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Harbourside City Backpackers

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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!
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Self-Serve Laundry
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Harbour View
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All reviews the kitchen view from the balcony amazing balcony stayed in a double room sister hostel cleaned daily person dorm an older building historical building swimming with dolphins long term bit noisy at night new zealand free bikes working hostel special events stayed for weeks
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff was very helpful and overall a very welcolming Hostel.Would stay here again!Recommend to any backpacker in search of work and accommodation.Great location and staff even organised transport to and from work.

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Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Jack C
Response from SarahM14577, Front Office Manager at Harbourside City BackpackersResponded 2 weeks ago

Ji Jack, Your review is much appreciated! Thanks for the great feedback, and enjoy the rest of your time here in New Zealand! If you're in the area, please stop by again! Happy travels! Renee, Harbourside City Backpackers

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely, it is the best place I have stayed. Beyond the place, which is really beautiful, the attention is spectacular... Renée, Erwin and Mitch always willing to help you, with a smile on your face. Harborside city backpackers became my home for two months. I...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank pilibustosb
Response from SarahM14577, Front Office Manager at Harbourside City BackpackersResponded 2 weeks ago

Pilar! You make us blush with such an awesome review. You were an amazing guest, always happy and smiling in the morning! It was just great. Happy travels and would love to see you again some day! Enjoy! Renee, Harbourside Team

Reviewed November 6, 2018

Value for money. Basic necessities are available. Few steps to an array of pubs, restaurants and bars for nightlife hang out. In front of the Tauranga harbour and very close the town centre. Parking is free anywhere close by after 3pm.

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Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Charlotte S
Response from SarahM14577, Front Office Manager at Harbourside City BackpackersResponded November 8, 2018

Hi Jet, Thank you for your review! It is indeed a spot on location right!?! No better view for this price in town! Happy travels and stop by some time whenever you're in the area. Renee, Harbourside City Backpackers

Reviewed November 4, 2018

Lived here for 8 months & worked for another 6!! An amazing hostel in a great location, the balcony is probably the highlight of the whole place!! Everyone is friendly and Renee is a babe!! Great place to make friends and find work! Only a...More

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Date of stay: November 2018
Thank swazza92
Response from SarahM14577, Front Office Manager at Harbourside City BackpackersResponded November 8, 2018

Thank you so much for this lovely review! We Loved having you here at Harbourside! So sad to see guests leaving, but we always know that some day they'll be back! So some day we expect you to walk into that front door again! Happy...More

Reviewed November 1, 2018

Great stay at the Backpackers, right in the heart of Tauranga. Located right next to the waterfront, has a great friendly atmosphere with great food and drinking places right out the front door. Would be happy to stay again.

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Date of stay: October 2018
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Response from SarahM14577, Front Office Manager at Harbourside City BackpackersResponded November 1, 2018

Hi there, Great to hear you've enjoyed yourself so much here at Harbourside! The location is spot on right! We'd love to see you back some time! Happy travels, Renee, Harbourside City Backpackers

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Room Tips
"Good bed size. Clean room and shower with toilet. A bit of a smell the minute you enter the room but can be..."
charlotte101278
Nov. 6, 2018
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"You will have to walk upstairs two flights, but they offer a lift for your heavy bags."
jhawe1993
Oct. 18, 2018
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"nil to add here"
fayedavenport04
Sep. 9, 2018
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"Mixed dorm for 4"
Connector775692
Aug. 24, 2018
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PRICE RANGE
US$47 - US$65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandBay of Plenty RegionTauranga
NUMBER OF ROOMS
27
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