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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I absolutely satisfy with my stay here. Conveniently located in the Central part of Whitianga township, close to the town, beach and amenities. Friendly reception, furniture and bed are in good condition, clean bathrooms, toilet and kitchen. I will be back.

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Thank Cheng O
Langley City, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Right on the beach Very helpful people Literally one of the best places that we've stayed in the entire month we've been here Much better than several of the high-end motels we stayed at If you get a chance you truly should try and stay here

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Thank Les R
Rotterdam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved this place. We stayed on a mini-apartment. We had our own kitchen, great place. Dood bed. Also, it's in front of the beach, but a little bit walk to the town centre. The only (small) issue was WI-FI, it didn't work in our room that was far from the reception.

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Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

The best view, the lady working there was so helpful and laid back. Loved the whole atmosphere. Would go again. Stayd in a 12 bed dorm and the was three of us and that was only one available for there and we had a off to the side room with three beds in the 12 bed room which was a...

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Thank Kaylyn A
Reviewed 2 January 2017

was a decent hostel, good location, nice beach. however I discovered a bedbug in the room and one in my backpack after being here, not 100% sure I got them here, but like I said I saw one in the room when I was there, just didn't realize it was one. Staff was not helpful when I told them and...

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Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Good location (right across from the beach). The room was kind of small and right between the kitchen and outside. The coupon for the wifi didn't work. Parking is available in front of the hostel and is free.

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Thank Andrew M
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 20 December 2016

I loved this place. I stayed on a mini-apartment that I shared with another person. We had our own kitchen, great place. Also, it's in front of the beach, but a little bit walk to the town centre. The only issue was WI-FI, it didn't work at all, maybe because my room was far from the reception.

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Thank Valeria M
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

A Nice and colourful hostel. Staff was nice and place was kept tidy. It is not really in the town center, around 20min walking. But it is on the beach! You can use a kayak for free and enjoy the surroundings.

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Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

This is my first experience of Backpackers. Especially it is very suitable for a group that contains 10-20 pp cuz visitors are able to cook by their self and watch movies that is possible to borrow. The most advantage of the accommodation is that it is really closed to the beach!!!! It is available to see what a beautiful stars...

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Thank Kota T
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Whitianga is a very small town and this backpackers seem to be one of the furthest from the city central where the amenities are, more than 1 km walk. Nevertheless the view is lovely. The hostel is located right in front of Buffalo Beach and in particular the female dorm has a beach view. The female dorm has single beds...

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Paid Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
YHA Whitianga, On the Beach Backpackers is a friendly beachfront hostel with huge bay windows with stunning views over Mercury Bay, on the Coromandel Peninsula, a holiday spot loved by New Zealanders. YHA Whitianga has backpacker accommodation of multi-share rooms (some are en-suite) as well as double and twin rooms in self-contained units. Relax in our clean, comfortable home-like accommodation with all the necessary hostel facilities – well-equipped self catering kitchen, common areas and outside BBQ. ... more   less 

Additional Information about On the Beach Backpackers

Address: 46 Buffalo Beach Road, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Whitianga
Price Range: £29 - £47 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — On the Beach Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 24
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“book through email for special offer not booking site”
 of 5 bubbles , 15 Jun 2016 | Read review
“There's an extra shower in what looks like a wardrobe in the kitchen.”
 of 5 bubbles TomB407, 8 Jan 2016 | Read review
“double, en suite room had great view”
 of 5 bubbles AdamP03, 28 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Four share rooms in separate building were quieter and less crowded.”
 of 5 bubbles johnsK4366KY, 30 Nov 2014 | Read review
“Discount room rates for both BBH & YHA member.”
 of 5 bubbles SiuLam_Chan, 23 Aug 2014 | Read review
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