Rock Solid Backpackers on 1140 Hinemoa Steet in Rotorua is a clean, comfortable and modern hostel accommodating up to 84 people. The large building was originally built for Inland Revenue offices and has alot of space. Groups can choose to book 1 or 2 of our levels or the entire hostel. We offer 4,6,8 bed dorms, private and family bedrooms. We offer unlimited free wifi, sheets, towels on request and free use of laundry facilities. We have a fully equipped kitchen for self-catering with an oven and hobs, crockery and utensils and a large dining area. Enjoy our laid back communal lounge with TV and DVD and we also have a conference room and storage for bikes. View an indoor climbing wall while relaxing in our social area. Rock Solid has won many national awards and is very highly rated by our guests. Contact us for our affordable group rates and let us make your groups’ experience in Rotorua a good one!

Karlee Davies – phone: +64 7 282 2053

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I recently stayed here for 5 days with my group of over 80 people. We were more than pleased with the facilities, service, location, and most of all price. There was a games room that kept our children entertained for hours, a well fitted out kitchen, and clean dorm rooms. We never had any problems finding parking given that it was a long weekend. The only thing I would suggest is getting the elevator fixed. Other than that…a great place to stay!!
Hohepa Tamehana – April 2018


Our group had a great stay and we will definitely be back again – Rock Solid is fantastic for groups, having all the desired facilities and being located in the middle of town is just an added bonus!
Amanda Holmes – Absolute Aotearoa Limited, January 2018


You have great facilities and your city is mean, thank for your hospitality great team of people at Rock Solid Backpackers.
Sam Pullen – September 2017


I have recently booked a School music group from Brisbane into your complex. The group consisted of 84 students and 18 teacher/parents.  They booked out the entire complex and what a time they had.  The feedback we had from all was that this three night stay was one of the tour highlights. Having use of all the facilities worked well. All there self-catering was on site which was a big help to their budget.  After a full day of sightseeing to return to a place that was ‘their own’ and had no worries with any other quests was ideal.  We are looking forward to booking another group with you so they too can have this experience.  Thank you for all your valued help.
Simon Hocking – Personal Travel Manager House of Travel Tauranga
Specialising in music tours – September 2017


What are the rooms like?


With a maximum capacity of 90 guests, Rock Solid Backpackers is a large backpackers and great place to meet travelers. Our room types are:

4 bed dorm

6 bed dorm

8 bed dorm

Family room

Private double room (shared facilities)

Private twin room (shared facilities)

Private double room (ensuite)

Private twin room (ensuite)

4 bed dormprivate double with ensuiteprivate twin roomprivate twin room ensuite


Hostel amenities


Along with bathrooms and common room – these are the other amenities and features of Rock Solid Backpackers. If you have any questions please contact us.

parking Parking – car and bus parks are available at the Polynesian Spa, 2 minute walk from the hostel, no charge.
smoking Smoking – Our hostel is smoke-free.
kitchen Kitchen – large, fully equipped communal kitchen for your self-service.
laundry Laundry – laundry rooms and drying on-site.
storage Storage – storage available for bikes and luggage.
wheelchair Access – wheelchair access is throughout the hostel.
conference rooms Conference rooms – we have a conference room available.

Hostel location


Rock Solid Backpackers is located at 1140 Hinemoa St, Rotorua 3010.With this central location, you are within walking distance of many great spots.

Within 5 minutes of walking:

  • Polynesian Spa
  • Pak’nSave Supermarket
  • Coffee Shops
  • ATM machines
  • Post Office
  • Tours & Activities pick up point

Within 15 minutes of walking:

  • I-Site
  • Lake Front
  • Library
  • Central Mall Shopping Centre
  • Eat Street

Frequently Asked Questions


Do you have WIFI?

Yes! WIFI is free and unlimited!!!!! It is available throughout the building and bedrooms. We also have guests computers for your group to use free any time.

Are there laundry facilities?

Yes we have commercial machines, free to use for all our groups. If our staff have time they are happy to help get your loads done.

Can you cater for meals?

We have a restaurant in town that can cater for your group.
They serve a range of Street style foods most with Vege/Vegan options included

Current Group Options are:

$12.50 All combos – these are either Burger/Fish/Pizzas & Hotdogs all served with fries
$15.00 All combos with a Non-Alcohic Drink incl Dumplings (Pork or Vege)

All Tour Drivers eat and drink for Free up to the cost of $50 – this credit is useable each time they visit Rotorua.

Other options are available, please contact us.

What time of day can we arrive and when do we need to check out?

Welcome to arrive any time from 8am, rooms may not be ready until midday, check out time is 10am

Do you have storage?

We have bike storage and room for general storage

Do you have a conference room?

Yes we have a private room that can be used as a conference room

Do you provide towels?

Yes we can provide towels for your group at no extra charge 

When is payment due?

If you have signed a contract payment is due 20 th of the following month. If you are a one-time visit we require 50% deposit 30 days prior to arrival, the balance due on arrival. Please note if you cancel the booking within 30 days of arrival we will refund you 80%, if you cancel during your stay, no refund.

If we book a dormitory do we have to share with other guests?

No, we can block out the other beds left empty if you request.

Can we have gender separated rooms?

Yes, we can configure the rooms so female and male are separated.

Do your kitchens have ovens and freezers?

Yes, we have ovens and freezers and we have plenty of large pots, pans, plates and cutlery etc

Do you have a health and safety plan?

Yes we do and all our staff are trained on fire drills