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Tauranga Central Backpackers

62/64 Willow Street, Tauranga, New Zealand
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İzmir, Türkiye
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47 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

I have read the reviews before going there. So, I was expecting a terrible place. I had no other choice as I decided to book very late at new year's eve. I can say the location is perfect, few meters away from bus station. (Only good point) There was no second sheet for blanket. You have to use the blanket... More 

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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Wow. Where to start...sleeping outside in the street would've been cleaner. It STANK of B.O (body odour) everywhere. Also stank of disgusting curry all of the time. No fresh air into rooms, the corridors stank. The kitchen absolutely vile-had to eat off of our hands as they were ckeaner than everything in the kitchen. Was scared to touch anything at... More 

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Omgosh, where to start. Wish I had read the reviews before hand. If we hadn't had paid before arriving, I would have walked out and slept on the street! Its so dirty, full of flies and the kitchen is diabolo, despite the signs saying do your dishes, there was curry everywhere. The rooms were disgusting, we had dirty bedding, no... More 

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Magdeburg, Germany
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Its loud even at 2pm at night, it smells, no fresh air is coming to the rooms, just from the corridor. The kitchen is even after cleaning in the morning still dirty. You can't find fresh towels. The staff don't care about anything. Its so unfamiliar all the time. I don't care about cheap prices if the place is like... More 

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Martinique
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116 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

A bit run down but fabulous for a one night or if you are working in the area. Super terrace with view on the bay. It was an old hotel once. I won't rave about the cleanliness that seems to be left to the young guests that don't comply! Rooms a little small. Lots of hot water though

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Christchurch
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

This place is awful. Kitchen is so dirty we went out to eat. Beds are really old, saggy and uncomfortable. Whole place needs a complete revamp, starting with a scrub from head to toe. Music from nightclub next door started at 9.30pm and went till 3am - you could feel the bass the entire time. I could go on, but... More 

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Pontarlier, France
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

The desk didn't received our online booking so my friends and I had to split and sleep in different rooms. We paid for a 4-bed dorm and we ended up separate in 8-bed dorms. The kitchen was so dirty that we decided to have dinner outside. Even the "clean" things were dirty, we had to clean everything we used for... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Dirty, noisy, smelly. It's right next to a nightclub and is probably the worst hostel I've stayed in in NZ. Didn't want to use the kitchen because it was so dirty, and we left a day earlier than we'd paid for because of these reasons (didn't get our money back). Definitely don't recommend this place to anyone.

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Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 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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