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Pacific Coast Backpackers Lodge Reviews

432 Maunganui Road, 3116, Mount Maunganui, New Zealand

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29 Total Reviews
  • 74%Value For Money
  • 74%Security
  • 74%Location
  • 69%Staff
  • 74%Atmosphere
  • 69%Cleanliness
  • 71%Facilities

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The hostel does not provide adequate facilities to those who need a quiet place to work. The car park is poorly arranged.


Overall it was okay, kitchen was nice, room was tidy and clean. However the bathrooms were a little dirty and smelled like puke in the morning. Read in the lonely planet that it's a nice place where the staff makes sure that people are being quiet after 11pm. But the staff was still celebrating with the guests at 3 am. Also there was a really annoying electric garage door which went up and down all night whenever someone passed it. So I recommend ear plugs if you wish to sleep in this hostel.


Good hostel. A bit far from the Mount but you can easily walk there or take a bus. The naked bus leaves you right there so that was a plus.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi Juan Thanks for your review - Yes we are super close to the beach, supermarket and the bus stops are right outside! We have free bikes available to ride into town on in case you don't want to take a nice walk in the sunshine for 8 minutes. Was a pleasure meeting you! Peace, Love & Sandy Feet Brooke Manager


The hostel was nice but the mens bathroom facilities were shocking. in much need of renovation. both the bathrooms and the kitchen would get closed off for ages while being cleaned. when i walked into the kitchen to pour a glass of water i was shouted at to get out by the male receptionist- every experience with him was an unpleasant one - rude and obnoxious who threw his weight around the place. Do not reccommend to stay here.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi Thanks for your review! In fact, we are getting our bathrooms renovated and spruced up in July 2014. I'm sorry you felt like we took a long time cleaning - we close the bathrooms and kitchen down completely to get a good clean done, as you can imagine it would be impossible with 80 guests coming through every 5 minutes! Our receptionist is from Argentina - and I am surprised- as this is the first negative response I have heard about him in his 7 months with us! Happy Travels! Brooke

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