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Herning, Denmark
Reviewed 23 November 2015 via mobile

We were 6 Girls staying at Cactus Jacks from the 22th to the 24th of november (2015). It was such a nice hostel for us backpackers. The nicest owner with a wide DVD collection, so we could watch a movie in the livingroom. Higly recommend this place!!!

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Whakatane, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 November 2015

The photos make the place look really nice on website, when i walked in it was definitely nothing like the photos. As soon as i walked into the courtyard it smelt like urine there were big stink rubbish bins Open BBQ burning that wasnt safe for kids. We ended up not staying there and going to a different back pakas...

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Waikouaiti, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 October 2015

Really cool place to stay, very helpful friendly people :-) I was an alone female and felt very safe!!!! Place was spot on clean and warm....Wow and the artwork very very cool :-) Was very easy to find from coming on the bus from the airport and not knowing my way around :-) Handy to the main shops :-) if...

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1Thank foxyrox69
Reviewed 15 October 2015

cool hostel with a courtyard, a swing, and a spa pool. very colourful with all the western/mexican themed artwork. large kitchen, lounge area, and laundry facilities. convenient location. rooms and prices are reasonable.

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1Thank sqvares
Reviewed 11 October 2015

Ok, so it isnt really a western, but it sort of resembles it in a sort of fun way. The biggest selling point is all the awesome art work painted on the walls, doors and all the little touches here and there, to give it as much of a western feel as possible. Bonus points for being a clean place...

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2Thank noelh533
Rotorua District, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 June 2015

I stayed in that hostel for 2 weeks & it was really nice. The bathrooms, kitchen & rooms are very clean. They clean the kitchen 2 times a day, so it's clean! It's made like an old western town. Very colorful & funny. They have a pool room & sky TV.

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1Thank Melli93
Quezon City, Philippines
Reviewed 27 April 2015

Off the bat, for those who have a thing for quirky....a hostel fashioned like an old western town is worth your time. The rooms are designed like an old fashioned western town with bank, saloon, sheriff's office. The rooms and toilets are simple and moderately clean. Huge kitchen is a plus.

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Reviewed 9 April 2015 via mobile

The hostel smell like an old man who smoked for a really long time. No sofas or a place to sit or hang out at that was in a good condition. And the kitchen seemed to be a home for mice not a place to cook.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 20 March 2015

We came by 5 people and given the dorm for 8 people for us. It was good deal, pay for 5 only, but it was in the low season after summer season, so not surprise plenty of rooms available. It is good location in the mid of Rotorua. The backpacker was OK, just average, clean and affordable, share bathroom and...

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SwordKing, Owner at Cactus Jacks Backpackers, responded to this review

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 22 February 2015

Rooms are very basic, but you get what you pay for We were very impressed by the cleanliness - both kitchen and bathrooms were always spotless for the 3 nights we were there. The showers were the best we found in a while. Only downside is that there is a charge for wifi

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Thanks for the kind words; We try to help

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Address: 1210 Haupapa Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
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Price Range: $22 - $72 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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“Be a cleaner to reduce your living costs, but be good at it.”
 of 5 bubbles amandaf69f2016, 6 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Make sure to take the rooms away from the main road, to avoid late night foot traffic noise.”
 of 5 bubbles noelh533, 11 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Rooms inside are quieter. Very sociable around the courtyard.”
 of 5 bubbles nicholef42, 26 Dec 2013 | Read review
“We shared a 6 person room for $22, but we had the option to stay in another large room for $20.”
 of 5 bubbles natalieb48, 9 Jul 2013 | Read review
“Book the 4 bed dorm if you have a family with you.”
 of 5 bubbles LeanneA770, 24 Jun 2012 | Read review
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