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1140 Hinemoa Street Downtown Rotorua, Rotorua 3010 New Zealand
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#8 of 69 in Rotorua
BIG BOLD & BRIGHT! Kia ora - Welcome to Rock Solid Backpackers located in the heart of downtown Rotorua with dedicated local staff who really do care about their guest's comfort and enjoyment and love sharing their hostel and town with their international visitors. Based in a former office block, this large industrial-style building may not be a cosy cottage but if a funky inner city chill out zone at reasonable rates is what you are looking for - then this is the place! Guest lounge The large comfortable reception guest lounge is the hub of the hostel with FREE unlimited High Speed WiFi, FREE pool table, FREE Table Tennis and FREE XBox. FREE DVDs and FREE book exchange corner. They also have FREE luggage and bike storage room including a fridge to store your food while waiting to check in or depart. Also unique to Rock Solid is the 17m high rock climbing wall you can view through floor-to-ceiling windows from this guest lounge. Or if you feel like having a go, guests can climb for just $12 which includes, shoes, harness, chalk and climbing until you drop(not literally!) Or if you prefer a bit of arty culture you can check out what's on in the Basement Arts Cinema downstairs too! Kitchen & Dining Room A large well equipped guest kitchen and dining room for guests to prepare and cook their meals and snacks. This hostel also actively recycles packaging. Guest Laundry Coin operated washing machines, driers and laundry powder dispensers are also available. Tours & Activities Rotorua is the ultimate north island adventure and cultural destination, offering a huge range of activities to suit every taste, budget and thrill factor which hosts are happy to arrange for their guests. Parking There is both limited free public street parking and charge meter parking available in front of the hostel. From 5pm-9am (daily) this parking is FREE. It is also free from Saturday 12:00 noon to Monday 9:00am. More information is available on request.
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Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bicycle rental
Game room
Adults only
Baggage storage
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Street parking
Table tennis
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
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jcob62 wrote a review Feb 2022
Tauranga, New Zealand3 contributions5 helpful votes
Comfortable clean and central. Big kitchens andcdining and loungexrooms woth dorms and single or double rooms. Has cinema and cafe and rockclimbing 9n site. This is a modern accommodation and fun and welcoming to stay at. Very easy to walk to central Rotirua and transport.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled
AquilaKenrick wrote a review Feb 2022
Hastings, New Zealand2 contributions2 helpful votes
The staff were very friendly and helpful. The room was great with plenty of room. Great value for cheap accommodation. The location is perfect as it’s in the middle of the city, you don’t need to go far everything’s within walking distance. Definitely will be visit again
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled
Jenay Stanbridge wrote a review Feb 2022
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Me and my family were on a unplanned holiday and didn't book any accommodation so this was last minute. Accommodation was a pleasant stay. everything was very tidy and the staff were lovely and helpful.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Mike A wrote a review Jan 2022
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The whole backpacker was super HOT!! No air flow what so ever,,,especially in the Kitchen/ Dining room...not even one fan! We end up have to buy take away for our meals because it really too Hot to cook in there! The every corner of this backpacker was super HOT!!! Horrible experience I will never come back here to stay ever again!!
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Date of stay: January 2022
Vinnie wrote a review Jan 2022
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A group of 14 of us on a stag Doo were welcomed and hosted by friendly staff. The facilities and rooms were great and location handy to the CBD. Can't speak highly enough about the communication throughout from booking to checkout.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled
US$37 - US$65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandNorth IslandBay of Plenty RegionRotorua DistrictRotorua
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rock Solid Backpackers
Which popular attractions are close to Rock Solid Backpackers?
Nearby attractions include Rotofobia (0.4 km), Fancy Meow Cat Cafe (0.4 km), and Tamaki Māori Village (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Rock Solid Backpackers?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, laundry service, and self serve laundry.
Is parking available at Rock Solid Backpackers?
Yes, paid public parking nearby and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Rock Solid Backpackers?
Conveniently located restaurants include EL Mexicano Zapata Cantina, Ali Baba's Tunisian Cuisine, and Gelato Mio Ice Cream.
Is Rock Solid Backpackers located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Rotorua.
Are any cleaning services offered at Rock Solid Backpackers?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Rock Solid Backpackers?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Tamaki Māori Village (0.3 km), Te Puia (2.8 km), and Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village (2.6 km).
Is Rock Solid Backpackers accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.