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On the Beach Backpackers

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the warm engaging welcome by the owner and her recently appointed Manager Sue through to the generous assignment to a self contained 'double' on the ground level - with views out to sea - all at the 'single' room share amenities price; I could not have been treated better. There are signs of environmental sustainability - encouraging guests to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 via mobile

I went in the offseason so the hostel wasn't that full, so they gave us our own room with nobody else in it which ended up being an entire flat to ourselves. The lady working the front desk was very nice. Facilities were clean, I thoroughly enjoyed it and would come back!

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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Located 1 km from the town center, beach across the road Outdated and too small facilities.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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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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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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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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