The location is great for exploring Tauranga. It is in the middle of the main strip of bars and restaurants and around the corner from Devonport road and all the shops. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Predominantly a working hostel, they gave advice and help with regards to getting work. We stayed a week but left as the hostel was unable to find us work.
Good cleaning team keep the hostel clean daily. Showers and bathrooms clean and bedrooms clean with no problems.
Great dining and lounge area and balcony with a lovely view. Can be noisy at the weekends due to location but we did not hear much.
Free wifi in the hostel, EOL, the same as down the strand. 25mb per device per day.
I would stay here again if in Tauranga. The hostel was a pleasant surprise after reading negative reviews before we went.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our backpackers has a huge balcony with STUNNING VIEWS of the harbour, fantastic communal facilities, internet cafe, free bikes, herbs & spices, DVD's, fishing rods & we book all local activities. We accommodate up to 72 people in a variety of different rooms If you are after a CLEAN, FRIENDLY & RELAXED stay, at Harbourside Backpackers one night will turn into days. . . there is plenty to see and do - swimming with Dolpins, white-water rafting, scenic walks, surfing, relaxing on beautiful white sandy beaches and so much more! The bus station and information centre are a one-minute walk away... everything else you might need is just a short walk - we are the CENTER of town. Tauranga is a GREAT place to base yourself for a while and find work if you need your travel funds topped up! We offer weekly rates for those wanting to stay and work in the area. ... more less
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