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Base Rotorua - Hostel, Rotorua, New Zealand

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1286 Arawa Street, Rotorua, 3010, New Zealand

Adults-only hostel with outdoor pool, near Tamaki Maori Village
  • Free WiFi in lobby and free parking
  • Collect nightsYou can collect™ Rewards nights here
From 364 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Great pool
Great location
Bar is awesome
Could use a good cleaning

Base Rotorua - Hostel, Rotorua, New Zealand

from NZ$106
  • Shared Dormitory, Ensuite (8 Beds)
  • Double Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Double or Twin Room, Ensuite
  • Shared Dormitory, Ensuite (4 Beds)
  • Shared Dormitory (10 Beds)
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only, Ensuite (Sanctuary)

What’s around Base Rotorua - Hostel, Rotorua, New Zealand


  • Heart of Rotorua
  • Tamaki Maori Village - 11 min walk
  • Polynesian Spa - 14 min walk
  • Eat Street - 5 min walk
  • Kuirau Park - 6 min walk
  • Rotorua Night Market - 6 min walk
  • Rotorua i-SITE Visitor Centre - 7 min walk
  • Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre - 7 min walk

Getting around

  • Rotorua (ROT-Rotorua Regional) - 10 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 30 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-11:30 PM
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM
Room rates are based on 1 person. Extra-person charges apply for any additional guests. Guests reserving a Shared Room category for more than 1 person must specify the total number of guests in the Special Requests section at time of booking, or by contacting the property immediately after booking via this Web site. Contact information is provided on the booking confirmation email.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum guest age is 18
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • WiFi in rooms *



  • Free self parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Caters to adults only
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Year Built - 1975
  • Designated smoking areas

In the room

Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Tempur-Pedic mattress
Freshen up
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Stay connected
  • WiFi (surcharge)
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features



  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Skydiving nearby

Base Rotorua - Hostel, Rotorua, New Zealand’s small print

Also known as

  • Base Hostel Rotorua
  • Base Rotorua
  • Rotorua Base
  • Hot Rock Backpackers Hotel Rotorua
  • Base Rotorua Hostel
  • Base Rotorua - Hostel Rotorua
  • Base Rotorua - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Base Rotorua - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Rotorua


Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Optional extras

Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of NZD 5 per person (approximately)

WiFi is available in guestrooms for NZD 4.00 per hour (rates may vary)

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

Very good 8.2 From 21 reviews

Very good 8.0
Stay here!
Staying in the Sanctuary area of the hostel was quieter and away from the noise of the nightclub especially on Saturday night. Friday night was so quiet I had the eight bed dorm to myself. The cleaners work really hard and are doing a great job. There isn't a lift and the stairs are a bit awkward but I spent 60 pounds for three nights worth it. Go to The Fat Dog Cafe, the cat cafe down the road and the park opposite the hostel has geothermal activity and footpools. Worth staying here and Rotorua is amazing.
Steph, gbOther trip
Very good 8.0
Great pool and service
The staff were extremely friendly and helpful especially when I missed the bus to the Maori village. The pool is amazing 36-38 degrees can spend hours in there. The room was comfortable and had enough room. Only downside was the kitchen was dirty everytime I went in there. Bar opposite goes till midnight if you have one of the rooms on that side you can hear the music but it doesn't stay open too late.
gb1 night trip
Good 6.0
Risk your personal belongings
I was really disappointed that the hostel does not offer any kind of safe storage such as lockers. When i asked about this, the receptionist kind of laughed in my face which made me feel as though they did not care about the safety of my personal belongings. I felt that this represented the businesses lack of understanding towards their target market, people who are travelling from different countries with important documents such as passports, cameras and mobile phones. Apart from that, I enjoyed my time staying here.
auOther trip
Exceptional 10.0
Best Backpackers in Rotorua, NZ
By far..this is the best hostel n chain of hostels in New Zealand. I highly recommend the one in rotorua.
Priscilla Patrick, as2 night trip

Base Rotorua - Hostel, Rotorua, New Zealand

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