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Crash Palace

1271 Hinemaru Street, Rotorua, New Zealand, Distance from city centre: 0.7km

Rating: 77% from 11 reviews

  • 70%Atmosphere
  • 76%Staff
  • 76%Security
  • 76%Cleanliness
  • 87%Location
  • 78%Value for money
  • 76%Facilities

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  • When you are travelling to Rotorua make sure you stop by Te Puia, it was a great traditional Maori Show. The hostel was very good. The only thing one must get used to is the smell in Rotorua.
  • 89%
  • 16 Jun 2015 Evi-Madeleine Germany
  • The beds is note the best, but you have a good atmosphere and location is the best. And wi-fi free for one day.
  • 80%
  • 30 May 2015 Taise Brazil
  • This hostel has the potential to be almost perfect: free food, free pool, jacuzy, etc. I had a bad experience with the owner though. Checked out 18min late because my watched stopped although i was ready from 8am. He didnt behave comprehensively and charged me 20 $. As a consequence he lost not only 1 customer but 13 because i recommended my big group of friends not to go there. He made 20$ on me but lost a way more by behaving like a d***. never underestimate an angry customer's power.
  • 54%
  • 14 May 2015 Anonymous Belgium
  • Great hostel, owner was fabulous and runs it well.
  • 97%
  • 08 Mar 2015 selena Canada
  • We had a good stay at Crash Palace! We arrived pretty late and still were able to get checked in and settled. The location is great and the atmosphere seemed quite social. For the price, this hostel was great! I would recommend this hostel. (No free wifi).
  • 97%
  • 15 Oct 2014 Katherine Canada
  • Great location, nicely maintained, parking right in front of the hostel but not great hospitality. Very noisy, a lots of kids running up and down the wood stairs late at night. If you want to rest at night is very hard, the music is very loud late hours. I had arrangements with the staff to book me with the local water rafting business and they never did. I was sitting down at least thirty minutes to find out that the van suppose to pick me up was never coming by. No computers working...
  • 77%
  • 27 Sep 2014 Claudia Brazil
  • drunk guys came back at 4am waking up everyone, right after staff turned on the light to count people in the room because someone was not supposed to be there in the dorm. awful night
    Owner Comment

    sorry about the people that came and woke you up it is hardly the hostels fault that they did this. I can assure you none of my staff came in to your room as i am the owner and live onsite we did have a drunk couple wake us up that night looking for somewhere to make out so maybe they told you they were staff but it was nobody that works for me. maybe try a hotel if you don't like others waking you up or earplugs this is just part and parcel of hosteling ! safe travels to you

  • 57%
  • 26 Jul 2014 CYRIL France
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