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3.5 of 5 Hostel   |   32 Harris Street, Gisborne, New Zealand
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YHA Gisborne
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The gentleman that works here is friendly and you can tell he likes to look after the place as he does an exceptional job of it. Picking up stray branches in the front yard, kitchen absolutely spotless, with more than enough utensils, you can tell every path way gets swept and the bathrooms are the cleanest I've seen in a... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
17 reviews 17 reviews
17 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Had to stay in Gisborne as there was no way of getting from Whakatane to Wairoa by bus with doing so. Reviews and ratings were not encouraging for any of the backpackers in Gisborne and the YHA stood out as something reasonable. Stayed less than 12 hours and review is based on this short period. Room strayed in was a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

I stayed for a night here whilst stopping through on a journey and it is one of the best hostels ive stayed in. The welcoming couple, Elise and Marshal where a good start. The room was good with a double bed and shower and toilet right next to it. The kitchen is big and had good facilities. The hostel itself... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Stayed in twin bed private room - comfortable innersprung beds provided with sheets, pillows and duvets. Our room also had a couch and coffee table. Whilst this is an older house, the place is well maintained, warm and very clean. Facilities good, kitchen spacious. Staff friendly and very helpful. Thought there might be road noise at night, but hostel is... More 

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Paris, France
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I had booked for 2 nights in this hotel but I finally stayed 4 nights. Elise and Marshall are very friendly and helpful. Big kitchen, living room. Very spacious and cosy room. 10 min walk to city centre and 15 min to Pack N' save.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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46 reviews 46 reviews
10 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We stayed here for two nights in a double room and it was quite nice for the two of us. It is quiet, has a nice common area, and is pretty walkable to most places you might like to visit. It is kept clean and people are friendly, and the price is good. Nothing spectacular but we would probably stay... More 

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38 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for a few nights in a private double room and were pretty impressed. The room itself was spacious, clean and had a comfy bed. There is plenty of room in the kitchen and free tea and coffee. There's some nice communal areas inside and out. The location is pretty good but it's a good 20 minute walk... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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61 reviews 61 reviews
39 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

At first I was quite hesitant to stay here because of some bad reviews of the place. However, being a regular YHA backpacker, I decided to roll the dice on this one and was pleasantly surprised at the cleanliness of the hostel. I took a double private room, quite spacious compared to other YHAs. Communal bathroom was tidy with good... More 

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Antigua, Guatemala
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

I was going to right a bad review about this place because the owner annoyed me so much but i thought better of it and decided to tell people that it did have some good things going for it, pat on the back for moral me. One thing just be prepared for clive, really is an odd, rude , disrepectful... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
15 reviews 15 reviews
14 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Liked: small hostel, easy to get to know people Disliked: no free salt&pepper in the kitchen, hostel seems to be very old, it's not very cozy in it, no atmosphere, it's kind of far from the city centre (20-25 min walk to the iSite), 27$ per night is too much for what it offers

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Address: 32 Harris Street, Gisborne, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Gisborne Region > Gisborne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — YHA Gisborne 3.5*
Number of rooms: 11
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