Great budget accommodation in the heart of Rotorua, overlooking the beautiful Kuirau geothermal and just minutes walk from shops and cafés. Base Rotorua is located smack in the middle of the central business district, for your convenience!

BASE Rotorua offers a variety of clean dorm rooms as well as deluxe rooms with private facilities for those wanting to stay in style. Exclusive only to Base, the up market, luxury Sanctuary rooms, for girls only! Most rooms have their own bathrooms and balconies and some have their own kitchenette.

Our friendly staff with give you local tips to ensure you experience the best of Rotorua’s amazing geothermal forces, Maori culture, history and the many adventurous activities. Check out the Lava Bar – Rotorua’s hottest night spot with a state of the art sound system, big screens and fantastic outdoor decks. Open for fun 7 days a week, you can meet up with old friends, or make some new ones.

Activities and facilities

  • 24 hour front desk
  • Bar / Lounge
  • BBQ facilities
  • Business centre
  • Luggage storage
  • Non-smoking floors
  • Off-site secure undercover parking
  • Outdoor pool - heated
  • Self service laundry facilities
  • Tour desk
  • Vending machines
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wifi access

Business facilities

  • Features:
  • • Range of rooms from private en suite to multi dorm share
  • • Fully made up beds with hotel quality linen rooms
  • • Under bed storage lockers in multi-share rooms
  • • Sanctuary wing for girls only
  • • Modern kitchen and dining facilities
  • • TV lounge and spacious sun deck chill out area
  • • Two hot mineral pools
  • • Large outdoor heated swimming pool
  • • Base Travel desk for expert advice and exclusive deals
  • • Global Gossip High speed wireless internet access
  • • The Lava Bar: Rotorua's hottest nightspot
  • • On site car park
  • • Luggage storage

Location

1286 Arawa Street, Rotorua 3201 New Zealand

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Rooms and rates

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Rates shown in New Zealand Dollars (NZ$) & are tax inclusive per room. Booking fees apply
Book Double/Twin Ensuite NZ$68 SoldSold90 90 90 80 90 90 90 90 90 90 Sold80
Book Double Shared Facilities NZ$66 70 70 70 70 70 70 70 70 70 70 70 70 70 80
Book 4 Bed Dorm Ensuite NZ$31 31 31 31 31 31 31 31 31 31 31 31 31 31 31
Book Sanctuary Female Only NZ$31 33 33 33 33 33 33 33 33 33 33 33 33 33 33
Book 8 Bed Dorm Ensuite NZ$29 28 28 28 28 28 28 28 28 28 28 28 28 28 28
Book 10 Bed Dorm NZ$18 29 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25
from NZ$80 per night

Double/Twin Ensuite

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Our Private rooms contain their own bathroom with separate shower and toilet. Our beds are made using high-quality fresh linen to ensure we meet Base standards.

  • Broadband
  • Dryer
  • Full kitchen
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Non-smoking only
  • Opening windows
  • Refrigerator - full size
  • Shower
  • Washing machine
  • Wireless / WiFi
  • 1 double

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Book Double/Twin Ensuite NZ$68 SoldSold90 90 90 80 90 90 90 90 90 90 Sold80
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Rates are for 2 people The room caters for a maximum of 2 adults.
Cancellation policy No Cancellations or Changes Cancellations or changes to bookings for this room will not be permitted for any reason. Once confirmed a booking cannot be refunded or altered in any way.
from NZ$70 per night

Double Shared Facilities

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Cosy room with double bed. Shared bathrooms located next to the room.

  • Broadband
  • Dryer
  • Full kitchen
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Non-smoking only
  • Opening windows
  • Refrigerator - full size
  • Shower
  • Washing machine
  • Wireless / WiFi
  • 1 double

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Book Double Shared Facilities NZ$66 70 70 70 70 70 70 70 70 70 70 70 70 70 80
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Cancellation policy No Cancellations or Changes Cancellations or changes to bookings for this room will not be permitted for any reason. Once confirmed a booking cannot be refunded or altered in any way.
from NZ$31 per night

4 Bed Dorm Ensuite

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At BASE Rotorua you can enjoy the fun & friendly atmosphere by choosing a multi-share dorm room. All rooms are clean and tidy rooms, with fantastic beds and hotel quality linen.

