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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 20 December 2012

The place was ok, to be honest not the best place we have stayed. Our room was soo hot it was really difficult to sleep at night and couldn't really open the window as it lead onto the roof of the next building. The kitchen was under repair and the pots we used to cook our food left our dinner...

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

Thanks for the feedback, When we are made aware of issues we address them. We have placed a fan in the room to alleviate the heat that Rotorua has been experiencing. Have checked the pots and couldn't find any dirty or rusty ones that is a mystery because the pots are stainless steel

Auckland
Reviewed 15 December 2012

I loved Cactus Jacks, a little rough and ready whilst undergoing some changes but was made to feel very welcome. Clean and spacious kitchen, clean bathroom facilities and social areas and very affordable too.

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

Thanks for the kind words. We have a lot of renovations [planned to bring our place up to a higher standard

Newberg, Oregon
Reviewed 16 November 2012 via mobile

After staying in YHA, BBH and XBase hostels, Cactus Jack was a nice change. The fun murals and western decor added character to my stay. This was a very affordable option for me. I got a single room with shared facilities for the lowest price in town. The room was clean and the bed comfortable. I enjoyed the help from...

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

Thanks for the kind words Yes we are upgrading and this will continue

Huntly, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 October 2012

This backpackers is awesome! The staff were really friendly and helpful, the showers are AMAZING, the rooms were nice and comfortable. Really got our moneys worth here. We had a BBQ in the courtyard and overall had a really good night. Definately recommend Cactus Jacks if your in Rotorua.

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

Thanks for the kind words lets try to live up to the praise

Bahia Kino, Mexico
Reviewed 10 August 2012

Nice little warm hostel with great staff and guests. Clean, awesome atmosphere and everyone has been very friendly to me. The price is great, especially for someone on a budget like me. The rooms were pretty nice and the beds very comfortable. The showers were tidy and great. I had a great time and great sleep and I will recommend...

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

Now that the geothermal is working properly the hostels warmth is radiating better Thank you for noticing the efforts my staff are doing

Cookstown
Reviewed 10 August 2012

Had a great stay at this hostel! Very warm, great showers and kitchen facilities! They are in the process of re modelling so this hostel should turn out to be a real gem! Definitely a nicer experience than the more commercially run hostels! Big thanks to Dan for being so helpful and pointing out the hot pools! Cheers Dan!

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

Thanks for your kind words. We are upgrading things so thanks for the response

Reviewed 1 August 2012

I got some kind of allergic reaction on my neck from the bed not sure what it was but could be fleas. Huge itchy red spots all over my neck and under my chin! Some kitchen equipments could be better and more variety. On the plus side the place is really warm and showers were good. I think they are...

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

Thanks for the review; We have engaged somebody to check for fleas etc and to remedy. We take this matter seriously so it would have been more helpful if this problem was brought to our attention earlier. Our kitchen equipment is continually being upgraded. Our best wishes Inka K

Chester
Reviewed 30 July 2012

I really enjoyed my stay at this hostel, they make a great first impression, with very friendly and helpful staff. The hostel is kept clean and tidy. And the quirky decoration really added to the stay. It is very central for town, and sights. It's also very reasonably priced. I also felt totally secure leaving my belongings there, while I...

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

Thanks for your comments our best wishes to you

Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 24 June 2012

Cactus Jacks Backpackers is in a great location in Rotorua. It is handy to lots of the local attractions that we wanted to go to. They also offer great discounts on many of these attractions, which saved us money. I like it too how we could ask and get recommendations of fun things to do in the local area. That...

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Rotorua, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 May 2012

i stayed here 6 weeks working for accomodation, the owner really helped me and my friends out. all the staff were a good laugh and the banter wit dan was hilarious!! will miss everyone. the location was perfect easy walkin distance to everything. shame the spa wasnt workin but we found brilliant hotpools the locals told us about. would definately...

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

Thank you for your positive review. We loved how efficient you girls were and that you strived to keep Cactus to the high standard of cleanliness that we aim for. I hope you guys have an awesome time while you are here in New Zealand and can only wish the very best for each one of you

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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
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Price Range: $26 - $67 (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”
 of 5 bubbles clickeric, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“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
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