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Harbourside City Backpackers

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Room & Suite (13)
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Certificate of Excellence
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AMENITIES
Wifi
Non-Smoking Hotel
Laundry Service
Self-Serve Laundry
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Pool
4 Star accommodation
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All reviews the kitchen view from the balcony cleaned daily bed dorm long term free bikes new zealand working hostel own bathroom common areas enjoyed my stay free wifi perfect location nice stay home away from home restaurants and bars a great place to stay
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Reviewed 1 week ago

expensive, small rooms, no lockers, no bin. bathroom to small, no privacy (you can see through the door).only good points are: kitchen and nice balcony and location. but the rest is very poor. didn´t like it.More

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Date of stay: January 2019
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Response from SarahM14577, Manager at Harbourside City BackpackersResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, We are a 4 star Qualmark backpackers and we make sure that we live up to the silver level. All rooms have lockers and bins and being located inside one of the oldest buildings in Tauranga, it brings a lot of character to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friends and I spend Christmas in this hostel. Everything was very clean, and the staff was very friendly and helpful. There were a variety of events for everyone to participate in to celebrate the holidays, and even though the crowd at that time wasn’t...More

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Date of stay: December 2018
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Response from SarahM14577, Manager at Harbourside City BackpackersResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, Wow what a lovely review! We like to celebrate festivities like Christmas with everyone in the hostel so good to hear you joined! We always make sure the hostel is clean and thanks for the compliment towards our staff as well. Happy travels!...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a really enjoyable stay at this hostel, met some really nice people and it's a great place to stay if you are a backpacker looking for some work. They offered us immediate work on a kiwi farm and the staff were very quick at...More

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Date of stay: December 2018
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Response from SarahM14577, Manager at Harbourside City BackpackersResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Stephanie, We're happy to hear you've had such a great stay here at Harbourside City Backpackers! We want all our guests to enjoy themselves and we will do everything to get you guys a job so you can save up for your travels in...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did stay on a Saturday night and we are both up for a good time and can tolerate noise however, when the noise starts at 11pm and continues every hour until 6am we had had enough. This wasn’t just voices, it was people banging...More

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Date of stay: December 2018
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Response from SarahM14577, Manager at Harbourside City BackpackersResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Claire, We're a backpackers right in the city centre of Tauranga with harbour view, better location than this is not possible for a hostel in town! :D Sorry to hear via Tripadvisor that you've experienced some noise while you were staying here on the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve stayed here a tone of times and love it usually! Amazing staff, awesome being in the heart of Tauranga amoungst the night life! But this visit wasn’t so pleasant. Was for my hens night, these guys didn’t mention we wouldn’t be supplied blankets because...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank stephkinf
Response from SarahM14577, Manager at Harbourside City BackpackersResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Steph, Here in Tauranga we're one of only a few hostels that take in groups. For groups we have a certain policy, this is from experience and for a reason. I have been in contact with your organizer Sam and she told me that...More

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Our backpackers has a huge balcony with STUNNING VIEWS of the harbour, fantastic communal facilities, internet cafe, Free Wifi, free bikes, herbs & spices, DVD's, fishing rods & we book all local activities. We More 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, and can assist you in finding a job. We even have a van to help with transport. We look forward to sharing our beautiful region with you! Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Self-Serve Laundry
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
27
Price range
$48 - $66 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Tauranga
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
27
Price range
$48 - $66 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Tauranga
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Dining (6)
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Room Tips
"Good bed size. Clean room and shower with toilet. A bit of a smell the minute you enter the room but can be..."
charlotte101278
Nov 6, 2018
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"You will have to walk upstairs two flights, but they offer a lift for your heavy bags."
jhawe1993
Oct 18, 2018
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"nil to add here"
fayedavenport04
Sep 9, 2018
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"Mixed dorm for 4"
Connector775692
Aug 24, 2018
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