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What you offer

Hours per week

Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.

Night Shift

Help with night tasks to make the place relaxing for all guests


Exchange and wash bed linens. Make the beds.


Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.

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What you get

Days off per week

Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.

Shared Dorm

Be ready to meet people while staying in a shared dorm.

Discounts on Restaurants

Yummy! Get discounts and grab a bite.

Discounts on Pubs

Another pint, please! Get discounts and enjoy pubs/bars.

Free Tours

Don’t miss a thing! Get free tours and explore.

Free Pub Crawls

Be ready to have fun! Get free pub crawl passes.


Worldpackers team will guide and advise you before, during and after your trip.

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The Experience

Our fixed-term staff positions are 15 hour per week ( 3 hours, 5 days a week). You will work doing housekeeping either in the morning from 10am - 1pm or the afternoon from 3pm - 6pm. Our Night-owl position is from 8pm - 8am and responsible for looking after the hostel and guests at night and late night check-ins. All positions are working for accomodation and full training in provided. YOU MUST HAVE NEW ZEALAND WORKING HOLIDAY VISA TO APPLY.

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  • Over 18 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
4 weeks
Stay up to
6 months

Talk to those who have lived the experience

1 Review

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks


Learning & Fun

United States

Very good experience here, my first Worldpackers experience. Em and Sarah were great, and the crew that I worked with were equally fantastic. A fun group that helps each other out, supports one another, and also has fun together and shares life experience when not working. I would have stayed longer!

about 2 years ago

About Rotorua Backpackers

  • Hosted by Em

  • New
    Recently Online
  • Response Rate: 20%
  • Response Time: 3 days

About the host

Our comfortable and recently renovated hostel is the perfect place for travelers and backpackers to call their home away from home. The budget-friendly prices and central location provides a safe, convenient base to explore and enjoy Rotorua. Our friendly staff is happy to give tips and advice for the best travel deals around! We offer a variety of services and amenities including free, unlimited Wi-Fi, a fully stocked kitchen with compliment...

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