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Bell Lodge Motel & Backpackers Hostel

39 Bell Street, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Clarksville, Indiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to Bell Lodge because i called them to ask about jobs. They told me there was work starting the next day, there was not. If they would have said there MIGHT be work then it would have been okay. It wasn't raining or anything, they just lied. They did find us work a few days later, wish they... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

The hostel manager and her agresive husband named Rick run the hostel and the are basically the mayor issue with the place. The rest of the problems I encountered there were minor compared to the lack of respect and mistreatment that me and my friend experienced in the hands of this violent and rude managers. Once this drunk manager chased... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014 via mobile

Myself and my girlfriend stayed for 6 weeks to work while travelling new zealand. Bell lodge requires you to sign a contract so if u leave the lodge u loose your work so people are stuck there. Its very expensive for what you get, mould on windows and shower in the room. People in 8 bed dorms paid 10 dollars... More

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We arranged to stay at Bell Lodge as we were in Tauranga for a wedding - and couldn't be happier! Met a few interesting people on their travels to New Zealand and became quite attached to a cat that likes to hang around the backpacker lodging. Sheree was brilliant, even lending us an iron when our wedding attire had become... More

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Its quiet, its comfortable and cheap I went to bell lodge in June 207 and stayed there for about nine months. I had an amazing time making wonderful friend from all over the world. The place looks like a huge hose and that's how it feels which bring every one who are staying there as close as a family.

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Perth, Australia
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10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

Had stayed here previously on 2 trips to NZ from Perth Western Australia. Had a 2 bedroom "unit" This time was a letdown. Staff helpful, but rooms now just basic and could do with some refurbishment. Generally "tired and run down" Next trip to Tauranga will seek elsewhere to stay.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

stayed in bell lodge for 2 months 1/2 in 2012,rooms are clean enough,lounge is really nice and kitchen spacious,the people staying there were amazing. now onto the bad stuff: the owners are clearly lying about the jobs to make people stay,it can be weeks(4 for me and my friends)before getting any job after being promised that "it starts next week".... More

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Bradford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

I went to Bell Lodge in March 2009 for the start of the Kiwi season as the Lodge is very much a working hostel. I got on so well and loved my time there I ended up staying 6 months! During this time Rick and Sheree treated me very well finding and keeping me in work for the majority of... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

We came to the Bell after a 10 hour drive from Wellington:18 women skaters from Richter City Roller Derby, in Tauranga for a triple-header bout the next day. We had 3 well-appointed motels to ourselves, with big clean bathrooms and comfy bunk beds that reminded me of girl scout camp - not to mention a plush lawn for relaxing on.... More

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RAMTauranga, Owner at Bell Lodge Motel & Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Sarah & The Team. It was a pleasure to have you all here, I did enjoy watching the team rolling along and even managed to understand a bit of what was going on . Ned did miss you all once you had gone, he was looking for you later that Sunday. Sorry about the BBQ, we had a new... More

New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

Journeying to a city you don't know is bad enough - but not knowing where to stay just only complicates situation. I had the best stay at Bell Lodge. It was clean, spacious, close to amenities, hosts were amazing and informative...everything you want in a backpacker's. I will definitely be staying there again on my next journey while studying.

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RAMTauranga, Owner at Bell Lodge Motel & Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Hi there Many Thanks for the comments, we do try to help everyone staying with us. We were happy to host you, we look forward to having you stay in the future. More

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Address: 39 Bell Street, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Tauranga

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sheree & Rick, welcome you to Bell Lodge, a purpose built motel and backpackers. Situated in a quiet area 4km from the city. You have the choice of motel units, double or twin en-suite rooms or dorm rooms for 4-8 persons with free car parking. All units and rooms open onto covered decks. We can help you organize local activities such as dolphin swimming, surf lessons, sky diving and more. Come and join us at Bell Lodge in the sunny Bay of Plenty. ... more   less 
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