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Tauranga Central Backpackers
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Tauranga Central Backpackers
Singapore, Singapore
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Great place to stay now”
Reviewed February 18, 2013

Very clean and tidy now new owners have fully refurbished. Complete turn around from when i was here about six months ago. NOw has great outdoor deck area, free pool table and video games. My room was nice and fresh with new window recently installed.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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Reviewed February 3, 2013

We couldn't find anywhere else open and had booked 2 nights but decided to sleep in the car the second night, it was that bad. Centrally located between 3 nightclubs, with no soundproofing, we were also treated to the intermittent buzzing of the industrial refrigeration unit through the wall. The staff were eager to please but ultimately hopeless, We had a room without windows (not including the scary painting of a window). There were cigarette butts under the bed, dried snot on the wall (I hope it was snot), the room stank of chemicals. We were given a single duvet for a double bed, it was ripped, smelly and unwashed with crusty blood or something sticking to it. And just for that added touch of romance, the ceiling was coated in black mould. I didnt dare use the kitchen as there were what seemed to be homeless drunks there. Very very bad experience, sleep anywhere other than here.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 1, 2012

Unfortunately the outside of this establishment can be deceiving. Inside it just does not stack up against other accomodation. Our stay here was cut short. Day two and we still had not been issued our own key for the dorm. Security is a joke. The reception struggles with English. Its NZ , an english speaking country. The dorm was messy and the bathrooms filthy.
For the budget price of a dorm bed I am willing to make many adjustments but this place tested even my patience. Will not under any circumstances be staying here again.

* Internet was $2 for 26 minutes. Not half an hour as stated.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
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Reviewed October 17, 2012

We stayed at this place over New Years 2011/12. It was very dirty, smelt bad to the point we needed to spray the room, the carpet was disgusting (no windows in our room at all) and when we arrived, we wanted to pull out of staying there but could not find ANYWHERE else to stay.. Stayed there for a couple of nights, met some good people, owners were friendly. We did not use any of the facilities as they were not hygienic at all. On the last night of our stay, we found somewhere else to go, so left (still had to pay for the night). The owners really need to clean the place up and revamp it... Would definitely not recommend at all in the condition it's in.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
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Santiago, Chile
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130 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed October 8, 2012

To everyone: Don´t spend this money at this backpacker, is the worst ever.
Even when is the cheapest in Tauranga (but is still expensive) and is good locating, don´t stay there.
Is smelly, dirty, noise (specially on weekends), really bad manteined.
Seriously, pay a little bit more and have a nice stay

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Regina, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed June 9, 2012

Id rather sleep in a garbage bin. Literally. Manager is a waste of life who lies and lied to me about giving me a refund. Very disgusting kitchen, Smells terrible, rude staff. Dirty disgusting revolting place that no one should have to go through.

  • Stayed March 2012
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Sydney, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed May 5, 2012

Gross, gross, gross. Smelly, dirty and not maintained at all. There was a bloody kleenex tucked into a crack in the tile in the shower and it stayed there the entire duration of our stay. The cost to stay at this disgusting location is appalling. There are many other great hostels in Tauranga, there is no reason to subject yourself to this place.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Tauranga Central Backpackers
Address: 62/64 Willow Street, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Tauranga
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Ranked #39 of 46 Specialty Lodging in Tauranga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 22
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