Harbourside City Backpackers Reviews
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pretty much perfect! very clean, nicest staff of any hostel in nz, lovely kitchen with a nice view. on the pricey side, but standard for nz. we stayed here because it was convenient to the bus, and we were very happy.
By far the worst hostel I stayed in throughout my travels in Nee Zealand. - paid wifi does not work in bedrooms (staff didn't tell us) - room smelled like mold - inaccessible outlets - provided hair dryer was not compatible with Australian outlets - staff proved unhelpful when asked about parking situation - rooms are incredibly small - rooms situated above a noisy alley (hard to sleep with noise)
I was in a $38, 4 bedded room, and surprised to have a man in the room but that was okay with three women. How ever the last night of 4 nights, I was surprised that a couple,, man and woman came and they had problems. couples are better with couples. then they can help one another to sort out their differences . He stayed at home all night' she turned up at 4am the tension was too strong for the rest of us to get to sleep
Location is good, near the i site. For a supermarket you need to walk for 20 minutes. The kitchen is way to small and there isn't enough cutlery. On hostelworld is said; free wifi, but that's not true. This place is not worth the money they ask for it.
perfect location. close to intercity bus stop and all restaurants & bars, but quiet at night. nice style. our room smelled a bit funny but the others seemed fine. if you can, try to get up for sunrise & watch it from the kitchen balcony :)