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Rotorua, New Zealand
Reviewed 12 December 2015

Fine location, good beds, hot showers, free wi-fi. No complaints whatsoever. Nothing to rave about, but I enjoyed my stay and would totally stay here again. I bought a BBH card from them, but they didn't apply the discount, so that was pretty lame I guess.

Thank AmandaPressly
Management response:

Hi Amanda, Thanks for taking time to give us such a nice review, we really appreciate it, and would love you to come stay with us again. Thanks again, Rosemere Backpackers

Reviewed 4 November 2015 via mobile

Spent just one night in this hostel. Only positive point is the friendly staff. I was frozen the whole time there, with no heating in the room or elsewhere. The kitchen was the warmest due to people cooking. They didn't provide clean sheets or a pillow case. There was a fitted sheet on the bed but the pillow and comforter...

Thank Naydeen L
Reviewed 7 July 2015 via mobile

I had a great stay at Rosemere Backpackers. The rooms were a good size. The FREE wifi actually worked all over the hostel. I had a chance to speak to Mark, (The Owner) and he is such a nice guy. The thing I liked the most about him was that fact he took so much pride in the work he...

Thank Lukas T
Management response:

Hi Lukas, What a fantastic review, very nice of you! We really appreciate you staying with us, and we are very glad you had a great time, I hope to see you again at Rosemere! Kind Regards, Mark

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Reviewed 10 April 2015

I stayed there for about 3 weeks, got to know most of the guests (plenty of long-term residents) so I'll admit my review is a little bit biased. If you are looking for a comfy and quiet place to relax during your time in Wellington I would not recommend it. Parties tend to go on until late at night (even...

Thank dilemmachine
Castile-La Mancha, Spain
Reviewed 5 April 2015 via mobile

I am not picky about hostels - low price so you get the basics.Usually I always read reviews before booking & we booked Rosemere 3 days before arrival,we were constantly on the road & Easter weekend was upon us,called this hotel,they had rooms & I completed the booking over the phone. Must say - the very WORST first impression ever!Only...

Thank Erika D
Queenstown, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 March 2015

I've been in Rosemere for the last year, and I can defenitly say that I feel like home. What make Rosemere unique, different, special is us... people that lives here, those one that go and come all the time. you can stay in Rosemere a day or a year (like me and many others) and your feeling is gonna be...

Thank Suter1987
Management response:

Hi Suter1987, We love hearing people say they enjoy Rosemere Backpackers - we put a lot of effort into making sure we have a fun and positive environment for our guests! Hope to see you back soon. Thanks again, Rosemere Backpackers

Reviewed 21 December 2014

Not clean, very noisy, few placera to sit in the kitchen area. Draft/wind trough closed windows, and this is a cold place some times. Beddings ned replacement , badly. One of the worst places I stayed. I belive little has ben done to the place in 25-30 years.

Thank Henrys007
Blenheim, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 December 2014

I stayed at Rosemere for 2 months (for some reason) at the beginning of the year. The pros and cons (for me) are: PROS: TV Room is excellent, with good sofas and a hard drive FULL of movies and TV shows. Location is good, only about 5-10 mins walk to CBD. Well-equipped Kitchen, which is open all night (the gas,...

2Thank SteveJames14
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 October 2014

this is the worst backpackers I have ever stayed at! the young staff and their friends rave all night long, music blaring, drink bottles crashing, people snogging, fighting, shouting and rioting all through the building. The music and partying was still ongoing at 7am!!! they may provide cereal and bread for toast but there's pretty much no dishes or cups/mugs...

1Thank shonajoy71
Reviewed 22 October 2014 via mobile

As this was featured in my bbh brochure as an average hostel to stay in wellington, i must say i was surprised. The staff were not very helpful they even made a mistake with our booking. There was a $10 key deposit for our room which was not needed as they did not lock. The people staying there were obviously...

Thank Kymff7

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Rosemere is an action packed Backpackers in Wellington City, a short walk from all of this vibrant city's attractions. Cereals, toast, tea and spreads are provided. On Wednesdays, enjoy home made soup in Winter, and sausage sizzle in Summer. Full kitchen and laundry facilities, free DVDs and videos, a piano and a reading room for all to enjoy. Free internet for half an hour per day. Single, Double, Twin, Four and Six bed dorms available. Warm duvets are provided, and our funky green shower facilities are spotless. We can organise car hire, plus Ferry, Bus, Train and activity information is available. BBH affiliated ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rosemere Backpackers

Address: 6 Macdonald Crescent, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wellington
Price Range: $28 - $88 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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“If possible, try to avoid room 20 next to the outside terrace. It is extremely loud when the party-makers are playing music and drinking/shouting/singing/fighting late into the night!”
 of 5 bubbles SteveJames14, 3 Dec 2014 | Read review
“Do not take the room facing the terrace - if you have a problem with noise, ask before you book. There are quieter rooms available, as there is not much traffic there.”
 of 5 bubbles CuddleKatl, 24 Mar 2014 | Read review
“Stay somewhere else!”
 of 5 bubbles AngeAuckland, 29 May 2013 | Read review
“Room 20 is next to the outdoor area so is not ideal for a good nights sleep. In saying that, I stayed in this room the whole week and it was fine.”
 of 5 bubbles JosephG898, 9 Dec 2012 | Read review
“Ask for one with a balcony - excellent opportunity to chill out and watch over the city”
 of 5 bubbles ezeki3l, 2 Jan 2012 | Read review
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