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Pontarlier, France
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 12 October 2015

The desk didn't received our online booking so my friends and I had to split and sleep in different rooms. We paid for a 4-bed dorm and we ended up separate in 8-bed dorms. The kitchen was so dirty that we decided to have dinner outside. Even the "clean" things were dirty, we had to clean everything we used for... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 7 October 2015

Dirty, noisy, smelly. It's right next to a nightclub and is probably the worst hostel I've stayed in in NZ. Didn't want to use the kitchen because it was so dirty, and we left a day earlier than we'd paid for because of these reasons (didn't get our money back). Definitely don't recommend this place to anyone.

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Reviewed 25 June 2015 via mobile

This is literally the worst hostel I've ever stayed in. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. It's filthy and the manager is a complete jerk. He overcharged my friend and I the entire time we stayed there. We were supposed to be put into a family room after one week, because it was cheaper but instead we had to wait... More 

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1 Thank taylorannbaker
1 review
Reviewed 30 December 2014

The hallway is stink. Room is small. Noisy!there is non-stop music at night ! I book a 4dorm room for 2nights. but in the second night, they arranged me to 8dorm room. Are they kidding me? And then they said they made some mistake and refund half day roomrate to me .i paid $35/night but they refunded $15only,That's fine. Next... More 

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Thank Fran c
1 review
Reviewed 27 December 2014

There are not clean, the kitchen are disgusting and unsanitery. I eat out, would never cook in that kitchen. You get 50 MB wifi every Day, or do you? One day did it Tell me i have use it all, and i had only use it for 2 min. You Can not use the wifi, or the computers for Skype!!!... More 

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Thank Gitteand86
Somerset
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2014 via mobile

Where to start! First of all I was greeted by a very unhelpful receptionist. My room wasn't ready when I arrived at 11.30am and checkout was at 10am. I didn't mind the wait, only about 20 minutes when he'd told me he'd cleaned the room and changed my be sheets. When I went to the room (after having a rubbish... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2014 via mobile

This place was disgusting. Dirty is an understatement. Spoke to the owner and he said too bad, it's a backpackers. He said oh well the 60 people staying there thinks it's fine. Although funnily enough in the graffiti on our bed someone had written clean this filthy hostel. Seems someone agreed with me. If we had the time and money... More 

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Manchester
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2014

What this experience taught me was *always check out reviews first.* We booked a family room for 3 adults at $81 which isn't cheap, with a non refundable half paid up front. The corridors and room smelled of BO and damp, the bathroom facilities probably breed disease in the water pipes, the kitchen smelled and was unclean, and the beds... More 

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Poland
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46 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2014

ok, so this hostel is weeeird. i mean it. not sure if dodgy is the right word here, but i will use it:) There are mostly kiwi-pickers staying here so dont expect luxury and be prepared for stinky working shoes on the corridor. HOwever staff makes amazing job here, especially one guy from Nepal, hired in the reception who i... More 

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Poznan, Poland
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2014

Ok, there are some things you might like about this hostel: it has free pool and big common room, it has good location. Now to the bad things: - it's dirty. I mean, very dirty. - the rooms are small, dirty and have no windows - the kitchen is big, but dirty - the bathrooms are dirty and smell bad... More 

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Address: 62/64 Willow Street, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Tauranga
Price Range: $27 - $60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 22
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“do not expect window;)”
 of 5 bubbles AgataP264, 17 May 2014 | Read review
“View the facilities before you pay and stay away from tauranga central backpackers.”
 of 5 bubbles JohnboyNz, 9 Mar 2013 | Read review
“i believe there is not a good room in this hostel, just dont go there”
 of 5 bubbles radirg, 7 Mar 2013 | Read review
“I stayed in no 1 and it was great”
 of 5 bubbles DaveA12, 18 Feb 2013 | Read review
“Choose another establishment”
 of 5 bubbles 12StephaneC, 3 Feb 2013 | Read review
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