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Reviewed March 30, 2018

The room is (had a private room with bathroom) was good and big enough, of course hostel style but I liked it.
The staff is excellent and reception can give a lot of helpful information about what to do.
The hostel is fairly big but still not noisy and you get a lot of other travelers to chat with.
They had good public kitchens and large public areas to sit in.

  • Stayed: February 2018, travelled solo
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Thank KjellAkeAlmroth
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RockSolidNZ, Host at Rock Solid Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2018

Hi there ! Nice to hear that you had a great stay with us, don't hesitate to pass by if you ever go to Rotorua again !! Cheers, safe travels and many thanks !

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Reviewed March 26, 2018

Clean and well maintained facilites, linen provided, plenty of toilets/showers, spacious dining area and the common room and climbing wall were an added quirk. Great location in walking distance from Eat Stret and free weekend parking out the front. As far as backpackers go, there isn't much to fault!

Room Tip: We chose a private family room - not sure we'd have been as satisfied in a dorm room - a few partiers returning in the early hours.
  • Stayed: March 2018, travelled with friends
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Thank Elsie S
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RockSolidNZ, Host at Rock Solid Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded March 29, 2018

Kia ora Elsie !
Thank you a lot for this review. We're glad to hear that you had a nice stay here, we hope you're doing great. Safe travels and many thanks !

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Reviewed March 25, 2018

The living room is good, has somethings to do. Kitchen is tidy. But bed is a bit softer than what I expected. Other than it, all good. Good value and good service, good location. It is in the heart of the city. It is convenient to go anywhere in Rutorua.

Room Tip: female is better in level one, male is better in level two, because that is where the toilet and bathroom closer.
Stayed: March 2018, travelled with friends
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Thank yuxianz2018
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RockSolidNZ, Host at Rock Solid Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded March 29, 2018

Kia ora Yu, thank you a lot for this review. Travel safe and enjoy New-Zealand !

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Reviewed March 13, 2018

This hostel is really cool. It is well located, they offer a very good and free wifi, very well organized. It has loundry and all staff is kind, especially Julia who helped me a lot booking some activities.

Stayed: March 2018, travelled solo
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Thank Eduardo S
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RockSolidNZ, Manager at Rock Solid Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded March 14, 2018

Awesome Eduardo, thanks a million for the awesome review. Safe travels as you travel NZ!

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Reviewed March 13, 2018

Common area is nice, but it closes too early in the evening to be of much use. Same goes for the kitchen. Apart from the bedrooms, there are very few windows anywhere in the hostel, meaning the whole place feels kind of dark and dingy.

Stayed: March 2018, travelled solo
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Thank charlesanthonymilton
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RockSolidNZ, Manager at Rock Solid Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded March 14, 2018

Thanks for the honest feedback Charles, we appreciate your comments about the closing times. Our staff work 8am-10pm which we feel is reasonable hours for the communal space to be available. We do hope you enjoyed Rotorua while you were here!

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