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Tauranga Central Backpackers Reviews

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

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64 Total Reviews
  • 42%Value For Money
  • 64%Security
  • 76%Location
  • 68%Staff
  • 50%Atmosphere
  • 50%Cleanliness
  • 46%Facilities

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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)


Absolutely disgusting hostel! So dirty and food everywhere in the kitchen! Also to expensive for that service !

  • 4th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Honestly not as bad as everyone says..


This place is so gross. You step into this hostel and get the creeps. They seem to have a huge problem with people not doing their dishes, given a ton of passive/aggressive messages every where. The kitchen itself is dirty, it doesn't seem like staff is doing a general sweep here ever. The staff was confused when I arrived, couldn't even tell me how much I should pay, barely spoke english. I spoke to a few other people that stayed there and the feeling of "what a dump" was wide spread.

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