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YHA Rotorua

1278 Haupapa Street, Rotorua, New Zealand

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


Rotorua Hostel

Hostel Rotorua

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

With two separate units which have been designed especially with groups in mind, this hostel is a dream destination for parties looking to make the most out of the spectacular nature on your doorstep.

Within walking distance of the Kuirau Park where you can marvel at the geothermal activity (mud pools which steam – awesome!), the Rotorua hostel is also just minutes’ walk away from the shops and bars in the city centre.

The hostel has a dedicated activities desk where group leaders can take advantage of the vast experience which the local staff have. They can also arrange excursions.

What about visiting Sulphur point? Just a 20 minute walk from the lakefront is a bird sanctuary surrounded by geo thermals.

Take your camera!If you are part of a walking group then don’t forget your boots because there are dozens of stunning walks around the 20 Rotorua Lakes dotted around the vicinity.

Or of you prefer two wheels then the nearby Redwood forest is famous for its mountain biking. There is also a bike store at the hostel.If your group is interested in learning more about New Zealand heritage, then staff at the hostel can organise cultural Maori evenings.

Or if you prefer some more adrenaline-filled adventures why not ask about skydiving?Whatever your reason for visiting this beautiful part of New Zealand, our centrally-located hostel can provide all groups with a great base for exploring both city and country.

Why not make an enquiry today?

Group facilities & services

Group facilities & services
  • Parking for coaches (on or near site)
  • Linen and towels
  • Rooms for leaders and drivers
  • Catering/meal service
  • Meeting room/communal area for group use

Hostel Suitable For

  • Friends/Family
  • Interest Group
  • Other
  • School Group
  • Sports Group
  • University/College Group
  • Tour Operator
  • ESN



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
  • Computer Charges - Charges Apply
  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Basic Shop
  • Car Parking at Hostel
  • Car Parking at Hostel Type - Free
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available
  • Luggage Room
  • Luggage Room Availability - 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


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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