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Tauranga Central Backpackers

62/64 Willow Street, Tauranga, New Zealand
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is literally the worst hostel I've ever stayed in. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. It's filthy and the manager is a complete jerk. He overcharged my friend and I the entire time we stayed there. We were supposed to be put into a family room after one week, because it was cheaper but instead we had to wait... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The hallway is stink. Room is small. Noisy!there is non-stop music at night ! I book a 4dorm room for 2nights. but in the second night, they arranged me to 8dorm room. Are they kidding me? And then they said they made some mistake and refund half day roomrate to me .i paid $35/night but they refunded $15only,That's fine. Next... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

There are not clean, the kitchen are disgusting and unsanitery. I eat out, would never cook in that kitchen. You get 50 MB wifi every Day, or do you? One day did it Tell me i have use it all, and i had only use it for 2 min. You Can not use the wifi, or the computers for Skype!!!... More 

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Somerset
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Where to start! First of all I was greeted by a very unhelpful receptionist. My room wasn't ready when I arrived at 11.30am and checkout was at 10am. I didn't mind the wait, only about 20 minutes when he'd told me he'd cleaned the room and changed my be sheets. When I went to the room (after having a rubbish... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

This place was disgusting. Dirty is an understatement. Spoke to the owner and he said too bad, it's a backpackers. He said oh well the 60 people staying there thinks it's fine. Although funnily enough in the graffiti on our bed someone had written clean this filthy hostel. Seems someone agreed with me. If we had the time and money... More 

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Manchester
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

What this experience taught me was *always check out reviews first.* We booked a family room for 3 adults at $81 which isn't cheap, with a non refundable half paid up front. The corridors and room smelled of BO and damp, the bathroom facilities probably breed disease in the water pipes, the kitchen smelled and was unclean, and the beds... More 

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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

ok, so this hostel is weeeird. i mean it. not sure if dodgy is the right word here, but i will use it:) There are mostly kiwi-pickers staying here so dont expect luxury and be prepared for stinky working shoes on the corridor. HOwever staff makes amazing job here, especially one guy from Nepal, hired in the reception who i... More 

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Poznan, Poland
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Ok, there are some things you might like about this hostel: it has free pool and big common room, it has good location. Now to the bad things: - it's dirty. I mean, very dirty. - the rooms are small, dirty and have no windows - the kitchen is big, but dirty - the bathrooms are dirty and smell bad... More 

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Portree
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Unwelcoming, unhelpful reception staff. Rooms with no windows or proper ventilation. We had fleas of some kind creeping around in our room. The wee table in our room was covered in a sticky alcohol mess (baring in mind we'd ordered a triple room for ourselves so room should of been cleaned previously) Our bunks were covered in disgusting foul graffiti... More 

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Perth, Australia
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56 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

The location is excellent but the backpackers itself was very average. There was rubbish everywhere, carpet half pulled up, no windows in the rooms... We didn't spend much time in the backpackers itself but it didn't seem that great. The communal rooms didn't seem all that bad though and the guy at reception was nice enough to give us a... More 

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