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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

The hostel itself seems OK, but I had a few problems with it. My main problem is the rules, every corner you turn there is literally another rule in the hostel, 'don't drink beer here', 'don't put clothes here' , 'no shoes over here' , 'no tissues on the floor' , 'lift up toilet seat, aim, pee, put it down'...

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Reviewed 23 October 2016

I stayed there one night cause it was the only hostel on Tauranga which wasn't fully booked for that night. The kitchen was that dirty, I think the last time it was cleaned was in the past century. The whole place is smelling like old dirty clothes and there isn't even a window in the rooms. And in addition to...

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Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

I had read the reviews before and wasn't expecting much but I didn't have much of a choice so I stayed here for 1 night. I have to say 30$ is pretty expensive in general but also what you get here is just ugly, smelly and dirty. There was rotten food lying around in the kitchen and some things there...

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Kamnik, Slovenia
Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

It's sad that they selling a bed in 4, 6, 8 dorm room without window, for 30$! It's sad, that kitchen is totally mess, even after "morning" cleaning (knives, spons, forks, cups, are dirty all the time. Tables are dirty constantly.) It's sad that everything stinks, and you can see empty bottles and other used things on the floor. Staff...

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Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

All reviews from ppl here are true. I can also go on and on with what's not good but you will survive and hopefully meet some nice ppl, but no reason to stay here., pay same weekly rent somewhere else. -Smells bad and not clean -Very bad management, -kitchen is not pleasant. Fix these it's a good start for this...

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Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

Dirty, expensive, awful attention, 50Mb WiFi, disgustingly dirt kitchen. If you are reading this, please don't come gere, I never write reviews but I felt obligated to warn other people. It ruined my day.

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Thank Sebas S
İzmir, Türkiye
Reviewed 1 January 2016

I have read the reviews before going there. So, I was expecting a terrible place. I had no other choice as I decided to book very late at new year's eve. I can say the location is perfect, few meters away from bus station. (Only good point) There was no second sheet for blanket. You have to use the blanket...

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Reviewed 29 December 2015

Wow. Where to start...sleeping outside in the street would've been cleaner. It STANK of B.O (body odour) everywhere. Also stank of disgusting curry all of the time. No fresh air into rooms, the corridors stank. The kitchen absolutely vile-had to eat off of our hands as they were ckeaner than everything in the kitchen. Was scared to touch anything at...

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Chichester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

Omgosh, where to start. Wish I had read the reviews before hand. If we hadn't had paid before arriving, I would have walked out and slept on the street! Its so dirty, full of flies and the kitchen is diabolo, despite the signs saying do your dishes, there was curry everywhere. The rooms were disgusting, we had dirty bedding, no...

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Magdeburg, Germany
Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

Its loud even at 2pm at night, it smells, no fresh air is coming to the rooms, just from the corridor. The kitchen is even after cleaning in the morning still dirty. You can't find fresh towels. The staff don't care about anything. Its so unfamiliar all the time. I don't care about cheap prices if the place is like...

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Address: 62/64 Willow Street, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Tauranga
Price Range: $27 - $60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 22
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“do not expect window;)”
 of 5 bubbles AgataP264, 17 May 2014 | Read review
“View the facilities before you pay and stay away from tauranga central backpackers.”
 of 5 bubbles JohnboyNz, 9 Mar 2013 | Read review
“i believe there is not a good room in this hostel, just dont go there”
 of 5 bubbles radirg, 7 Mar 2013 | Read review
“I stayed in no 1 and it was great”
 of 5 bubbles DaveA12, 18 Feb 2013 | Read review
“Choose another establishment”
 of 5 bubbles 12StephaneC, 3 Feb 2013 | Read review
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