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Harbourside City Backpackers

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Liked the free bicycles. Cheap fish meals on the wharf just a short cycle or stroll away. Tauranga is a nice destination. Climb the mount of Mt Maunganui for daybreak. As I said Tauranga is a nice destination.

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Response from Sarah M, Manager at Harbourside City BackpackersResponded 4 days ago

Kia Ora! Thanks for the review! I appreciate it you taking the time to give us some feedback. Hope you enjoyed the Fish and Chips from Bobby's fresh fish market! We love it!! Kind regards, Renee

Reviewed 1 week ago

Alright, I’ve been to alot of hostels now, and this is one of the worst. First of all it’s superexpensive for what you get, it should be like 15 dollars, not 35... Kitchen is too small and partly broken, not enough cutlery etc etc, especially...More

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Response from Sarah M, Manager at Harbourside City BackpackersResponded 1 week ago

Hi Andreas, If I am correct you stayed with us for 4 nights in total. So I have 2 questions for you. 1: Why did you never report any of the mentioned issues to one of our staff members so they could fix the problem?...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent two months in this hostel, from mid January to mid March. I stayed there to work, in the kiwi fruits growing. I think that's a good hostel for any backpackers who are interested to find a working hostel, to stay in Tauranga or...More

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Response from Sarah M, Manager at Harbourside City BackpackersResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, Thank you for the detailed review! We're glad we could be of great use for your further travels. The hostel van is indeed great for those who do not have a car and still want to work on the orchards, great that you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For a backpackers it was ok. I rented a tiny single room with double bed and own bathroom. $188 For 2 nights. We are on the tall side so feet were hanging over end. Thought it was really expensive for a backpackers..paid it as I...More

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Response from Sarah M, Manager at Harbourside City BackpackersResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Kristin, We are right on the waterfront in the city centre of Tauranga! No better location in town you can get for this price! Especially when you have your own private room with ensuite bathroom. Glad you enjoyed your time in Tauranga. Kind regards,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really enjoyed this hassle. Beautiful location, great staff and nice facilities. I would definitely stay there again. Getting to Mt Manganui is a simple bus ride away with regular services. Definitely a must do.

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Response from Sarah M, Manager at Harbourside City BackpackersResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there! Great review, thanks a lot! Glad you enjoyed your stay and stop by again some time! Kind regards, Renee

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"room with 6 people in it"
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"Room 210. Its the best. (If you need alone time just go out on the firesteps outside the window)."
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"Ask to be put on the long term stay list as asson as your arrive If you are looking for work."
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"rooms on first floor have better wifi"
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