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    Base Rotorua

    1286 Arawa Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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    Overview
    • Excellent28%
    • Very good26%
    • Average21%
    • Poor15%
    • Terrible10%
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    “bar next door” (22 reviews)
    “lava bar” (31 reviews)
    “dorm room” (7 reviews)
    Paid Wifi
    Free Parking
    Pool
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Bar/Lounge
    Kitchenette
    Self-Serve Laundry
    Breakfast included
    2.0 Star Hotel
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    Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

    Really unfriendly staff, complete rip off, rude and unhelpful when I tried to change my booking, provided misleading information. So unimpressed with this hostel and base hostels generally- they should support solo travellers and be more flexible (within reason), not rip them off. Do not...More

    Thank Steph P
    Response from BaseRotorua, Manager at Base RotoruaResponded 17 May 2017

    Hi Steph Thank you for taking the time to review. We are very sorry to hear that you feel your situation was dealt with inappropriately over the phone. Due to our 24 hour cancellation policy we were unable to change your booking as you called...More

    Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

    We have been here for not even one night and I am dissapointed. Paid 32$ for a 18 persons dorm and I could not fall asleep because of the Lava bar next door. It is terribly loud and noisy. Would not reccomend!!

    Thank Thelma V
    Reviewed 12 March 2017

    To be completely honest, I was disappointed with this hostel. The photos and previous reviews made the place look awesome... but in actuality the hostel was out-of-date and not inviting. Our room was mouldy, the tap didn't drain properly in the bathroom and loud (thanks...More

    Thank Ttg6162
    Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

    I stayed here for 1 night in a dorm room. The room was spacious enough and had a balcony with a nice view. However, the sheets were not really clean and looked like they had been used before. When I took a shower the water...More

    Thank Beccie1
    Reviewed 8 March 2017

    Room 3 - the smell of mould that hit you when opening the door is no joke. Thankfully neither my sister or I are asthmatic! There was mould growing on the ceiling above the window which ran the entire length of room. There was mould...More

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    YHA Rotorua
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    About
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    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Self-Serve Laundry
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    • Pool
    • Bar/Lounge
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$32 - US$69 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Room types
    • Kitchenette ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 140
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    • Location
    • New Zealand >
    • North Island >
    • Bay of Plenty Region >
    • Rotorua District >
    • Rotorua
    • Also Known As
    • Hot Rock Backpackers Hotel Rotorua
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