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The Windsor Lodge Backpackers

10 Merritt St, Whakatane 3080, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
46 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Whakatane, 'New Zealand's sunniest town'. Hmm...not when I stayed here, it rained for the two days I was here and the sun only came out as I left. Like many travellers who don't fancy walking about in the rain, I'm going to spend more time at the hostel and hope it's a great place to wile away a few hours.... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Tidy, clean and modern backpacker on a good location in Whakatane. We had a good night's sleep and the kitchen and bathrooms are quite good too. Pauline and Ray was quite nice and helpful. Good value all around.

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Canmore, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

My family of 3 spent a fantastic 10 nights at the Windsor. We had room 1, a spacious room with a double bed and bunks, an ensuite with shower, TV, and tea/coffee making facilities. Our hosts looked after us incredibly well, always making sure we had everything we needed and were happy. The shared kitchen and living room facilities were... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

Stayed two nights at the Windsor Lodge Backpackers. Pauline & Ray were excellent hosts. We arrived late due to the long drive from Auckland (getting out of Auckland was crazy!!) but they were very gracious. The whole place is very clean, tidy and excellent value for money. Bonus - it was very close to the White Island Tour wharf and... More

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Rockhampton, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

What a great little place to stay! The owners Ray and Pauline went above and beyond to make our stay enjoyable. We would stay here again if we ever returned to this part of New Zealand. Cherie and David

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Newark, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
14 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Hostel was very clean and quiet. For our first night we were the only 2 there! Double room was nice maybe abit small. Toilets and showers were very clean. Showers were very good which cannot always be said for a backpackers. Kitchen was good size with lots of facilities. Lounge area was very big with a massive TV with sky... More

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

This was a very clean hostel, lovely clean bathrooms and toilets and good very clean kitchen facilities. Good lounge/dining area with big flat screen TV and pool table. Good outdoor seating/dining area too. Rooms were clean, tidy and beds comfortable but rooms were small. My partner and myself had a private room which was lovely with a skylight but once... More

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
28 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

Location: Very close to Countdown supermarket and 10 mins walk to riverfront or New World Supermarket. Room: Room size is relatively small for a 3 shared room. If all 3 persons stand in the room there will be not place to put your luggage. But the bed is good. Communal area: Kitchen is clean and tidy. Toilet & bathroom are... More

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Celbridge, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

The hostel itself was clean and comfortable but the couple who own it are unwelcoming and unprofessional. You are made feel like you are in the way and being unnecessarily monitored. With only three guests at the time of my stay, you would think they would make the effort to be more accommodating. Ray persistently showed attitude and rudeness to... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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44 reviews 44 reviews
10 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012

The unit was comfortable, clean and plenty big enough. Tea-making facilities in the room and the en suite was huge and is wheelchair-accessible. Communal facilities are good and there's plenty of room. The owners promised scuba gear washing facilities but this was a rather small basin, an outside hose and a line to hang things on. Fortunately it was a... More

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Address: 10 Merritt St, Whakatane 3080, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Whakatane
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Ranked #2 of 6 Specialty lodging in Whakatane
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $

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