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Rotorua Downtown Backpackers

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1193 Fenton Street, Rotorua, 3010, New Zealand

City centre hostel, steps from Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre
  • Free WiFi
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From 205 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

  • Friendly staff, great location! Apr 14, 2018
  • We booked a twin room. We got bunk beds so one on top of the other. No where in the…Nov 19, 2017

Rotorua Downtown Backpackers

from £22
  • Double Room
  • 10 Bed Mixed Dorm
  • 4 Bed Mixed Dorm
  • Twin Room
  • 6 Bed Mixed Dorm
  • 6 Bed Female Dorm
  • 12 Bed Mixed Dorm, Ensuite
  • 8 Bed Mixed Dorm

What’s around Rotorua Downtown Backpackers

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre (2-minute walk)
  • Rotorua i-SITE Visitor Centre (2-minute walk)
  • Tamaki Maori Village (2-minute walk)
  • Rotorua Night Market (2-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Rotorua (ROT-Rotorua Regional) 10-min drive
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 17 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 floor


  • Check-in time 1:00 PM-10:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Express check-out

Required at check-in

  • Credit card deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Self parking *

  • Free nearby parking


  • Area shuttle *

Payment types at the property

* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Picnic area
  • Television in common areas
  • Disabled parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
Languages Spoken
  • Chinese
  • English
  • German

In the room

Home comforts
  • Ceiling fan
  • Iron/ironing board
Freshen up
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower only
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Full-sized fridge/freezer
  • Microwave
  • Daily housekeeping

Rotorua Downtown Backpackers’s small print

Also known as

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


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Optional extras

Self-parking costs NZD 8 per day

Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Good 7.4 From 60 reviews

Very good 8.0
Okay but discription is in accurate no wifi in rooms
gb3 night trip
Fair 4.0
I had an overall poor experience. I was arriving late (around 1am), of which I've informed the property in advance. Obviously, when I arrived the door was closed and nobody was at the reception desk. I had to wait till somebody entered the hotel, and then have spent a while looking / waiting for the receptionist, who was apparently sleeping somewhere inside the hotel. The cleanliness is fairly poor, the room had a smell to it and no active ventilation system (except for a rather useless fan). No window in the room, except for a glass (or plastic) panel in the ceiling. In itself this is not a problem, but I am surprised they haven't mentioned this detail in the room description. The Wifi never worked for me.
Vladimir, gb1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Bit dated but nice
The rooms are a bit worn and the Mattress protector was a disgrace! Wifi is only available in the lounge area only
gb3 night trip with friends
Very good 8.0
A Decent Hostel
Our stay was decent. Sevice was ok but tours needed to be booked with Peterpan Adventure Travel down the street instead of directly through the hostel.
Kevin, caRomance trip
Very good 8.0
Good hostel
Everything are good. Except the kitcken is too small !
wai king, hkRomance trip

Rotorua Downtown Backpackers

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