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Review of Pacific Coast Lodge and Backpackers

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Pacific Coast Lodge and Backpackers
Masterton, Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
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“Fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2013

The Pacific Coast Lodge is so close to all venues at the Mount, its a great place to stay because you don't have to go far for anything. It's spotless so clean and tidy, The receptionist is so helpful and knowledgeable about where to go and what to do.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Josephine V
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PacificCoastLodge, Manager at Pacific Coast Lodge and Backpackers, responded to this review, March 2, 2013
Hi Jose!
Thanks so much for your review - glad you enjoyed your time in the Mount! Sorry we didn't catch up after your surf lesson, hope you managed to catch a few waves?!
Look forward to having you back soon, and hope your trip back home to Masteron was a safe drive,
Peace, Love & Sandy Feet
Brooke
Manager
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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New South Wales, Australia
1 review
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2013

This is a great place to visit. Affordable, great people who work there who are so helpful, a great casual but friendly atmosphere where you get to meet some new friends and alot of great memories formed there. Comfortable, clean and spacious. I would definately return.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Elisha W
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PacificCoastLodge, Manager at Pacific Coast Lodge and Backpackers, responded to this review, March 2, 2013
Hello Elisha!
Thanks for your stay with us in December - it was a busy time for sure, and glad we still met your expectations! Hope you had a safe flight back home across the ditch and you enjoyed us "kiwis"! Good luck with your future travels, and be sure to come and say hello next time you are over visiting family!
Peace, Love & Sandy Feet!
Brooke
Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2013

What a fab new look this place has - wonderful large open kitchen with plenty of storage refrigeration for everyone and the free spice rack is a real bonus! Great Internet access and welcoming foyer with plenty of information on anything you could hope to do in the bay area. Free use of surfboards and bikes is unheard of and makes for a memorable stay that caters to the needs of guests from anywhere in the world. Great laundry facilities as well. I'd recommend anyone to stay here - backpackers or otherwise.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Beachbandito
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PacificCoastLodge, Manager at Pacific Coast Lodge and Backpackers, responded to this review, March 2, 2013
Hi BeachBandito!
Thank you so much for your feedback - we are glad you took the opportunity to let us know what we are doing well!
If you ever get the chance to come back through the Sunny Mount, please do!
Peace, Love & Sandy Feet
Brooke
Manager
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Mount Maunganui
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2013

I regularly visit here to print out documents & get things photocopied as I dont have a printer at home. The reception area is always immaculate and the lovely manager Brooke always goes above and beyond the call of duty to help me. Brooke kindly showed me around the place and I was blown away by how spacious and clean and tidy everything was. Who would stay in a Motel when you can have an immaculate double bedroom for half the price. Great communal areas to enable you to meet other fun loving travellers! Restaurants & cafes & shops just a walk away! Not to mention the gorgeous white sand beach. Views from the top of the Mount will take your breath away! I highly recomment Pacific Coast Backpackers for backpackers and couples and older groups alike!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Satori L
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PacificCoastLodge, Manager at Pacific Coast Lodge and Backpackers, responded to this review, March 2, 2013
Hello Satori!
Love seeing your smiling face every time you come in - You are a breath of fresh air also - Thank you for your feedback, and thank you for letting me "brag" about our gem of the Mount and to show you what's on offer!
Looking forward to having you stay with us sometime! If not, Fridays are "Fitness Fridays" for climbing the Mount & having a beer down the road!
Peace, Love & Sandy Feet!
Brooke
Manager
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Whakatane, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

