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Whangarei Falls Holiday Park & BBH Backpackers

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Cumbria, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

The standout quality of this hostel is due to its staff. This began when booking over the phone and continued with the very in depth information given on arrival on Whangarei and local area attractions by member of staff, Andrew. He gave personal recommendations (local diving he'd just done) and was clearly very knowledgeable. I just used the holiday park...

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Thank Rosieannaroo
whfalls, Manager at Whangarei Falls Holiday Park & BBH Backpackers, responded to this review

Hey Rosieannaroo, We are glad you enjoyed your time here so much. The diving at the Poor Knights is some of the best in the world, and well worth the time of anyone who stays in the area. We do our best to keep the holiday park clean and welcoming, so I will be sure to pass your compliments along...

Bunbury, Australia
Reviewed 26 February 2017

We enjoyed our one night as we passed through this area. The best was the help and advice given by Andrew (thanks from Edwards!) We had a clean and well equipped room but had to go to showers and toilets in separate buildings which was not a problem in dry weather. Great place near the Falls and handy for a...

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whfalls, Manager at Whangarei Falls Holiday Park & BBH Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello avonmoore, We're glad you enjoyed your stay here, and gained some usefulness from Andrew. Thank you for your review.

Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

It's a nice place to stay. Not too easy to reach without a car, but a bus stops 200m from the hostel. The beds are ok, could be better. There are plenty of Picknick tables to sit outside in the sun. The staff is very friendly and helpful.

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whfalls, Manager at Whangarei Falls Holiday Park & BBH Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello Daan, We are glad you enjoyed your time here, despite the distance from the city. Thank you for your review.

Reviewed 3 February 2017

We spent three lovely nights here. The staff was lovely, very helpful and they gave us great tips on the top sights in the area. The rooms were clean and the location right beside the waterdall was convenient. For sweaty days, they had a swimming pool for refreshment. Cheers, Rakel & Kiara

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whfalls, Manager at Whangarei Falls Holiday Park & BBH Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello Rakel and Kiara, We are glad you had such a wonderful time here. I will be sure to pass along your compliments to the cleaners. Martin takes a lot of pride in the swimming pool, so I am glad you were able to enjoy it. Thank you for your review.

Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

This is by far the worst YHA in the entirety of NZ. Where do I begin; the beds and linen were covered in pubic hair, the toilets and kitchen were discussing and bug ridden, and (in my opinion most importantly) the service provided by the managing clerk was unapologetically rude and unhelpful. Seriously, if you can stay elsewhere then for...

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whfalls, Manager at Whangarei Falls Holiday Park & BBH Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello Jack F, There are over 40 YHA hostels in New Zealand. You must be having quite the adventurous holiday to be able to stay at all of them. I'm afraid that any pubic hair you found in your bed was your own, as all of our rooms are cleaned and all of the sheets are changed after each use...

Pelham, Massachusetts
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Warning - if you are sensitive to cigarette smoke don't stay here. The dining area is at the outdoor pavilion and this is also the smoking area. There is no smoke free area for non-smokers to eat. I stayed in the large shared room just off the pavilion so smoke came in through the windows. If folks stayed up late...

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whfalls, Manager at Whangarei Falls Holiday Park & BBH Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello diver1948, While the outdoor bbq area does have ashtrays, we also have 10 picnic tables scattered around the holiday park for the use of any of our guests. We're sorry the cigarette smoke interfered with your enjoyment of your stay. Our guests are generally respectful, but occasionally a group gets together and needs to be reminded when their volume...

Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

This hostel is far from the city centre, so you will need to take an additional bus or taxi once the intercity drops you off. It is a beautiful area, but without a car I found it hard to get around. Staff was very informative of local area and stuff to do. Rooms were big and facilities were more like...

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whfalls, Manager at Whangarei Falls Holiday Park & BBH Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello Leslie F, One of the things we enjoy the most about our hostel is how it's removed from the hustle and bustle of the city. That does make it a little farther to travel from the town basin, but many of our guests choose to hitchhike to get out here, and get to meet some of the locals and...

Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Had a great 3 days stay here. Very friendly management and staff. Plenty of facilities and all very clean. Showers are great.Shared Kitchen equipped with everything you need.Will stay again when in NZ

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whfalls, Manager at Whangarei Falls Holiday Park & BBH Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello Verna D, We enjoyed having you here with us. We put a lot of effort into keeping our facilities clean, so thank you for noticing. I will pass your compliments along to the rest of the staff. Thank you for your review.

Reviewed 12 January 2017

Working late so had to make an overnight stay in Whangarei. This was as budget as I could get, the backpackers rates required a membership I did not have. Comfortable single cabin, paper thin walls, which became apparent when the neighbours got up at dawn to provide their version of the dawn chorus. My bad luck. It's really a campground...

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whfalls, Manager at Whangarei Falls Holiday Park & BBH Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello Robert J., The birds we have as neighbours do put on a wonderful concert in the morning, even if it is a bit too early for most people to enjoy if they've been working late. Our cabins are inspected yearly for the building WOF, so we can guarantee they all comply with current building codes. We take great pride...

Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights between Christmas and New Years and it was a most enjoyable experience. The staff were very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable of the local area giving us lots of ideas of what to do. Also the wifi is good too.

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whfalls, Manager at Whangarei Falls Holiday Park & BBH Backpackers, responded to this review

Hey Ross B., Glad you were able to take advantage of our local knowledge. Whangarei is a beautiful place, and we love sharing it with our guests as much as we can. Thank you for your review.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are a small family-run backpackers and holiday park in a semi-rural setting two-minutes' walk away from the beautiful Whangarei waterfalls and scenic walking tracks. Stroll to town along bush-lined riverside walks or laze the day away beside the swimming pool. Evenings are for soaking in the hot tub and sharing stories around the BBQ. Our aim is to provide clean, comfortable accommodation in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Located 5kms north east of Whangarei City centre on the Twin Coast Highway, we provide an ideal base for diving and exploring the Poor Knight Islands. Beautiful coastal beaches and Tutukaka with its marina are a short drive away. We can organise diving, snorkelling and kayaking at the Poor Knights with arranged transport from the front gate available. Local bus stops, shops and a supermarket are within a short walk. Internet Provided. CityLink Bus# 3 and 3a bus stop 300m down the road. We look forward to having you stay with us. ~Martin and Team ... more   less 

Additional Information about Whangarei Falls Holiday Park & BBH Backpackers

Address: 12 Ngunguru Road | Glenbervie, Whangarei 0173, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Whangarei
Price Range: $54 - $73 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Whangarei Falls Holiday Park & BBH Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 12
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