We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Tauranga Central Backpackers


  • Excellent5%
  • Very good10%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible73%
  • Dec. 12, 2017
    “You are poor...go here”
  • Dec. 21, 2016
    “Go out”
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Golf Course
Laundry Service
Self-Serve Laundry
{"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"name":"ibex_photo_carousel"},"scriptFlags":null}
Reviews (63)
Filter reviews
51 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
See what travellers are saying:
Updating list...
1 - 5 of 51 reviews
Reviewed December 12, 2017

The cheapest in Tauranga Yeah it's dirty ! but you have unlimited wifi for a week ! A lot of kiwi inside so 50/50 sometimes its bad and sometimes its really nice mood here. Depends of the people inside if there is more backpackers than...More

Date of stay: April 2017
1  Thank legranapadano
Reviewed December 21, 2016 via mobile

Lets begin by the good things.... Kitchen ok And ..... Welcoming OK... Freewifi limited, lots of playgames. Otherwise, single showers with showers curtains instead of doors ! Computer 2dollars even if you dont need internet, really ??! Rooms without window And private box. And the...More

Date of stay: December 2016
1  Thank Chouchoune85
Reviewed December 11, 2016

Worst hostel I have ever stayed at in my life! They had lost my reservation, closed down the reception and locked the entrance an hour before the scheduled time leaving two travellers with reservations outside. The place is horrendous, dirty and it smells awful. The...More

Date of stay: November 2016
Thank Carolina B
Reviewed December 4, 2016 via 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' ,...More

Date of stay: December 2016
Thank HaydenMeer
Reviewed October 23, 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...More

Date of stay: October 2016
Thank Beblibla
View more reviews
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Air Conditioning
Golf Course
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Self-Serve Laundry
Number of rooms
New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Tauranga
Number of rooms
New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Tauranga
Nearby HotelsSee all 58 nearby hotels
Strand Motel
43 reviews
.12 km away
Quest on Durham
153 reviews
.14 km away
Durham Motor Inn
110 reviews
.17 km away
Harbour City Motor Inn
201 reviews
.20 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 460 nearby restaurants
Macau Bar Kitchen and Lounge
454 reviews
.11 km away
385 reviews
.16 km away
Nomad Food & Wine
144 reviews
.11 km away
The Phoenix Tauranga
472 reviews
.12 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 187 nearby attractions
Hairy Maclary & Friends Tauranga Waterfront Sculpture
215 reviews
.17 km away
The Elms
98 reviews
.55 km away
Dolphin Seafaris
288 reviews
1.49 km away
Tauranga Art Gallery
104 reviews
.08 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Tauranga Central Backpackers staff and past guests.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines

Room Tips

"Room 1 : too close from the main entrance Noisy Room 7 : Too close from the kitchen Noisy The rooms at..."
Dec. 12, 2017
Read review
"Pick a different hostel. Sleeping on the beach or in your car would be better than this place."
Dec. 11, 2016
Read review
"do not expect window;)"
May 17, 2014
Read review
"View the facilities before you pay and stay away from tauranga central backpackers."
Mar. 9, 2013
Read review
Show More 
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing