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On the Beach Backpackers Reviews

46 Buffalo Beach Road, Whitianga, New Zealand

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159 Total Reviews
  • 90%Value For Money
  • 82%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 93%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 90%Facilities

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The lady at the desk was excellent, so friendly, and helpful. Great location and loved the setup of the rooms!

  • 1st Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Very homely and comfortable beds. Staff are so amazing

  • 10th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Loved this hostel- I stayed in a spacious 8 person dorm chalet with its own kitchen bathroom and TV, (renting DVDs from reception was great for when it rained). Good location just over the road from the beach and 5-10 min walk from supermarket, ferry and town.


free kayak is excellent!


Best hostel by far! Great staff and facilities. felt.like.we had our own.batch!


Strong in all areas. Friendly staff welcoming to a quiet, spread-out site fronting directly onto Whitianga beach. Accommodation consists of small lodges split into apartments; all old-fashioned, but in a homely way and all clean. Guests are well provided for in terms of sanitary facilities and kitchen areas are rarely crowded. Good off-road parking facilities complete the package. Internet access not used so not assessed.

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