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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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54 reviews 54 reviews
46 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Dublin, Ireland
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41 hotel reviews
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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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28 reviews 28 reviews
25 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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
17 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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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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