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Tauranga Central Backpackers Reviews

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

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76 Total Reviews
  • 42%Value For Money
  • 62%Security
  • 70%Location
  • 57%Staff
  • 43%Atmosphere
  • 38%Cleanliness
  • 42%Facilities

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The kitchen was so dirty, rotten food everywhere. You really don't want to cook there. There's a bad smell in the whole hostel. I decided to leave one night early without getting my money back because it was so disgusting!


Had to stay two nights but don't recommend even one. Anyone from the street can enter the hostel, noisy environment. I would be okay if the price would be a half as it is. Dirty kitchen. They don't find you work as they say on huge billboards. Can't find any positive here sorry.


Internet didn't work that well, staff was hard to reach. Hall smelled terribly.


Absolutely the worst experience I have ever had! Asked for male only dorm due to socal awkwardness , first night was mixed making extremely uncomfortable , the night management is rude, rules plastered everywhere are ignored by staff, having 3 night clubs surrounding the place make sleep impossible , the premises it's self is disgusting rundown and smells, was going to have shower but God only knows what I may have caught. Tbh this place should be shut down and hostel would should not show it!

  • 9th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Seemed old and run down. Quite grotty. Staff didn't seem to know what they were doing. Not good value for money

  • 25th Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


The building is very tired looking, just a coat of paint would freshen it up. Our room was booked for an arrival time of 1300 and we were running late, arriving 1500hrs On arrival told he would check our room be ready, it was not and we were let in to a smelly room to change for a wedding, they would clean while we were out.O r bags left in room were safe (trust was good) We had clean room on return but fumes of cleaning product was overpowering and not pleasant to sleep in. Poor ventilation.

  • 1st Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Couple, 41+
  • (1 review)

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