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Reviewed 6 October 2016

Travelling alone can be intimidating, but the receptionist Payton and a lovely young lady behind the bar (Jessie?) made me feel so welcome! They really made my stay memorable. Stayed in a private room, which was basic but met my needs. Some of the facilities need updating, but the great staff make this place!!!!

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Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

We are staying in base for 2 nights as part of the kiwi experience. On arrival the receptionist Toni was amazing, very welcoming and willing to help where possible! She gave us tips on where to eat, what activities to do and the best time of day to do them.

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Thank Mollyrose06
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed here with school group. Friendly staff BUT that's all. Given a double room by pool however the 50 cigarette butts just outside our door says it all. None of us used the showers. Pre booked dinner took at lava bar (same business) took nearly 2 hours to happen. Really needs an overhaul of facilities and management it seems. Best...

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Thank fortheloveofit4
Lincoln, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 September 2016

It's been a while since I've stayed at a backpackers so I don't know how this place measures up to its competition but it's definitely an improvement on hostels I've stayed at previously. I stayed in the female (sanctuary) dorm with it's own loo and shower (for room of 8) and was pleasantly surprised to be provided with towel and...

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Thank JottieP
Dortmund, Germany
Reviewed 16 September 2016

My best hostel experience so far. They have big, clean rooms, a nice pool and free wifi - what else would you want as a backpacker. I felt very welcome and the atmosphere is nice. Especially Toni of the staff is great.

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Thank LeonJoshua
Wuppertal, Germany
Reviewed 16 September 2016

A really nice hostel with big rooms and a great swimming pool. It is also well located and have a great service. I can only say Toni from the reception was very friendly and the atmosphere was pretty nice.

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Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Great hostel located just round the corner from all shopping amenities. A conveniently located bar right next door offers free meals every night with a drink purchase and free wifi in exchange for taking a selfie with something awesome in rotorua!.They also have a heated pool that was steaming just like the geysers which looked very inviting.Toni on reception was...

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Thank Kylejackson
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed overnight in base rotorua and I can say that the place is very accessible. They had a small thermal pool which we used. The receptionist was very welcoming and very accommodating. I forgot her name though. The rooms were clean as well.

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Thank 728surfgirl
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Room was absolutely boiling at night and I was beside a radiator, eventually moved rooms as it was unbearable but the hostel itself is average. One person on check in trying to check 30 people in wasn't exactly great either. Would stay elsewhere when I go back in to town

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Thank DerekMcH
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Great place to stay! Helpful staff and centrally located. My room was warm with a comfortable bed and tea, coffee, shampoo, conditioner, shower gel and towels provided. Bathrooms are also modern and clean with AMAZING shower pressure.

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Base Rotorua

Address: 1286 Arawa Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand (Formerly Hot Rock Backpackers)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Price Range: $37 - $107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Base Rotorua 2*
Number of rooms: 140
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“Bathroom and shower in dorm”
 of 5 bubbles Lilwatson, 15 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Normal 8 bed rooms was great”
 of 5 bubbles Surf_Skater, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“I stayed in the sanctuary- it was a nice quiet section.”
 of 5 bubbles RhondaA60, 5 Nov 2016 | Read review
“cheap,budget”
 of 5 bubbles joaoguilhermem2016, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“It's a backpackers! If you want privacy, splurge on a private room.”
 of 5 bubbles 901candicee, 5 Oct 2016 | Read review
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