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Reviewed 1 week ago 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... More 

Thank Kota T
Singapore, Singapore
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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... More 

Thank chellemrc
Hove, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Didn't really like this hostel. Concept of having bedrooms off a central shared facilities area doesn't work for me. My room was the smallest room I've ever stayed in. When people cooked the room filled up with smells of their food plus it was so loud with the tv & chatting til late. Location nice though.

Thank beninbrighton
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Nice hostel with very professional hosts, long opening hours of the reception, etc. Common kitchen has a large LCD, DVDs can be lend for deposit as well as bikes. Wi-Fi is free. Rooms are pretty crowded with beds, sanitary and toilets are not spacy as well. But Whitianga is definetely worth a day or two on your journey and this... More 

Thank Peter B
Koh Tao, Thailand
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Reviewed 24 September 2016

I loved my stay here! The hostel is unique - it's set up like a bunch of flats, so my private room was in basically an apartment with a kitchen and bathroom shared with a couple other bedrooms. It's cool cause the facilities aren't so crowded, but also feels like you have housemates. The location was ideal for me -... More 

Thank Cynthia J
Seville, Spain
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

This place was empty and for good reason. The manager of this place took my call 48 hrs before arrival where I cancelled our second night. I told her I had booked on her website and needed refund. She told me it wasn't a problem and it was all taken care of. I didn't think there was any problem and... More 

Thank funkyfemale2014
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Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

This nice small hostel is located really close to the beach, with some amazing views from the rooms and the kitchen area. There is a big collection of movies and free kayaks( the conditions are not always good for kayaking). The staff is very friendly and it's really cheap as well. I would definitely recommend it.

Thank Drejc K
Rockville, Maryland
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 17 June 2016

My two adult children and I shared an apartment on the second floor with a young French couple. We got along wonderfully well. Super view of the ocean from deck with grill, which my son used to cook us a wonderful meal. Shared kitchen, bath, and sitting area. Wifi worked great, able to walk into town, ample parking. Best of... More 

Thank cnsturm
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Reviewed 15 June 2016

The dorm had a nice beach view though it was 12 dorm... But most of the beds are single and a few bunk beds. Kitchen also nice veiw to see the beach. the building interior were lovely. :) free wifi is 200mb per night but not available the dorm. should go to use wifi near the reception. but no time... More 

Thank Name N
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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11 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

Great little backpackers and Sue is a wonderful host. The rooms are warm with comfortable clean beds. The water pressure in the shower of the 12 Bed is a bit low but it is certainly hot enough to make up for it. Great kitchen setup with plenty of room for everyone. Happy to recommend it when passing thru this lovely... More 

Thank Luke S

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About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Paid Wifi
  • 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: £28 - £46 (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.”
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