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Reviewed 17 November 2016

We reserved a 4 bed dorm room that was very nice. Spacious and big bathroom. We think the mattress should be change some time soon because two people sleeping make the mattress to fold in the middle. Also the common bathrooms are wall to wall to the room so if the hostel is busy might be a bit noisy. But...

1Thank KarolaRS
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

I really enjoyed my stay here as the owners made me feel so welcome, Greg gave me some veg fresh from his garden which I had for dinner. Milly the dog is super cute and the the whole house has a warm family feel to it plus very clean and tidy. In fact everybody I met in this little village...

1Thank laurel466
Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 January 2016

the reception was rude and terrible,booked on phone for my partner and 2 year old daughter on arriving was told would have to pay full price for child even though we were all sharing a double bed.wee blond girl was very quick to come and criticize insignifigant events,furthering the uncomfortableness,the owner tried to pretend he was a retired golf professional...

1Thank elspotto
Reviewed 2 November 2015 via mobile

A cozy , spacious building with nice kitchen equipment. we were staying in a nice and quiet double room. The shower rooms are tidy and clean. I will definitely recommend to stay here than Sunkist bike n hike stay

1Thank tintin y
Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 10 October 2015 via mobile

The owner Greg is very nice, he shared with us the big king fish that he caught, which tasted great. The hostel is clean and comfortable too. As with many hostels in New Zealand, the WIFI is not free, if it could be cheaper then it will be perfect.

1Thank shlui1
Drury, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 September 2015

I stay for one night, the hostel is a old house, the beds are good, but when i talk by phone i found the woman very rude. I told her that i need to stay till the other day at 4 but i will leave the room at 10 and she started to asking me why, and being rude. The...

1Thank GP P
Krabi Town, Thailand
Reviewed 24 September 2015

On realising that the i-site had recently moved I decided to call the hostel before heading over there to check they were open and had a room for me. He was in town anyway and offered to pick me up and take me back to the hostel which was really nice of him. The hostel itself is worn and dated,...

1Thank Rebecca2016
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 September 2015

The hostel itself was nice enough. clean and comfortable etc, but our stay was really uncomfortable because the owner Greg was so horrible and made us feel totally unwelcome. He treated my partner and I like we were criminals. He told us we had to stay in our room and not cause any trouble or he would call the police....

1Thank NinaDuh
Paris, France
Reviewed 4 August 2015

this backpack is a bit away from the city center and doesnt worth the stop... the owner is rude.. the place doesn t have anything special and it s weird not to feel welcome as a guest especially in the middle of winter when nobody is around.

1Thank raphael G
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 24 May 2015 via mobile

I have been traveling around the world for the past year and I have never met a ruder person than Greg the owner/manager of this hostel. I stayed one night, went for a hike in the morning and when I returned to the hostel to pick up my friend Greg would not let me shower or even use the toilet,...

3Thank Baz307

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Additional Information about Gateway Backpackers

Address: 209 Mackay Street, Thames 3500, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Thames
Number of rooms: 12
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“Don't choose any,”
 of 5 bubbles NinaDuh, 1 Sep 2015 | Read review
“We stayed in the blue house in the double enough suite which was. Nice to ok m but you got. Shock when people used the bathroom which was next to our room. We weren't sure if it was the shower or the flush on the toilet but very very noisy”
 of 5 bubbles darrenw849, 10 Nov 2013 | Read review
“Test the mattresses and bathroom location”
 of 5 bubbles EvaF350, 31 Jul 2013 | Read review
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