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YHA Rotorua for Groups


YHA Rotorua offers affordable, comfortable and secure accommodation options for large and small groups. Our group service is designed with school trips, sports teams and community groups on a budget! 

You've go two options at this purpose-built hostel; stay in the main hostel and use our large, fully-equipped shared kitchen, dining and lounge, or book one of our two self-contained group units exclusively for your group. All bedding is included in both options and dorm rooms are privatised for school or youth groups.

Our Group Coordinator, TeAati, will be your main contact for your booking and stay. He'll work with you to place your group together in appropriate rooms and provide Health, Safety & Risk documents.

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If preparing breakfast for the whole gang's not your thing you can add on a continental group breakfast for $10 per person per day!

    • Three cereal options (muesli, cornflakes, ricies)
    • Yoghurt
    • Tinned fruit
    • Toast and spreads
    • Milk, tea, coffee and fruit juice
Please note: YHA Rotorua is not a member of the Rotorua Education Network primarily based on REN's criteria to have a fully-functional commercial kitchen onsite. We provide fully catered options with the help of our external suppliers.

Free booking service
A free booking service is provided for all land-based domestic travel and activities including:

    • Interislander and Bluebridge ferries
    • Tranzalpine, Tranzscenic and Overland trains
    • InterCity coach travel and local shuttle services

Get in touch
If you have any questions just ask TeAati: [email protected] or phone 07 349 4088.

To book group stays across multiple hostel locations please contact our National Groups Coordinator, Rod: [email protected] | 0800 278 299

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Hostel Details & Location

Group Coordinator: Gaurav

Check in: 2:00 pm Check out: 10:00 am

Contact: +64 7 349 4088 Email this hostel

Reception: 9:00am – 9:30pm

Location: 1278 Haupapa Street,


Next to Kuirau Park


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How to get here

Overlooking Kuirau Park, YHA Rotorua is just a two minute walk to the city centre. Within walking distance is Tamaki Maori Village and Rotorua Museum. Pak 'N' Save and Countdown supermarkets are a 5 minute drive, 10 minutes on public transport or a 15 minute walk.

A short 10 minute drive will take you to Rotorua International Stadium, Skyline Rotorua, OGO Rotorua, Zorb Rotorua, Velocity Valley, and Agrodome all on the outskirts of the city.

We can help to arrange your activity bookings or transport to local activities. Just let us know, we are happy to help!

From Airport

10 minute drive from from Rotorua Airport. The most convenient option for a group is to book a shuttle bus at $70 per van door to door.

By Bus/Coach

3 minute walk from InterCity bus stop - head south on Fenton St towards Haupapa St. Turn right at Haupapa and YHA Rotorua will be on the left. Super Shuttle drops off and picks up at the hostel.


Car and coach parking is subject to availability. We have car parking across the road from the hostel and street parking directly in front of reception. Coaches can also park in our car park across the road and there is a parking bay on Ranolf Street outside the groups unit that coaches can use when available.

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Great for groups:

  • Exclusive use options
  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • Bed linen included
  • Breakfast options
  • 5GB free WiFi per day
  • Free booking service
  • Secure bedrooms
  • Communal dining area
  • Towel hire
  • Geothermal power

Shared facilities:

  • 5GB free WiFi per day
  • Communal lounge
  • Communal dining area
  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • Food storage area
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Outdoor area
  • BBQ
  • Herb garden
  • Recycling stations
  • Bicycle storage
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free onsite parking
  • 24 hour guest access

Entertainment and activities:

  • Pool table
  • Book exchange
  • Communal TV


  • After-hours check in on request
  • Luggage storage options
  • Travel & activity bookings
  • HI bookings
  • Breakfast items for sale
  • Hair dryers
  • Towel hire
  • Bicycle hire
  • Bicycle storage
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hostel capacity

YHA Rotorua sleeps up to 180 people across 61 rooms including dorms and private rooms with ensuites. We work with you to place your rooms as close to gether as possible, separated by gender where required. 

Exclusive use

YHA Rotorua has two self contained group units each sleeping 26 people. Groups larger than 26 people will be accommodated across two different group units. Both have multi-share style accommodation and private rooms for group leaders and supervisors.

Book our group units for exclusive use for your own fully-equipped kitchen, dining and lounge area, outdoor deck and BBQ, and secure key card access.

Shared rooms
  • 6 x 6 bed dorm rooms
  • 16 x 4 bed dorm rooms
  • 3 x 3 bed dorm rooms

All dorm rooms are privatised for school and youth groups.

There are shared single sex bathroom facilities in each group unit and on each level of the main hostel. All bedding is provided (duvets, sheets and pillows) and towels may be added for $1 per person for the duration of the stay. Beds include individual bedside lights and lockable cupboards with charging ports.

Private rooms
  • 11 x twin and double rooms
  • 25 x twin and double rooms with ensuite facilities

These rooms include all bed linen and towels. Please note private rooms with ensuite facilities are subject to availability.

Safety & Security

Safety and security is a top priority at YHA. You can download our Group Health & Safety information for your planning or school board approvals.

We can also supply a copy of our COVID 19 hostel control measures for each alert level and our Worksafe COVID 19 Safety Plan. Or see our current COVID 19 alert level actions. 

All bedroom doors lock automatically when closed and require swipe keys for access. A duplicate set can be provided for leaders to access all rooms allocated to your group.

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