Best all round accom so far, possibly helped by the stunning weather and magical spot that this hostel is located in, but comfortable, clean and affordable accommodation no less. Big ups to the receptionist who had a great knowledge of the area and still welcomed us with a warm smile after witnessing her deal with an extremely rude couple in front of us. Rooms clean, light and spacious as with the general facilities. Has a fresh and funky feel about it and I will be doing my best to return one day!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank dbsta
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PacificCoastLodge, Manager at Pacific Coast Lodge and Backpackers, responded to this review, March 2, 2013
Hi DBSTA!
We have definitely had incredible weather this season - and it just keeps getting warmer! Now in March, the sun has been out for weeks - Great for the beach!
We are still changing the look and feel of the place, getting some new things all the time for the guests to enjoy - We've even got event nights every day of the week now!
If you are still in the area we'd love to share a Pizza with you on Mondays!
Peace, Love & Sandy Feet,
Brooke
Manager
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Queenstown, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

Stayed in the hostel over New Years as working with one of thier jobs in the fish factory. The 6bed room was full of light, good windows, near bathrooms. Super busy here and met lots of people. Wasnt too crazy as new guy from the UK was nightman.
awesome: new years in the mount! atmosphere, and liked having a big tv room.
to improve: more surfboards and a pool!

Room Tip: ask for room 2 its quiet and one of the bigger 6bed rooms.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Katya P
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BrooklynRubix, Manager at Pacific Coast Lodge and Backpackers, responded to this review, January 25, 2013
Hi There!
Thanks so much for your review - it was a pleasure having you stay and hope you are enjoying the rest of your travels throughout NZ!
We've just purchased another 2 surfboards, so we now have 5 boards available to use for free for our guests ... Not so sure about the pool, as the beach is just a 5min walk away (though it would be nice!)
Peace, Love & Sandy Feet
Brooke
Manager
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2013

The guy who met us at reception was new but friendly and enthusiastic. Our room was quite tiny and so close to the road I am sure we could hear the conversations people in their cars were having as they drove by.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Glow_wormnz
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BrooklynRubix, Owner at Pacific Coast Lodge and Backpackers, responded to this review, January 25, 2013
Hi There!
I'm sorry you were not completely satisfied with your room - we do have 24 rooms to choose from ranging in different sizes of room structure, and number of beds.
Yes, we are located on the main road just out of town, so we can offer a quiet stay - and I am very sorry that you found the noise from the public to be disturbing - we cannot control that - but we could have transferred you to an alternate room away from the front of the building.
I hope in future you would make it known to the staff so we can help rectify the situation.
Hope you are enjoying your travels throughout NZ and experiencing the most on offer!
Peace, Love & Sandy Feet
Brooke
Manager
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Property: Pacific Coast Lodge and Backpackers
Address: 432 Maunganui Road, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga 3116, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Tauranga > Mount Maunganui
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 19 Specialty Lodging in Mount Maunganui
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Pacific Coast Lodge and Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Winner of the 2014 TNT Golden Backpacker for 'Best Accommodation NZ' and finalists for 2105! No place you'd rather be - We've got it all: The beach, the surf, and the sun! Look no further! We offer FREE onsite car parking, FREE WIFI, FREE surfboards and FREE bikes! Welcome to Pacific Coast Lodge, your 4-star flashpackers, where everyone knows your name! We are owner operated and Matt will go out of his way to make your stay a memorable one. We are magnificently located within walking distance to the beautiful shores of Mount Maunganui Beach, offering affordable accommodation for one night stays or weekly boarders looking for work.Groups are our specialty - having successfully hosted birthday celebrations, stag/hens nights, entire schools, and sports tournaments. We go out of our way to customise your requirements and can organise breakfasts, day tours or team building activities so it's one less thing to worry about! The friendly team at Pacific Coast Lodge are able to give genuine advice and offer great deals on the range of activities and adventures, to help you make the most of your stay in Mount Maunganui, ensuring that you experience the best that the Bay of Plenty has to offer - anything from swimming with Dolphins, amazing walks & hot pools, to deep sea fishing, kayaking & surfing.We are the only hostel in Mount Maunganui that actively assists you in finding work! Anything from fruit picking and orchard work, to factory and labouring jobs - we have people calling us daily for workers!The hostel is well established and provides loads of the comforts you crave from a Backpackers. ... more   less 
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