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Bell Lodge Motel & Backpackers Hostel

39 Bell Street, Tauranga 3110 New Zealand See on map
Free Parking
Family Rooms
Free Wifi
Breakfast included
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

The place was dirty. They have no dorm rooms for woman traveling alone. The flys are all over the kitchen and the deck was falling apart. The owners did nothing about the people doing drugs and being really loud, partying until midnight even though they...More

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Reviewed 20 February 2018

Booked a room for one night at $130 p/night. I have pictures of cockroach legs, pubic hair, blood stains, faecal stains on bedding. Completely discoloured brown toilet cistern and uncleaned bathroom. A purely disgusting place, avoid at all cost!!More

Thank DaneM247
Response from sheree123758, Owner at Bell Lodge Motel & Backpackers HostelResponded 6 March 2018

Just to put this review into perspective. The toilet cistern has been replaced and so has the tiles we got an expert in the day before and the outcome was not that they were dirty it was a chemical reaction from using organic cleaning sprays...More

Reviewed 4 June 2017

We went to the Bell Lodge to find work as kiwi pickers. The stay at the hostel was okay and if you work, you will get a discount on your rooms. After several rainy days we decided to leave one day earlier and thought that...More

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Response from Bell-LodgeNZ, Owner at Bell Lodge Motel & Backpackers HostelResponded 6 June 2017

Thanks for your review, while you were with us you were enjoyable company. I was away at the time attending a funeral and my partner was looking after the hostel. He did explain this to me but I did not realise he was rude to...More

Reviewed 8 May 2017

Lady running the place was very rude. We offered her $50 to drop us at the concert in the Bell Lodge van we were going to as our taxi did not show up. She did so but then refused to do it the next day...More

Thank GenevieveC469
Response from sheree123758, Owner at Bell Lodge Motel & Backpackers HostelResponded 10 May 2017

Firstly it is not our responsibility to take you to a concert so $50 was a payment that you would have had to pay as there were 7 or 8 of you even though only 4 of you were staying here at Bell Lodge. The...More

Reviewed 28 March 2017

sheree and rick the owners of this hostel have been nothing but amazing, if you need a job or need a hand with your car they are always there to help you, i have overall stayed at this hostel 7 months out of 16 months...More

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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 More 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. Less
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Room Service
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room types
Kitchenette, Family Rooms
Room types
Kitchenette, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
Price range
US$21 - US$100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Tauranga
Room types
Kitchenette, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
Price range
US$21 - US$100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Tauranga
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"ask for dorm with own bathroom"
28 Mar 2017
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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..."
28 Jun 2014
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"all the rooms close to the common are are very bad, you cant get sleep because of all the noise coming from..."
5 May 2014
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"Any room is good"
9 Apr 2013
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