Hilton location at backpacker prices - right on the water front!
This is the backpackers you want to stay in when in Tauranga - we are amongst bars and cafes with a huge balcony overlooking the harbour. We have a large common area and kitchen, internet café with 30min FREE internet, FREE bikes, FREE herbs & spices, activity booking office and have the city centre on our door step.
Our hostel has 72 beds, it is clean and safe and the staff will go out of their way to make your stay a pleasant one. We have a night warden for your security!
Tauranga is a great place to base yourself for a while, whether you want to enjoy the night life, the beautiful beaches or become a local and find some work.
Harbourside Backpackers is only a minutes' walk from the bus station and information centre, central to all banks and shopping, and is a short drive to the airport.
If you are running short of cash and looking for work over summer local employers contact us first for workers; the bars and cafes are always looking for employees. In winter work can also be arranged - kiwifruit picking/packing starts in April and runs into September. We work with honest contractors and can help with visas, bank accounts IRD numbers and can organise transport.
We would love to have you stay!
All twin/double rooms come with duvets, (Free duvets are available for dorm beds, ask reception, towels are for hire $2 each). Check in is 2pm (however you may arrive earlier as we can store your luggage, but your room may not be ready) and the front door is closed at 9pm. Check out is 10am, we do charge a day rate of $10pp if you wish to stay in the hostel (not in the room) after 10am until 2pm. After that you will need to pay for another night.
There is a large public carpark right out front for $5.50 all day and FREE after 4pm and on weekends (Locked after 11.30pm on a Thurs/Fri/Sat night) There is also another public carpark on Dive Cres for $2.50 a day. All other parking spots are paid per hour, but ask reception about the FREE parking places when you arrive.
We also have onsite internet and WIFI available, and offer 30 minutes unlimited data of FREE WIFI to guests on arrival only. You can use this on your own devices. All other WIFI is available for purchase from reception between 8am and 9pm daily, at a maximum price of $4 per hour (cheaper rates when more hours are purchased. All WIFI vouchers are unlimited data, and are on a log-in log-out basis.
Coin operated computers are available at reception and on the 2nd floor for $2 for 30 minutes.
We want you to enjoy this beautiful city – go technology free for a day and take in the breathtaking views!
There are also plenty of places that offer FREE WIFI in town!
We do have a 24 hours cancelation policy!
All guests require photo identification on registering into the hostel. Please make sure you ALL have this to avoid disappointment.
We look forward to having you,
Right by the sea...so good seaview...
nice & helpful staffs....
good armosphere of fellow backpackers here...
nothing to complain...
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