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Rotorua Downtown Backpackers

"The location was great and everything was as expected."

Kelsey - October 4, 2020
1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed Rotorua Downtown Backpackers
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Rotorua Downtown Backpackers

1193 Fenton Street, Rotorua City Center, Rotorua, New Zealand - See map
Free Wi-Fi
Property highlights
Check-in/out [express]
Hassle-free check in
Close to Tamaki Maori Village
Within 230 m of property
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Popular landmarks
Tamaki Maori Village 230 m
Rotorua Museum of Art & History 470 m
Kuirau Park 840 m
Te Puia 3.2 km
Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park 4.3 km
Government Gardens 6.8 km
Lake Rotorua 7.0 km
Whakarewarewa Forest 8.3 km
Waikite Valley Thermal Pools 21.7 km
Wai-o-tapu Thermal Wonderland 26.3 km
Nearby landmarks
Rotorua District Library 90 m
Sir Howard Morrision Performing Arts Centre 100 m
Rotorua District Council 140 m
Rotorua High Court, District Court and Family Court 170 m
Cottage Flair 190 m
Rotorua Night Market 190 m
Lakes Care Pharmacy 220 m
Tamaki Maori Village 230 m
Lakes Care Dental Centre 230 m
Whagapīpiro / Rachel-Spring 320 m
9.5

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location
  • Airport transfer

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Garden

  • Ticket services

Cheaper than 99% of all properties in Rotorua in the last 24 hoursCompared to 325 Rotorua properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money8.4
Location rating9.5
Nearest airportRotorua Regional Airport (ROT)
Distance to airport6.3 km

Rooms available at Rotorua Downtown Backpackers

Very good
Room comfort & quality
7.7
Bed in 12-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room with En-Suite
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Double
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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Twin Bunk Bed Room
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 8 m²/86 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • City view
  • 4 single beds
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1 Person in 8-Bed Standard Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • City view
  • 4 bunk beds
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6 Bed Female Dorm
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    Shared room (Dormitory max. 8 beds)
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      Frequently asked questions

      What time is check-in and check-out at Rotorua Downtown Backpackers?

      Check-in is from 01:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

      How do I get to Rotorua Downtown Backpackers?

      Rotorua Downtown Backpackers is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hostel know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Rotorua Downtown Backpackers also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hostel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Rotorua Downtown Backpackers has a car park that's close to the hostel. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Rotorua with private transportation, the hostel can arrange car rental for you.

      What is the smoking policy at Rotorua Downtown Backpackers?

      Rotorua Downtown Backpackers does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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      What people love about Rotorua Downtown Backpackers

      • 9.6 Exceptional
        Staff 

        "Good location and staff were friendly,"

        Phonepasong

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        March 4, 2020

      • 8.0 Very good
        Staff 

        "Staff were very friendly and helpful."

        Tan

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        November 16, 2019

      • 9.6 Exceptional

        "Every friday night got free bbq too."

        WAN

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        November 6, 2018

      Property ranking|Compared to 325 Rotorua properties
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      Location score
      9.5/10
      Cheapest price score
      Service score
      8.8/10
      Value for money score
      8.4/10
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      Better than
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      Overall rating:
      8.4
      Excellent
      323 reviews
      Cleanliness
      7.9
      Facilities
      7.6
      Location
      9.5
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      What travelers say they love:
      I had a very good stay at this backpackers.
      Kelsey from Singapore
      Couple
      More about Rotorua Downtown Backpackers

      More about Rotorua Downtown Backpackers

      Situated in Rotorua City Center, Rotorua Downtown Backpackers is the perfect place to experience Rotorua and its surroundings. Only 0.2 Km from the city center, the hotel's strategic location ensures that guests can quickly and easily reach many local points of interest. With the city's main attractions such as Cottage Flair, Rotorua Night Market, Tamaki Maori Village within close reach, visitors to the hotel will just love its location.

      Take advantage of a wealth of unrivaled services and amenities at this Rotorua hotel. The hotel offers access to a vast array of services, including free Wi-Fi in all rooms, facilities for disabled guests, express check-in/check-out, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas.

      Guests can choose from 16 rooms, all of which exude an atmosphere of total peace and harmony. The hotel's garden are ideal places to relax and unwind after a busy day. Rotorua Downtown Backpackers is a smart choice for travelers to Rotorua, offering a relaxed and hassle-free stay every time.

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      Most talked about facilities

      Housekeeping
      13 mentions
      Internet
      7 mentions
      Food & Dining
      1 mention

      What they offer

      8.8 Excellent
      Bathroom

      "Bathrooms and kitchen were always clean."

      Tegan

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      July 21, 2019

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      Reviews of Rotorua Downtown Backpackers from real guests

      Verified reviews provided by Booking
      Agoda Reviews (323)Booking.com Reviews (1084)
      8.3
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      10
      Excellent
      Cleanliness7.8
      Facilities7.6
      Location9.4
      Room comfort and quality7.7
      Service9.0
      Value for money8.5
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      9+ Exceptional (346)
      8-9 Excellent (275)
      7-8 Very Good (335)
      6-7 Good (161)
      <6 Below Expectation (213)
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      3.0
      Cath
      Solo traveler

      Poor”

      I got bitten by bed bugs and was given a bed that belonged to someone else. I felt unsafe.
      Reviewed April 29, 2021

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      1.0
      Sd
      Solo traveler

      Would not recommend for young...”

