different. Now a days people are raising spoil brats who are selfish and do not care for or respect others at all. We were probably lucky because the noise level was very minimum and we slept well. After checking out we had to return and wait for about two hours to be picked up again by KE bus. The owner was very kind to let us use the lobby, the bathroom, etc. It was fun to watch children getting trained in rock climbing downstairs. I will recommend this place to anyone wanting to find a private room with kitchen access who is however willing to share the bathroom. Location is very central.

Reviewed June 21, 2015
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