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Braunschweig, Germany
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86 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

It was alright for a short stay for me. Couldnt really get comfortable there. It is a good 20 Minute walk to Napier city. Napier itself is just beautiful. I didnt find the staff and people staying there too be too friendly.

Thank Lionheart92
Wellington, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 May 2016

long term workers everywhere although they were nice people they took over everywhere. No storage space in the kitchen. The Kitchen Shelves were dirty and worn. The toilets and showers were ok on the main block. The other Block was Filthy. Not many staff there but the guy working there really did his best against all odds and was very... More 

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Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2016

Our stay was good, people were easy going we had no issues with coming and going. Facilities where clean and good to use. Even used to pool as it was so hot. Kitchen was very clean and tidy, Lounge area also was tidy. Rooms where clean and tidy,.

Thank kymMcN
Levice, Slovakia
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30 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2015

First I need to say, THANK YOU very much Irene and Mark for everything. I booked only 2 nights in hostel (Nakedbus acomodation), but in the end I been in hostel almost 3 and 1/2 months. + Irene and staff did the best for cleaning (not easy job every morning). + I met there many good people and also my... More 

Thank MBielik
p0rtsideinn, Owner at Portside Inn Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for the comments and its great to hear that you are still with your girlfriend.............. hope to receive an invite to the wedding soon!!! More 

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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2015 via mobile

I arrived at portside inn was greeted by the lovely Irene was booked in for two nights.. Felt so much at home that i booked a week! I stayed for a further 5 weeks this is by far the cleanest backpackers i have stayed in.. As a traveler for 10 months now i know!! The surroundings are beautiful its a... More 

Thank Beckie C
p0rtsideinn, Owner at Portside Inn Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

We really appreciate your comments and very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. More 

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Reviewed 5 July 2015 via mobile

I've spent many a night in many a hotel motel or hostel room and this place was so bad we asked for our money back as soon as we had spent 5 min in the room. The floor had food on it..crumbs and feathers and bits of twine? One dodgy power point with a power point covered in dust. walls... More 

p0rtsideinn, Owner at Portside Inn Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

We are disappointed to read your comments, especially as you were advised that we were in the midst of repainting the hostel. You turned down the first room that was offered, a freshly decorated room, because of the new paint odour. The room that you accepted unfortunately had not yet been repainted and had some scuff marks on the wall.... More 

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11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2015 via mobile

I have stayed at the portside inn for a good few months now and I feel it is a home from home. When we arrived we were surprised to find that mark and Irene originally came from a town near us in the UK. They were so welcoming and offered us a spacious caravan which was by far 100times better... More 

Thank Laura D
Oldham, United Kingdom
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138 reviews
65 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2015

I felt safe, being a single woman travelling alone, I was well looked after and had lots of fun. A little out of the way piece of home for me. Irene and Mark pointed me in the right direction for everything I needed. It was great to meet lots of people from other parts of the world in such a... More 

Thank MinxyMeg
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24 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2015

Portside Backpackers Lodge Napier: I've stayed at many hostels and this one was one of the WORST! The main points of contention for my stay was the very obvious fact firstly that their was overselling of the room. We paid for a 4 bedded dorm, which was cramped (no luggage storage at all and a good part of the floor... More 

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p0rtsideinn, Owner at Portside Inn Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

We are disappointed that you did not enjoy your stay with us. We apologise for the extra person in the room on the second night, this was not a deliberate oversell as you so pointedly make out in your comments, but an oversight on our part in juggling the demands of a very busy weekend. The location of the hostel... More 

Geneva, Switzerland
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316 reviews
70 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2015 via mobile

Our double room was a caravan. Pretty cool :-) it was very clean and not too pricey! It was a bit wobbly though :-) even during turning in the bed, the whole thing was shaking. We found it rather charming. Very kind hosts, nice bathroom/shower. The only inconvenience, we were woke up early in the morning but the trucks driving... More 

Thank Paulina_Bali
p0rtsideinn, Owner at Portside Inn Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for the comments. We really appreciate it. Cheers More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Backpackers Lodge and Powered Campervan sites located in the historic fishing village of Ahuriri. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Portside Inn Backpackers Lodge

Address: 52 Bridge Street | Ahuriri, Napier 4110, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region > Napier
Price Range: £19 - £30 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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“What you need to know is there is free wifi but it's only for an hour every day. If you need more you can pay. But there are lots of fast food places in Napier so you can also use the wifi there if you need to.”
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“We had a 7 bed room and we got on just fine any of the rooms I am sure will be good.”
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