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Harbourside City Backpackers Reviews

105 The Strand, Tauranga, Tauranga, New Zealand

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108 Total Reviews
  • 74%Value For Money
  • 79%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 72%Staff
  • 71%Atmosphere
  • 74%Cleanliness
  • 77%Facilities

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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 :)


Staff were laughable, room was very small, location was great and the kitchen area was quite nice, tried to charge for duvet despite it being included.


It is a very good hostel, if you wish to live in the city part of Tauranga. You will need to drive yourself to the Mount. Also, there are no lockers for your suitcase, but I did not see that in any rooms in NZ:


Good Hostel in general. Uncomfortable beds. I've been in a female dorm with bathroom ensuite and that's a very good thing to have in mind. Nice view from kitchen and eat area.

  • 25th Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Argentina
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Excellent location, Internet is not free and the Dorms are very packed. Full of loud Germans

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi Bashar. Thank you for your feedback. Sorry to correct you, but we do 50MB free internet daily for each guest. These is provided by Tauranga City. My apologies if you had a little trouble with it. We wish you an amazing time and happy travels. Thanks Aline


Centrally located. Great view to the ocean and to the street. Could improve on the service and cleanness of the dorms, the kitchen and the bathroom.

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