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Harbourside City Backpackers

Hostel | 105 The Strand, Tauranga, New Zealand 3001

80.3% Overall Rating

26 out of 32 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (29/09/2015)

Samantha Bonebrake thinks…

"I have met people from all over the world. I feel comfortable and safe enough to let down my walls and interact with new friends."

Read all Harbourside City Backpackers reviews


  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 1.29

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 14:00
Latest Check-out: 10:00

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Tauranga?

Contact us directly


Right on the Waterfront! amongst Bars and Cafes our backpackers' has a huge balcony with Stunning Views! of the harbour, fantastic communal facilities, internet café with 30min FREE Internet, free bikes, herbs & spices and we book all local activities. We accommodate up to 72 people in a variety of different rooms. Read more

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Shared Rooms Help! A shared room (typically a dorm) is a bedroom which you share with other people from the property. The number of beds in a room is shown in the room name, e.g. ‘5 Bed Dorm’, and you can book as many as you need. Some properties have male only dorms and female only dorms.

4 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Private bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

6 Bed Dorm - Female only (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

4 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

6 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Private bathroom)

No meals or drinks included
Private Rooms Help! A private room is a room that is not shared with other people from the property – in other words, you book and pay for all the beds in the room. If you are traveling alone, for example, but want to book a double room, you must pay for two people in order to book the whole room.

Double (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

Double (Private bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

Twin (Private bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

Twin (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

About Harbourside City Backpackers

Tauranga and Mt Maunganui is only 2.5 hrs south of Auckland and a hour north of Rotorua. A perfect place to stay and explore what the region has to offer....If you are after a Clean, Friendly and Relaxed stay, at Harbourside Backpackers one night will turn into days... there is plenty to see and do - swimming with dolphins, white-water rafting, scenic walks, surfing, relaxing on beautiful white sandy beaches and so much more!.

The bus station and information centre are a one-minute walk away... everything else you might need is just a short walk - we are the Centre of town.

Tauranga is a GREAT place to base yourself for a while and find work if you need your travel funds topped up! We offer weekly rates for those wanting to stay and work in the area.

Accommodation Information

All twin/double rooms come with duvets, (Free duvets are available for dorm beds, ask reception, towels are for hire $2 each). Check in is 2pm (however you may arrive earlier as we can store your luggage, but your room may not be ready) and the front door is closed at 9pm. Check out is 10am, we do charge a day rate of $10pp if you wish to stay in the hostel (not in the room) after 10am until 2pm. After that you will need to pay for another night.

There is a large public carpark right out front for $5.50 all day and FREE after 4pm and on weekends (Locked after 11.30pm on a Thurs/Fri/Sat night) There is also another public carpark on Dive Cres for $2.50 a day. All other parking spots are paid per hour, but ask reception about the FREE parking places when you arrive.

We also have onsite internet and WIFI available, and offer 30 minutes unlimited data of FREE WIFI to guests on arrival only. You can use this on your own devices. All other WIFI is available for purchase from reception between 8am and 9pm daily, at a maximum price of $4 per hour (cheaper rates when more hours are purchased. All WIFI vouchers are unlimited data, and are on a log-in log-out basis.
Coin operated computers are available at reception and on the 2nd floor for $2 for 30 minutes.

We want you to enjoy this beautiful city – go technology free for a day and take in the breathtaking views!
There are also plenty of places that offer FREE WIFI in town!

We do have a 24 hours cancellation policy!

All guests require photo identification on registering into the hostel. Please make sure you ALL have this to avoid disappointment.

We look forward to having you,
Happy Travels!