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Rock Solid Backpackers Rotorua, Rotorua

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1140 Hinemoa StreetRotorua3010New Zealand

Adults-only hostel in Rotorua
  • Free WiFi
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Very Good8.4
  • Location was ideal. Place was mostly clean but could use a freshening up. There is a lack…Oct 6, 2018
  • This was one of the best hostels! Stayed three nights. Super close to everything and in…Jun 6, 2018
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Rock Solid Backpackers Rotorua, Rotorua

from $44
  • Bed in 6 Bed Mixed Dorm (Level 2)
  • Bed in 4 Bed Female Dorm (Main St)
  • Bed in 4 Bed Male Dorm (Level 2)
  • Private Double Room (Shared Bathroom)
  • Bed in 4 Bed Mixed Dorm (Level 2)
  • Bed in 8 Bed Mixed Dorm (Level 2)
  • Private Ensuite Room
  • Private Twin Room (Shared Bathroom)
  • Private Twin Ensuite Room
  • Basic Single Room

What’s around Rock Solid Backpackers Rotorua, Rotorua


  • Eat Street - 5 min walk
  • Rotorua Night Market - 6 min walk
  • Kuirau Park - 6 min walk
  • Rotorua i-SITE Visitor Centre - 7 min walk
  • Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre - 7 min walk
  • Matariki Hangi & Maori Cultural Performance - 8 min walk
  • Rotorua Hospital - 8 min walk
  • Tama-te-Kapua Meeting House - 11 min walk

Getting around

  • Rotorua (ROT-Rotorua Regional) - 13 min drive
  • Onsite parking
  • Free parking nearby

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • 14 rooms


  • Check-in time 2 PM-9:30 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 10 PM
There is no after-hours reception at this property. Guests arriving late won't be able to check in until the next morning.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free nearby parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • Caters to adults only

At the hostel

Things to do
  • Arcade/game room
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Year Built 1970
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Stay connected
  • Free WiFi

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.4 From 74 reviews

Rock Solid Backpackers Rotorua, Rotorua
Very Good8.0
Other than only have one outlet area in the room, my stay was very pleasant. Everyone was welcoming and friendly and it was very easy to walk to many places throughout the city.
Melissa, us3 night trip
Rock Solid Backpackers Rotorua, Rotorua
Very Good8.0
Social atmosphere and in the heart of Rotorua. The common area is on a different floor than the rooms, so should not disturb anyone's sleep, and the common area is fairly active. Would stay here again.
A Traveler, us1 night trip
Rock Solid Backpackers Rotorua, Rotorua
Very Good8.0
Great hostel in Rotorua
Great staff, clean room, good use of lobby as a game room and laptop lounge. Kitchen was large. All day parking is 2 blocks away, but overnight parking is only good until 7 or 8 am (public).
A Traveler, us2 night trip
Rock Solid Backpackers Rotorua, Rotorua
Modern prison
Felt like a prison. They need to work on having more late lounges since their wofo doesn't work in our rooms
Shannon, us1 night trip
Rock Solid Backpackers Rotorua, Rotorua
Very Good8.0
Overall a great hostel. The staff is very helpful and friendly, they even loaned me an umbrella at no charge. The room I was in was very comfortable and spacious, especially for a hostel. I didn't feel crowded in for the first time. I love the big locker space where I could actually fit my carry-on luggage and my backpack. The rooms were clean and having a light above the bed is very helpful. The bathroom and showers were clean and kept up well and the living room space was big and spacious, with a cool view of the rock climbers next door. I have 2 small issues with this place. I arrived very late to Rotorua and I couldn't check in here because they close the front desk at 10pm. This forced me to booked another hostel nearby that was 24 hrs. I was of course not happy about this, and I was charged that first night even though I could not check in and had to pay double that night. My other complaint is that the walls are very thin. I had a room right next to the women's bathroom and it would slam open and shut all day long. At night when you're sleeping this can definitely wake you up. I could also hear the floor above me. I could hear people moving around and luggage rolling on the floor. It's possible the place is also very echoey, which is why I could hear it all, but I did wake up on occasion. Other than those things, I enjoyed staying at this hostel a lot. I would recommend this place to others.
Terianne, us4 night trip

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Rock Solid Backpackers Rotorua, Rotorua

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