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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lets begin by the good things.... Kitchen ok And ..... Welcoming OK... Freewifi limited, lots of playgames. Otherwise, single showers with showers curtains instead of doors ! Computer 2dollars even if you dont need internet, really ??! Rooms without window And private box. And the must ?? 2guests was doing their own stuf in my room, so i was locked...

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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed December 11, 2016

Worst hostel I have ever stayed at in my life! They had lost my reservation, closed down the reception and locked the entrance an hour before the scheduled time leaving two travellers with reservations outside. The place is horrendous, dirty and it smells awful. The fact that they ask for a NZ 25 key deposit makes me believe that they...

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Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

The hostel itself seems OK, but I had a few problems with it. My main problem is the rules, every corner you turn there is literally another rule in the hostel, 'don't drink beer here', 'don't put clothes here' , 'no shoes over here' , 'no tissues on the floor' , 'lift up toilet seat, aim, pee, put it down'...

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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...

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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...

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Kamnik, Slovenia
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...

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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...

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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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İzmir, Türkiye
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...

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Reviewed December 29, 2015

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...

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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 - $49 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 22
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“Pick a different hostel. Sleeping on the beach or in your car would be better than this place.”
 of 5 bubbles 98carolinab, Dec 11, 2016 | Read review
“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
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