Our hours have changed due to the coronavirus. We are now open 8am – 6pm. We still welcome everyone to stay but if you are not feeling good please contact us on
+64 7 282 2053 before you arrive and we can help isolate you and get a doctor to check you out. Please do not enter the hostel or go to the hospital or doctors clinic if you are feeling sick. We are happy to assist you but need to take the right precautions.

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

Rock Solid Backpackers is very central, a few steps from Tutanekai Street, packed with high-street shops, cafés, Eat Streat with bars and restaurants and each Thursday we host our weekly Night Market here.

The Rotorua iSite, Government Gardens, Arts Village, Lakefront, Kuirau Park, Polynesian Spa and local Supermarkets are all within 10 minutes walk from the hostel.  Rotorua Airport is 15 minutes by car. Public on-street metered parking is available, with free parking areas just two blocks away.

We pride ourselves on giving you the best possible experience during your visit to our bi-cultural city of Rotorua.  Our hosts offer local expertise of natural geothermal features, Māori culture and tourism hot spots and can book many activities and tours for you at our Tour Desk.

We are the only hostel in Rotorua with the view of a 20m high rock climbing wall, showcased right from our guest lounge.  The Wall offer our guests discounted rates! At reception we also offer FREE: WiFi, luggage and bike storage, guest phone and computers, book exchange corner, guitar, pool table, table tennis, DVDs and towels!  Or if you fancy an alternative film, head downstairs to the Basement Cinema complete with a bar.

All rooms are cleaned to a high standard.  Our dormitories include bed linen, lockers, heating and access to shared bathroom facilities.  Our private ensuite rooms also include tea/coffee making facilities. There is a well-equipped, communal kitchen with cooking facilities and complimentary tea and coffee.

Guest Notes: 

  • Reception hours are 8am – 6pm.  
  • A valid Photo ID and credit card must be presented upon check-in.  
  • We are NOT a party hostel. 
  • Late check-ins can be arranged by emailing us on bookings@rocksolidrotorua.co.nz