Lava Lodge, Rotorua

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Find out for yourself why our backpackers was named "Pick of the Bunch" by the Lonely Planet Travellers Guide!

Hot Rocks offers top budget accommodation overlooking beautiful Kuirau Geothermal Park. Most rooms come with their own private bathroom and balcony. Facilties include sundecks, bbq area, modern kitchen & laundry, email, and bicycle/luggage storage. At reception our friendly staff can set you up with all kinds of local and national travel activities, and heaps of other backpacker services.

And When you're looking to relax, treat yourself to one of Hot Rocks three geothermally heated hot mineral pools. Top this off with fun evenings in our very own funky Lava Bar, a great place to catch up with old friends or perhaps make some new ones!

Location and Contact


Right in town, 5 minutes walk to the lake, bus station, main street and information centre and adjacent to beautiful Kuirau Park. Major drop off and pick up point for local sightseeing and activity buses.



Address: 1286 Arawa Street, Rotorua, New Zealand

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Website Lava Lodge Rotorua (if you know the URL of their website, let us know and we'll add it)
Phone Number: +64 (0)7 348 8636
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Facilities and Amenities

Party Hostel

Solo Traveller



Airport Pickup

Bike Rental

City Tours

Lockers in Lobby

Luggage Storage


Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Air Conditioning

BBQ Grill


Clothes Dryer

Concierge/Info Desk

Credit Card Payments

Entirely Non-Smoking

Evening Entertainment


Hot Showers



Lounge Area

Movie Library/Rental


Pool Table

Swimming Pool


Table Tennis

Wheelchair Accessible

Max. Age: All Ages

Checkout: 10:00 (10 AM)

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Maximum Stay: Unlimited

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: 7 AM - 8 PM (07:00-20:00)

Size: Very Large (100+ beds)

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