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Bridgend, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Best hostel I have ever stayed in. All the staff are so so nice. All the guest as lovely! they help you out so much, if you looking for a long term/ short term hostel I would defo stay here. Amazing few from kitchen and best way to meet new friends.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Specially made a TripAdvisor account to write a review for this awesome hostel. Second time I've been here and for the second time I enjoyed my stay. Staff had awesome tips about travelling in general!!

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HarboursideBP, Front Office Manager at Harbourside City Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Sebas, Wow! We feel honoured that you made a Tripadvisor account just to send us such a lovely review, we all really appreciate it a lot! I hope you enjoyed your stay here at harbourside (for the second time! :D) and I want to wish you an amazing trip through Bali! Kind regards, Renee, Harbourside City Backpackers

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been staying there for a few weeks and it was always awesome! You'll always meet new people that you can talk with and everyone is really nice. The staff there is the best it can be. Especially the receptionist Erwin is a nice guy and always helps out everyone. If you're ever in tauranga come here and enjoy the...

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HarboursideBP, Front Office Manager at Harbourside City Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to write us such a nice review, I really appreciate it a lot! All these kind words mean a lot to all of us at Harbourside! We would love to welcome you back some day, for now safe travels and until we meet again! Kind regards, Renee, Harbourside City Backpackers

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been staying here for a long time and I never thought I would feel like a part of a family in a backpacker. The staff are kind and friendly. facilities are maintained well and any problems are quickly fixed. I feel like I have made friends for life here. And I would recomend this place to everyone. Love it.

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HarboursideBP, Front Office Manager at Harbourside City Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Malvin, Thank you very much for taking the time to write us such a lovely a review, I really appreciate it. We loved having you here at Harbourside City Backpackers for such a long time! You were definitely part of the family! So sad that you left, but we all do hope you will come back some day! For...

New Plymouth, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

amazing view from your balcony, best location ever! The hostel is located between everything you need for an unforgettable stay: supermarkets, ATM, cafés and restaurants. The facilities are cozy and the hostel is definitely a tidy place. The kitchen is big and offers everything you need for a nice dinner, the TV Room is perfect for movie nights or just...

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HarboursideBP, Front Office Manager at Harbourside City Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Kristin, WOW! Thank you so much for taking the time to write us such an amazing review, I really appreciate it a lot! It is amazing how you can describe our hostel and it's vibe. We do everything within our power to make sure our guests will have a memorable stay. Reading your review, I can tell you definitely...

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

The location of this hostel is awesome, right in central Tauranga and walking distance to the i-site, convenience stores, shops, movie theatres. Super close to the awesome fish and chip shop (Bobby's) too!!! Loved the view from the massive and beautiful balcony - you get to see the harbour and the sunrise from the balcony. Balcony is also next to...

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HarboursideBP, Front Office Manager at Harbourside City Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Wylm, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us such an amazing review, I really appreciate it a lot! All the kind things you say about our lovely hostel and staff is just wonderful! We will give everyone an extra pad on the shoulder for going above and beyond for all of our guests! ;) A...

Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

What an awesome place Harbourside is! Great atmosphere, real friendly staff, great guests with awesome travelling stories! And the view from the balcony is unbelievable!! Would 100% recommend to stay there!

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HarboursideBP, Front Office Manager at Harbourside City Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Jack, Thank you very much for your amazing review, I really appreciate it! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your time up on our balcony with indeed an amazing view, sharing travel stories with other backpackers. We would love to welcome you back some day, Kind regards, Renee, Harbourside City Backpackers

Groningen, The Netherlands
Reviewed 8 December 2016

what a great place to stay. With the amazing views from the balcony, and all the bars and restaurants around the corner it was really great :) :). it was feeling like a home to me all the people where so nice, and then we had a international dinner night everybody was cooking also the staff of the hostel joined...

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HarboursideBP, Front Office Manager at Harbourside City Backpackers, responded to this review

Good morning, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us such an amazing review, I really appreciate it! Wow, so many compliments, what can I say!? Thanks for appreciating the location and safety of the hostel as well as the friendliness of our staff. They will go above and beyond to make your stay a memorable one!...

Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 November 2016

We stayed at Harbourside for one week, in a twin room. The staff is nice and friendly and very helpful when it comes to finding a job. The jobs they provide are common backpacker jobs, like flower picking, but also labour work and other odd jobs. The price is okay. It's not cheap but also not too expensive. We payed...

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HarboursideBP, Front Office Manager at Harbourside City Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi romatze412, Thank you very much for taking the time to write us such a nice review, I really appreciate it. It is always great to hear guests complimenting us on our friendly and helpful staff as we are always doing our best to make it a great stay. Thank you for the feedback about the hairy sink, we took...

Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

I was there for 3 months, very friendly staff and great room, nothing to compilain about, good location with a beautiful sight from the balcony. A lot of people to talk with, so easy to make some new friends.

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HarboursideBP, Front Office Manager at Harbourside City Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Beibro, Thank you very much for taking the time to write us a review, I really appreciate it! Amazing compliments from you! Good to hear you had a great time during your three month stay. We all do our very best to give you the best time as possible when staying at our backpackers. We really hope to welcome...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our backpackers has a huge balcony with STUNNING VIEWS of the harbour, fantastic communal facilities, internet cafe, Free Wifi, free bikes, herbs & spices, DVD's, fishing rods & we book all local activities. We accommodate up to 72 people in a variety of different rooms If you are after a CLEAN, FRIENDLY & RELAXED stay, at Harbourside Backpackers one night will turn into days. . . there is plenty to see and do - swimming with Dolpins, 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 CENTER 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, and can assist you in finding a job. We even have a van to help with transport. We look forward to sharing our beautiful region with you! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Harbourside City Backpackers

Address: 105 The Strand, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Tauranga
Price Range: $62 - $87 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Harbourside City Backpackers 4*
Number of rooms: 27
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