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Rotorua Downtown Backpackers, Rotorua, New Zealand

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1193 Fenton Street, Rotorua, 3010, New Zealand

City-center hostel, steps from Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre
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  • I had a very brief stay. Location is GREAT (right next to isite) for the busses, but…Apr 24, 2017
  • It was overall a very nice place for the money. I think the showers and bedding were…Mar 15, 2020

Rotorua Downtown Backpackers, Rotorua, New Zealand

from NZ$48
  • Double Room
  • 10 Bed Mixed Dorm
  • 4 Bed Mixed Dorm
  • Twin Room
  • 6 Bed Mixed Dorm
  • 6 Bed Female Dorm
  • 12 Bed Mixed Dorm, Ensuite
  • 8 Bed Mixed Dorm

What’s around Rotorua Downtown Backpackers, Rotorua, New Zealand


  • In Fenton Street
  • Tamaki Maori Village - 3 min walk
  • Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre - 1 min walk
  • Rotorua i-SITE Visitor Centre - 1 min walk
  • Rotorua Night Market - 3 min walk

Getting around

  • Rotorua (ROT-Rotorua Regional) - 10 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 17 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 floor


  • Check-in time 1:00 PM-10:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Express check-out

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

WiFi rated good

  • Great for browsing and email



  • Airport shuttle *


  • Self parking *

  • Free nearby parking


  • Area shuttle *

Payment types at the property

* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • Chinese
  • English
  • German

In the room

Home comforts
  • Ceiling fan
  • Iron/ironing board
Freshen up
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower only
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Microwave
  • Daily housekeeping

Rotorua Downtown Backpackers, Rotorua, New Zealand’s small print

Also known as

  • Rotorua Backpackers Rotorua
  • Rotorua Downtown Backpackers Rotorua
  • Rotorua Downtown Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Rotorua Downtown Backpackers Hostel
  • Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Rotorua Downtown Backpackers
  • Rotorua Downtown Backpackers Rotorua
  • Backpackers Hostel
  • Backpackers
  • Rotorua Backpackers Hostel


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Optional extras

Self parking costs NZD 8 per day

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

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.

Recent reviews

Good 7.4 From 73 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Very value for money, with clean sheets and a clean bathroom. Hostel was super popular but everyone was quiet and polite, even while using the shared kitchen, things were left clean and tidy.
sg2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Smack in the city
Kaybix Holdings, au2 night trip
Very good 8.0
A Decent Hostel
Our stay was decent. Sevice was ok but tours needed to be booked with Peterpan Adventure Travel down the street instead of directly through the hostel.
Kevin, ca3 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Good hostel
Everything are good. Except the kitcken is too small !
wai king, hk2 night romance trip
Good 6.0
Should've shelled out more money for a better plac
Stayed in the 12 bed shared room ensuite. Shower needed some demolding. Also, a lock on the bathroom door would be nice. Or at least a sign hanging on the door that we can flip saying "occupied" because inevitably, somebody just opens the door without knocking. I was on a top bunk which was uncomfortable solely because it was rather close to the ceiling. An 11 year old couldn't sit up without hitting their head. Also, there aren't railings on one side so if you move a lot in your sleep, the probability of falling out is very real and would be very dangerous. Also got bit by something in the bed and it's still itchy a week later. Earplugs are a must. And an extra sweater or blanket if you are easily chilled. BUT, the people are nice. The staff are nice. The kitchen is convenient. And check in and check out is easy. It's also super close to the i-site which makes traveling via Intercity bus easy.
Cynthia, us4 night trip

Rotorua Downtown Backpackers, Rotorua, New Zealand

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