Base Rotorua - Hostel

Hotel Class
2 out of 5
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3.9 / 5Good
79 reviews


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Restaurant


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Eat Street
    5 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Kuirau Park
    6 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Rotorua Night Market
    6 min walk
  • Airport
    Rotorua (ROT-Rotorua Regional)
    10 min drive

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1800 781 504
  • Family Room Private Family Room

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About this area


Located in Rotorua, Base Rotorua - Hostel is in the city center. Skyline Rotorua is a popular attraction and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Lake Rotoiti and Lake Tarawera. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Racing Rotorua or Rotorua International Stadium. Our guests appreciate the hostel's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Eat Street - 5 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Kuirau Park - 6 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Rotorua Night Market - 6 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Rotorua i-SITE Visitor Centre - 7 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Rotorua Hospital - 8 min walk

Getting around

  • Rotorua (ROT-Rotorua Regional) - 10 min drive


  • Serves dinner.

About this property

Base Rotorua - Hostel

Along with a restaurant, this hostel has an outdoor pool and a nightclub. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a bar/lounge, laundry facilities, and a 24-hour front desk. All 30 rooms offer WiFi and Tempur-Pedic beds.



Check-in between 2 PM - 11:30 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:30 AM

Children and extra beds

  • Children younger than 18 are not allowed at this adults-only property. All guests 18 and older are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • Pets not allowed

Payment types


Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: NZD 5 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: NZD 4.00 per hour (rates may vary)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
    Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

We should mention

Guests under 18 years old are not permitted at this adults-only property.

Property is also known as

  • Base Rotorua Hostel
  • Base Rotorua

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: WiFi (NZD 4.00 per hour)
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast available for a fee daily 7:00 AM–10:00 AM: NZD 5 per person
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Things to do

  • Billiards/pool table
  • Nightclub
  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool


  • Reception hall
  • Vending machine

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Pool sun loungers


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Tempur-Pedic bed


  • Hair dryer (on request)

Nearby activities


  • Bicycle rentals
  • Golfing
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain biking
  • Parasailing
  • Rafting
  • Skydiving

Where to eat

  • Serves dinner.
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

Proper Hostel

Good location for visiting the thermal pools and sightseeing. Bit of a younger crowd which may be appealing to some. Bar downstairs is lively and drinks are cheap. Parking is easy. Get what you pay for-proper hostel. No more, no less. Easy to book sightseeing activities. Yes, the town smells, but that’s not the Hostel’s fault. It smells like sulfur.

Stayed 2 nights in Mar. 2019

4/5 Good

I am pleased that the room that I've requested which is away from large crowd/noise was provided to me and my family. We are able to get a good sleep.

Stayed 2 nights in Apr. 2019

5/5 Excellent

Great stay

Had a private room. Clean and spacious. Good location a short walk from town

Stayed 1 night in Mar. 2019

4/5 Good

Stay here!

Staying in the Sanctuary area of the hostel was quieter and away from the noise of the nightclub especially on Saturday night. Friday night was so quiet I had the eight bed dorm to myself. The cleaners work really hard and are doing a great job. There isn't a lift and the stairs are a bit awkward but I spent 60 pounds for three nights worth it. Go to The Fat Dog Cafe, the cat cafe down the road and the park opposite the hostel has geothermal activity and footpools. Worth staying here and Rotorua is amazing.

Stayed 3 nights in Feb. 2019

4/5 Good

,Handy location close to the city and local attractions

Stayed 1 night in Dec. 2018

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