Location, location, location... Rotorua Planet Backpackers is in a perfect location in Rotorua city - just 400 metres from the main bus station and i-SITE. Half a minute's walk to the supermarket, shopping mall and fast food outlets. 2 minutes' walk to Rotorua's world famous spa, parks, lakeside walks and 5 minutes from geothermal wonders, cinemas, restaurants and Shops.

We provide UNLIMITED FREE WiFi for every guest

"One of the best hostels I have stayed in in NZ" is how one of our Brazilian guests described Planet. Not only did he extend his original stay, he returned after touring the rest of NZ.

This and hundreds of other customer endorsements tell us we must be doing something right for our visitors. And we will do the same for you. We go the extra mile to ensure those who stay here will remember us for a long time afterward.

So WHY US?...


Really friendly people...
Get to meet and mingle with real Kiwis, International Students and some Rotorua locals who work inner city. We can tell you about things you won't find in the brochures ... for example how to find the special hot pool on the Tarawera Trail.

Lots of fun...
There's nothing better than to enjoy the smells of international quisine and the sounds of companionship and enjoyment that emanate from our open plan kitchen as guests prepare and cook their food. You're bound to find new ways to cook exotic foods as Filipinos, Indian, Korean and Chinese envelop you in their culture.
Get involved with our jigsaw bench or our colouring table - once started they are very addictive!!

Interest in you and your travels...
Our staff are here to add value to your stay; to make it memorable; RPBP is not just a place to sleep. We want to make your stay in Rotorua special, so we will go out of our way to give you our opinions and knowledge on attractions to enjoy; places to visit and things to do.

Our manager has been described as "like having your own personal Lonely Planet Guide" - a local through and through and there isn't much he can't explain about the area and it's uniqueness. We want you to enjoy an "out of this world" experience at "Planet".

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Complimentary Unlimited WiFi and internet access
All rooms connect to our free unlimited WiFi service. Get a voucher for up to 2 devices form Reception.

Central city location so close to Everything
Supermarkets, Shopping, Spas, Parks and walks all within a few minutes walk.

Small dorms - max size 6 beds, mostly 4 beds
All beds pre-made with crisp laundered linen, pillow case and duvets. Extra blankets if you need them and in winter, heating is provided in every room.

Single and twin rooms also available.
Upstairs single and twin rooms may be available. Our large twin/double rooms have more space and are booked per room. Very reasonable rates.

Brilliant advice and information from our travel desk
Our staff are experts at giving advice and recommendations to save you time and money. Often its the little tips that can really add to your experience and our locals can often tell you of the "local secrets" that only locals know. BOOK ALL YOUR ATTRACTION visits at our reception desk as this helps us in keeping our costs down for your fellow travellers.

Excellent deals on attractions (make sure you see our specials page).
Stay at RPBP for two days or longer and enjoy huge savings on Skydiving; Agroventures Attractions; and Tours to Waitomo and Hobbiton (Ts & Cs apply)

Need to know more? Checkout our Specials or Facilities or just go ahead and BOOK NOW

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Our backpacker rooms & beds

We have 4-6 bed dorms and rooms, twin and a few single rooms available. All dorm rooms are spacious and clean and mostly outward facing.

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Hostel Facilities

We have spacious dorms, a large open-plan kitchen, dining room and lounge area, and a big laundry with washers and driers for only $2 per machine.

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Activities and Attractions

Rotorua is one of New Zealand’s main tourism centres and the Maori cultural centre of New Zealand, where many attractions related to Maori culture and history are available to be seen and experienced.

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