Backpacker Hostels in Rotorua, New Zealand

6 Hostels for Backpackers available. Prices start from $10 for a dorm bed.

Hostels in Rotorua

Family-Friendly Hostel Groups (10+ people) Solo Traveller
"…Staff was friendly. Cleanest washroom and shower I have ever seen! Would come back anytime. Outstanding! - I stayed with a friend for one night in a four-bed shared room in Treks, Rotorua, and … More
Digital Nomads Solo Traveller
"…The hostel isn’t particularly large (only three floors in total), but it is quite spacious. They offer a variety of different room types, including private doubles and en suites, and four-, six-, … More
Family-Friendly Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…The hostel provides value added services for its guests, ranging from free Wi-Fi to free food. However, one of the greatest shortcomings of the hostel is the lack of proper security. Although … More
Digital Nomads Older travelers (+50) Quiet Rest Solo Traveller
"…Showers have changing space behind their curtains. Common Spaces Rotorua Central has a well-equipped kitchen, a roomy bar-and-counter dining area, and a well-positioned TV room; the TV's … More
Solo Traveller
"…Rooms and Bathrooms There are no lockers in the rooms and the bunk beds are simple and squeaky, which especially turns into a problem if you sleep above an old man who gets up several times … More
Digital Nomads Older travelers (+50) Quiet Rest Solo Traveller
"…The beds are comfortable. The rooms are a bit small, but there are shelves to put some of your things on and there are boxes that go under the bed (no lockers). There are also enough power plugs … More

Hotels in Rotorua

"…Staff was friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend this accommodation to a friend. - Astray is a BBH hostel centrally located in the Rotorua central business district. Many of the … More

Campsites in Rotorua

"…Departure Time: Check out time is 10am for all guests on the day you are leaving. If departing before reception opens, please drop keys in the letter box at the front of reception. Late … More

Backpacker Hostels in Rotorua, New Zealand

6 Hostels for Backpackers available. Prices start from $21 for a dorm bed.

Get to know Rotorua (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Rotorua.

Rotorua, New Zealand, is a city located on the North Island of New Zealand. The city name was derived from Lake Rotorua, which is situated right next to it. The term “Rotorua” is Maori, and can be translated as “two lakes” whereas “roto” means lake and “rua” means two. By surface area, Lake Rotorua is the second-largest on the North Island and covers almost eighty square kilometres. The crater of a huge volcano in the well-known Taupo Volcanic Zone, a large volcanic area on the island, formed this scenic lake. However, the last big eruption occurred approximately two hundred forty thousand years ago. The lake and therefore the city of Rotorua are a very popular tourist destination. It is the biggest economic factor in the region and the industry has been growing year after year.

Many tourists visit the area for the geothermal areas. Geysers and bubbling mud pools are a major tourist attraction. One of the most famous sights is Te Puia, which is located nearby the city center and features sixty hectares of geothermal wonders. The world famous Pohutu Geyser is located in Te Puia and the New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute. Around thirty kilometres south of Rotorua, you can find the stunning Wai-O-Tapu, a Maori term for "sacred waters." The active geothermal area boasts numerous colourful hot springs. Another major attraction is the Lady Knox Geyser, which can produce a jet of water up to twenty metres high. If you want to get to know the Maori culture, visit the Maori village. Whakarewarewa is open all year long and shows you everything about the cultural traditions, handcrafts, and famous dances.

The inland climate in Rotorua is mild and precipitation is possible all year round. You can expect about one hundred seventeen days of rain a year. In summer, from December to February, the average daily maximum temperatures hover around twenty-three degrees Celsius. In spring and autumn, you can expect maximum temperatures from fifteen to twenty-one degrees Celsius.

The city of Rotorua is a tourist hub. Hence, you can find any sort of accommodation from top-notch hotels to campgrounds as well as inexpensive hostels in Rotorua, New Zealand. There are numerous hostels in Rotorua, New Zealand; most of the budget places are located right in the centre of the city. In summer, the place can be very busy, so it is recommendable to book your Rotorua, New Zealand hostel or accommodation in advance.

Written by local enthusiast for Rotorua hostels

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Rotorua Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Rotorua, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 6
Average dorm price $27
Average private room price $74
Cheapest hostel in Rotorua Rotorua Downtown Backpackers with $20
Average rating of all hostels 8

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