Reviews of the Best Hostels in Rotarua

Reviews of the Best Hostels in Rotarua
Set on the shore of a beautiful lake with the same name, Rotarua is a city to enjoy both the geologic features as well as the local Maori culture. With such diversity of activities also comes a diversity of hostel and accommodation options. We've listed some of the best options here to make your search easier. Many offer very clean and comfortable facilities, but all with a different vibe and some varying amenities.
How much do hostels in Rotorua cost?
Average Dorm Price $16 ($8 to $27)
Average Double Private Room Price (in a hostel) $45 ($21 to $72)

A relaxing, chill hostel in the center of Rotarua

Dorm Bed: $16.44
Private Room: $19.73
Overall Rating: 83%
1140 Hinemoa street Downtown rotorua , Rotorua New Zealand
This hostel centers around a huge rock climbing wall which can be viewed from the lounge area. It's quite a sight to see! And don't worry, if you're not into rock climbing, there's plenty of other great reasons to stay at this centrally located, clean, modern, secure, and friendly hostel.

Dorms and private rooms are available, with and without ensuite bathrooms. The common areas include a game room, table tennis, TVs and an Xbox, a shared kitchen for those who wish to cook, and more. The staff is friendly and helpful, and can book tours and arrange transportation.

A social and fun hostel, great for solo travelers, couples, and groups

Dorm Bed: $13.75
Private Room: $25.33
Overall Rating: 78%
1271 Hinemaru Street , Rotorua New Zealand
The Crash Palace is deeply integrated with the community. They have special programs that support charities such as helping the homeless, local arts projects, music, and local youth.

Located right in the middle of the city, they are close to everything including restaurants, bars, shops, and all of the other reasons why you came to Rotarua. With dorms and private rooms available, they offer accommodation for everyone's budget (including a female-only dorm).

Showers are always hot due to geothermal heating. They also have a hot tub on their outdoor terrace, a shared kitchen, free parking, a BBQ, laundry, an onsite bar, and a game room with a pool table, Wii, board games, and more. The building itself is renovated and kept very clean, and it is colorful with wall murals and interesting art. The vibe is fun, social, and relaxing.

A social hostel, great for solo travelers, couples, and groups

Overall Rating: 93%
4 Union St. , Rotorua New Zealand
This environmentally-friendly hostel (thus the "Green" part of the name) has continuously received positive reviews from guests and publications alike. It's no surprise given everything that they have to offer, as well as a super-friendly and helpful staff which will cater to your every need and help plan your time in Rotarua. They also have a great location in town.

Dorm beds and a variety of private room sizes are available, with and without ensuite bathrooms.

The communal kitchen is terrific and offers plenty of space, while the common areas are comfortable, cozy, and social. They also have internet, and outdoor area, laundry, and more.

A relaxed, homey hostel for backpackers, solo travelers, and couples

Dorm Bed: $21.48
Private Room: $35.80
Overall Rating: 75%
1076 Pukuatua St , Rotorua New Zealand
Rotarua Central Backackers receives great reviews across the board for everything. The hostel offers private rooms and dorm beds, none of which are bunk beds - all are nice, quality mattresses. They also have a nice communal kitchen which makes for a nice place to socialize. The staff is noted to be very friendly, giving unbiased tourism information about things to do and see in the area.

Their location is perfect, right near the center of town on the edge of the Government Gardens park area. They also offer Wi-Fi, games, free parking, a hot tub, BBQ, and more. The heat is said to be very good, too, which is something that other hostels in the area seem to be missing in the winter.

Guest reviews highlight the friendliness of the owners and staff, which help make the hostel homey and relaxed, as well as the cleanliness of the facilities.

A fun hostel, great for couples or families with kids

Dorm Bed: $8.48
Private Room: $11.01
Overall Rating: 94%
273 Fenton Street , Rotorua New Zealand
A relatively new hostel with immaculate facilities and a decent location, this hostel has a focus on Maori culture. With private rooms and dorms available at a range of prices, there is something for everyone. They have an indoor and outdoor pool, hot tub, a gorgeous communal kitchen, parking, laundry, an onsite restaurant and bar, game room with a pool table and TV, and keycard access. It's like staying in a fancy hotel!

Guest reviewers claim that it is clean and comfortable, and like the fact that rooms do not have bunks, but instead have real beds. And they say the pools are nice too.

It's a bit outside of the main part of town, but not too far.
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