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Tauranga Central Backpackers Reviews

62-64 Willow st, Tauranga, Tauranga, New Zealand

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47 Total Reviews
  • 52%Value For Money
  • 57%Security
  • 72%Location
  • 61%Staff
  • 56%Atmosphere
  • 36%Cleanliness
  • 57%Facilities

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I had booked just for a night but end up staying longer. Great place to find work. Enjoyed a lot. Anyone needs help to find work i highly recommend this place. Thanks TCB.

  • 15th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Decent hostel. Kitchen is well stocked and supplied. Feels a bit like a college dorm atmosphere, pool table, big TV, ping pong etc.. You need a key to get in the front door which is nice, but all the storage lockers were filled with peoples food when I got there, so there was no way to lock up any personal items. Nice that it was close to the bus station and a walk along the beach and a bunch of great restaurants.


Kitchen was filthy, cockroaches and dirt everywhere. Doors were almost never locked. There was a lot of noise during the night, after all the hostels I've been to this was the loudest and I never got any good sleep.

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


Had a weird smell bought a freshner for our room. Best thing we did. After that everything was good


One word: disgusting


The place was filthy. Dirty carpet, gross kitchen, and weird odor throughout.

  • 22nd Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Rooms smell foot... No air recycling, no windows in the rooms... Very noisy hostel, etc...


Disgusting, dirty. Owners a douche

  • 20th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


They have signs everywhere telling people rules like no noise after 10pm but they never enforce them. There were people making loud noises until about 3am in the morning.

  • 29th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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