Loved everything about this place, The service, the staff, the rooms,the location, enjoyed our stay & they made our stay very comfortable, Everything was great especially the staff. Thanks Guys. We are so greatful


Good location, decent rooms and common areas. All the facilities were as described. Great budget hostel, has everything you need and is clean. Very good service from everyone at reception, they were super helpful with everything.


We enjoyed our stay. Rock solid is central. Went to the Thursday night food market 1min walk. Rock climbing wall was a added bonus for the children, they have a movie small movie theater and cafe, $5.00 Heineken. Ensuite bedrooms were clean and good value for money. Smaller rooms were ok, fans provided as north facing rooms get hot. Internal kitchen with every thing you need. Shared bathrooms were clean dryers and straightener provided. Excellent front desk staff let us know the best value for money experiences. Parking is affordable plus they let you know where to park your car for free when your out on an adventure for the day. Canopy zip line tours will pick you up from here included in their pricing. Duck tours,for the lake experience are in walking distance. Highly recommend this place as it had internal activities for the whole family.


Stayed for one night at the called "premium area" on Level 2 which has been recently renovated. The kitchen was awesome, toilets very clean. The room is also good but has no windows and no aircon. Staff really friendly and helpful


Thank you so much for having us, was the best accommodation we have stayed at and look forward to coming back next year. Everything was amazing. We look forward to seeing you next year.

Raukawa Basketball 2021

Thanks for having us. It was such a perfect location and the facilities were ideal for a school group. Thanks again. We will definitely be using you guys again for our annual trip.

Waiheke High School – September 2020

Super friendly staff, very helpful. Hostel is clean warm and has lots of space. Group area is a relaxed place where you can escape the hustle of travelling.

Driver Telli from Wild Kiwi Tours – February 2020

Loved the new groups area, everything there is brand new – beds (comfy too), lounge suites, dining tables and cutleries, oven fridge etc… Best of all its private so if you come in groups, the whole area is yours. worth the money. Staff were also very helpful and central location so close to all shops.

Synaa Lagavakatini Group – December 2019

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. Other than that…a great place to stay!!

Hohepa Tamehana – April 2018

The Group accommodation at Rock Solid Backpackers is a well-equipped and thoughtfully laid out space. Our team and staff were able to easily co-ordinate team talks, meals and team activities in the communal space and the rooms were modern and clean. The Rock Solid Backpacker staff were consistently active, available and friendly Otago Water Polo looks forward to any opportunity to stay with Rock Solid Backpackers again!

Otago Water Polo - 2021

Thanks very much for our stay. The group accommodation was incredibly well set up. Great kitchen facilities, with everything you could possibly need to cook for a large group. The beds were comfortable and our teams had great nights of sleep. The staff were friendly and accommodated our needs. We could not have been happier with our stay and we will be back.

Manawatu Water Polo - 2021

Just wanted to say how much we enjoyed staying at Rock Solid. Facilities were great and accommodation suited us to a t, so thank you again.

West Lake School