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Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Great hostel, super clean rooms and bathrooms. Has a bar next door which is good for socialising, and computers and plenty of plugs for charging. Great equipped kitchen as well which is handy. Central location which makes it easy to get into town and great cafes and restaurants

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Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Originally was supposed to stay for 1 night stayed for 4, really great value and good location. Staff all friendly. All good! Dorm rooms with 8 beds are spacious and the ensuite bathroom is good. Comfy beds and a pool at 35 degrees in winter ideal!

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Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

Receptionist toni is awesome! The wifi is very good. Also they have an amazing hot pool! Had a great stay and definitely would recommend staying here when you're around rotorua and in search for a great hostel!

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Thank Rob A
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Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

Had a fantastic 2 nights stay at Base. The geothermaly heated pool is amazing and free! Great value for money, couldn't recommend it enough. The Lava Bar next door does great food at reasonable prices too. The reception staff Toni and Julzy were incredibly friendly and helpful as well.

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Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

Parked our camper van at the hostel and made use of the kitchen and showers which were really clean. Toni the receptionist was lovely and really helpful, would definitely recommend staying here. There's also a heated pool which is especially inviting in the winter!

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Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

Convenient location, friendly reception and amazing facilities! I would come back again to this place. Rotorua does not disappoint, time and again. Feels good to come back and stay with base. The reception has been extremely considerate given that she allocated a room for my mum.

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Reviewed 10 May 2016

The hostel was nice, with a comfortable couch in the computer lab. The parking lot was a small but well kept with a gate that locks after hours (still accessible next to lava bar). The dryers were both broken but staff reimbursed those who attempted to use them. If you want wifi, expect to have to pay for it. The... More 

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Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

We pre-booked our accommodation as we wanted more than one night and kiwi ex only guarantee 1 nights stay here. We got a large 6 bed dorm with a small balcony overlooking the park. Geothermal pool - warmed underground. Rotorua does smell of egg due to the sulphur from the geothermal hot springs etc. Go and explore park across the... More 

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Reviewed 14 January 2016

Passing through Rotorua for one night, I was advised against parking up in my campervan or face a council fine! A nice man at the local information centre directed me to Base, with the promise of a secure spot to 'park and sleep' while still having access to the hostel facilities. Wonderful, friendly woman on reception, a cheaper rate than... More 

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Reviewed 10 January 2016

We stayed in a double room with ensuite for 1 night, it has a double bed and a single bed. The Good: big room with kitchenette, comfortable beds and the room was old but clean so fine for us. friendly staff on front desk (girl with dreads was lovely). It is right in town, only a 5 minute walk to... More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Base Rotorua

Address: 1286 Arawa Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand (Formerly Hot Rock Backpackers)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Price Range: $44 - $123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Base Rotorua 2*
Number of rooms: 140
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“Normal 8 bed rooms was great”
 of 5 bubbles Surf_Skater, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“I stayed in the sanctuary- it was a nice quiet section.”
 of 5 bubbles RhondaA60, 5 Nov 2016 | Read review
“cheap,budget”
 of 5 bubbles joaoguilhermem2016, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“It's a backpackers! If you want privacy, splurge on a private room.”
 of 5 bubbles 901candicee, 5 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Room 10 lovely”
 of 5 bubbles 543laurenj, 4 Jan 2016 | Read review
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