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Bell Lodge Motel & Backpackers Hostel

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Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

I stayed at the Bell lodge for a total of two months, if I am perfectly honest it was not because of the lodge itself but I met some amazing people here that I will continue to call friends after we have all finished our travelling and gone back to the different corners of the world. To start with my...

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

I never really use TripAdvisor but the night before arriving at Bell Lodge I was bored and surfing the Internet and checked out their reviews on here! Honestly it nearly put me off going there and I almost changed my plans...I'm glad I never! Tauranga is a great place to spend a few months with lovely beaches not far, at...

1Thank jennier546
Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

I real enjoyed the time there. The owners quickly helped me to a Job. Clean plane. Realy cosy place . We had free BBC all the time. Unfortonately some spoiled backpackers didn.t stopped makeing noice and maked our stay there Hard. Such selfish mother Boys and Girls. Tanks Rick and Sheree for asking them to take care about working People...

Thank Elke G
Reviewed 23 April 2016

Rooms already dirty when you arrive, get cleaned once a week with broom only. 100 mb per week wifi, wifi only works outsude next to recception. Bad location, car needed. Walls very thin, bad air in room during night time. Kitchen good size, girls showers nice. Would not reccomend this place, but it´s alright if u in town for 1...

Thank Sussie N
Whakatane, New Zealand
Reviewed 19 April 2016

Just wanted to say thankyou to the staff at Bell Lodge had a great time and they were more than accommodating. Friendly, good rates and provided us with everything we needed. Will definitely be back for sure.

Thank John R
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed 18 April 2016

I had an amazing time at Bell Lodge! I met people from all over the world and felt like home. The place is cozy and clean. Rick and Sheree are excellent people and were very kind to me. Hope I can be back some day and would definitely stay at Bell Lodge. Thanks for having me!

Thank joseestb
Reviewed 18 April 2016

My stay was in 2006, although quite long time ago, but it was the place my friend and I found our first job in NZ, and the owner provided good information, and met lots of amazing friends, we stayed there for few months. I always miss the time while we are living there, and hope to go back to visit...

Thank 248joshw
Reviewed 17 April 2016

I spent 2-3 months at Bell Lodge in 2006, my travelling friends were kiwi picking and I was a man of leisure; not needing to work, so spending my days around Bell Lodge and the surrounding area. In my time, I stayed in 3 different dorms, all of which were well equipped and more importantly, clean and tidy. Spending time...

1Thank Martin L
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 April 2016

I don't really know where to start, no words can actually describe the horrible owner and the things she had put us through. At the moment of arrival we checked in at the reception where the first impression was bad after we spoke for one second to the owner She didnt seem to be enjoying her job and every question...

Thank Gypsysoul_traveler0
Reviewed 4 April 2016

very very rude owners, they scream at you at every occasion. you'll have to sign a contract upon arrival which forbids you to leave the lodge during your job. very dirty and not looked after. AVOID!!!

Thank josh1492

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sheree & Rick, welcome you to Bell Lodge, a purpose built motel and backpackers. Situated in a quiet area 4km from the city. You have the choice of motel units, double or twin en-suite rooms or dorm rooms for 4-8 persons with free car parking. All units and rooms open onto covered decks. We can help you organize local activities such as dolphin swimming, surf lessons, sky diving and more. Come and join us at Bell Lodge in the sunny Bay of Plenty. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bell Lodge Motel & Backpackers Hostel

Address: 39 Bell Street, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Tauranga
Price Range: £55 - £56 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 16
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“Get a room closest to car park, they are quieter. Even if traveling alone, make a friend and share one of the private ensuite rooms as they are only a couple of dollars extra per week.”
 of 5 bubbles DyerCE, 28 Jun 2014 | Read review
“all the rooms close to the common are are very bad, you cant get sleep because of all the noise coming from the common area. I recommend you get a room with a private bathroom for the difference of price, as there are huge cockroaches and no towells for drying for face.”
 of 5 bubbles josel376, 5 May 2014 | Read review
“Any room is good”
 of 5 bubbles PaivaS_13, 9 Apr 2013 | Read review
“The motels have their own bathrooms and kitchen facilities, plus a nice green space for relaxing.”
 of 5 bubbles 780SarahR, 3 Oct 2012 | Read review
“if you want quiet, get a motel room.”
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  • view of backpackers area from communal kitchen area
  • view of backpackers area from carpark
 of 5 bubbles aussie_shark_girl, 28 Feb 2012 | Read review
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