Spa Lodge Backpackers
This relaxed hostel in a timber house is a 12-minute walk from the lakeside Polynesian Spa and a 14-minute walk from the Rotorua Museum.
The no-frills dorms and private rooms feature free Wi-Fi and shared bathrooms. There's no air-conditioning.
Freebies include off-street parking, and tea and coffee. There are 2 communal kitchens, as well as a lounge with a flat-screen TV and a DVD library. Outdoor amenities include a geothermal hot tub and BBQ facilities.