Harbourside City Backpackers Reviews
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I would like to get a blanket to sleep next time because it was a bit cold without any blanket.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 18-24
- (1 review)
Alina is an amazing human being, very kind and does her job well! Very smart, helpful and resourceful. God bless her! The hostel itself is also very clean and well maintained and in a great location by the water and night life!
Perfect located in front of the shore, nice view over the bay from the rooftop terrace. Nice, clean kitchen and rooms. Staff is really nice as well.
Follow blog link below for full review. This was a pretty quick overnight for me, but once I saw that it was in the heart of a pretty cool marina area, I wished I was staying longer. It was a quick trip to the beach and seems like there is so much to do in Tauranga. The hostel even offers bikes to explore and has a ton of different activities that they'll connect you with. Only get an hour of WiFi, but it's pretty good connection. Rooftop view from the deck is killer. http://wp.me/p6eWQf-3m
The lady that worked the night shift when we were there was amazingly helpful! The location was great, by the waterfront and amazing view from the deck.
The staff was immature and there for themselves not for service. Poor service, felty carpets, unclean fridges. Very unfortunate welcome to NZ as a first destination! Charged 4% for credit card payment which I was told was on the website. Verified and it is not. The 4% calculation was overstated on top of it. I did not like my stay and would NOT recommend it to any travellers over 35.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 41+
- (1 review)
Was a good stay - nothing that you wouldn't expect of a backpacker. Kitchen messy. People friendly. Abit of noise. A lot of people hanging out in the hallways. It doesn't mention that blankets are not included in the price. Would have liked the option of a women's only dormitory
The hostel is well located on the main street, 4 mins walk from the i-Site with a wonderful view of the bay. The 4 beds ensuite room and the kitchen were clean and big. Only 30 mins free WiFi. No beds light. Coffee and tea bags available on purchase.
Great short stay place. Perfect location right on the Strand and they offer free bikes to ride. The staff is very accommodating as well.
Great hostel, stayed in the "flat" which was really cool and cosy. Would be great for long-term stay. I was travelling by myself and unfortunately felt that the hostel wasn't really sociable and there wasn't much to do in Tauranga
Nice enough hostel. Seemed lots of long-term people staying and working. In good location and lovely views from terrace. Showers werent great though.