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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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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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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47 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Bus stop right in front of the backpacker, and within 1 minute walk you are on the beach already! 10 bed dorm, not bad in low season with the price you paid. Clean and tidy kitchen and common area. 10 minutes walk to city centre of Whitianga. Nice beach view from the room. A good place to meet other travelers.... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

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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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*
Number of rooms: 24
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