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YHA Rotorua

1278 Haupapa Street, Rotorua, New Zealand

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Overall Rating 80%

From 2 Reviews

Hostel rating (2)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 85%
Cleanliness 75%
Location 85%
Security 80%
Service 85%
Comfort 70%
Green rating 75%

YHA Rotorua is located right in the city centre and beside Kuirau Park, Rotorua’s free geothermal attraction.

  • Dorm
    From $19.26
  • Private
    From $51.59
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Rotorua Hostel

Hostel Rotorua

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

YHA Rotorua hostel is located in the central city, right beside Kuirau Park, Rotorua’s free geothermal attraction, and only a two-minute walk from shops, cafes, restaurants and beautiful Lake Rotorua.

The hostel has a lot to offer: plenty of on-site parking, a self-catering and modern kitchen, indoor/outdoor dining (with barbecue), separate lounge and TV room, complimentary DVD selection, all centrally heated, separate male and female bathrooms, personal safes available, high-speed Internet access, laundry facilities, Activities & Travel Desk and a cot available on request.

The heartland of New Zealand is the spiritual home of the Maori and host to some of the world’s most incredible earth forces - Rotorua captures and celebrates all that is precious and unique about this remarkable country. Rotorua - it’s like no other place!


Prices are non-member prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Children under the age of 17 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are not members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association
  • A discount of 10 % of rates quoted is available to members on arrival.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • TV room
  • Pool table / snooker table
  • Terrace / patio


  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Vending machine

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Charges Apply
  • Wifi - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Basic Shop
  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
  • Smoking Area
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

From 07:30 to 22:00
From 14:00 to 22:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. 07 349 4088

Fax. 07 349 4086

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Kuirau Park - free geothermal park (Less than 500 m)
  • Polynesian Spa - hot mineral spas (500m to 1km)
  • Te Puia - cultural centre and geothermal park (2 to 3km)

See the full list of attractions



Our room was so incredibly noisy. It was right next door to the stairs on the 2nd level. Constant banging and thumping noises every time someone went up and down the stairs, so loud it sounds like elephants stomping around! plus drunk people screaming at 3am and running around the corridors. The 2 nights we stayed here we had no sleep!!


Avatar for Tanya


Mon 26 Mar 2018

Tena Koe Tanya, We're very sorry your stay with us was most un-enjoyable. In regards to the noise, we apologize deeply for this and I will also speak to our night staff team on managing noise control after hours so this should never happen to any other guests. We would like to thank you for taking time out of your day to give us some feed back on your stay with us. We wish you a safe and Happy Easter! Nga mihi Alesha Mamaku Duty Manager

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YHA Rotorua Hostel, Manager

Wed 28 Mar 2018

Clothes in kitchen should be separated from dirty and clean


Avatar for Patchawan


Fri 24 Nov 2017

Tena Koe Thank you for leaving us a review and staying with us at Rotorua YHA. Thank you for letting us know in regards to the free clothing bin we provide for our guests to recycle unwanted clothing. Hope you have safe travels and have a Merry Christmas. Nga mihi Alesha Mamaku Duty Manager

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YHA Rotorua Hostel, Manager

Sun 26 Nov 2017

Ambiente muito limpo e funcionários cordiais.


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Mon 13 Nov 2017

Kia Ora Ronan, It's very great to see our superb YHA staff and overall cleanliness of our YHA hostel exceeded your level of standards and expectations. We'd like to thank you for taking your time on leaving us some awesome feed back and review. Wishing you a safe and happy journey! Nga mihi Alesha Mamaku Duty Manager

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YHA Rotorua Hostel, Manager

Wed 15 Nov 2017

Very vood


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Sat 25 Mar 2017

La situación perfecta a 5 minutos del centro del pueblo.


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Tue 07 Mar 2017


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Cinema (Less than 500m)
  • City Centre (Less than 500m)
  • Cycle trails (5 to 10km)
  • Golf course (3 to 5km)
  • Gym (500m - 1km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (3 to 5km)
  • Local market (Less than 500m)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (500m - 1km)
  • Nightlife (Less than 500m)
  • Parks / Green Area (Less than 500m)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500m)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (500m - 1km)
  • Shopping area / Mall (500m - 1km)
  • Swimming pool (500m - 1km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (500m - 1km)
  • Theatre (1 to 2km)
  • Wooded Area (5 to 10km)
Getting to us

Getting to us


Sustainability initiatives


  • Low carbon activities
  • Public transportation is promoted
  • Environmental cleaning


  • Light/energy sensor control
  • Energy efficiency appliances


  • Working with local community
  • Mission-based activities


  • Recycling areas


  • Water savers in showers
  • Water savers in toilet
  • Water recycling
  • Water-wise garden

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