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1 room, 2 adults

YHA Rotorua - Hostel

5-starThis Backpacker property is rated 5 stars.
1278 Haupapa St, Rotorua, 3010, New Zealand

Exclusive hostel within easy reach of Polynesian Spa
  • Free WiFi

Restrictions related to your trip

New Zealand may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19. Find out more

  • Nice stay, big common kitchen and plenty of car parksOct 19, 2020
  • Incredibly friendly a helpful staff, clean rooms,enjoyable experience all the way around.Nov 19, 2018

YHA Rotorua - Hostel

from NZ$82
  • 4 Bed Female Dormitory
  • 4 Bed Mixed Dormitory
  • 6 Bed Mixed Dormitory
  • Double Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Double Room, Ensuite
  • Twin Room, Ensuite
  • Family Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Deluxe Double Room, Ensuite
  • Family Room, Ensuite
  • Single Ensuite Private
  • Single Private
  • Triple Private
  • Twin Private
  • Room, Shared Bathroom (6 Bed Private)
  • Room, Shared Bathroom (4 Bed Private)

What’s around YHA Rotorua - Hostel


  • Polynesian Spa - 13 min walk
  • Rotorua Night Market - 5 min walk
  • Eat Street - 7 min walk
  • Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre - 7 min walk
  • Rotorua i-SITE Visitor Centre - 7 min walk
  • Kuirau Park - 7 min walk
  • Matariki Hangi & Maori Cultural Performance - 9 min walk
  • Rotorua Central Mall - 10 min walk

Getting around

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

At a glance

Key facts


  • 99 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-10 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • New Zealand may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19.
The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 10:00 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

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No onsite parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • No alcohol served onsite
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
Working away
  • Computer station
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 3
  • ATM/banking
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
Languages Spoken
  • Chinese
  • English
  • Russian
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Freshen up
  • Free toiletries
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • In-room safe

Special features

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Qualmark, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

YHA Rotorua - Hostel’s small print

Also known as

  • Rotorua Backpacker
  • Rotorua YHA
  • YHA Backpacker Hostel Rotorua
  • YHA Rotorua
  • YHA Rotorua Backpacker
  • YHA Rotorua Hostel
  • YHA Rotorua - Hostel Rotorua
  • YHA Rotorua - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • YHA Rotorua - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Rotorua


This property does not have elevators.

Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited. Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a security system on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Personal protective equipment, including gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

Optional extras

Breakfast costs between NZD 7.50 and NZD 11.50 for adults, and NZD 7.50 and NZD 11.50 for children (approximately)

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.

FAQs for YHA Rotorua - Hostel

  • Does YHA Rotorua - Hostel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, YHA Rotorua - Hostel 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.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at YHA Rotorua - Hostel?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at YHA Rotorua - Hostel?
    Sorry, there's no onsite parking at YHA Rotorua - Hostel.
  • Are pets allowed at YHA Rotorua - Hostel?
    Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at YHA Rotorua - Hostel?
    You can check in from 2 PM - 10 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near YHA Rotorua - Hostel?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Sabroso (4-min walk), Capizzi (5-min walk), and Hennessys Irish Bar (5-min walk).

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.6 From 110 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Outstanding YHA Hostel
The check in, check out was prompt, friendly and informative. The thermal underfloor heating in the bedroom was great to walk on after a cold winter's day! The kitchen was well-equipped, orderly, clean.
Ann Marie, nz3 night trip with friends
Very good 8.0
Clean and well-equipped kitchen
Room could do with something to raise baggage from floor for hygiene reasons. Kitchen and communal area kept below healthy indoor temperature, but elsewhere healhely heated.
Murray, au4 night trip
Very good 8.0
Nice little room, good location in town, we enjoyed it . Close to the park w hot springs.
Lison, au1 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
I like but not satisfy about washroom clean , otherwise all nice
au1 night family trip
Very good 8.0
The staffs there are nice and friendly. The room is clean and comfortable.
au1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Room and bathroom, carpets were kept Very clean, safe with key access to building and property. A nice big clean kitchen ,3-4 wash stations, with recycling and indoor/outdoor eating areas. Spices, tea,sugar, coffee whitener provided. Lots of pots for cooking. Staff were cheery and helpful with printing out boarding passes, suggestions on catching bus to nearby attractions and food. Would stay again.
ca1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Good walkable location, great kitchen. Fans were available as it was hot. Security was good, haf to use keycard to enter premise, then building, then room. Used credit card to pay at the washer and dryer to launder clothes, convenient.
us3 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
The staff are incredibly helpful! Alicia (sorry if I spell this wrong) was absolutely amazing! I only had a limited time in Rotorua, but a huge list of things I wanted to do while I was there - Alicia helped me research for over an hour to find a way to fit in all the activities that I wanted, and even found me great package deals! The hostel itself was clean, plenty of toilets, showers, sinks, cooktops in the kitchens, fridge space, and storage! The bunk beds are pretty basic, but the lockers in the room have plug-ins and USB ports to charge your valuables securely! It was a nice, quiet hostel, and the common area is not connected to the main building with the rooms, so you can stay up late or get some good rest without being disturbed. I would definitely stay here again!
Rachel, ca3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Paynter’s +1 NZ Tour
Staff were friendly and helpful. Accommodation was clean and comfy. Kitchen area was quite big and had everything needed.
Kay, gb2 night family trip
Very good 8.0
Very quiet and clean. In particular I must thank one of the staff, James, for his helpfulness.
au3 night trip

YHA Rotorua - Hostel