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Tauranga Central Backpackers

06/04/2017 06/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Manchester
Reviewed July 11, 2014

What this experience taught me was *always check out reviews first.* We booked a family room for 3 adults at $81 which isn't cheap, with a non refundable half paid up front. The corridors and room smelled of BO and damp, the bathroom facilities probably breed disease in the water pipes, the kitchen smelled and was unclean, and the beds...

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Poland
Reviewed May 17, 2014

ok, so this hostel is weeeird. i mean it. not sure if dodgy is the right word here, but i will use it:) There are mostly kiwi-pickers staying here so dont expect luxury and be prepared for stinky working shoes on the corridor. HOwever staff makes amazing job here, especially one guy from Nepal, hired in the reception who i...

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Poznan, Poland
Reviewed January 25, 2014

Ok, there are some things you might like about this hostel: it has free pool and big common room, it has good location. Now to the bad things: - it's dirty. I mean, very dirty. - the rooms are small, dirty and have no windows - the kitchen is big, but dirty - the bathrooms are dirty and smell bad...

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Portree
Reviewed January 17, 2014

Unwelcoming, unhelpful reception staff. Rooms with no windows or proper ventilation. We had fleas of some kind creeping around in our room. The wee table in our room was covered in a sticky alcohol mess (baring in mind we'd ordered a triple room for ourselves so room should of been cleaned previously) Our bunks were covered in disgusting foul graffiti...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed December 11, 2013

The location is excellent but the backpackers itself was very average. There was rubbish everywhere, carpet half pulled up, no windows in the rooms... We didn't spend much time in the backpackers itself but it didn't seem that great. The communal rooms didn't seem all that bad though and the guy at reception was nice enough to give us a...

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1Thank izzo0o0o
Napier, New Zealand
Reviewed December 8, 2013

DON'T GO TO THIS HOSTEL! This was the most worse hostel i have ever stayed in. The people were not nice, no windows in the rooms, kitchen was so dirty. Showers and toilets were not clean and the only good thing was that it was in the city center. But the price for one night (29 dollar) was way to...

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2Thank Noah S
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed December 7, 2013

This Backpacker is very good. The location is very good. The hostel is close to all clubs and you need just ten minutes to the beach by car. You also have the possibility to play pool or table tennis. The Backpacker give you a job if you want to work. Inside the hostel is a internet cafe. If you want...

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2Thank Dave A
Reviewed November 26, 2013

The location is good but the facility is too bad. Near to the bar, very noisy at night. No window in the room. Always has some strange guys sitting in the lounge, even if you don't know if they stay in the backpackers or not. Maybe I'm the only girl stay in there that 2 nights. People will drink in...

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2Thank cherry626
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed April 13, 2013 via mobile

Do yourself a favour and steer well clear of this. The worst hostel I have ever stayed in with no exception. Filthy, overpriced, no windows, stinks of cigarettes and positivity illegal bathrooms. Oh and the owners are uninterested and unhelpful to boot. No no no.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed March 9, 2013

This is the worst place I have ever stay at. The bathrooms were not fit to shower in there was a huge amount of mold growing on the walls and the floors were extremely filthy. The toilets were filthy and smelt like stale urine and the toilet brush was covered in poo. I ended up using the toilet at a...

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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: $18 - $41 (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.”
98carolinab, Dec 11, 2016 | Read review
“do not expect window;)”
AgataP264, May 17, 2014 | Read review
“View the facilities before you pay and stay away from tauranga central backpackers.”
JohnboyNz, Mar 9, 2013 | Read review
“i believe there is not a good room in this hostel, just dont go there”
radirg, Mar 7, 2013 | Read review
“I stayed in no 1 and it was great”
DaveA12, Feb 18, 2013 | Read review
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