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On the Beach Backpackers

3.5 of 5 Hostel   |   46 Buffalo Beach Road, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
nicholas c Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We came during cold october, whereby the season is low with travellers. Upon arrived, we requested our initially booked twin room to be changed as the one we got were at the back of building with no windows. In the end, we had a free upgrade to a self-contained unit (comes with ensuite toilet, own kitchen and living room) with... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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68 reviews 68 reviews
39 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Wasn't my favourite hostel on our travels but we had a clean double room although we shared a 2 bed apartment with people we didn't know which was slightly strange. The hostel did lend us a shovel to go to hot water beach which was nice. You are right across the road from the sea so the location is lovely.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

I stayed here 2 nights, booking a private room in one of the rooms at the front of the hostel. It was very clean, freview tv and dvd player, a very comfortable bed, and good cooking facilities. I was lucky to have the room to myself, and cannot praise the staff for their friendliness and help. If you are a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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26 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We stayed at this hostel for a night in one of the double rooms. The staff are really friendly, and switched us from a twin to a double room when we requested. The room itself is a bit of a weird setup which actually works quite well - all the twin and double rooms seem to be in separate little... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Arrived here with no booking looking for a twin room, all was booked up so we ended up staying in a 10 bed dorm. The lady at the front desk was super friendly and this made for a great stay. The room was fine, very clean with small bathroom and an amazing view of the beach!!! The only thing I... More

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

When we arrived we found out there was a problem with our booking (room only for one) so they kindly and with no complications upgraded us. After staying in a crappy hotel in Auckland before we came to Whitianga, that was just what we needed (and universe knew it;))! Just beautiful comfortable clean place! No complaints! Location. Hostel is near... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

This multi-coloured building contains a nice Coromandel hostel, in which my mates and me stayed in for two nights. At first, the hostel belongs to both the BBH network and the YHA network, which is really good as you can make use of the discount regardless which card you own. The owner is very friendly and there are free kayaks,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Nice Place to stay with lots of space, barbeque facilities, within a share good facilities for cooking, private lounge with tv and free dvd. Everything is obviously used for quite some time, but all in all in a good shape and the cleaning lady shows up every day and works properly. In the share you also have your private bathroom,... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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67 reviews 67 reviews
55 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

The name tells no lie, two minutes across the road and you're on the sand. It's a really lovely beach. The hostel comprises of four buildings in a 'L' shape, so most rooms won't have sea views but you're so close it doesn't matter. We stayed in a double room on the second level. It was the biggest room on... More

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DT
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15 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

We camped in our van for one night and then had a double for two nights.Clean and welcoming place.Close to the beach(try the free kayaks !)and not far from town.The owners were very friendly and helpful.We had a double in a kind of apartment with another double,shared kitchen,bathroom and balcony(with BBQ).Spacious,tidy,living room with TV and sofa.In the opposite building is... More

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Address: 46 Buffalo Beach Road, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Whitianga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — On the Beach Backpackers 3.5*
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YHA Whitianga, On the Beach Backpackers is a friendly beachfront hostel with huge bay windows with stunning views over Mercury Bay, on the Coromandel Peninsula, a holiday spot loved by New Zealanders. YHA Whitianga has backpacker accommodation of multi-share rooms (some are en-suite) as well as double and twin rooms in self-contained units. Relax in our clean, comfortable home-like accommodation with all the necessary hostel facilities – well-equipped self catering kitchen, common areas and outside BBQ. ... more   less 
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