      Is a good location and cheap.
      Not suitable for young females. Facilities were dismal and very small space, not friendly to sit in common areas. No where to store your things in the room.
      Reviewed April 25, 2021

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      1.0
      Sarah
      Group

      Bad”

      The price
      Other costumers were gross and rude and it made me abs my friend feel unsafe
      Reviewed April 24, 2021

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      7.0
      Very good
      Arvinder
      Group

      Good”

      Situated in city centre. Room was good with attached shower&#47;Toilet
      Shared Showers were not in good conditions. Not enough whiteware in kitchen. Cleanliness of kitchen.
      Reviewed April 18, 2021

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      7.0
      Very good
      Justin
      Solo traveler

      Great Stay gd value for...”

      Great location, friendly staff. cleanliness
      Reviewed April 11, 2021

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      8.0
      Excellent
      Anonymous
      Couple

      Very good”

      Location was great, great prices, clean and tidy, friendly and helpful staff.. Rooms were nice was perfect.
      Reviewed April 10, 2021

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      8.0
      Excellent
      Chris
      Solo traveler

      good”

      Great having netflix!
      I forgot about the complimentary rice - which would have been great to have
      Reviewed April 06, 2021

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      5.0
      Jitendra
      Family with young children

      Can see alot of people...”

      Well we did our own cooking
      Too noisy at night loud music can&#39;t sleep people drunk banging the walls every one needs their time space
      Reviewed April 04, 2021

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      7.0
      Very good
      Wiki
      Family with young children

      Great experience”

      I found the staff on were friendly and and walked us round showing facilities etc.cool and cosy smoking&#47;bbq area(including darts bbq couches mini fridge seating and music)free wifi tidy place ...
      Constant hum through the night from ventilation fan but didn&#39;t keep me awake and I&#39;m a light ish sleeper
      Reviewed March 29, 2021

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      9.0
      Exceptional
      Sreeja
      Group

      Superb”

      The stay there was peaceful and the location is accessible to our places that we visited.
      One of the dryers are not working properly. Other than that everything was fine.
      Reviewed March 04, 2021

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      6.0
      Andre
      Group

      Reasonably price, adequate accomodation.”

      Location was great, right in the middle of the city walking distance from the information centre. Reception was open late which made check-in a breeze &amp; the staff member working gave us a tour on ...
      Parking was a bit of a miss, it was free until 9am but had to pay the meter to cover us until after breakfast. This is a bit of a problem all through Rotorua though not suprising it was an issue at ...
      Reviewed February 28, 2021

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      8.0
      Excellent
      Joy
      Solo traveler

      Wonderful and centred to everything...”

      My room and staff
      Reviewed February 23, 2021

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      6.0
      Char
      Solo traveler

      Pleasant”

      The kitchen is pretty small and a bit dirty. There is only a bench table to eat, no tables.
      Reviewed February 21, 2021

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      5.0
      Trina
      Couple

      We enjoyed our stay but...”

      Little finishing touches would have helped. In our room, on the roof, something had been removed but it was not covered properly. Didn’t look good. Mould inside the shower. Repainting and cleaning of ...
      The room was generally nice and great value for money. Corridor carpets looked very worn. The floor creeked in the corridor which was loud enough to disturb other house guests outside room 12.
      Reviewed February 21, 2021

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      5.0
      Grace
      Group

      Passable”

      Great location and friendly staff
      Twin bunk beds were very squeaky! Our room also had a skylight which made it difficult to sleep in.
      Reviewed February 20, 2021

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      7.0
      Very good
      Conon
      Solo traveler

      5 nights in &#39;Vegas&#39;”

      Location is key. Having my own room is also great as I was there for 5 nights. I don&#39;t use any kitchen facilities so can&#39;t comment on that, but it appeared to be clean and well utilised.
      It was very convenient in terms of location, which is why I chose to return here after staying the same time last year. It&#39;s starting to look a little tired, especially the carpet in room 1, but ...
      Reviewed February 19, 2021

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      9.0
      Exceptional
      Hanis
      Couple

      Superb”

      Worth the money, big room and clean, friendly staff.
      The fan won&#39;t oscillate, but it was fine although it was a little bit hot.
      Reviewed February 17, 2021

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Jayden
      Solo traveler

      LOVED IT”

      GOOD
      N&#47;A
      Reviewed February 17, 2021

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Misuzu
      Family with young children

      Amazing staff”

      All the staff was really friend n kind. Miko love going to ur hotel.
      No window
      Reviewed February 17, 2021

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      5.0
      Justine
      Solo traveler

      Passable”

      Kitchen was ok, backpackers standard 😊
      Very tired and old facilities, my room was so hot that I couldn&#39;t fall asleep and there was no window. Showers way below average, can&#39;t regulate temperature, one time it was just cold, no &#...
      Reviewed February 15, 2021

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