YHA Associate

YHA Rotorua


Hostel Details & Location

Host: Daniel Luck

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

Contact: +64 21 088 74431 Email this hostel

Reception: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Location: 1278 Haupapa St,


Next to Kuirau Park


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How to get here

YHA Rotorua will reopen on the 16th of February 2023

We’re on the corner of Ranolf St and Haupapa St opposite Kuirau Park. Paid on-site parking is available but is limited (first-in, first-served). Street parking is available but may be time-limited.

Bus/Shuttle: The InterCity bus stop is 500m from the hostel. Head south on Fenton St, then turn right onto Haupapa St. The hostel is 500m along on your left. Super Shuttle drops off/picks up from the hostel.

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Purpose-built backpacker accommodation near Kuirau Park geothermal wonder and the Rotorua CBD. Our refurbished kitchen, spacious dining area, comfortable lounge are the highlights of our main building, paired with comfortable rooms to suit families, couples and backpackers.

Free WiFi in the common spaces. Paid on-site parking is available but is limited (first-in, first-served).

We want your holiday in Rotorua to be enjoyable and memorable! Our friendly staff can organise geothermal tours, Maori cultural evenings, relaxing hot mineral spas, awesome outdoor adventures like rafting or mountain biking and more.

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Guests love:

  • 5GB free WiFi per day
  • Bicycle storage
  • Geothermal power

Shared facilities:

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

Entertainment and activities:

  • Communal TV
  • 5GB free WiFi per day
  • Fully-equipped kitchen


  • After-hours check in on request
  • Luggage storage options
  • Hair dryers
  • Towel hire
  • Bicycle storage
  • Paid onsite parking

In-hostel payment options:

  • Debit Card
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
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Some of our Rotorua highlights:

  • Kuirau Park - a minute's walk from YHA Rotorua, this park in the middle of town has steam vents, bubbling mud pools, and even hot pools to soak your feet in, all for free!
  • Kaitiaki Advenrutes - head rafting, sledging or hiking.
  • Redwoods Forest - full of excellent walking and mountain biking trails

Read insider tips on Rotorua's geothermal spots

Read about our top must-do activities in Rotorua


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