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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

YHA across the street is superb, STAY THERE! Base is always a horrible place to stay so Rotorua definitely wasn't an exception. As always the kitchen was messy, it's impossible to find clean things to cook or eat with. There were mold in the shower in my room. As always they advertise their free wifi which is only at reception...

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed there for one night with two friends to discover Rotorua and surroundings. Was a very good location, close to everything. The room we stayed at (4 bed female dorm) was very big, the beds not that comfy though (but for a few nights not a problem). The kitchen has everything you need and there's even a pool. The staff...

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Thank Céline B
Rotorua, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The hostel itself was ok. The ensuite bathrooms came quite handy but thats all. The sheets looked disgusting. I was shocked after the good experiences i had in Crash Palace Rotorua or YHA Taupo... My roommates were even worse. Just some party people who brought their acquaintances home at 2am in the middle of the night for having sex with...

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had an 8-bed room with the balcony to the street, but was not too loud during night. Shower and bathroom was inside the room which is definitely a plus. For 8 beds the room was a bit small, but still ok. In the evening the kitchen got messy, but later staff cleaned it up. There is a corner with...

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Thank Benjamin W
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 2 weeks 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 21 January 2017 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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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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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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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: $33 - $101 (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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“just choose a nicer hostel, e.g. crash palace Rotorua,....”
 of 5 bubbles juliaschmidt22, 26 Feb 2017 | Read review
“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
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