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Rotorua, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 May 2012

i stayed here 6 weeks working for accomodation, the owner really helped me and my friends out. all the staff were a good laugh and the banter wit dan was hilarious!! will miss everyone. the location was perfect easy walkin distance to everything. shame the spa wasnt workin but we found brilliant hotpools the locals told us about. would definately...

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SwordKing, Owner at Cactus Jacks Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review. We loved how efficient you girls were and that you strived to keep Cactus to the high standard of cleanliness that we aim for. I hope you guys have an awesome time while you are here in New Zealand and can only wish the very best for each one of you

Hull, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 May 2012

I stayed 3 nights at Cactus Jacks and a friend also joined me. Paul the manager was awesome, as was Mae. Both were regularly on hand with ideas of what to do, where to go, what activities were better than others etc. The hostel was clean and tidy with wicked decor. I would highly recommend it to anyone!

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SwordKing, Owner at Cactus Jacks Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you Suze We will endeavour to keep our standards up

Gisborne, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 April 2012

we had a twin room for 2 of us travelling, Dan the manager was great! he told us an option of things he would recommend to do in rotorua, he even took us himself to the waiotapu water thermal spring, which i would highly recommend if you stayed here. great price, great company. tidy place. this is a themed backpackers.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 March 2012

I stayed 4 nights at Cactus Jacks i researched it before travelling but its reviews hard still difficult to assess a place. There is always someone who thought the place was terrible. The service at CJs can not be beaten, they are always around and can book trips and organised discounts and deals for many sights. The got me a...

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Sweden
Reviewed 19 March 2012

My son, 20, and I stayed there for one night. Just to see the front of the house made me happy - a "very" yellow house with "Backpackers Cactus Jack" and with a mexican man painted on the top and a lot of big cactuses in the flowerbed. The doors to the rooms, after having passed the kitchen, were all...

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Utrecht
Reviewed 14 March 2012

We stayed at Cactus Jack for 2 nights and when we arrived, the guy from reception (sorry darling, forgot your name, haha) gave us A LOT of useful information, including thinking budget-wisely. He even gave us a discount on a tour :) !! Although we broke his computer twice, he helped us out by repairing the computer at the spot!...

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Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 February 2012

I stayed at Cactus Jacks Backpackers for one month doing work for accommodation. I loved my time spent there, the hostel has so much character and is a really fun place to be, it’s a very unique hostel and I can defiantly say that I’ve never stayed anywhere else like it before or since, you will not forget your stay...

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Kihei, Hawaii
Reviewed 20 February 2012

I stayed in a twin room here with a travel friend I had met. The room was barely big enough to hold our packs, but we made it work. I wish there had been something, anything, to hang wet towels and wet clothing on though, as it was a very rainy day. The toilets and showers could use some work...

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Rotorua, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 January 2012

I found this hostel walking down the street. Nobody a the reception, I didn't ring and just poped in for a look : very nice and friendly decoration, pleasant and clean common areas, original organization of the building, it's like a little mexican stylised village ! I thought "that would do for tonight if I stay in town". I came...

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Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 January 2012

Positives: Relatively cheap, good location and friendly guy on reception who was more than happy to reccommend good things to do around Rotorua and gave us a discount on an activity we booked. They also let us leave our luggage at reception after we checked out and waited for our afternoon coach which was nice. Negatives: This place is in...

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Additional Information about Cactus Jacks Backpackers

Address: 1210 Haupapa Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
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Price Range: $27 - $73 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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“Make sure to take the rooms away from the main road, to avoid late night foot traffic noise.”
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“Rooms inside are quieter. Very sociable around the courtyard.”
 of 5 bubbles nicholef42, 26 Dec 2013 | Read review
“We shared a 6 person room for $22, but we had the option to stay in another large room for $20.”
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