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Whangarei Falls Holiday Park & BBH Backpackers
Bedford, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2012

We picked this place to stay in our campervan because it was so close to the falls and an easy place for us to continue our journey from. We were origianlly only planning on staying one night but liked it so much here we decided to stay another night. We received a very friendly welcome & were shown all the facilities before we chose our pitch. The owners know so much about the local area & freely offer this information meaning you don't miss out on anything. The pool was too cold to use when we were there because it wasn't summer but the spa was lovely. Nice small site that I wouldn't hesitate to return to. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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2 Thank zoefox565B
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Milwaukee
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2012

What impressed me the most about the Whangarei YHA was the staff. It is run by a full-time manager, rather than young travelers. This gave the place a much more professional feel. The manager set us up with a map and directions to to the local waterfalls and glow worms, and even assisted us with a mistaken double booking at a different YHA hostel.

We spent two nights in a double room, which was spotless. The kitchen and common areas and bathrooms were all very clean as well. The office is closed from 11 to 5, but there are lockers outside where you can store your bags.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 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 N6187W
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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2012

Stayed here, saved money to spend on activities
Excellent Host

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tito78uk
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Nomadic
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20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2012

Really lovely little hostel, big enough to meet people, small enough to enjoy it. Staff were great, gave loads and loads of local information on sights and activities. The hostel was one of the cleanest i've ever stayed in. The dried herbs in the kitchen were great and the fresh herbs in the garden were just a bonus.

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  • Stayed February 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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Thank JustTrouble
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Toyokawa, Japan
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42 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2012

It was a bit different from an ordinary backpakcers mainly because it's also a holiday park. You have to go outside to go to the toilet, shower, and kitchen. They also have a swimming pool, hot spa and trampoline - great for children. The 10-bed dorm room was divided into three sections, two of which had a curain you can draw for some privacy. I didn't feel like sleeping in the 10-bed dorm room at all, which was good. The room had its own fridge. I wouldn't recommend this place as a backpackers, but happily recommend it as a holiday park.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank elysiriarelsila
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nz
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2012

Stayed here in campervan for 1 night. Very, very clean facilities. Really friendly management. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 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 nzchz
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Hollywood, Florida
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18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2011

well i don't know how other places compare in the area, however it was a nice stay here. the room was clean with a few spiders here and there, however i believe it would be like that anywhere in the area. There is a nice size kitchen area for everyone to use. It felt kinda like camping with a roof over our heads. The bathroom facilities were clean and i noticed they changed the hand towel every day. The bathrooms, showers, and kitchens are community based and separate from the actual rooms. But they are right outside your door, not a long walk or anything. There is a fun trampoline and hot tub to use as well and nice picnic tables outside to eat at if you choose. staff friendly and helpful when it comes to town area, directions etc.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank danielle c
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Additional Information about Whangarei Falls Holiday Park & BBH Backpackers

Property: Whangarei Falls Holiday Park & BBH Backpackers
Address: 12 Ngunguru Road | Glenbervie, Whangarei 0173, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Whangarei
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 26 Specialty Lodging in Whangarei
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Whangarei Falls Holiday Park & BBH Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a small family-run backpackers and holiday park in a semi-rural setting two-minutes' walk away from the beautiful Whangarei waterfalls and scenic walking tracks. Stroll to town along bush-lined riverside walks or laze the day away beside the swimming pool. Evenings are for soaking in the hot tub and sharing stories around the BBQ. Our aim is to provide clean, comfortable accommodation in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Located 5kms north east of Whangarei City centre on the Twin Coast Highway, we provide an ideal base for diving and exploring the Poor Knight Islands. Beautiful coastal beaches and Tutukaka with its marina are a short drive away. We can organise diving, snorkelling and kayaking at the Poor Knights with arranged transport from the front gate available. Local bus stops, shops and a supermarket are within a short walk. Internet Provided. CityLink Bus# 3 and 3a bus stop 300m down the road. We look forward to having you stay with us. ~Martin and Team ... more   less 
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