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Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

The owners were knowledgable and helpful! I spent all afternoon wandering around Rotorua for free thanks to a great map of the town I received on arrival. The facilities were nice, large kitchen, bbq/patio area. I loved that there were no bunkbeds and i had a very comfortable sleep. Unfortunately i found the guests to be unfriendly but overall it...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at the hostel for a couple of nights in a private room wish shared bathroom/toilets. Our room was spacious and clean and we got towels for $1 from reception. The hostel has large common areas (kitchen, living room) and even a small hot water pool. The shared facilities were well maintained. The staff were very friendly and helpful...

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auckland new zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Comfortable bed, quiet room, free parking and right in town. Other places don't provide that combination readily. Some bathrooms have baths not showers, but showers still readily available. Quite clean, but kitchen Windows and fridges could do with cleaning. Owners helpful, but it appears cleaning staff are probably backpacking residents, so that's probably the reason some lack of service or...

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Thank marshp
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Stayed here for two nights, facilities are fine. Everything you need for a backpacker. But the hostel is full of screaming kids. Think there's a few families living there and it feels like your sharing a house with them, not my cup of tea. No one talks to each other, wouldn't call it a hostel.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed here over NYE and thought it was comfy for a few days! The hostel felt very homely and the owners were really nice and helpful! However, you almost felt like you weren't welcome by a few of the housekeeping staff and it felt it a bit 'clicky.' However we would stay again for sure and like others have...

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Reviewed 8 December 2016

This hostel is very house like and very cozy if a word comes to mind, it's clearly been converted at some point. That being said It is a good place to stay, it just wasn't my cup of tea. The people here are not talkers maybe it's just the holiday working staff but yeesh, like blood from a stone. but...

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Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Stayed 3 nights at the Central Backpackers. Staff was really helpful and on arrival they showed us a map with things we could do in town for free. Room was very spacious and clean. Shared bathrooms also clean. A real plus was the heated spa pool. Really nice to relax with a beer after a long day walking. Kitchen area...

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Thank Johan L
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 November 2016

clean and tidy and cozy accommodation. but would be better to have shower than just the bath tub. also the tap might be best to be replaced with the new one so that the cold and hot water can be opened through just one tap. despite that, everything was perfect and very homey feel.

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Helensvale, Australia
Reviewed 23 November 2016

I really enjoyed my stay at this backpackers. The location is close to everything. The staff were very helpful and pointed out all the nearby attractions and facilities. I was in a female dorm, and the beds were so comfortable! The hotel put a lot of effort in to keeping it clean, tidy and warm. The only negative thing I...

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Balmoral, Australia
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Simply a great place. Nice clean rooms and facilities, even baths! Huge comfy bed and good sized room. No problem with noise or anything, slept very well here. (We stayed 3 nights) Fast and good wifi, cosey lounge and very friendly staff. Kitchen with all you need, dining area could be bigger though for the amount of guests. Great location...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
1930's character building situated close to the CBD of Rotorua. We offer a range of room configurations. No ensuite facilities, cheap wifi, large shared kithen, spa pool, thermal central heating in all rooms, choice of shower or bath, bed linen included. A great place to take a break! Office hours 8am to 7pm NZT. Please only phone during office hours ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rotorua Central Backpackers

Address: 1076 Pukuatua St, Rotorua, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Price Range: $26 - $72 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“Upstairs more secure when Windows open and some downstairs rooms next to busy corridor”
 of 5 bubbles marshp, 4 Feb 2017 | Read review
“close to town centre, lovely hosts!”
 of 5 bubbles 507nehag, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I saw only one dorm room, and it was good. But as good as it is, it is not worth the sour treatment of the staff. Go elsewhere!”
 of 5 bubbles BrianInAuckland, 1 Oct 2016 | Read review
“be aware of crazy kitchen rules”
 of 5 bubbles browneyes1989, 12 Oct 2015 | Read review
“All the rooms seemed good. Even my room facing the street and the police station was not noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles andrewmilton, 15 Jan 2015 | Read review
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