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Ayr, Australia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Travelling alone and was a bit nervous about staying at a backpackers by myself but everyone was really friendly especially Renee and Erwin. Renee made me feel really welcome and really tried to help me out after a knee injury, looking for work for me that I might still be able to do. Erwin is always cheerful and is always...

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HarboursideBP, Front Office Manager at Harbourside City Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Sam, Thank you so much for your lovely review, all these kind words about the Staff is great to read! It was no problem at all helping you out when you got "stuck" because of your knee injury. Hope things will get better soon and would love to have you back some day. Kind regards, Renee, Harbourside City Backpackers

Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Fantastic hostel with helpful staff nice harbour view best hostel in the city centre tauranga. The hostel is so clean with all facilities. I been here in this hostel last two months with my wife. We are like to stay here more

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HarboursideBP, Front Office Manager at Harbourside City Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Amandeep, Thank you so much for your lovely review! We love having you and your wife here at Harbourside! Two chef's in the house, we are very lucky! Kind regards, Renee, Harbourside City Backpackers team.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights in a double room with a private ensuite. Great location, surrounded by plenty of shops and cafes and only a 2 minute walk away from the isite which is handy if you are using coaches. Plenty of public bus services nearby which is handy for exploring the area. Staff were friendly, one member of staff...

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happynztraveller77, Owner at Harbourside City Backpackers, responded to this review

Thankyou for you review! Ahhhh our staff should have given you a lamp which we have at reception for times like these! I am sorry our staff did not follow procedure : ( i am glad that it was fixed in the morning and you still enjoyed your stay! Love to have you back! Safe travels.

Santiago, Chile
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The room had a terrible smell (we told the receptiinist and they said that the smell was from outside ) shared kitchen was a complete disaster. We didn't have to use the shared bathroom thank god. I Dont recommend this hostel at all.

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happynztraveller77, Owner at Harbourside City Backpackers, responded to this review

Anahi I am so sorry the room smelt bad, this is a room that has had leaking from all the rains the area has had lately. We had the roofers out and were told it was fixed, the carpets were steam cleaned and there has been no visible leakage into the room. It is not until another bout or rain...

Krefeld
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great stuff, nice people, nice balcony with beautiful view. I can recommend this hostel. This is the best hostel I've been so far and they also have job offers for the backpackers. The location is great.

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HarboursideBP, Front Office Manager at Harbourside City Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Maike, Thanks for spreading the word about our hostel! Great to hear you had a good time here at Harbourside. Enjoy the rest of your travels and know that you are always more than welcome to come back! Kind regards, Renee, Harbourside City Backpackers

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Harbourside is a great Hostal, amazing view, very clean and excellent prices. Rene and her team are incredible, they make you feel like home. The location is perfect right in Tauranga Downtown. I highly recommend it!

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HarboursideBP, Front Office Manager at Harbourside City Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Oliver, Thank you so much for this lovely review! Although you did spell my name wrong, but I will forgive you for that! Glad you felt at home at our hostel! You are more than welcome to come back some day. Safe travels! Kind regards, Renee, Harbourside City Backpackers

Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been staying at hostels throughout the whole of New Zealand (Well just the North island) BUT this hostel is good and by far my favourite one that i have stayed at! If your looking for a place to meet cool people and make awesome friends, see lots of amazing things (waterfalls, dolphins, glowworms) this is the place for...

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HarboursideBP, Front Office Manager at Harbourside City Backpackers, responded to this review

Heey Rob, Thank you so much for this amazing review! It's so good to hear you enjoyed your time here at Harbourside. I remember you made some good use of the free surfboards up in the mount from our Sister hostel Pacific Coast Lodge, you're almost a skilled surfer now! Great to hear from you and safe travels! Kind regards,...

Paris, France
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Back for the third time over this hostel ! The team amazingly nice and helpful, the place still so nice and clean ! Feel so like home ! Thanks you harbouside's team ! And thanks god the wifi is freeeeeeee !

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HarboursideBP, Front Office Manager at Harbourside City Backpackers, responded to this review

Audrey! Thank you so much for another lovely review, it's always good to see guest coming back to Harbourside! We love having you here and whenever you are back in the area again, please pop in! Safe travels, Kind regards, Renee, Harbourside City Backpackers

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic hostel with amazing harbor view. Great location - in the centre of Tauranga. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. The place is clean with good facilities- big kitchen well stocked with everything, comfortable beds and lockers in the rooms, balcony and free wifi! Love this hostel! With its perfect location, one of the best hostels in Tauranga. Definitely...

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HarboursideBP, Front Office Manager at Harbourside City Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Linda, Thank you so much for writing us this amazing review! Thanks for all the great compliments, we loved having you! Please bake us some of those Latvian breads again when you'll come back some day! They were delicious! Safe travels and until we meet again! Kind regards, Renee, Harbourside City Backpackers

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walked into this older, more rundown building. The Staff was friendly. I had booked a private double room that was potent to say the least. Room stunk of dirty sweaty feet and a gym locker room. It was super hot with a fan to cool off but no ventilation. Window facing other buildings not allowing a cross breeze. Looking at...

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happynztraveller77, Manager at Harbourside City Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Caitlin, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are sorry you were not happy with the first room, we have cleaned the carpets and put the dehumidifier in there - as all of New Zealand is aware there has been major flooding and as it turns out that room had a leak from the...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our backpackers has a huge balcony with STUNNING VIEWS of the harbour, fantastic communal facilities, internet cafe, Free Wifi, free bikes, herbs & spices, DVD's, fishing rods & we book all local activities. We accommodate up to 72 people in a variety of different rooms If you are after a CLEAN, FRIENDLY & RELAXED stay, at Harbourside Backpackers one night will turn into days. . . there is plenty to see and do - swimming with Dolpins, white-water rafting, scenic walks, surfing, relaxing on beautiful white sandy beaches and so much more! The bus station and information centre are a one-minute walk away... everything else you might need is just a short walk - we are the CENTER of town. Tauranga is a GREAT place to base yourself for a while and find work if you need your travel funds topped up! We offer weekly rates for those wanting to stay and work in the area, and can assist you in finding a job. We even have a van to help with transport. We look forward to sharing our beautiful region with you! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Harbourside City Backpackers

Address: 105 The Strand, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Tauranga
Price Range: $56 - $85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Harbourside City Backpackers 4*
Number of rooms: 27
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“The female dorm is really nice”
sam09lc, 22 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The Flat, like an own apartment. 4 Bed Rooms.”
kristin131, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The rooms on level 1 have en-suites, and you can get a twin or double room if you prefer”
, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Only good location”
VictoriaVega, 14 Jul 2016 | Read review
“8 beddorm are bit small.”
BastienCrb, 1 Feb 2016 | Read review
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