REVIEW: Crash Palace, Rotorua

Located in the central city, Nomads Crash Palace Rotorua is a cosy backpackers with a focus on New Zealand Art and Music and a place to relax and unwind from travels with a hot spa and a cold beer. Crash Palace is within walking distance to shops, cafes and supermarket and is only around the corner from the Polynesian Spa for that relaxing spa day.

Facilities includes a 24 hours reception, all rooms have windows and heaters, and a small bar behind reception. Communal facilities include a thermally heated spa pool which is free to use, an outdoor barbecue area, free off-street parking, washing and drying facilities, two kitchens, wireless hotspot and high speed global gossip internet, free storage room, bikes for hire, pool table and more.

The owners clearly put a lot of effort in to the place and it shows throughout. The artistic interior definitely contributes to the atmosphere and everything is well kept throughout the hostel.

I was in a single room, as I needed a retreat from life for two nights and time to relax. And katie was in an 8 bed dorm, both of which were really cosy, clean and comfy!

They also offer various daily activities such as; poker night, pancakes for breakfast, spaghetti Bol night, a pub crawl and a BBQ night to name a few!

Chris and the rest of the staff are very knowledgeable, helpful, friendly and welcoming! I really enjoyed my stay here and would definitely stay again. Because it’s a small hostel, it means its easy to meet people and soon you feel like part of the family!

Only negative was that the kitchen was tiny and extremely cramped and busy when it rolled round to 6pm.

Added benefits:
FREE BBQ dinner Friday night only.
FREE pancake breakfast on Sundays only.
FREE Pasta, rice, noodles, spices, condiments, and tea and coffee.
BONUS Includes 1 FREE night, stay 4 nights, pay for 3.

I really enjoyed staying at Nomads in Rotorua, we had to share our time at both Nomads and Base whilst we were in Rotorua due to how busy it had become but that was fine as they were both close by and it also gave me the chance to compare the two hostels.

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