Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
Compared to 421 Rotorua properties at Agoda for various dates
|Value for money||8.5|
|Distance to city center||0km|
|Nearest airport||Rotorua Regional Airport (ROT)|
|Distance to airport||6.5 km|
"Kitchen is fully equipped and 24/7 Coffee/ Tea Free."
July 29, 2018
"Location is best, just in the center of Rotorua."
January 2, 2019
"Had a good night sleep here, very clean hostel."
January 22, 2016
"Front desk staff extended good courtesy and very helpful."
July 29, 2018
When looking for quality and affordable accommodations conveniently located in downtown Rotorua - look no further than Rock Solid Backpackers. This hostel is one of the top-rated hostels in Rotorua, and is right in the city center. Just a 5 minute walk from the Rotorua Visitors Centre and the city's must-see destinations, cafés and shops.
At Rock Solid Backpackers, they have it all, including a huge comfortable lounge with free unlimited Wi-Fi, billiards, table tennis, Xbox and DVD’s. You can even view the rock climbing wall from the room. Their super friendly staff can also provide discounts, information and book you in to all of the amazing Rotorua attractions. Rock Solid Backpackers has a variety of dorm and private rooms and large clean separate female and male bathrooms. Like the rest of the hostel the kitchen is big and bright and well equipped to make cooking easy. Rock Solid Backpackers is the ideal destination for those looking for convenience and comfort on a budget.
"The bathrooms where okay and the kitchen was spacious."
March 13, 2018
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.
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Children 0-1 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 2 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Rock Solid Backpackers
Rotorua City Center
Rotorua City Center
Rotorua City Center
Rotorua City Center
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Affordable, decent stay”
We were pleased to be given very early check-in. The 4-bed dorm was spacious with a heater, big bunk beds and cabinets; however the walls were not sound-proof. Shared areas were decent, though the ambience looked a bit dark. The most annoying thing was weak wifi that could not reach our room, so we had to sit in the lounge for signals. The second most was very loud people hanging outside, luckily they went back in at around 10pm. You get a small discount from the adjacent rock climbing facility. In the basement there is a cinema, though we didn't check it out. The CBD is small, so it's easy to walk around. There are plenty of similarly priced backpackers around. If you have a car there are more accommodation options in Rotorua.
Kia ora Linh, Thanks so much for leaving us a review. We appreciate it. We are delighted to hear you found our hostel affordable and decent. We always try our best to ensure all guests are comfortable within our hostel. We are sorry to hear you experienced issues with the noise levels after hours and the weak Wi-Fi connection. We ask all guests to be quiet between the hours of 10pm and 6am (earliest). We always try our best to ensure noise levels are kept to a minimum. We have 3 different networks that work well throughout the hostel. We are sorry our staff did not inform you of this. We will ensure all guests are aware of this on check in. Kind regards, Rock Solid Rotorua.
Strongly recommend for solo female traveler.”
I made an extension in 4 people female dorm for 2 more nights (#102), everyone has half of closet to use, room was clean, lucky me I had 2 very good roommates, a girl we met in Taupo then crossed path again. Staffs are awesome, cleaners are amazing! There is a pool table and table tennis for free, can get a special price for bouldering, thought climbing with charming instructors will be good fun. Met a young talented artist at opposite accommodation shop. Definitely come back when visit Rotorua again!
Hi Chen, Thank you so very much for leaving us another great review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed everything Rock Solid has to offer. We always strive to go above and beyond for all staying with us. We will be more than happy to welcome you back whilst you are in Rotorua next. Kind regards, Rock Solid Rotorua.
Was stayed in 4 people mixed dorm for 2 nights (#108), everyone has half of closet to use, room was clean, lucky me I had a very good roommate, staffs are incredible nice, cleaners are amazing! There is a pool table and table tennis for free, can get a special price for bouldering. Definitely come back when visit Rotorua again!
Hi Chen, Thank you so very much for leaving us a long, descriptive review. We appreciate you taking the time to do so. We are extremely delighted to hear all positive things you have to say about our hostel. We would absolutely love the opportunity to welcome you back into the hostel in future. It would be our pleasure. Kind regards, Rock Solid Rotorua.
Centrally located, this is one of the best hostels I stayed at in New Zealand. The rooms have high ceilings which gave the dorm rooms an open feel unlike some of the more cluttered places that are comparably priced. Beds were comfortable and sturdy, and it had everything needed. Plus it was atop a rock gym for those who like climbing :)
Kia ora Blake, Thanks so very much for leaving us such positive feedback. We are very happy to hear you liked everything to do with our hostel. We are extremely fortunate to be located in the city centre. Plus to have a large window over looking the climbing wall. We still can not believe how lucky we are when it comes to our location. We would love the opportunity to host you again. If you are ever back in Rotorua, feel free to return and maybe give the Rock Wall a go?1 Kia pai te ra (have a good day) - Rock Solid Rotorua.
Perfect and value for money!”
