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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
  • Free WiFi
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From 205 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

  • I had a very brief stay. Location is GREAT (right next to isite) for the busses, but…Apr 24, 2017
  • Our stay was decent. Sevice was ok but tours needed to be booked with Peterpan Adventure…May 2, 2019

Rotorua Downtown Backpackers, Rotorua, New Zealand

from NZ$44
  • 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

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre (1-minute walk)
  • Rotorua i-SITE Visitor Centre (1-minute walk)
  • Tamaki Maori Village (2-minute walk)
  • Rotorua Night Market (2-minute walk)

Getting around

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

  • 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



  • 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
  • Television in common areas
  • Disabled parking
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

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

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.

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Recent reviews

Good 7.4 From 60 reviews

Very good 8.0
Good hostel
Everything are good. Except the kitcken is too small !
wai king, hkRomance 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
Good 6.0
Okay for one night
Stayed here only one night. Bed uncomfortable, unpleasent smell in the room. Also no windows in the room (except small skylight), so we weren't able to to air the room. Fridge so small, barely room for our couple things. No lighting in men's toilet area.
au1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great find. Comfy space, provided towels and toiletries. Quiet as well. Toilet had hairdryers. Well equipped space. Friendly and helpful staff.
Natalie, auTrip with friends
Very good 8.0
Friendly staff, great location!
gb2 night trip

Rotorua Downtown Backpackers, Rotorua, New Zealand

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