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Wolfratshausen, Germany
Reviewed 27 December 2014

Worst hostel I have been in in my life. Owners of the hostel are liars who promise work when there id absolutely no work in sight. They keep lying to the people and just want more money all the time. You have to pay a 200$ bond to get work and they will not give it back if you leave...

1Thank jfjdjdj
Reviewed 14 October 2014 via mobile

Thw hole place sux. Cold, dirty, disgusting. Small and dirty kitchen without furniture. The bathroom doesn't have glass on the window and its really cold. Also, they always say that will have a lot of job on the next week but the job never comes. Stay away from that place. Trust me

4Thank Fernando A
Te Puke, New Zealand
Reviewed 11 April 2014

Absolutely dreadful place, do not go there if you are looking for fruit picking work, they charge you $200 to do so and the contractor they put you in contact with pays a pittance, it is easy to find work yourself with better contractors and we never saw our $200 again. The place is dirty with flies everywhere and the...

7Thank Reakesy
Worcester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 April 2014

The hostel itself isn't the worst but doesn't have a great kitchen or free wifi which is what you might expect for $150 per week. Just make sure you DO NOT pay the $200 long stay bond which they will try and get you to sign up for. This is basically a non refundable scam which holds you to staying...

7Thank Luko9s
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 January 2014

A place where you SHOULD NOT go ! We have been in Hairy berry for 2 weeks… the worst experience of our life. First of all, they won’t give you a job !You will have to give a deposit of 200 dollars and they will not find you nothing. We have find a job in Te Puke but by ourself...

7Thank bennz44
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 December 2013

Do not come here!! The kitchen and bathrooms are cleaned daily but still look dirty afterwards. We've been here 4days and there is still dirty pots and pans next to the sink! The fridges are never cleaned and smell really bad. The bathrooms have cobwebs everywhere and a lot of unknown stains! I was told on the phone by Tracy,...

7Thank mamff88
Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 November 2013

I was told that I had a job if i could arrive before the next day. When I got there there was no job. She advertises work just to get you to stay in the hostel. As for the hostel, it is very dirty. The kitchen is horrendous. There is limited utensils to use and is very dirty. The place...

4Thank Capt_Fantastic
Idstein, Germany
Reviewed 4 December 2012

We were in hairy berry for working one week on an orchard. If the work is good and brings you good$$ depends on what work they find for you! The hostel is very good situated( 50"tv,billard,lounge,party-shed) with a huge kitchen, so even with 35 people cooking, you won't wait for cooking place. Not far to beach and other attractions. Loren...

Thank chabojackson
Nuremberg, Germany
Reviewed 25 November 2012

The hostel is an ok place to stay at. Recently there has been done a lot of renovation, kitchen & bathrooms are cleaned daily. Prices have gone down and the crowd staying at the hostel really does make the difference if your stay is pleasant or not. I had a good time at Hairy Berry! Sure, it's not a 5*...

1Thank Georg454
Tartu, Estonia
Reviewed 9 November 2012

I though that how bad can it be and booked myself one night there. BIG mistake. It was the most messy place I have ever slept in. Room was awful, kitchen was dirty and common room the same. So if you can then avoid it!

3Thank Liisa P

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Paid Internet
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
# 1 Backpackers in Te Puke ~ corner of No 1 Road & just off the main road ~ not ‘flashy nor fancy’ ~ just basic clean & safe accommodation. Your hosts ere to help you get the most of your stay, working to help you save time & money. So if you are looking for a ‘real kiwi experience ~ you may have found it with us. Easy walk to town, supermarkets, banks & bus. Te Puke Backpackers, welcome you so book Stay ~ Work ~ Play… with us in the Bay of Plenty. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Te Puke Backpackers

Address: 2 No 1 Road, Te Puke 3119, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Te Puke
Price Range: $20 - $67 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 13
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“All the rooms are almost same”
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“Double glazed windows going in dorm rooms on the western side.”
kiwicruiser2016, 3 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Go elsewhere!”
Reakesy, 11 Apr 2014 | Read review
“Don't stay here”
Capt_Fantastic, 27 Nov 2013 | Read review
“Beware, as if it were the plague!”
mase84, 12 Apr 2012 | Read review
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