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Mount Backpackers Reviews

87 Maunganui Road, Mount Maunganui, New Zealand

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94 Total Reviews
  • 76%Value For Money
  • 76%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 73%Atmosphere
  • 67%Cleanliness
  • 64%Facilities

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We really enjoyed the ideal location of this hostel as well as the very cheap bike and surfboard rentals and friendly staff. However, we would not stay here again because the majority of the guests were full-time residents that seemed to think they ran the place (disregard for personal space, not very welcoming, extremely messy rooms, partied every night and rough-housed in the rooms after the bar while we were sleeping). It really made the hostel somewhere we did not look forward to being.


This hostel is located in the perfect area, but unfortunately the hostel is extremely basic and very much a party hostel. People staying here don't leave the hostel much and instead sit in the outdoor area all day drinking. People bring girls/guys back most nights and are inconsiderate of others in the room. There were no lockers, clothes everywhere (no room for bags!) and the toilets and showers were horrible! Luckily the area was gorgeous and we literally used this as a place to sleep!


This place was awesome. Super friendly staff, great atmosphere with lots of chilling space to meet people.. Nice rooms and decently comfortable beds. Free wifi was a bonus and the location was ideal! So central. Also offer surf and bike rentals and with the great staff you can get tons of tips of what to do and where to go. Kitchen was minimally stocked with supplies and could have been cleaner but nothing terrible. I'll be back!


Love this place!


The atmosphere was the best I've ever seen in a backpackers. Almost every evening was partying at the backyard tables. At every time of the day (& night) people go chill at the beach and to the mount which are only a few steps away. Supermarkets are quite far (you need a car or take the bus), but little groceries are around it, as well as a tasty & good value fish&chips, and a good bar. The only disappointing fact was that they announced surf lessons in the description, and there was none.


Cool place. Good value for your money. Bathrooms should be cleaned more often. Very close to the beach. Friendly staff

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