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Free WIFI throughout hostel (unlimited high speed fibre), Surf lessons Backpackers special surfboard rental, bicycle rental (high quality Jamis bikes), newly refurbished! We offer the BEACH & SURF at your doorstep - a 2 minute walk to NZ's #1 beach. We are located right in town - seconds walk to an array of cafes, bars and restaurants! Welcome to our piece of PARADISE. We are a small, friendly, CLEAN & cosy hostel where everyone knows your name! Assistance with SEASONAL WORK all year round is given. Winter rates are available. We have a friendly staff who can help arrange all the Bay's best activities - skydiving, surfing, Hobiton tours. We can book Intercity and Mana bus tickets for you. We have Netflix and Apple TV, movie nights and a free BBQ for guests to use. Why stay out of town? Mount Backpackers is the place to be!
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They cancelled my booking just to charge me more! I've booked for $35 a night online then I got a text from Rob mentioning that it should have been $64 a night and asking me to pay the difference or to cancel the booking. When I refused to pay they just cancelled my booking. FYI
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I was allocated a dorm for 16 people to stay in but the room was far too small to accommodate this many people, a tiny allyway for people to leave their belongings meaning it was difficult for people to get in/out of their bunk, and I might add also a hazard! The aircon system
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Response from Joelli, Owner at Mount Backpackers
Responded 5 days ago
Oh wow!! So sorry Leanne that you had such a rough time. Just to clarify a few things..... our air con in that room is awesome, often we complaints that it is too cold! The remotes are both kept on the walls but sometimes guests leave them under their pillows or on shelves and so the temperature gets changed to suit the person with it in their hand but the staff try and keep it controlled. We do have 5 showers, not sure how you didn't see them all, but come back again and we'll happily give you the tour upstairs as well. The bunk beds in the large room all have a double power socket, they are located either in the middle of the top and bottom bunk or at the level of the bottom bunk (we are always happy to help people find them if they ask). All our room keys have keys...! Often that room is not locked because of the people coming and going, there is not very much we can do to make people lock the door or clear their belongings (we aren't their parents and most people are relaxed about people throwing their stuff around their own bed for a night or two. The electronic door fob costs $19 and the key to cut is $7, hence the deposit fee. But I hear you...hostel life can be tough and if you are on the Stray bus then you are certainly experiencing a lot of hostel life! Stray tours work pretty hard to give their guests a good time and happy stay as we do. Good luck to you Leanne and hope that you enjoy the rest of your travels in our beautiful country, nau mai haere mai, you are welcome!
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really great location for this hostel. really close to beach and the mount. in the main street of shops and cafes. parking can be found for more than 60min closer you go to the mount. i stayed in the 6 bedroom dorm was worth the extra couple of $$ room was neat and roomy
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Response from Joelli, Owner at Mount Backpackers
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thanks Bree for taking the time to review us (usually it is only the guests with the smallest kind of issue who like to be keyboard warriors and speel their travel frustrations...!!), so thanks for doing a review, we appreciate the feedback and would love to have you back to stay again!
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This hostel is so beautiful. You feel directly home and the guys from the reception are so nice people. They help you out even when the hostel is full to get a night stay. Good kitchen wifi nice clean dorms and places to sit down are definitely good there.
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Really nice, clean and familiar hostel! Free and good working WIFI. Cheap bike rental available. They were super caring and helpful at the reception. We really enjoyed our stay and we would love to come back again soon!
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Mold on the roof of one of the bathrooms (they were all similar)
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16 Bed Mixed Dorm
"Earplugs and eye masks are extremely helpful. Rooms further from the road are quieter."
"The cheapest room is just fine"
"16 bed is louder than the 6 bed"
"avoid the front rooms; they will be loud"
"sleep furthest from the road front"
$20 - $70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandNorth IslandBay of Plenty RegionTaurangaMount Maunganui
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