We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Mixed Feelings”

Tauranga Central Backpackers
Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 1 more site!
Tauranga Central Backpackers
Glasgow, Scotland
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Mixed Feelings”
Reviewed July 20, 2006

I booked a single room at Tauranga Central Backpackers which cost me $20. They also have doubles and dorms available for different rates. The room and bedding was clean and came with a heater for the cold weather. The owner was very helpful and let me see the room before I paid up.

I think that the building might have been retail space before it was made into a backpackers and so it lacks some of the charm and feeling that smaller backpackers have. There is internet access for $2 per half an hour, which is excellent value. The machines are new and fast. There is a space for watching television in the recreational area along with a pool table and table tennis. The kitchen was large and reasonably well appointed. It did lack a kettle, which was a little annoying. I didn't use any of the cooking facilities except to boil water, so can't really comment on them.

My main problem with this backpackers is the noise. I paid for the room not realising that just round the corner is a club which plays very loud music until the small hours of the morning; usually 5am but on the night I stayed, it only went on until 2am. The loud noise made sleeping pretty much impossible, which I found very irritating indeed. Ironicly, there were signs up in the backpackers asking residents to be quiet after 10:30pm but considering the noise that was coming from the club it doesn't make much difference. Apparently, the club is only open on certain nights of the week (during the winter anyway) and so this is not a problem if you stay mid-week.

If you want to see some of the Tauranga nightlife, or just fancy a nice meal then this backpackers is well-located for all the city amenities.

I would recommend this place if you are 1) a big clubber on the weekend who plans to stay out until after the club closes or 2) looking for a cheap, clean place to stay mid-week when it's quiet.

Stayed June 2006
4 Thank TwilightSparkle
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

60 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (9)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Tauranga hotels
0.4 mi away
Loft 109 Backpackers Hostel
Loft 109 Backpackers Hostel
#33 of 45 in Tauranga
43 reviews
0.1 mi away
Harbourside City Backpackers
0.9 mi away
Apple Tree Backpackers
Apple Tree Backpackers
#30 of 45 in Tauranga
18 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
2.6 mi away
Pacific Coast Lodge and Backpackers
Pacific Coast Lodge and Backpack...
#8 of 19 in Mount Maunganui
162 reviews
0.1 mi away
ArtHouse Accommodation Boutique Backpackers
2.6 mi away
Seagulls Guesthouse
Seagulls Guesthouse
#2 of 19 in Mount Maunganui
115 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Tauranga Central Backpackers? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Tauranga Central Backpackers

Property: Tauranga Central Backpackers
Address: 62/64 Willow Street, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Tauranga
Hotel Style:
Ranked #39 of 45 Specialty Lodging in Tauranga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 22
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Priceline and HostelWorld so you can book your Tauranga Central Backpackers reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing