Rotorua is a city in the north island on New Zealand. Situated by the Lake Rotorua, the city is known for its geysers and hot springs, which are a widely known tourist attraction today. Rotorua hostels are also known to backpackers and other travelers to the city which has about 55,000 citizens.
Rotorua's city central is compact so the best way to get around is walking or biking. There is also a small airport in the city, and it is served by some bus operators as well. Rotorua hostels are mainly situated in the heart of the city, and the value is generally very good. You'll be looking at 20NZD and upwards for a dorm bed in Rotorua, and a bit more for doubles and twins.
What is there to do when you visit a Rotorua hostel? The thermal activity spots are a big attraction. Motutara (translates as "The Sulphur Bay") is a walking path which goes through many hot springs and sulphur vents, and is well worth the time. Government Gardens is also a nice place to walk around in, and you can also go for a boat ride in one of the 14 lakes situated near the city.
If you want to spend some time relaxing, we recommend the Polynesian Spa. With plentiful spa options (bathing in mineral springs, different types of therapies), Polynesian Spa is a bit on the expensive side, but the value is great and the experience is something you won't easily find outside Rotorua.
For foodies who come to stay in a Rotorua hostel, we recommend trying the traditional Maori feast called "Hangi", which is essentially a local meat and vegetable dish which is cooked in a pit with extremely hot rocks, and results in a distinctive flavor.