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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

I chose Base Backpackers because it was the only hostel I could find with a private three person bedroom for my siblings and I. The hostel was not horrible, but not great. There seemed to be a mold problem in our room as it was on the ceiling and up the windows curtains. The bathroom and kitchen look very old,...

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here as part of my travels in NZ. Essentially it is a very basic hostel. The staff were very helpful and friendly. Nice welcome. However my only gripe was that regardless of size of the dorm you were charged $32. So in a 16 person dorm we were charged the same as someone staying in a 6. One bathroom...

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1Thank josh30745
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The hostel had a big room with an own bathroom. The kitchen was not so clean but ok. There is a club next door till midnight, that can get a bit annoying if you want to sleep. The rest of the hostel was nice, they had a pool as well.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

When I say average I don't mean it was bad, the rooms were clean, the reception staff helpful and the location is ideal for walking distance to bus stops and attractions. I just don't think there was anything stand out about this base hostel. Someone peed in the toilet bin which was quite frankly revolting, when I went for breakfast...

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1Thank MollsB94
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Really not a great hostel, hidden fees compared to hostels in the area, try and stay at one of the other good ones that are only a block or two away. The main perk is that it's within walking distance of everything and that a really nice park is right across the street

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1Thank Ian M
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Great service from Toni from the beginning to the end of our stay at Base in Rotorua! Awesome hostel in a good location perfect for getting around and local bus transport. Ade our stay in Rotorua really enjoyable

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1Thank Chris N
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Right across the street from the thermal pool park....Super clean, really spacious dorm rooms, quiet, and really friendly and helpful staff. The dorm I was in had a bathroom and shower in the room, BONUS! I woke in the morning early for a tour wondering where to grab breaky and a coffee and the girl at the desk informed me...

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1Thank Lilwatson
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

What do I want from a good hostel? Cleaness, good kitchen + bathrooms and WiFi. The rooms where OK clean, the kitchen had weak burners and only a few pots & pans and there was just a slow WiFi at the reception area. That concludes in a okish hostel because the bathrooms where in the rooms and my bed was...

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Corby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

It's a great location, minutes from town and a bus stop. The dorm and bathroom were clean and tidy. The staff were really helpful and couldn't do enough to help you. Plus with bar next door! I couldn't fault it... I would definitely stay again.

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Rotorua, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 December 2016

The Base Hostel in Rotorua is great. The dorms are noble, bathroom is very clean and modern and the kitchen offers everything for a great meal. The lovely staff is awesome and helpfull. The Lava Bar next to Base is a great place to relax. The Drinks are very good.

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Base Rotorua

Address: 1286 Arawa Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand (Formerly Hot Rock Backpackers)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Price Range: $31 - $99 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Base Rotorua 2*
Number of rooms: 140
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Hot Rock Backpackers Hotel Rotorua
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“Bathroom and shower in dorm”
 of 5 bubbles Lilwatson, 15 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Normal 8 bed rooms was great”
 of 5 bubbles Surf_Skater, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“I stayed in the sanctuary- it was a nice quiet section.”
 of 5 bubbles RhondaA60, 5 Nov 2016 | Read review
“cheap,budget”
 of 5 bubbles joaoguilhermem2016, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“It's a backpackers! If you want privacy, splurge on a private room.”
 of 5 bubbles 901candicee, 5 Oct 2016 | Read review
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