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Base Rotorua
1286 Arawa Street (Rotorua) 3010

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Base Rotorua
BASE Rotorua is located in the town centre and overlooks Kuirau Geothermal Park. It is a 2-minute walk from the lake. The hotel features free parking and a hot spring bath. The hostel offers shared dormitory accommodation, as well as private en suite rooms. There is also a courtyard area, to relax in. The hostel offers local travel advice. The staff can arrange excursions and offer discounts. The bar has a large-screen TV and sun deck. There is a DJ most evenings. It is a 5-minute walk to the shopping mall and several local restaurants.  
Rooms: 33   calendar  (Check Availability)
Score from 33 reviews
Very good 6.9

Address: 1286 Arawa Street, Rotorua 3010  map (Map)

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Base Rotorua Room information

Room Type Max Persons from
Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory Room with Private Bathroom
[Room Information]
NZD 31.00
Prices are per room.
This room features a private en suite bathroom.

Room Facilities:
Toilet, Shower, Heating, Bathroom

Bed in 8-Bed Dormitory Room with Private Bathroom
[Room Information]
NZD 29.00
Prices are per room.
This room features a private en suite bathroom.

Room Facilities:
Toilet, Shower, Heating, Bathroom

Double or Twin Room
[Room Information]
NZD 80.00
Prices are per room.
These private rooms contain their own bathroom with a separate shower and toilet. Rooms are serviced daily.

Room Facilities:
Toilet, Shower, Heating, Bathroom

Single Bed in Female Dormitory Room
[Room Information]
NZD 33.00
Prices are per room.
This room features an en suite bathroom, a complimentary use of a towel, shampoo and conditioner. Includes a drink voucher for the Lava Bar.

Room Facilities:
Shared Toilet, Shared Bathroom, Heating

Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
[Room Information]
NZD 29.00
Prices are per room.
Features access to shared bathroom facilities.

Room Facilities:
Shared Toilet, Shared Bathroom, Heating

Double Room
[Room Information]
NZD 70.00
Prices are per room.
This private room offers access to shared bathroom facilities.

Room Facilities:
Shared Toilet, Shared Bathroom, Heating

Amenities at Base Rotorua


Wi-Fi/Wireless LAN, Internet Services

Pools and wellness

Outdoor Swimming Pool (all year), Hot Spring Bath


Non-Smoking Rooms, Heating, Designated Smoking Area, All Public and Private spaces non-smoking


Private parking, Parking on-site, Free Parking

Front-desk/reception area services

Tour Desk, Luggage Storage, 24-Hour Front Desk

Food & Drink

Vending Machine (snacks), Vending Machine (drinks), Restaurant, BBQ Facilities, Bar

Entertainment and children services

Nightclub / DJ

Cleaning services




Food & Drink

With a big screen TV, a sun deck and a thumping dance floor, The Lava Bar is Rotorua's most popular night spot! You'll meet locals as well as travellers from all over the world at this friendly bar.

Hotel information details

BASE Rotorua offers guests a top location overlooking Kuirau geothermal park, 5 mins walk to the main shopping precinct. Features include with 2 mineral hot pools, a large heated outdoor swimming pool, free onsite car parking, private and multi-share rooms, single sex rooms, Global Gossip high speed internet facilities, courtyard chill out area, expert local travel advice and exclusive discounts,

Important information to guests

Please note that Base Rotorua does not accept payments with American Express credit cards.

Information about the area

BASE Rotorua is right in central Rotorua with views across to Kuirau Geothermal park so you can explore the biggest free geothermal attraction in town, or you can stroll two blocks and be right amongst all Rotorua's shops restaurants and cafes. As New Zealand's busiest tourist centre there are a variety of attractions including Government Gardens, The Lakes - there are 14 to choose from, Okere Falls, Whakarewarewa Forest, Te Puia, Wkakarewarewa Thermal Village, Skyline Skyrides, Rainbow and Fairy Springs, The Agrodome, The Buried Village.

Travelling information

To and from the airport: The public transport bus ‘Cityride’ departs every half-hour between 6.40am and 5.45pm, and only costs NZD 2pp. It's a 5 minute walk to Base Hot Rock from the drop off point.

The Super Shuttle service ranges in price depending on how many people in the group from NZD 14 for one person to NZD 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 Hot Rock reception and they will collect you.

Driving: 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 Hot Rock 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 your staying at Base Hot Rock, Rotorua, and they will drop you off at the door.

Base Rotorua Policies


14:00 - 23:30


- 10:30

Accepted CreditCards at Hotel

The hotel reserves the right to preauthorise credit cards prior to arrival.
American Express, Visa, MasterCard, Eftpos, MasterCard, MasterCard

Cancellation Policy

If cancelled up to 1 day before the date of arrival, no fee will be charged.
If cancelled later or in case of no-show, the first night will be charged.

Children and Extra Bed Policy

All children are welcome.
All children under 5 years stay free of charge when using existing bedding.
There is no capacity for extra beds/cots in the room.

Deposit Policy

No deposit will be charged.

VAT and city/tourist taxes

12.5 % VAT is included.
Service charge is not applicable.
City/tourist tax is not applicable.


Wi-fi is available in public areas and costs NZD 4 per hour.

Meal Plan

There is no meal option with this hotel.


Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).


Pets are not allowed.

Terms and Conditions

We never charge your credit card when you make a reservation - you will pay for your stay at the hotel. Our reservation service is free of charge, without any administration fees. Cancellation is also free of charge unless it is clearly stated. We take the privacy of your personal data very seriously. All your personal data is encrypted and processed securely. More information can be found in our terms and conditions and privacy statement.

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