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“Clean and central” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Gateway Backpackers

Gateway Backpackers
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Gateway Backpackers
Ranked #8 of 11 Specialty Lodging in Thames
new zealand
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23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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“Clean and central”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2013

This hostel is located in a good central area. Its handy to the bus station, and has a great pizza shop close by. Is quiet. Didn't really see the owners, so cant comment. I did the bike trail, and the trail starts very close to hostel.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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22 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2013

We were in Gateway Backpackers last weekend.
We reserved a double room ensuite that was very nice, number 3. Spacious and big bathroom. We think the mattress should be change some time soon because two people sleeping make the mattress to fold in the middle. Also the common bathrooms are wall to wall to the room so if the hostel is busy might be a bit noisy.
But otherwise it is very peaceful, great kitchen, dining and lounge area and especially the patio area....great for spring and summer days and nights. Located at the end of the town but in a back street, no noise from road. It is separated in two buildings with two kitchens.
We will go again but not in a busy time!

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Eva F
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Property: Gateway Backpackers
Address: 209 Mackay Street, Thames 3500, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Thames
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Ranked #8 of 11 Specialty Lodging in Thames
Number of rooms: 12

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