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Harbourside City Backpackers

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  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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Self-Serve Laundry
Free Parking
Breakfast included
4.0 Star Hotel
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All reviewsthe kitchenstayed in a double roomsister hostelswimming with dolphinshistorical buildingfree bikesbit noisy at nightlong termnew zealandspecial eventsbig balconywatch the sunrisestayed for weeksworking hosteltv roombars and restaurantsperfect location
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We stayed here for almost three weeks and loved every single day. We became a part of Harbourside family. It is not only a hostel it is more like an experience. It's a must thing to do in Tauranga. You can't just go to Tauranga...More

Thank Solom0n
Response from Sarah M, Front Office Manager at Harbourside City BackpackersResponded yesterday

WOW Solomon, you almost had me crying! What an AMAZING review, and every word of it come's straight from the heart I can tell! The entire team goes above and beyond to make every single guest feel at home, and reading this gives us so...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The hostel staff were extremely pleasant, welcoming and very friendly and check-in was quick and efficient. I was able to use the lift to take my suitcase up one floor which was great. I was shown to my room by a member of staff who...More

Thank 1sam
Response from Sarah M, Front Office Manager at Harbourside City BackpackersResponded 4 days ago

Kia Ora Sam! WOW what an amazing review! You've ticked all the boxes here, awesome to read you've had such a pleasant stay! Please stop by again some day! Safe travels! Renee

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Couldn’t fault the place!! The staff are amazing, nothing is too big for them! They will help you out whichever way they can and they make you feel welcome the second you walk through the door! Hostel is very good for the price, and the...More

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

Hi there! Thank you so so much for this awesome review! I really appreciate it you taking the time to write us such great feedback! Whenever you're in the area again, please top by! Safe travels! Kind regards, Renee

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Harbourside city Backpacker is a really good place. I don't use to let commentary on internet but this time I really have to say how much I love this place. The Staff(reception and cleaning), the rooms, wonderful view on the balcony, really nice ambiance all...More

Thank margaux l
Response from Sarah M, Front Office Manager at Harbourside City BackpackersResponded 4 days ago

Kia Ora Margaux! I have to say, you were such a lovely guest to have! Always smiling, always happy, very pleasant to have around! Thank you so much for this lovely review, I really appreciate it! It's sad to see such awesome guests leave, however...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't bother staying here if you're just passing through. I'm sure it's fine if you are working as these people are all that the hostel caters for. Forget about fridge space, sofa space, kitchen space. All taken over by long term residents. Forget about meeting...More

Thank Luke S
Response from happynztraveller77, Owner at Harbourside City BackpackersResponded 1 week ago

Hi Luke, I'm sorry to hear you did not enjoy your stay. At the moment it is high season and we are very unlucky with the cyclone hitting the pacific which causes a lot of rain here in the Bay of Plenty. We are not...More

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US$25 - US$65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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US$25 - US$65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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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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"Ahahahha all rooms are good"
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