  • Balcony / courtyard
  • Broadband
  • Dryer
  • Full kitchen
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Non-smoking only
  • Opening windows
  • Refrigerator - full size
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wireless / WiFi
  • 1 bunk bed

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Book 4 Bed Dorm Ensuite NZ$31 31 31 31 31 31 31 31 31 31 31 31 31 31 31
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Rates are for 1 person The room caters for a maximum of 1 adult.
Cancellation policy No Cancellations or Changes Cancellations or changes to bookings for this room will not be permitted for any reason. Once confirmed a booking cannot be refunded or altered in any way.
from NZ$33 per night

Sanctuary Female Only

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At BASE Rotorua you can enjoy the fun & friendly atmosphere by choosing a multi-share dorm room. All rooms are clean and tidy rooms, with fantastic beds and hotel quality linen.

  • Balcony / courtyard
  • Broadband
  • Dryer
  • Full kitchen
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Non-smoking only
  • Opening windows
  • Refrigerator - full size
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wireless / WiFi
  • 1 bunk bed

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Rates shown in New Zealand Dollars (NZ$) & are tax inclusive per room. Booking fees apply
Book Sanctuary Female Only NZ$31 33 33 33 33 33 33 33 33 33 33 33 33 33 33
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Rates are for 1 person The room caters for a maximum of 1 adult.
Cancellation policy No Cancellations or Changes Cancellations or changes to bookings for this room will not be permitted for any reason. Once confirmed a booking cannot be refunded or altered in any way.
from NZ$28 per night

8 Bed Dorm Ensuite

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At BASE Rotorua you can enjoy the fun & friendly atmosphere by choosing a multi-share dorm room. All rooms are clean and tidy rooms, with fantastic beds and hotel quality linen.

  • Balcony / courtyard
  • Broadband
  • Dryer
  • Full kitchen
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Non-smoking only
  • Opening windows
  • Refrigerator - full size
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wireless / WiFi
  • 1 bunk bed

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Rates shown in New Zealand Dollars (NZ$) & are tax inclusive per room. Booking fees apply
Book 8 Bed Dorm Ensuite NZ$29 28 28 28 28 28 28 28 28 28 28 28 28 28 28
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Rates are for 1 person Extra adults NZ$29.00. The room caters for a maximum of 8 adults.
Cancellation policy No Cancellations or Changes Cancellations or changes to bookings for this room will not be permitted for any reason. Once confirmed a booking cannot be refunded or altered in any way.
from NZ$25 per night

10 Bed Dorm

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At BASE Rotorua you can enjoy the fun & friendly atmosphere by choosing a multi-share dorm room. All rooms are clean and tidy rooms, with fantastic beds and hotel quality linen.

  • Non-smoking only
  • 1 bunk bed

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Previous seven days 16 Nov - 29 Nov Sun 23 Nov Mon 24 Nov Tue 25 Nov Wed 26 Nov Thu 27 Nov Fri 28 Nov Sat 29 Nov Sun 30 Nov Mon 1 Dec Tue 2 Dec Wed 3 Dec Thu 4 Dec Fri 5 Dec Sat 6 Dec
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Rates shown in New Zealand Dollars (NZ$) & are tax inclusive per room. Booking fees apply
Book 10 Bed Dorm NZ$18 29 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25
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Rates are for 1 person The room caters for a maximum of 1 adult.
Cancellation policy No Cancellations or Changes Cancellations or changes to bookings for this room will not be permitted for any reason. Once confirmed a booking cannot be refunded or altered in any way.

Additional information

Check In 1230hrs
Check In Instructions On check in you will required to fill in a check in form and pay a $20 Key Bond (refundable on check out when you return the key).
Check Out 1000hrs
Getting There To and from the airport:
The public transport bus ‘City ride’ departs every half-hour between 6.40am and 5.45pm, and only costs $220pp. It's a 5 minute walk to Base Backpackers from the drop off point.

Super Shuttle:
The Super Shuttle service ranges in price depending on how many people in the group from $17 for one person to $20 for a group of 3 – and you will get dropped off right at our front door! Heading back to airport: When you want to return to the Airport book the Super Shuttle at Base Backpackers reception and they will collect you.

Driving to Base Rotorua:
When leaving Auckland get onto the Southern Motorway (SH1) heading towards Hamilton – then follow the signs! When you get to Tirau get onto the Geothermal Highway SH5. Follow the signs into the city centre, as you enter the CBD, Base Backpackers Rotorua will be the first hostel you see - on the corner of Arawa and Ranolf Streets, we are right opposite Kuirau Geothermal Park.

Backpacker buses:
Just Tell the Bus Driver that you’re staying at Base Backpackers Rotorua and they will drop you off at the door.
Parking Free off street parking is available.
Things To Do Great budget accommodation in the heart of Rotorua, overlooking the beautiful Kuirau geothermal and just minutes walk from shops and cafés.
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