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Tairua Backpackers Beach Villa

200 Main Road, Tairua 3508, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We stayed here for 3 nights. The setting was very relaxing and the common areas were great - great views of the bay, separate spot for smokers, greenery. The place needs to upgrade a lot of it's equipment - life jackets and kayaks are worn out, and we spent over an hour trying to boil corn because we couldn't find... More 

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Have just spent four days in Tairua, where I found it pretty central for travelling round the Coromandel. The Hostel is well placed, near to the local amenities, with a lovely view of the estuary, large garden, and outside clothes line. My room was a double with ensuite, which was perfect for my stay, it was clean, quiet, linen provided.... More 

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Timbuktu, Mali
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

The hostel is a little run down as is the equipment that can be borrowed. Forget the windsurfing gear or kayaks. The body boards are nice to have and the spades for hot water beach were really appreciated. Biggest complaint: the families that were also staying here. It seemed to be a stop for businessmen or families. That in itself... More 

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Waikato Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Booked a backpackers ensuite, large, clean room in beautiful surroundings. Could not fault this place at all. Close to town, however in peaceful location. Best backpackers we have stayed in, would defiantly recommend.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Stayed for 2 nights, found rooms to be clean and comfortable with access to a lovely back garden with ample seating & a 'sky deck'/ elevated terrace. Fab views. No problems with owners - on the contrary found them both to be friendly and helpful. Not charged for wifi.

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Airlie Beach, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I stayed here for one night with a friend and we actually quite liked this little backpackers. We didn't have to pay for wifi so there may be the possibly they have stopped charging for it. We had a room at the front which meant we had an amazing view of Mt Paku. The place was clean and I loved... More 

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

- Unfriendly lady - Good location - Old building - No free wifi - Basic dorm room is really basic and dark - Extra stuff like fishing gear is pretty old - Stayed 1 night - Won't be here again You can do so much more with this good location

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Dublin, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We found the owners to be rude and confrontational. My brother and his wife stayed in the campsite. With the room you get the use of their kayaks. Myself and other members of our group stayed across the road in another campsite. We were going to rent the kayaks from the Tairua backpackers site. The sign on the office said... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

As a couple, we stayed for around NZD75 for one night Decent rooms with ensuite Nice little backpackers - some rooms have nice view of inlet Bonus was free bike usage (though they are a bit run down), and use of good shared kitchen Lovely little town, recommend a short stay Good driving access from here North to Hot Water... More 

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Seasoned traveller from Devon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

We stayed here whilst backpacking around NZ for 6 weeks. We loved Tairua, the harbour and Pacific beach were great. The Backpackers is situated overlooking the habour from the deck at the rear, a great location to chill out, gas barbecue on the deck etc The kitchen was reasonably well equipped and clean, fridges available for food storage. Bathrooms/showers were... More 

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