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1 room, 2 adults

Rock Solid Backpackers Rotorua, Rotorua, New Zealand

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1140 Hinemoa Street, Rotorua, 3010, New Zealand

Adults-only hostel within easy reach of Polynesian Spa
  • Free WiFi
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  • Fine for a hostel. Needs more fridge space! And our room was very, very hot and the…Jan 12, 2018
  • very much what i expected from a backpackers but the staff were very nice and helpful.Mar 10, 2020

Rock Solid Backpackers Rotorua, Rotorua, New Zealand

from NZ$45
  • Bed in 6 Bed Mixed Dorm (Level 2)
  • Bed in 4 Bed Female Dorm (Main St)
  • Bed in 4 Bed Male Dorm (Level 2)
  • Private Double Room (Shared Bathroom)
  • Bed in 4 Bed Mixed Dorm (Level 2)
  • Bed in 8 Bed Mixed Dorm (Level 2)
  • Private Ensuite Room
  • Private Twin Room (Shared Bathroom)
  • Private Twin Ensuite Room
  • Basic Single Room

What’s around Rock Solid Backpackers Rotorua, Rotorua, New Zealand


  • 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
  • Matariki Hangi & Maori Cultural Performance - 8 min walk
  • Rotorua Hospital - 8 min walk

Getting around

  • Rotorua (ROT-Rotorua Regional) - 14 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 14 rooms


  • Check-in time 2 PM-9:30 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 10 PM. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free nearby parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • Caters to adults only
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At the hostel

Things to do
  • Arcade/game room
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Year Built - 1970
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

In the room

Stay connected
  • Free WiFi

Rock Solid Backpackers Rotorua, Rotorua, New Zealand’s small print

Also known as

  • Rock Solid Backpackers Rotorua Hostel
  • Rock Solid Backpackers Hostel
  • Rock Solid Backpackers Rotorua
  • Rock Solid Backpackers
  • Rock Solid Backpackers Rotorua Rotorua
  • Rock Solid Backpackers Rotorua Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

Optional extras

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FAQs for Rock Solid Backpackers Rotorua, Rotorua, New Zealand

  • Does Rock Solid Backpackers Rotorua offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Rock Solid Backpackers Rotorua does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Are pets allowed at Rock Solid Backpackers Rotorua?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Rock Solid Backpackers Rotorua?
    You can check in from 2 PM to 9:30 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.

Recent reviews

Very good 8.0 From 91 reviews

Good 6.0
the stay would be better if there is a TV in the room and the Wifi does not interrupted at night (have to re-connected in the morning in poor signal env)
Jin, au1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Recommend to stay here
Hostel was really nice, good kitchen area with everything you need and lounge area was nice to relax in. They also have table tennis and you can watch people on the rock climbing wall. I stayed in a 4 bed female dorm with 2 single beds and a bunk bed. Super comfortable bed with a heater in the room which is great for this time of year. Only downfall was that there isn’t WiFi in the rooms and you have to sit in the communal area to use it. Great location though. Would return!
Lucy, gb3 night trip
Fair 4.0
Good location and friendly staff but dirty sheets and poor WiFi.
gb2 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Chose to stay in Rock Solid Backpackers Rotorua due to its close proximity to i-SITE and Hobbiton Tours pick-up / drop off points. Generally the stay was satisfactory except that the wifi connection was poor in the room and there was only one soap dispenser next to the basin (none in the shower).
my1 night family trip
Fair 4.0
The area of the city was convenient however the cleanliness at times was questioned. Improvements can be made.
Sean, ca2 night romance trip
Good 6.0
Okay for 1 night, but nthg more
Great location, friendly staff. But the place doesn’t look exactly like the photos. The photos obviously looked much brighter than reality. (The kitchen looked depressing...) The wifi in our room didn’t work during our whole stay (2 nights) Bathroom was so-so, it’s not dirty, but it doesn’t look clean either.
HONG WA, hk2 night romance trip
Good 6.0
Need to improve
Staff is friendly and helpful. Bathroom and toilet are not clean. Wall is thin... so you can hear people's talking on the corridor and/or the room next to you.
hk3 night trip
Very good 8.0
Decent no-frills stay
Location was ideal. Place was mostly clean but could use a freshening up. There is a lack of windows in the common areas which makes it seem drearier. Very cool looking rock climbing wall. We had a private ensuite and we slept well. Bathroom was clean.
Colette, us2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
One of the top choices among backpackers in NZ
Clean and quiet room. Friendly staff and the place is friendly to disabled people, no stairs to climb. Right in middle of city centre. Large kitchen with fully equipped facilities. Plenty of showers and toilets provided. Good wifi reception in common areas. Easy access to anywhere.
au1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great hostel in towne centre
This was one of the best hostels! Stayed three nights. Super close to everything and in the heart of towne! A five to seven minutes walk everywhere especially to Polynesian Spa. Staff is great---thank you to Chloe for her going above and beyond!!! ***LOCKERS ARE HUGE. Literally, two people can stand inside one (not that we tried)! My huge suitcase fit, as did my carry on and a bunch of other bags! Hostel offers lots of discounts to excursions around towne.
LiLiane, us1 night trip

Rock Solid Backpackers Rotorua, Rotorua, New Zealand

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