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Pacific Coast Backpackers Lodge Reviews

432 Maunganui Road, 3116, Mount Maunganui, New Zealand

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60 Total Reviews
  • 73%Value For Money
  • 78%Security
  • 78%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 85%Cleanliness
  • 95%Facilities

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Nice hostel and atmosphere! Close to the ocean and beach, but a bit further to main beach and the mountain (but still just a 15-20 minutes walk). Really nice staff. Clean bathrooms and rooms. There wifi was down when we where there, but McDonald's is just around the corner!

  • 1st Feb 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Excellent location and facilities.

  • 16th Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


Great social and chilled hostel. Free board hire and beach is only ten minute walk. Hostel is just on the edge of the main strip. About 15 min walk to centre and about 10 more to the 'main' beach and mountain. A nice stroll on a sunny day. Supermarket also close. 4 hours of free of internet. I liked that they are more environmentally aware. The kitchen is open all night, will be messy during this time of course but everything cleaned in the mornings. Only draw back is 9.30 checkout


To expensiv for the location and what you get. No free wifi. The staff told me checkout is at 9.30am but after my checkout at 9.30 the other told me its 10am. The armenities are dirty and one bathroom for 10 (6bed) dorm with one wc and shower toegheter

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your feedback. The location of the backapckers is 3 blocks walk from the beach through a beach access and 10 minutes walk into the heart of beautiful downtown Mount Maunganui. I hope you took the time to take one of our free bikes or surf boards to enjoy the area. Wifi is free to guests upon check in. It is currently being upgraded to fibre optic so will be even faster next time you visit. Check out time is written on signs in the room stating 9.30 am. Our cleaners start cleaning the rooms at 10am. The 6 bed dorm does not have an alloction to a shared bathroom facility but instead is allocated to the communal facility with 3 showers, with continuous high pressure hot water flow. There are 5 bathrooms in the facility. We appologise about your perception of the cleanliness. This is an area we take significant pride and from the feedback we get is typically always at a high standard. Happy Travels. Matt Owner

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