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Harbourside City Backpackers

4.0 of 5 Hostel   |   105 The Strand, Tauranga 3001, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014
catylin2014 Auckland Region, New Zealand
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

awesome hostel with wonderful staff that were very helpful , location was handy with everything needed nearby, rooms were cosy and comfortable, I will defiantly be back . the cleanliness was something that stood out to me as a hostel .

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HarboursideBP, Manager at Harbourside City Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Catylin2014, Thank you for taking a few minutes of your time to review us. We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at Harbourside City Backpackers. We are very proud of our 4 star Qualmark rating and the staff works very hard to keep it that way. We wish you all the best for the rest of... More 

Blenheim, New Zealand
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61 reviews 61 reviews
29 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

- Good view! - Centre of town - Free wifi - Busy with kiwifruit pickers - Ok beds, just 4 in a room - Can be cleaner - A bit boring hostel - Medium size hostel - Old building - Stayed 1 night - Won't be here again

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HarboursideBP, Manager at Harbourside City Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Jur25, Thank you for taking a few minutes of your time to review us. The staff from Harbourside City Backpackers always tries to go the extra mile and make you as comfortable as we can. May is one of our crazy times with all the Kiwifruit workers. All coming back at the same time and start cooking. On the... More 

Guernsey, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We arrived here after contacting the manageress regarding a job advert that she had placed, stating that there were many jobs available immediately. We contacted the lady by phone who told us that she had numerous jobs available and that if we arrived within a few days she could guarantee us work. We arrived the next morning, and the lady... More 

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HarboursideBP, Manager at Harbourside City Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Bobby and Elina, Thank you for taking the time to review us. As you both have stayed with us more than a year ago, a few things have changed, including new managment. I'm sorry to hear that you felt like you had been scamed. 3 years ago NZ had a terrible time with the Kiwifruit season due the PSA... More 

Hannover, Germany
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

This hostel is really one of the best I've ever been to. The room was tidy and clean and the staff is super nice. They'll help you if you've got questions no matter what. Apart from that, this hostel is in the middle of everything, means there is one restaurant/bar next to another and you've got the bus station just... More 

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HarboursideBP, Manager at Harbourside City Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Linda B, Thank you for taking a few minutes of your time to review us. We are very pleased to hear you have enjoyed your stay at the hostel. We are very proud of our 4 star Qualmark rating and staff works very hard to keep it that way. Thank you for noticing the hard work of the cleaners.... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Stayed in a private room and was pleasantly surprised to actually have a private bathroom. The room was comfortable and clean and couldn't ask for anything more. There was some noise in the hallways late at night but it wasn't that loud and I have had way worse in a hostel (and even some hotels). Great location for bars and... More 

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HarboursideBP, Manager at Harbourside City Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Rebecca K, Thank you for taking time to review us. We are very pleased to hear you have enjoyed your stay at the hostel. Yes our location is fantastic, right on the Harbour front with amazing views from the top balcony. We are very proud of our 4 star Qualmark rating and staff works very hard to keep it... More 

Queenstown, New Zealand
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68 reviews 68 reviews
30 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We stayed for one night and that was enough, the staff was on and the room was regular at most. The location of the hostel is pretty good and you have lots of restaurants and cafes. Now... as we are travelling by car around new zealand we called and ask if it had parking, the said it had bla bla.... More 

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HarboursideBP, Manager at Harbourside City Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi NeoAngelz, Thank you for taking a few minutes of your time to review us. The staff from Harbourside City Backpackers always tries to go the extra mile and make you as comfortable as we can. The hostel has no space for parking, therefor we never advertised free parking. Free off-street parking is available on the weekends only , or... More 

Taupo, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014 via mobile

Very friendly staff. Highly recommend. I stayed at this place for three days and found it is so central to everything I needed. Will definitely come back here next time and recommend it to all out of Townes I know

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HarboursideBP, Manager at Harbourside City Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Kari. Thank you very much for your review. It was a pleasure meeting you! It's great having the hostel located right in the centre of Tauranga. Everything is so close and in walking distance. We wish you all the best for 2014 and happy travels. Take care ! Aline ( Manager ) More 

Hamilton, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

The accommodation at The Harbourside Backpackers is very reasonable, the rooms being cleaned and tidied after each guest leaves, so no problems there Plus it has fine view out over the harbour from its balcony. Only I would suggest that moving to digital TV may provide another option to evenings in.

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HarboursideBP, Manager at Harbourside City Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Peter. Thank you so much for your kind review. You are right, the view over the harbour from our balcony is absolutely stunning. Specially in the mornings with the sun coming up. We do have a wide range of free DVD's available at reception for a rainy day. We wish you all the best for 2014 and Happy Travels.... More 

Gibbston, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

The location couldn't be better, right in town near all the restaurants and across from the water. My room was clean and comfortable and the staff friendly. The only down side is parking - if you want to leave a car near the hostel during the day you need to pay for a park (free at night), however it is... More 

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HarboursideBP, Manager at Harbourside City Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Jane, Thank you so much for your lovely review. The location of the hostel is fantastic. Right in the centre of Tauranga with an amazing view over the harbour. There is a free carpark about 10min walk away from the hostel, but the spaces are unfortunately limited, but like you said, there is a big carpark just across the... More 

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

My sister and I stayed in a double room with a bathroom, the facilities were clean and the rates were very affordable. The backpackers is located right in town,so is very close to all of the best restaurants and cafes. Although the hostel does not have any allocated parking, you can park anywhere in town and in the weekends parking... More 

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happynztraveller77, Owner at Harbourside City Backpackers, responded to this review

HI Hannah, We are very grateful for your positive review and am glad you and your sister had a nice stay with us. The sun has been shining here, the guests are all out in the sun on the balcony enjoying the amazing views of the harbour, so come back any time and enjoy the beautiful Bay of Plenty! More 

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Address: 105 The Strand, Tauranga 3001, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Tauranga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Harbourside City Backpackers 4*
Number of rooms: 27
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