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Rotorua, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Thank Hobbitoner
Rotorua, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Friendly and nice Staff. Own bathrooms at dorm and really clean rooms. It is also good and centrally located to get to the main and best sights! The kitchen is Welle equipped and clean. I will recommend it : )

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Stayed for 2 nights in the small dirty room that barely had any plug sockets at all (I found 1 socket in a room for 5)! Bathroom was dirty and the bins were full and never emptied... A sign said the shower could take 2 minutes to heat up (which is fair enough) and water pressure could be worse during... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Place was disgusting - I arrived and has been "upgraded" to a family room as they had no private rooms left and I would hate to know what the downgrade would have looked like. I walked into my room and the toilet hadn't been flushed from whoever used it last. I walked straight out to reception to buy the internet... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and a friend stayed at Base Rotorua for 7 nights. We stayed in an 8 bed girls ensuite dorm which was ok but not very clean, mold in the shower and all around windows. My biggest issue was the kitchen! In the 2 months we have been traveling so far, we have never seen a kitchen area so disgusting.... More 

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Idaho Falls, Idaho, United States
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an older hostel and though the rooms and beds were very clean and comfortable, the kitchen was not so clean. The lounge areas had broken down chairs and were very small rooms. Good location and very nice and helpful staff. Toni went out of her way to help me get to a tour on time and made my... More 

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Thank Rhonda A
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome hostel. Great facilities, close to town, easy to organise activities, super friendly staff, really good kitchen, cool bar on site and nice hot swimming pool. Also Toni is amazing - she practically saved my life!

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Thank MTP92
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4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for a few nights. Staff really friendly and helpful . Room was nice and large with a balcony which was awesome. However mould in the corner of room and the sink would not drain properly in the bathroom. Stayed on a busy night and the party in the bar went in till 3am next door so not much... More 

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Thank Roz H
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8 reviews
Reviewed 26 October 2016

This was a simple hostel. The staff was good, but the rooms... well it's a hostel to stay with friends without the expectation of confort from a hotel. If you are with 8 friends for a weekend then this is a good and cheap place to stay. With alot of crowd and eventually some noise.

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Braunschweig, Germany
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Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Dont have much to complain. The staff was friendly and everything i saw was clean. Seemed very alright for its price. The hostel does have kind of a cold atmosphere around it. Would stay here again i think.

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Thank Lionheart92

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • 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: $43 - $123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Base Rotorua 2*
Number of rooms: 140
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“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
“Room 10 lovely”
 of 5 bubbles 543laurenj, 4 Jan 2016 | Read review
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