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Rotorua Downtown Backpackers is a modern hostel is located in the heart of Rotorua across the road from the I-Site and major bus lines.

The property offers many services and amenities including free unlimited WiFi, fresh linen, an extensive movie collection and an outdoor oasis with BBQ. There is also complimentary pasta, rice, tea and coffee.

The hostel is ideally located within a 5-minute walk of a number of bars, restaurants and grocery stores. Nearby attractions include thermal parks, Maori villages, parks, museums and Lake Rotorua. Shuttle services for activities pick-up and drop-off at the front of the building.

Accommodations includes private rooms or dormitory-style rooms. All are heated and have linen provided. The private rooms offer fans and a desk. All have access to shared bathroom facilities.

This is our guests' favorite part of Rotorua, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

Rotorua Downtown Backpackers has been welcoming guests since Mar 24, 2014

Property Highlights

Located in the top-rated area in Rotorua, this property has an excellent location score of 9.4!


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Room Type
1 queen bed
2 bunk beds
1 bunk bed
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Property questions and answers
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  • do you have lockers
    Answered on January 19, 2020
  • Is it quiet at night?
    Answered on September 1, 2019
  • Do you offer luggage storage?
    Answered on September 7, 2019
  • do you guys have bikes for rent?
    No, Sorry we don't rent bikes. there is a bike rent place close by.
    Answered on February 19, 2021
  • Is the twin room a private room and does it include a desk?
    Hi Twin room is a private room with a bunk bed. It has a tub chair and a small side table.
    Answered on November 2, 2020
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Amenities of Rotorua Downtown Backpackers
  • BBQ facilities
  • Shared kitchen
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and charges may apply.
  • Parking Off-site Additional charge
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Lockers
  • Baggage storage
  • Fax/Photocopying Additional charge
  • Tour desk
  • Laundry Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • 24-hour security
  • Designated smoking area
  • Heating
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Hebrew
  • Chinese

House rules

Rotorua Downtown Backpackers takes special requests – add in the next step!


1:00 PM - 6:00 PM


7:00 AM - 10:00 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 5 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in


Pets are not allowed.

Maestro Mastercard Visa Eftpos American Express Rotorua Downtown Backpackers accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please inform Rotorua Downtown Backpackers of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

FAQs about Rotorua Downtown Backpackers

  • The prices at Rotorua Downtown Backpackers may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Rotorua Downtown Backpackers is 2,150 feet from the center of Rotorua.

  • Rotorua Downtown Backpackers offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • From the nearest airport, you can get to Rotorua Downtown Backpackers by:

      • Airport shuttle (public) 15min
      • Taxi 15min

    • Check-in at Rotorua Downtown Backpackers is from 1:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.