Backpacker accommodation in central location. Walk to shops and restaurants.
An “Out of this World” Experience at this “Planet”…..
“One of the best backpackers I have stayed in in New Zealand” is how Brazilian Pedro Luis described Rotorua Planet Backpackers (RPBP). Not only did he extend his original stay in Rotorua, he returned after touring down South.
This and hundreds of other customer endorsements tell us we must be doing something right for our visitors. We will go the extra mile to ensure those who stay here will remember us for a long time afterward.
Rotorua City Backpackers
Single, twin and dorm rooms; one family unit. Crisp clean linen, duvet and pillows provided.
Many like the “quiet” mode of RPBP. We are not a “party” hostel, but we certainly know how to look after our guests and give them a great time.
One of our real virtues is that international visitors can be guaranteed of meeting genuine Kiwis here. RPBP is located within Waiariki House where kiwi students and residents stay on both a semi and permanent long term basis as well. There are not many hostels within NZ where this happens so choosing our place to stay has many advantages. If you come at the right times, you might even join the hostel for an outing, to Tauranga, Taupo, Waitomo or other districts around Rotorua.
Cleanliness; Location and good companionship are the most common compliments from our visitors – you can read all the feedback forms on arrival. Come join us.
Our location allows a unique combination of accommodation for international short term stayers (Backpackers) and longer term New Zealanders and visitors working or studying in Rotorua.
All those staying here have the choice of Single, Twin or Dorm rooms. There is one family unit consisting of a double bunk with two single in the same room. All rooms share the common ablution areas.
Free internet for all guests; 24 hour access to a very secure House means you can stay here and concentrate on relaxing and enjoying your stay.
All our beds are pre-made before your arrival, with clean crisp linen and duvet all provided. Towels are available for a small cost.
Guests often comment on the great open kitchen/dining/lounge area down stairs including a flat screen TV and pool table. Upstairs a quiet lounge is available for just chilling and chatting.
The old real estate cliché of “location, location, location” absolutely applies to RPBP. Three blocks from the Bus station; Barely 3 minutes from Supermarkets, Fast-food outlets and major shopping mall. Five minutes’ walk to the world famous “must do” Polynesian Spa and the Government Gardens; and two blocks from the centre of town, means it’s a perfect location and because Eruera Street has traffic access from only one end of the street, it’s a surprisingly quiet place to sleep.