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Reviews of YHA Tauranga

Hostel | 171 Elizabeth Street, Tauranga, New Zealand 3110

84.5% Overall Rating

34 out of 40 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (27/12/2013)

Emma Hutchinson thinks…

"Other people staying there, reasonable laundry prices, extra things in the kitchen like electric whisks, baking trays etc. the garden and BBQ/TV area was nice to have and it was always quiet at night."

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Fax
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • BBQ area
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area
  • Television room

What's Included

  • Linen

Important Information

YHA Cancellations Policy • To cancel any bookings a NZ$5.00 cancellation fee applies per transaction. • For cancellations made before 6pm the day before arrival - full refund. • For cancellations made after 6pm the day before arrival - no refund for the first night. • Cancellations on bookings made on the day of arrival will receive no refund for the first night, normal cancellation policy applies for subsequent nights. • If you do not advise the Hostel the non-arrival clause applies.

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84.5%

Overall Rating

34 out of 40 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'YHA Tauranga'

Atmosphere
80.8%
Location
75.2%
Facilities
85.6%
Cleanliness
91.2%
Staff
87.2%
Value
81.6%
Safety
89.6%
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68.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Emma Hutchinson

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

27 December 2013

Liked: Other people staying there, reasonable laundry prices, extra things in the kitchen like electric whisks, baking trays etc. the garden and BBQ/TV area was nice to have and it was always quiet at night.

Disliked: The hostel felt very tired, the kitchen and things in it were worn although I am sure they were clean. Old food was still in the fridge - I had to throw things away that were mouldy and over a month out of date. The computer wasn't working and I really felt that something could have been done to help guest celebrate xmas. We made a nice xmas day but maybe a bit of decoration, secret santa or some free coffee tea/internet on xmas day would have been nice for thoose away from family.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Hannah Atwell

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
Family Holiday
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

12 December 2013 Hannah would recommend this property

Liked: Cute little hostel a short walk from the main road in town. Has a decent Kitchen area and comfy lounge. Beds were good and bathrooms clean.

Disliked: Laundry was only open from 8.30am until 7.30pm I think. Not ideal as we got in late and couldn't wash anything for the next day.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

23 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This hostel has a fantastic garden, a good sized kitchen and TV area; altogether, a great find. The rooms are very clean and beds are comfortable and the bathroom facilities are at a high level of cleanliness. Don't be put off by it being next to the motorway- we couldn't hear a thing at night!

Disliked: Nothing!

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Lauren Radford

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

23 October 2013 Lauren would recommend this property

Liked: The rooms, bathrooms and shower rooms were clean as was the kitchen. The garden is massive and really beautiful.

Disliked: There wasn't much of an atmosphere and it looked like the inside of a school.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

17 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Close to bars and restaurants (walking distance), parking available outside

Disliked: loud snoring of one other person staying in the dorm room. I should have brought along some earplugs.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

07 February 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly and relaxed atmosphere, very spacious room

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Patricia Denise de Man

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

19 January 2012 Patricia Denise would recommend this property

Liked: very nice hostel! clean facilities and a very big garden!

Disliked: a little out of town

68.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

Alexis Durand

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

10 November 2011 Alexis would recommend this property

Liked: out from the stress of the city garden bbq

Disliked: expensive for the quality of the bedrooms

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

09 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendliness

Disliked: room air

48.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

16 February 2011

Liked: Nice garden

Disliked: Far away from city center Very hot in rooms- no air con/fans Unclear male/female signs on toilet (there was a guy in the female toilet) Surprise non-member fee of $3 per person per night upon check in

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 February 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was very clean, the hostel has a beautiful garden, a homelike atmosphere and a comfortable lounge. The kitchen was very well-appointed and a good place to cook. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Not a party hostel but a hostel were you feel at home.

Disliked: Lockers in the room would be great.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

Customer review

06 May 2010

Liked: The bathroom facilities were clean and tidy although we lost water for a day which was not convenient at such a facility

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

KRZYSZTOF GMIAT

01 March 2010 KRZYSZTOF would recommend this property

Liked: ok

Disliked: KRZYSZTOF left no negative feedback.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 20% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

20 December 2009

Liked: The rooms were clean and the bathrooms.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Cassandra Walling

08 November 2009 Cassandra would recommend this property

Liked: Super friendly staff.... made me feel very welcome and at home.

Disliked: Cassandra left no negative feedback.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

04 October 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent day light saving barbecue for only $7. There is a nice atmosphere and the hostel is very clean with friendly staff. I am sure the location would have been better before the road was built between the hostel and the beach but you couldn't hear the traffic too much.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

10 August 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good clean hostel, fantastic kitchen and dining area, really relaxed vibe to the place. Can't fault it...only gripe was a family letting their kids run around the place during the evening!!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Matthias Mitterlehner

28 February 2009

Liked: Pretty okay hostel, nothing special.

Disliked: Matthias left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Linda de Wekker

18 February 2009 Linda would recommend this property

Liked: It was clean, friendly and a great kitchen!

Disliked: Linda left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

23 June 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It had a great Living/dining area, and the kitchen was very clean!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Clayton Shular

04 May 2008 Clayton would recommend this property

Liked: Not over-sized like some others (not too many people). It was nice and quiet. The facility was clean and adequately furnished.

Disliked: Clayton left no negative feedback.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Jennifer Darby

23 March 2008 Jennifer would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly and helpful staff

Disliked: Jennifer left no negative feedback.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

04 February 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: clean and safe

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Natalya Yakovleva

03 February 2008 Natalya would recommend this property

Liked: Very good and cheeper places

Disliked: Natalya left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Tomas Agustin Gonzalez

05 January 2008 Tomas Agustin would recommend this property

Liked: i enjoy the location

Disliked: Tomas Agustin left no negative feedback.