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Cactus Jacks Backpackers

07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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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.

Thank Anthea M
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.

Thank Kerst26
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...

1Thank santo t
SwordKing, Owner at Cactus Jacks Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks your review helps us to do better

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

1Thank La_eli87
SwordKing, Owner at Cactus Jacks Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words; We try to help

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Reviewed 8 February 2015

This place is noisy and busy just like Rotorua - city famous for tourism. The room is very small, with 3 bunk beds for 6 people, and it always has the smell of wet clothes. Walls are so thin that you can hear everything people say if they are in front of your room. Noise and shaking beds only allow...

Thank Phuong Q
SwordKing, Owner at Cactus Jacks Backpackers, responded to this review

Sorry my other guests din not party with you; We cant please all

Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 October 2014

The place is really good. The price is far enough and cheapest than other, such as YHA and Base. The rooms are warm and the bathrooms are clean. What gives charm to the place is the painting, with the engravings.The kitchen closes a bit early, at 9:30 pm and closes for a time at noon, in a very inconvenient time....

Thank Camila R
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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 19 October 2014

I have to say that I could not really enjoy my stay at Cactus Jack. There were some people who were kind of living there and they had a lot of really loud arguments in the courtyard at inappropriate times (e.g. at 7 in the morning and as the walls are thin, you can here EVERY SINGLE WORD). The rooms...

1Thank Traveller12345xyz
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 17 August 2014

Very friendly reception and friendly staff who are always up for a chat. Rooms were alright. Dorms had a locker to store your bags although there is only one main power socket for everyone in the 8-bed dorm. I was on the top bunk which made a bit of noise whenever I move but the annoying thing was the ceiling...

Thank Myra A
Reviewed 25 June 2014

I chose this hostel originally because it was the cheapest one I could find and I was so glad I did because I had a great experience there. I stayed for a week and met some cool people, and was delighted by the friendly staff. The hot pool is great and the showers are nice and warm. The beds are...

Thank amandaliguori
Reviewed 17 June 2014

I couldn't believe this was a tripadvisor backpacker's. The kitchen is poorly (!) equipped, the bathrooms are like festival bathroom stalls, the showers are dark and cold and without any place to put you clothes (witch you will have to bring with you into the stall, since the bathrooms are in the corridor). The kitchen smells weird and the place...

Thank Ulriksdatter

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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Additional Information about Cactus Jacks Backpackers

Address: 1210 Haupapa Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Price Range: $39 - $73 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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“Corner rooms have more space the rooms on the left are close to the night entrance if you are a light sleeper”
clickeric, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Be a cleaner to reduce your living costs, but be good at it.”
amandaf69f2016, 6 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Make sure to take the rooms away from the main road, to avoid late night foot traffic noise.”
noelh533, 11 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Rooms inside are quieter. Very sociable around the courtyard.”
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.”
natalieb48, 9 Jul 2013 | Read review
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