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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cracking hostel to stay in if your looking for work you've got everything on your door step bars, restaurants, beach and the Mount. The backpackers is clean the staff is a great bunch of people. I was here for a few months Matt an the guys had me a job within the first week of being there I'd definitely go...

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happynztraveller77, Owner at Pacific Coast Lodge and Backpackers, responded to this review

HI, Thanks so much for your review! We are glad you managed to get a job and really enjoyed our stay with us! YAH! We have just won the BEST backpackers in NZ over in Australia and with these kind of reviews we know we are on track delivering the right experience to our wonderful guests! Please spread the word......

Goulburn, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here last night in a private double room. I can see why this place wins awards. Were in our 40s and still found it comfortable clean with great amenities parking and staff. Great location. Extremely friendly management and super helpful in getting backpackers work or lodging if full.

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happynztraveller77, Owner at Pacific Coast Lodge and Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing us! Guess what - we have just come back from Australia from winning the best backpackers in NZ, AGAIN! We really love it when we get great comments about our staff, as without them we would not be so successful. Peace, love and Sandy feet, the PCL Team

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

I stayed just for a weekend and it was a blast! Huge kitchen with plenty of stoves and kitchen supplies. Felt like a community there! Everyone was friendly and helpful! Wi-Fi was rough though but they have computers you can get on for free! For the best Wi-Fi just sit in the lobby. If you are looking for work Matt...

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happynztraveller77, Owner at Pacific Coast Lodge and Backpackers, responded to this review

HI Jessica, Thank you for giving us a 5 star! Whoop Whoop! My husband works so hard at finding our lovely guests work, we have over 13 years of relationships with employers in the Bay and they call us first looking for casual workers! Peace. love and Sandy feet The PCL TEam

Jaisalmer
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Highly recommend! super location, very helpful staff, clean and well maintained, sunny facility. Loved the beach and the town. Thanks for hosting us! Rachel, from the reception, was always helping us, working a lot, and always with a big smyle! Gracias!

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happynztraveller77, Owner at Pacific Coast Lodge and Backpackers, responded to this review

HI Matias, It is soooooo wonderful when guests recognise a staff member! We love Rach too! We are really happy you loved your stay with us! Please come back! Peace, love and Sandy feet The PCL TEam

Munich, Germany
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

We Stayed here more than month, twice ;) Absolutely the place to be in mount maunganui! They found us a job. Pretty fast! Close to the beach, city center, new World, sports park. Recommended for New Years! Friendly managers!!

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happynztraveller77, Owner at Pacific Coast Lodge and Backpackers, responded to this review

HI Julian, Thank you so much for giving us a 5 star! And you stayed not once but twice with us for over a month each time! YAH! We think the location is pretty good too - near to everything! Please come back and stay with us again, Peace, love and Sandy Feet the PCL Team.

Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 October 2016

We spent 4 months at the hostel while working in Mount Maunganui and had an amazing time. The hostel is super sociable of with loads of long termers and nightly guests so there's always someone to hang out with. Really well kept and clean with big outdoors and indoor areas for having a beer or a quiet TV room to...

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happynztraveller77, Owner at Pacific Coast Lodge and Backpackers, responded to this review

HI Ed! Thank you so much for taking the time to review our hostel! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us, found a job and loved our staff and everything our hostel has to offer! We too think the Mount is an awesome place, don't tell too many people about our beautiful beaches!! " ) Hope to...

Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed 29 September 2016

I stayes 4 months at the PCL The hostel is really nice. Great location at the main street, close to the beach and the bars. The best place to meet people from differet countries. The staff helps in finding jobs.

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happynztraveller77, Owner at Pacific Coast Lodge and Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for taking the time out to review us - we really do appreciate constructive reviews! We have 12 years of dealing with local employers in the area and they contact us first looking for workers! We really try hard to create a fantastic atmosphere, we too have been backpackers and travelled around the world and...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 26 September 2016

From the pre-arrival tour of the premises and facilities, write through to the checking out process, Matt and his staff made absolute sure that our group of 30 high school students and 4 staff were accommodated very well at Pacific Coast. Rooms were clean, and our group had a couple of convenient bathrooms set aside for us. A very tightly...

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happynztraveller77, Owner at Pacific Coast Lodge and Backpackers, responded to this review

THANKS sooo much for taking the time out to review us! Positive reviews really do boost the teams morale and make us all strive to keep up the amazing experience we offer to our guests! It can be a challenge to cater for the high school groups and backpackers at the same time but we do go out of our...

Reviewed 15 September 2016

When I arrived I was welcomed with great hospitality from the get go All staff appear great and are positive which always ups any environment This hostel has a great location and only walking distance from all the pubs, bars and restaurants but mainly the beach which has to be said the mount is amazing especially in the summer. I...

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happynztraveller77, Owner at Pacific Coast Lodge and Backpackers, responded to this review

HI David, Thank you so much for taking time out to review us, we really do appreciate it! Our staff work very hard to be welcoming and go out of their way to remember guests names and introduce them to others staying in the hostel. We also try hard at finding guests work, that is fantastic they were able to...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Great location and fantastic hospitality. We think that we have the best hosts and premium location at the Mount for AIMS Games. Everyone is friendly and accommodating and Matt and his staff give us the space for our whole contingent to run our programme. Excellent and we will be there again next year!!!

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happynztraveller77, Owner at Pacific Coast Lodge and Backpackers, responded to this review

HI Greg, Thank you so much for taking time out to review us, we really do appreciate it! Staff are truly an asset, Matt and his team work hard to cater for groups needs and it is great that they have delivered another fantastic experience for your school. We really look forward to hosting you again next year. The Pacific...

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Winner of the 2014 TNT Golden Backpacker for 'Best Accommodation NZ' and finalists for 2105! No place you'd rather be - We've got it all: The beach, the surf, and the sun! Look no further! We offer FREE onsite car parking, FREE WIFI, FREE surfboards and FREE bikes! Welcome to Pacific Coast Lodge, your 4-star flashpackers, where everyone knows your name! We are owner operated and Matt will go out of his way to make your stay a memorable one. We are magnificently located within walking distance to the beautiful shores of Mount Maunganui Beach, offering affordable accommodation for one night stays or weekly boarders looking for work.Groups are our specialty - having successfully hosted birthday celebrations, stag/hens nights, entire schools, and sports tournaments. We go out of our way to customise your requirements and can organise breakfasts, day tours or team building activities so it's one less thing to worry about! The friendly team at Pacific Coast Lodge are able to give genuine advice and offer great deals on the range of activities and adventures, to help you make the most of your stay in Mount Maunganui, ensuring that you experience the best that the Bay of Plenty has to offer - anything from swimming with Dolphins, amazing walks & hot pools, to deep sea fishing, kayaking & surfing.We are the only hostel in Mount Maunganui that actively assists you in finding work! Anything from fruit picking and orchard work, to factory and labouring jobs - we have people calling us daily for workers!The hostel is well established and provides loads of the comforts you crave from a Backpackers. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pacific Coast Lodge and Backpackers

Address: 432 Maunganui Road, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga 3116, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Tauranga > Mount Maunganui
Price Range: $32 - $82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Pacific Coast Lodge and Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 23
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