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AMENITIES
Public Wifi
Free Parking
Pool
Restaurant
Family Rooms
Bar/Lounge
Self-Serve Laundry
3.5 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This hostel provides everything you need. Large cooking/eating area. The showers & toilet were clean. It’s in a lovely location. Basic but clean. Staff were so helpful. Most trips can be arranged through the Inn.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Staff are excellent and helpful. Facilities are a bit dated but clean and mostly functional, food was great, WiFi was best in the trip so far. I think the sites target market is large groups but there were plenty of other couples and solo travellers....More

Thank instaRTWTraveller
Response from treenm2014, Manager at The Backyard InnResponded 3 days ago

Thanks so much for the great review we really appreciate your feedback. We do have groups but we also have lots of travellers also. Have a lovely time in NZ. Great you loved the Wi-Fi we have just made it free.

Reviewed 20 September 2018

Staff is courteous, Rooms or Chalets are small. The common kitchen and dining area are a bit messy Check out other options if available, I had to choose it coz the other hotel prices were too high. It's prices fluctuate a lot over different websites,...More

Thank ank4228
Reviewed 16 September 2018

The only reason this is not a five-star review is because the place was full of noisy party(ish) goers, into the early hours of the morning. However, it was a Saturday, and was fairly expected. It's also not the establishment's fault. Our room was very...More

Thank KreigL2
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Backyard inn is unique in its own way. Spending 2 night there with a little incident. But the manager solves it and gave a compliment hence the very good review. They offer a wide range of room from camping ground, dorm, to a common motel...More

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About
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THE BACKYARD INN: is an eclectic mix of chalet & lodge style accommodation suitable for families, travelers & groups. It's down to earth, clean and comfy, and represents great value. OUR PEOPLE: Your Backyard Inn More hosts are the McLeay Family who have been passionate about delivering warm service to Rotorua visitors since the day they put out the welcome mat in 1986. OUR PLACE: Conveniently set in four acres of park-like grounds in Rotorua's wonderous backyard, we're flanked by awesome sporting and recreational amenities - while being just a hop, skip & a jump from downtown Rotorua. OUR PLACE: Bar & Cafe with big-screen TV Thermal Hot Pool Conference & meeting facilities In-room Wi-fi available (costs apply) 29 chalets accommodating 2-6 people 64 lodge rooms sleeping 1-5, they are basic but clean Tent & campervan sites TV room and Pool table area(cost apply) Self-catering kitchen Sales desk for your itinerary plans Four acres of green, open space STAY! Travelers can enjoy their own spaces in great value lodge or chalet options or camping sites. FAMILIES: At The Backyard Inn, families can relax in a kid friendly, safe environment. Chalet accommodation is a popular family option. GROUPS: Our unique design makes us an ideal facility for large groups. Hence we're a popular base for sports, school and tour groups. With Wi-fi, meeting facilities and a travel center, we're a great choice for a conference! Come stay, play, swim, eat, drink & enjoy! Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Pool
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Outdoor pool
Self-Serve Laundry
Beachfront
Spa
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Family Rooms
Hotel class
Room types
Family Rooms
Number of rooms
93
Price range
US$36 - US$54 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Formerly known as
Kiwipaka Hostel
Location
New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Hotel class
Room types
Family Rooms
Number of rooms
93
Price range
US$36 - US$54 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Formerly known as
Kiwipaka Hostel
Location
New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
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Traveller (21)
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Questions & Answers
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Celia L
4 October 2016|
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Response from Treen M | Property representative |
Hi Celia - yes we have changed our whole cleaning system, we have our rooms ready for our guests to check in at 2pm and we have made lots of changes and improvements to the complex. thank you for your question.
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"Take rooms slightly away from common area to get a peaceful stay"
ank4228
20 Sep 2018
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"Don't Stay Here"
AGrumpyTraveller
28 Jun 2018
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"Don't choose lodge."
alexandermH1478KC
10 Feb 2018
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"Has everything you need without the major price."
pricelessam007
22 Nov 2017
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