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4.0 out of 5

"Very friendly staff. Backpackers was very clean. Room was spotless. Great location. " More

By a verified traveller on Wed 18 Apr 2018

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Hotel Description

Rotorua Downtown Backpackers puts you in the heart of Rotorua, within steps of Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre and Rotorua i-SITE Visitor Centre. Highlights at this hostel include free in-room WiFi.

You can enjoy ceiling fans and irons/ironing boards, featured in all 17 rooms. Refrigerators and microwaves make in-room dining convenient. Bathrooms are shared.

This hostel has free WiFi in public areas, a 24-hour front desk, and a terrace. Additionally, you'll find coffee/tea in a common area and laundry facilities. There's also self parking, along with the convenience of an airport shuttle.

Sights within a short walk of this Fenton Street hostel include Tamaki Maori Village and Rotorua Night Market.

Twin Room

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12 Bed Mixed Dorm, Ensuite

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Double Room

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6 Bed Female Dorm

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10 Bed Mixed Dorm

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6 Bed Mixed Dorm

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Rotorua Downtown Backpackers ratings based on 3 Verified Reviews

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Guest reviews for Rotorua Downtown Backpackers

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 29 Aug. 2019

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4 out of 5
Very friendly staff. Backpackers was very clean. Room was spotless. Great location.

Posted by on 18 Apr. 2018

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4 out of 5

Very central

Cons: Very noisy second night lots of doors closing/slamming made it difficult to sleep.
Very central in Rotorua, close to lots of restaurants and cafes. Supermarket was only a short walk.

Posted by , from Sydney on 18 Dec. 2016

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About the Rotorua Downtown Backpackers

Location 1193 Fenton Street, Rotorua, 3010

Property Features

As a guest of Rotorua Downtown Backpackers, you'll find a terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and barbecue grills. Public spaces have free WiFi. A roundtrip airport shuttle and an area shuttle are available for a fee. Rotorua Downtown Backpackers also features multilingual staff, a picnic area, and coffee/tea in a common area. Parking is available for a fee. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Rotorua hostel.

  • 1 building
  • 1 floor
  • 17 guestrooms or units
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Terrace
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Television in lobby
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge) , Free parking nearby

Transport

  • Airport: Rotorua (ROT-Rotorua Regional) (9.3 km / 5.8 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle and area shuttle
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Rotorua Downtown Backpackers offers 17 accommodations with shared/communal kitchens and irons/ironing boards. Guests can make use of the in-room full-sized refrigerators/freezers and microwaves. Guests have access to shared bathrooms. Bathrooms include showers. This Rotorua hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Bathrooms are shared
  • Communal kitchen access
  • Refrigerator (full size)
  • Microwave
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Heating
  • Ceiling fan

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 1:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 10:00 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, this property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. The property affirms that it adheres to the Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global) sanitization guidelines.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • No lifts
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • No gap period between guests' stays
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is not available
  • Property follows sanitisation practices of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global)
  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Self parking fee: NZD 8 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Rotorua Downtown Backpackers Hostel
  • Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Rotorua Downtown Backpackers
  • Rotorua Downtown Backpackers Rotorua
  • Backpackers Hostel
  • Backpackers
  • Rotorua Backpackers Hostel
  • Rotorua Backpackers Rotorua
  • Rotorua Downtown Backpackers Rotorua
  • Rotorua Downtown Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.

National Rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our rating system.

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