Love the room, decoration and nice arrangement esp the kitchen. Easy for parking and near the starbucks and also pakNsave
Kia ora, Thanks so much for the 10/10 review. We are stoked to hear you liked everything within our hostel. We appreciate the praise and will be sure to pass it along to the team as they will be delighted to hear their hard work is appreciated. Kind regards, Rock Solid Rotorua.
Impossible to sleep after 7am”
This place is clean and most of the staff I talked to were very helpful and polite. I booked a private room on agoda, but so cheap I assumed it was a mistake from the site. When I arrived I was told that it was indeed a dorm, which was fine for me. But I was also told that it was the cheapest room, the "fan room", with the kitchen ventilation pipe passing through and making a loud noise all day long. The girl from the reception told me it was turned off from 10pm to 10am. And that was not true. Every morning the awful sound started at 6:55 am! Even on Sunday! Also there is no windows in the common areas (living room and kitchen), so it feels a bit like living in a cave.
Hi Anaïs, Thanks so much for leaving us your feedback. We are sorry your experience at our hostel was not up to standard. For this, please accept our sincerest apologies. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels and all our little town has to offer. Kind regards, Rock Solid Rotorua.
The kitchen is filled with cooking smell when more people are using it. The ladder for getting onto upper bed is dangerous for climbing, also if there is a guardrail that would be safer. If there are chairs in the room that would be great. Good location, nice staff and clean.
Hotel location is just 10 minutes walk from i site and at the main place. Garden is walking distance from hotel. Kitchen is fully equipped and 24/7 Coffee/ Tea Free. Bath Room and Toilet are clean. Front desk staff extended good courtesy and very helpful.
Lots of facility”
The location is easy to find. It is near to the tourist information centre and inter city bus stop. There are lots of fscilities there and you can add on sign up for different activities or expenience.
Good location, friendly staff, recommend to stay ”
Good location, friendly staff, wash room and bath room is clean, comfort bed, wifi is good, overall is good and worthy for money you have paid. Recommend to stay here if you would like to visit Rotorua.
I like most things about this hostel. The beds were sturdy and comfy, huge lockers in the room, plenty of shower stalls, right at the city center, huge kitchen, and fun activities. What could be better were: bathtowels, breakfast option, and a little more knowledgable staff (though they were all nice and accommodating so that kind of makes up for it). Too bad I wasnt able to experience their movie night with popcorn and hot choco.
Hi there, Thanks so much for taking the time to review our property. We appreciate it. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the beds, kitchen and all the little things we offer here. We enjoy the feedback on our staff, our staff are all knowledgeable about Rotorua and the area. We always try our best to let guests know all information about all tours and attractions in and around Rotorua. Kind regards, Rock Solid Rotorua.
Cool place Amazing staff!! Especially the spanish guy!!! Mamy thanx for all!!
Hi Lambros, Thanks so much for leaving us your feedback. We appreciate it. We will pass your positive comments along to the staff member mentioned above. Kind regards, Rock Solid Rotorua.
Okay, bit industrial”
Nice place over all, but the dorm room i stayed in smelled really bad and the seilling was very gross. So many spider webs... THe fly-carcasses where spread out all over my bed, kind off gross... The bathrooms where okay and the kitchen was spacious. It was an okay hostel, but not great.
guest unfriendly ”
this hostel is clean and with big space, but the hotel policy and hotel staff are very user unfriendly, with the strange notice in the front door, check in after 10 pm is totally impossible, we know the flight delay and bus delay and broken car is not your fault! but it is also not ours !
Noisy, noisy, noisy place!”
We are a mature couple and decided to try this hotel because of the high rating. Well, we did not sleep 2 nights out of 3 due to people smoking outside from a low life bar and speaking REALLY loud and a group of 20 young women who screamed/slammed doors all night. I can not believe the hostel did not do anything about it... Cheap accommodation but no zzzzzzzz!
My first hostel experience”
This hostel was a great place for my first time trying one. Had a tiny bit of trouble finding it (probably mostly cause it was dark and of my direction sense). The facility is clean with friendly/helpful staff and equipped with all the basics. It was quiet in the evening and I had a great time talking with a fellow traveler. Overall, I would recommend it for anyone else staying within the area.
A little pricey, great kitchen for everyone to cook during all hours, doors a little bit of hassle. we had to unlock the main one (for late night), followed by 1 door, and another to get in. Was pretty exhausting when we had lots of stuff to carry from our car in and out. But i guess its good also for safety - other than that, all pretty good. huge lounge area to hang around while waiting for check-in/out. had a pool table and pingpong table for us to kill time. laundry room available too
Friendliest staff i've come across and each one knows you by name. Room was adequate and comfortable beddings. Toilet n showers were kept very clean. Very secured. There's a electronic locked door, a keylock door and finally your room is keylocked too. Quiet place despite the very central location. They have cool facilities too!
Very nice staff & kitchen / rooms a bit small”
I enjoyed my stay there. (+) The staff was really friendly, the kitchen bright, clean and well equiped. There is a storage room (with even a fridge!). Free wifi (supposedly limited but thet would give you more data if needed. Location perfectly central. (-) The rooms were good but not really big. Showers were a bit far away (from where I was). I would recommand this place.
Well organized kitchen, great location”
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.