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YHA Rotorua - Hostel, Rotorua, New Zealand

5-starOfficial New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®
1278 Haupapa St, Rotorua, 3010, New Zealand

Exclusive hostel within easy reach of Tamaki Maori Village
  • Free WiFi and free parking
Great location
Good internet service
More comfort would be nice

YHA Rotorua - Hostel, Rotorua, New Zealand

from NZ$82
  • 4 Bed Female Dormitory
  • 4 Bed Male 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

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


  • Tamaki Maori Village - 10 min walk
  • 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
  • Kuirau Park - 7 min walk
  • Rotorua i-SITE Visitor Centre - 7 min walk
  • Matariki Hangi & Maori Cultural Performance - 9 min walk

Getting around

  • Rotorua (ROT-Rotorua Regional) - 10 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

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

  • Free nearby 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
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
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, Rotorua, New Zealand’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.

Optional extras

Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of NZD 4.50 for adults and NZD 4.50 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.

Most helpful reviewsReviews are sorted based on what customers found most helpful and our recommendations

Very good 8.4 From 105 reviews

Very good 8.0
Rooms and bathroom functional but a little outdated. Communal area in hostel spacious and well equipped but felt some of the areas needed a thorough clean including the kitchen. Ants in the bedroom. Also got a parking ticket outside as didn’t realise you couldn’t park there despite ‘free parking’ being listed on website. No one checked if we had a car when we arrived and we didn’t think to ask if it was ok to leave out front. Didn’t see the sign as it is 15m away and we arrived in the dark. Would have been helpful if the staff had checked with us on arrival. Staff otherwise friendly and hostel was quiet.
gb2 night trip
Very good 8.0
Well located, clean, quiet hostel.
This was my first hostel experience and I was pleasantly surprised. Clean, quiet. Front desk very helpful. Clean kitchen and lounge area. I was worried about a shared bathroom but it was not a problem at all. They bathrooms were clean, private stalls.
usOther trip
Poor 2.0
- Mould in bathroom - Shower leaked so water got all over the bathroom floor - Shower head leaked - Toilet was constantly dripping (I fixed that one myself) - After I had used the shower the bathroom was warm and damp and smelled strongly of vomit - Room was incredibly noisy from people walking around upstairs Went to complain the next morning and while one person was busy the other four were busily ignoring people so I left All I wanted was a decent shower, a quiet room and a good night's sleep. Didn't get any of them.
au1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Clean, basic. Kitchen well equipped and clean. A step above move hostels. Very clean. Diverse respectful travelers. Safe location and easy walk to restaurants.
BRAD, asOther trip
Good 6.0
Very loud, dirty bathrooms, great kitchen
We only stayed a couple days and it was extremely loud in the rooms. You could hear every single word spoken in the room next to you or above. And it wasn't even busy. Don't want to know what it's like in summer. The kitchen is very big, organised and clean. Definitely a plus. But showers were disgusting with hair everywhere. Again - I don't want to know what it's like with the hostel being fully booked. The rooms are nice enough. For a hostel definitely not bad. All in all it has been okay staying, but we wouldn't go back.
Charlotte, auOther trip

YHA Rotorua - Hostel, Rotorua, New Zealand

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