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On the Beach Backpackers

46 Buffalo Beach Road, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Paris
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

A strange looking hostel, it contains all the comforts you would expect with a lounge and tv. Showers and toilets are small but never busy. Rooms are cosy and comfortable (4 bed dorm). Kitchen is well equipped and fairly big.

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Dubendorf, Switzerland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Located 1 km from the town center, beach across the road Outdated and too small facilities. Old squeaky beds. Kitchen far too small for the size of the hostel, small fridge with guests fighting for some space, gas cookers which need to be started with a match - very unsafe given the tiny kitchen space Very unfriendly staff. Not interesting... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We had a double room with a shared bathroom- luckily we only had to share with another couple next door to us. The bed wasn't the comfiest I've slept in but the surroundings were very peaceful at night. The kitchen was clean and well-facilitated, and the communal area was cozy as well as providing great views of the beach from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

One of the favourite hostels we stayed at on our 4 month trip through New Zealand. We stayed in a nice 4 bed shared room which was part of a cosy apartment with just one other room. Kitchen, lounge and TV included. We met some very nice people thanks to the sociable atmosphere of sharing an apartment with just 8... More 

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The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 via mobile

Ask for the room on the left back and then the top floor. It only fits 8 people but has a big balcony, kitchen and livingroom. Lots of light because it is surrounded by windows. The first time in my 10 year of traveling that I saw house keeping coming at 10 a.m with the 4/6 of them cleaning the... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 via mobile

Me and my three friends stayed here for 2 nights. It was 2 doublerooms in one apartment with all facilities you can need, and with a big balcony. It felt a bit old and would need some renovation, but anyhow I think it was worth every penny. It was clean and comfy beds. The minus was the village itself. If... More 

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Stayed in the four room bunkhouse rear of property, very clean and well equipped with kitchen and bathroom only shared with the two person room next door. Was out most of the time so really only used facilities to sleep. Off road parking full but so was the accommodation. Surprisingly quiet for the amount of people that were there. Great... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The one upstanding feature of this backpackers is it is right across the road from a beautiful beach. Great for early morning/evening walks on the beach. Intercity and Naked both do pick up and drop offs, so there is no need to have to walk to/from town with luggage. The location does however mean that it is around a 15min... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Based on the cost per night, I think it's a fine place to stay. We stayed in a private double room for 3 nights. The room was comfortable enough, and clean. The shower and toilet both did the job and again were clean. The kitchen had all the utensils we needed, and there is a fridge freezer combo (a lot... More 

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Japan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Stayed here for two nights with another couple. We initially booked two double rooms but the staff contacted us before our stay offering us their self-contained 2 bedroom unit for the same price. We were staying in off season, but we took them up on the offer. We got there quite late, but the staff was really friendly and had... More 

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