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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed October 23, 2016

I stayed there one night cause it was the only hostel on Tauranga which wasn't fully booked for that night. The kitchen was that dirty, I think the last time it was cleaned was in the past century. The whole place is smelling like old dirty clothes and there isn't even a window in the rooms. And in addition to... More 

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Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

I had read the reviews before and wasn't expecting much but I didn't have much of a choice so I stayed here for 1 night. I have to say 30$ is pretty expensive in general but also what you get here is just ugly, smelly and dirty. There was rotten food lying around in the kitchen and some things there... More 

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Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

It's sad that they selling a bed in 4, 6, 8 dorm room without window, for 30$! It's sad, that kitchen is totally mess, even after "morning" cleaning (knives, spons, forks, cups, are dirty all the time. Tables are dirty constantly.) It's sad that everything stinks, and you can see empty bottles and other used things on the floor. Staff... More 

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Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

All reviews from ppl here are true. I can also go on and on with what's not good but you will survive and hopefully meet some nice ppl, but no reason to stay here., pay same weekly rent somewhere else. -Smells bad and not clean -Very bad management, -kitchen is not pleasant. Fix these it's a good start for this... More 

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Thank Sussie N
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Reviewed February 14, 2016 via mobile

Dirty, expensive, awful attention, 50Mb WiFi, disgustingly dirt kitchen. If you are reading this, please don't come gere, I never write reviews but I felt obligated to warn other people. It ruined my day.

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Thank Sebas S
İzmir, Türkiye
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Reviewed January 1, 2016

I have read the reviews before going there. So, I was expecting a terrible place. I had no other choice as I decided to book very late at new year's eve. I can say the location is perfect, few meters away from bus station. (Only good point) There was no second sheet for blanket. You have to use the blanket... More 

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Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Wow. Where to start...sleeping outside in the street would've been cleaner. It STANK of B.O (body odour) everywhere. Also stank of disgusting curry all of the time. No fresh air into rooms, the corridors stank. The kitchen absolutely vile-had to eat off of our hands as they were ckeaner than everything in the kitchen. Was scared to touch anything at... More 

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Omgosh, where to start. Wish I had read the reviews before hand. If we hadn't had paid before arriving, I would have walked out and slept on the street! Its so dirty, full of flies and the kitchen is diabolo, despite the signs saying do your dishes, there was curry everywhere. The rooms were disgusting, we had dirty bedding, no... More 

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Magdeburg, Germany
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Its loud even at 2pm at night, it smells, no fresh air is coming to the rooms, just from the corridor. The kitchen is even after cleaning in the morning still dirty. You can't find fresh towels. The staff don't care about anything. Its so unfamiliar all the time. I don't care about cheap prices if the place is like... More 

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Christchurch
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Reviewed October 13, 2015

This place is awful. Kitchen is so dirty we went out to eat. Beds are really old, saggy and uncomfortable. Whole place needs a complete revamp, starting with a scrub from head to toe. Music from nightclub next door started at 9.30pm and went till 3am - you could feel the bass the entire time. I could go on, but... More 

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Address: 62/64 Willow Street, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Tauranga
Price Range: $20 - $45 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 22
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“do not expect window;)”
 of 5 bubbles AgataP264, May 17, 2014 | Read review
“View the facilities before you pay and stay away from tauranga central backpackers.”
 of 5 bubbles JohnboyNz, Mar 9, 2013 | Read review
“i believe there is not a good room in this hostel, just dont go there”
 of 5 bubbles radirg, Mar 7, 2013 | Read review
“I stayed in no 1 and it was great”
 of 5 bubbles DaveA12, Feb 18, 2013 | Read review
“Choose another establishment”
 of 5 bubbles 12StephaneC, Feb 3, 2013 | Read review
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