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Reviews of Harbourside City Backpackers

Hostel | 105 The Strand, Tauranga, New Zealand 3001

79.8% Overall Rating

22 out of 28 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (23/03/2011)

peter wright thinks…

"The location was excellent with a view over the harbour and right in the centre of town with bars and restaurants adjacent."

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Facilities

  • 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 1.68

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

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79.8%

Overall Rating

22 out of 28 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Harbourside City Backpackers'

Atmosphere
75.2%
Location
95.2%
Facilities
72.8%
Cleanliness
76.0%
Staff
83.2%
Value
76.0%
Safety
80.0%
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74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

03 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Central to CBD.

Disliked: No problems.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 20%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Visiting friends or family

15 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location, central and just across the road from the sea. Good shower!!!!

Disliked: Room was very small, décor was old fashioned and needed updating. Window could not be locked and as there was a balcony right outside,the room, so room could have been broken into. Loud music being played at 8.30 on a Sunday morning..............its Sunday & I wanted to sleep in!!!!

82.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

08 April 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Rooftop terrace Location

Disliked: Being put in a room that smelled of chemicals and not being told the smell was because of a bed bug fumigation. hostel chose to move me out of the room 2 days later because they were worried about the smell and also because they wanted to fumigate the room a second time.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
City break
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

02 April 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location. Pretty waterfront.

Disliked: Bed bugs.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

10 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It's a nice hostel where you can rent a bike for free.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Events / festivals

29 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great Location, Great common area, nice and clean.

Disliked: Room was very cosy

The property's response is...

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 40%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Work / volunteering

21 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location and the awesome staff

Disliked: Tiny room and I was ripped off the first week I was here

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

16 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location was great and staff friendly

Disliked: no window sercurity

57.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break
Sightseeing & culture

29 May 2011

Liked: Position

Disliked: Soulless, small room, badly staffed

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

peter wright

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

23 March 2011 peter would recommend this property

Liked: The location was excellent with a view over the harbour and right in the centre of town with bars and restaurants adjacent.

Disliked: Parking was a bit difficult as the hostel did not have its own car park and street parking was limited during the day.

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

Leena Viitasaari

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

19 February 2011 Leena would recommend this property

Liked: staff was great! the room was great! location was great! the lounge was great!

Disliked: all good

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 20% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Philip Freeman

With my spouse / partner

City break

03 January 2011 Philip would recommend this property

Liked: .

Disliked: .

42.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Romantic getaway

30 December 2010

Liked: Not a lot.

Disliked: Everything.

The property's response is...

57.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

15 October 2010

Liked: the location

Disliked: Terrible kitchen for a large backpackers and terrible cooking tools

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing

10 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location. Really clean. Decent place to stay. Nice outside terrace overlooking harbour.

Disliked: too many 'dont do this' signs everywhere. Reception closes at 9pm which would have screwed us if we'd arrived at 10pm as planned (and advised to the hostel who didn't reply to email)

85.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

16 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Its in a great place along Tauranga's waterfront, quite a nice building inside, lots of rooms and places.

Disliked: Don't expect anything to be included in the price, and if you arrive late try not to panic when you're waiting outside a set of locked doors and no one answers the phone.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

13 May 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great hostel, if a bit pricey. Top notch location.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

29 April 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Everything - it was great

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Catherine Smith

16 February 2010 Catherine would recommend this property

Liked: It's location and the communal area's are very nice, especially the kitchen and rooftop terrace and the views.

Disliked: Catherine left no negative feedback.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Christoph Schicketanz

13 February 2010 Christoph would recommend this property

Liked: Es war viel zu laut. Riesen Kneipenlaerm rundherum. Sonst war es sehr sauber und gepflegt.

Disliked: Christoph left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

26 January 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Excelent

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

izabela ohler

13 January 2010 izabela would recommend this property

Liked: everything from staff to people staying there, it was fun and safe to be there and the loation is brilliant!!

Disliked: izabela left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

29 September 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Central location, helpful friendly staff

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Anke Heinemann

02 September 2009

Liked: The location is good, just at the harbour. Rooms are spacious, but I had to pay extra at check-out because I had changed my room. A bit late to let it know then... Internet is available, thats good.

Disliked: Anke left no negative feedback.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

04 June 2009

Liked: I did not like it.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.