Our hostel capacity is 130, completed only since December 2019 is our brand new group area. Specifically designed for groups its fresh, modern and comfortable, book rooms or the whole area for yourself, you choose.

We welcome sports teams, school groups, families, cultural groups, tour groups and other organisations.

Groups can choose to book 4, 6, 8 or 10 bed dorms.  We provide all bed linen including duvets and offer private group lounges with kitchenette (fee applies – these are on a request only basis and must be pre-booked).  We offer free unlimited WiFi, group catering for breakfast, lunch and dinner plus bike and luggage storage.

Please get in touch with our Groups Coordinator on groups@rocksolidrotorua.co.nz or by phoning +64 7 282 2053 for a quote.

Let us know the number of people, purpose of travel, what type of rooms you are looking for, how many days you plan to stay and what facilities you would like to use. We will get back to you with a quote. Prices vary depending on group size, time of the year and demand.

We require 50% of the total cost at time of booking and the outstanding balance 21 days before arrival. Cancellations made 30 days prior to arrival will be refunded 100%.  Cancellations made between 30 and 21 days prior to arrival will be refunded 80%  Please note the booking is not confirmed until we receive the deposit.

Note: we are not a PARTY hostel and cannot cater to groups of this nature!

Rock Solid is part of NZ Group Accommodation.  They have hostels New Zealand wide click this link to read more about where you can stay if you are travelling beyond Rotorua with your group.


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 hussle 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 GroupDecember 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

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