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    Harbourside City Backpackers

    105 The Strand, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
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    Overview
    • Excellent51%
    • Very good24%
    • Average12%
    • Poor7%
    • Terrible6%
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    “the kitchen” (28 reviews)
    “double room” (5 reviews)
    “long term” (5 reviews)
    Wifi
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    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
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    1 - 5 of 143 reviews

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    I enjoyed my stay for 2 weeks. I love the view, the people and the staff especially Frankie, Renee and Erwin! It's a bit noisy at night tho. They know all the information around the city from jobs to tours.

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    Response from Sarah M, Front Office Manager at Harbourside City BackpackersResponded 4 days ago

    Hi Josh, Thank you so much for your review! We loved having you as a guest here at Harbourside, good luck with your studies! Kind regards, Renee, Harbourside City Backpackers Team.

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Super chilled and nice hostel! Service is nice and very helpfull (also for jobs), no hardcore rules (smoking and a few beers on the balcony is no problem), clean. Only minus are the showers, they don't have much power because its an old building, but...More

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    Response from Sarah M, Front Office Manager at Harbourside City BackpackersResponded 1 week ago

    Hi there, Thanks for the great review! We like to make everyone feel at home during their travels so good to hear you had such a good time here with us at Harbourside! We would love to see you again some day! Safe travels, Renee...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    The staff were extremely friendly, and always available to help with any requests. Facilities were clean and tidy. Stunning location, with views from the kitchen/dining area of the sun rising in the morning.

    Thank rvhoward
    Response from Sarah M, Front Office Manager at Harbourside City BackpackersResponded 1 week ago

    Hi there, Thank you so much for writing us this lovely review! You were all fantastic guests and we hope to see you again some day! Kind regards, Renee (Assistant Manager)

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    We stayed in a tidy little room with a very comfy double bed and an ensuite (the shower had good pressure!), overall I was impressed with the place! We will return next time we visit Tauranga! Also there is an amazing vegan bakery/cafe on Willow...More

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    Response from Sarah M, Front Office Manager at Harbourside City BackpackersResponded 2 weeks ago

    Hi Natalie, Thank you so much for your lovely review! We would be more than happy to welcome you back some day! Kind regards, Renee, Harbourside City Backpackers Team

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Have stayed here 3 or 4 times, always in a private double or twin room. The front desk staff are always friendly, rooms are clean and tidy with fresh linen and kitchen/lounge/balcony areas are comfortable. Situated right on The Strand amoungst the bars, restaurants, cafes...More

    Thank Tash A
    Response from Sarah M, Front Office Manager at Harbourside City BackpackersResponded 2 weeks ago

    Good morning Tash, Thank you so much for your lovely review, I really appreciate it! Looking forward having you again at Harbourside! Kind regards, Renee, Harbourside City Backpackers Team

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    • USD 42 - USD 63 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • 27
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    • Tauranga
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    "Ahahahha all rooms are good"
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    "Get one on the first floor near the stairs if you can for best internet"
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    "The female dorm is really nice"
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    "The Flat, like an own apartment. 4 Bed Rooms."
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