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Tauranga Central Backpackers Reviews

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

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49%

Rating
82 Total Reviews
  • 41%Value For Money
  • 60%Security
  • 71%Location
  • 52%Staff
  • 42%Atmosphere
  • 36%Cleanliness
  • 42%Facilities

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26%

The whole place is just disgusting. The rooms are basic and have no window so you feel like your in a cell. The kitchen and common area are just filthy nothing clean at all to use we couldn't even wash up as the sink was full of yellow water and so many flies. The reception staff weren't helpful at all and were hardly at the reception so anyone could walk in. The wifi is poor and the parking is in a car park full of broken glass...my advice stay somewhere else in this pretty town!!!


71%

There is a nice communal area and the bathrooms are pretty big however there is an awful smell which they do need to get rid of!


60%

Very centrally located. Cleanliness is an important issue. At least, please change the terribe carpet .


20%

An absolutely awful hostel. Omgosh, where to start. Wish I had read the reviews before hand. If we hadn't had paid before arriving, I would have walked out and slept on the street! Its so dirty, full of flies and the kitchen is diabolo, despite the signs saying do your dishes, there was curry everywhere. The rooms were disgusting, we had dirty bedding, no plugs to charge devices and awful smell. There are no windows in the rooms so no fresh air can get in. Despite the 10pm curfew, we were woken

  • 26th Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


71%

the place smells and it needs little freshness.. i had 5 days with a stuff nose and couldnt breath so well.. staff was friendly and homest with good service

  • 6th Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Vietnam
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


26%

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!


37%

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.


60%

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


26%

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)


40%

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)




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