Our vision is simply to make it the most popular hostel in town which we have by providing a clean, modern, yet still inviting hostel with facilities not usually found in inner city hostels.


Kia ora – welcome to Rock Solid Backpackers located in the heart of down town Rotorua. Owned and operated by The Backpacker Group, a group of quality owned hostels. They really do care about their guest’s comfort and enjoyment and love sharing their hostels around New Zealand. Rock Solid is based in a former shopping arcade and office block, this is not a cosy country cottage but if a large comfortable funky industrial-style inner city accommodation at very reasonable rates is what you are after – look no further than Rock Solid!

Guest lounge

The large comfortable reception guest lounge is the hub of the hostel with FREE and UNLIMITED High Speed Wifi, FREE pool table, FREE Table Tennis and FREE XBox. FREE DVDs and FREE book exchange corner. They also have FREE luggage and bike storage room including a fridge to store your food while waiting to check in or depart.

Also unique to Rock Solid is being able to view a 17m high rock climbing wall through floor-to-ceiling windows from this guest lounge. Or if you feel like having a go, guests can climb for just $12 which includes, shoes,harness,chalk and climbing until you drop(not literally!) Or if you prefer a bit of arty culture you can check out what’s on in the Basement Arts Cinema downstairs too!


Tours and Activities

Rotorua is the ultimate north island adventure and cultural destination, offering a huge range of activities to suit every taste, budget and thrill factor which hosts are happy to arrange for their guests. Rock Solid offers some awesome discounts for their guests only.


There is both limited free public street parking and charge meter parking available in front of the hostel. From 5pm-9am (daily) this parking is FREE. It is also free from Saturday 12:00 noon to Monday 9:00am. More information is available on request.

Families welcome

Children under 18 years old are welcome to stay if supervised by adults and booked into a Private Family Room or dorm room for Private use.


Rock Solid Backpackers is an International Backpacker Hostel. We DO NOT cater for Stag or Hen night groups. We require a Credit Card for security on arrival!