We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

YHA Rotorua

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
YHA Rotorua
View Map
{"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}}}
Add Photo Write a Review

360 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
There are newer reviews for YHA Rotorua
See the most recent reviews
Showing 288: English reviews
Reviewed 2 March 2015 via mobile

I am really like the atmosphere in the YHA Rotoru, the staff was helpful and people stay in are friendly. The first day, while I arrived, I am getting lost but after getting help from front desk staff, I got used to things around, really appreciated. The Maori cultural tour was also recommended by other people stay in together, it...

Thank Yingfanzhang
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 March 2015

Pros: - good location - good size communal kitchen - laundry facilities - nice staff - relaxed atmosphere - people of all ages make it an interesting mx of people - clean shower/toilets We would stay here again.

Thank Lawrence D
Reviewed 28 February 2015 via mobile

i have travelled a fair bit in NZ and Abroad. This hostel was fair priced and clean and had great facilities. The activities aroubd were fun and easily accessible. BUT the thing that set it above most other places was the friendly, informative and helpful front desk staff. 5 stars guys! U earnt it.

Thank Uncle4max
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 24 February 2015

We stayed for 2 nights in a private room with a bathroom. It’s a hard to write this, as the hostel itself was good value for money - clean, the rooms were a fine size, the noise level in the hostel itself was low and the wifi worked most of the time. It’s also in a great location, 10 minute...

Thank Caroline N
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 February 2015

This YHA was absolutely fine, the rooms basic but perfectly ok. Great free wi fi as we came to expect at YHA. Good space in the communal and kitchen areas. Convenient for bus to Hobbition and the cultural evenings. Enjoyed one night as part of Haka Tours trip.

Thank Claire T
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 February 2015

Nice and comfortable, clean and modern. However, the walls are a little thin and you can hear your neighbours at times. But for the price, it is good value and couldn't have been happier. Location is quite convenient.

Thank lily264
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 11 February 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights. Took the ensuite room with two single beds. The room size is compact, like Japanese hotel but sufficient for two girls with backpacks. It's clean and minimal. Like the ample roadside parking. Kitchen is well stocked but need to queue during the mealtimes. Does not like the noise that is still going on after 12am...

Thank Jill M T
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 February 2015

Had a few bad experiences in Auckland so was nice to see an airy room with clean bedsheets and towels. The staff were helpful and friendly and there was free parking. Location was quite good and easy to find when driving. Most tours of Maori sites will pick you up from your hostel so location isn't too much of an...

Thank kattttt
Reviewed 3 February 2015

It's a nice, friendly, comfortable YHA I have ever stay in NZ, it's so easy to get travel informatiions and any help I need here, and it's easy to park cars, there are many car park places around YHA.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Minnesota, USA
Reviewed 1 February 2015

We stayed here with a group of 25 students, my third stay here and I appreciate it more every time. The staff is always very engaged and helpful, the location is fabulous (easy walk to most everything but not right in the middle of it all, i.e. some insulation from noisy crowds), and the amenities are quite good, even by...

Thank langmart

80 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (59)
Room/Suite (13)
Hotel & Grounds (11)
Family/Play Areas (1)
Bathroom (3)
Dining (1)
View from Room (1)
Other (29)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (21)
Room/Suite (3)
Other (18)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Rotorua hotels
0.3 km away
Quest Rotorua Central
Quest Rotorua Central
#1 of 93 in Rotorua
641 reviews
0.6 km away
Novotel Rotorua Lakeside
1.9 km away
Silver Fern Rotorua - Accommodation and Spa
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.9 km away
Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua
0.6 km away
Princes Gate Hotel
Princes Gate Hotel
#38 of 93 in Rotorua
713 reviews
0.7 km away
Millennium Hotel Rotorua
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices


  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to YHA Rotorua, a purpose built backpacker hostel in the central city for your complete Rotorua experience. Rotorua’s finest lodge, YHA Rotorua offers budget backpacker accommodation right beside Kuirau Park, Rotorua’s free geothermal attraction, and only two minutes walk from shops, cafes, restaurants and beautiful Lake Rotorua. There is a wide range of backpacker accommodation to choose from: 4 bed share rooms, 6 bed bunk rooms, triple room, standard double rooms, twin/double ensuite rooms. ... more   less 

Additional Information about YHA Rotorua

Address: 1278 Haupapa Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand (Formerly YHA Treks Backpackers)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Price Range: $44 - $90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — YHA Rotorua 5*
Number of rooms: 186
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Agoda, HostelWorld, Priceline and Hotels.com so you can book your YHA Rotorua reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Yha Treks Backpackers Rotorua
Yha Treks Backpackers Hotel Rotorua
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from YHA Rotorua staff and other travellers.
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from YHA Rotorua staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“get a room nearer the park.”
 of 5 bubbles elsner2016, 22 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The original builiding around the reception more comfortable than the new one on the Kuirau Park side. Better internet signal as well.”
 of 5 bubbles Cyrllle, 8 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Easy, comfy and flexible”
 of 5 bubbles timtT6478JH, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We were near the kitchen and you could hear the kitchen fan turn on all night.”
 of 5 bubbles ash289, 23 Jul 2016 | Read review
“very quiet area at night”
 of 5 bubbles fitmom1010, 14 May 2016 | Read review
5 of 5