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Harbourside City Backpackers Reviews

105 The Strand, Tauranga, Tauranga, New Zealand

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126 Total Reviews
  • 76%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 97%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 77%Atmosphere
  • 79%Cleanliness
  • 79%Facilities

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the rooftop terraces is great and they have a free bike hire, which is a great way to get to Mt. Manganui.


The kitchen is a mess. I don't know why everyone leave there things onwashed on this particular hostel, since we have been to some during our trip. This was far the dirtiest when it comes to the kitchen. All other parts of the hostel, we enjoyed, especially the nice view from the balcony. Something must be done in order to make people do their dishes, because it creates bad reputation for the whole place.


Had such a great time here, the location couldn't have been better, the staff were brilliant. The beds were good, having your own shower room and toilet was amazing ha. Only thing is sometimes I felt nervous not leaving my luggage in locked under bed storage but was fine. Would definitely go back.

  • 30th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Place was near everything and had huge kitchen! Nice balcony to see sea. Stuff was most helpfull even that we came super late! Recommending this if you go beautiful Tauranga! One of NZ most beautiful stops to see!


This is the perfect location. The view from the balcony is absolutely stunning. Staff were very friendly and helpful. I really enjoyed the cheap dinner night.

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