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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 24 April 2016

Went there is Winters with few of my Uni friends. Seeing a whole group, they decided to upgrade us to an entire house. Additionally was very pleased with their assistance in local sightseeing, as well as the condition of the house, which was fabulous!

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 April 2016

Was running late, and called the hostel - they left a key out for us despite being well past check in time. Arrived to a great room, much better than expected. Enjoyed an evening with a multitude of friendly guests. Would love to go back and spend more time there!

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 6 April 2016

My girlfriend and I stayed here as it was one of the BBH Backpackers that we had bought a membership to. The building we were in was somewhat older and dated but was clean and tidy. In our bedroom we had 2 single beds sharing with another bedroom with 4 bunks in it. All 6 of us shared a bathroom...

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Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

I and a group of friends were down in Durban this past weekend. When we arrived we were happy with the facilities and the one manager. On the the Saturday night we went out and only to come back in the morning to find some of our belongings stolen phones, money, shoes and some devices. The owner ddnt even bother...

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South Australia, Australia
Reviewed 14 March 2016

Arrived just on closing with no reservation, said she was fully booked but could offer me to stay in my car and use all facilities, what a gem!!! Facilities awesome, hostel right on a beautiful beach, close to town, lady on reception was just a beautiful soul who cared about you and was interested in your stories. Cute cat there...

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Doha, Qatar
Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

My dorm had great views of the beach, sunrise and sunset. Several different buildings with different accommodation and close to town. Quiet enough with a variety of different people. Good fish and chips, very cheap just close by on the corner by 4 square. Nice!

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Thank jmm73
Reviewed 27 February 2016

two canadians traveling NZ: Location: great location, parking and amazing painted buildings and funky vibes!!!1 STAFF: were overly friendly but helpful enough, GREAT ROOM comfy bed, big kitchen, was shared room but no one checked into the second room so had the suite to our selfs which was awesome, great vintage vibe but still clean. cute deck, no spiders in...

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Thank Nicole E
Reviewed 12 February 2016 via mobile

Friendly welcome and colourful buildings which does not stick out at all. Free to use the bogie boards to try out on the surf which is accross the road. Warm till 7pm even. Clean place and our building was like a wee house everything you need in the building.

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Sale, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 February 2016 via mobile

The hostel was very clean and tidy, with excellent cooking facilities and things to do such as free kayaking and movies to rent. Very good place to stay - but dont stay long! There's nothing to do in Whitianga

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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 January 2016

This hostel has a great location and view but everything else is fairly average. The bathroom facilities attached to the 12-bed dorms are inadequate and small. There is no central social area outside except for a few rundown wooden tables around the property. The kitchen and lounge are good for cooking and relaxing but don't seem to encourage guests to...

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Paid Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
YHA Whitianga, On the Beach Backpackers is a friendly beachfront hostel with huge bay windows with stunning views over Mercury Bay, on the Coromandel Peninsula, a holiday spot loved by New Zealanders. YHA Whitianga has backpacker accommodation of multi-share rooms (some are en-suite) as well as double and twin rooms in self-contained units. Relax in our clean, comfortable home-like accommodation with all the necessary hostel facilities – well-equipped self catering kitchen, common areas and outside BBQ. ... more   less 

Additional Information about On the Beach Backpackers

Address: 46 Buffalo Beach Road, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Whitianga
Price Range: $47 - $76 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — On the Beach Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 24
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“book through email for special offer not booking site”
 of 5 bubbles , 15 Jun 2016 | Read review
“There's an extra shower in what looks like a wardrobe in the kitchen.”
 of 5 bubbles TomB407, 8 Jan 2016 | Read review
“double, en suite room had great view”
 of 5 bubbles AdamP03, 28 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Four share rooms in separate building were quieter and less crowded.”
 of 5 bubbles johnsK4366KY, 30 Nov 2014 | Read review
“Discount room rates for both BBH & YHA member.”
 of 5 bubbles SiuLam_Chan, 23 Aug 2014 | Read review
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