We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Pacific Coast Lodge and Backpackers
Nearby Hotels
Baywatch Motor Inn(Mount Maunganui)(Great Value!)
US$155
Strikethrough price corresponds to the most expensive price returned by our partners for that offer
US$139
Booking.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
Oceanside Resort & Twin Towers(Mount Maunganui)(Great Value!)
US$180
Strikethrough price corresponds to the most expensive price returned by our partners for that offer
US$175
Expedia.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
Westhaven Motel(Mount Maunganui)
TripAdvisor
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
Mission Belle Motel(Mount Maunganui)
TripAdvisor
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
Blue Haven Motel(Mount Maunganui)
TripAdvisor
View Deal
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
Aquarius Motor Inn(Mount Maunganui)
TripAdvisor
View Deal
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
Bay Palm Motel(Mount Maunganui)
TripAdvisor
View Deal
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
Pacific Motor Inn(Mount Maunganui)
TripAdvisor
View Deal
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
Blue Wave Motel(Mount Maunganui)
TripAdvisor
View Deal
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
TripAdvisor
View Deal
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
Reviews (200)
Filter reviews
200 results
Traveller rating
121
42
17
13
7
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageAll languages
More languages
121
42
17
13
7
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsfree surfboardsping pong tablethe kitchenworking hostelbig tv roomsurf boardspay risegames roomhuge loungea great place to spendbit messymin walk to townmc donaldnew zealandroom was spotlesscomfortable sofasgood vibes
Filter
Updating list...
164 - 169 of 200 reviews
Reviewed 27 June 2013

I'm new to review writing and wanted my first to be possitive!

Thanks to Brooke and the team at Pacfic Coast Lodge! Had such a wonderful stay here. Everything is so close and loved the bikes and surfboard hire! Room were excellent and the kitchen was amazing!

Definitly recommend if your staying in the lovely Mount for 1 night or more!

Thanks again and I hope to be back! :)

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Tash541
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
PacificCoastLodge, Manager at Pacific Coast Lodge and Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2013

Hi Tash541
Thanks for your review and hope you are having fun in Canada! Can't wait to see you back here for the Summer, bring some Canadians with you!
Peace, Love & Sandy Feet
Brooke
Manager

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 27 June 2013

Amazing location, beach shops cinema and gym nearby! Friendly staff, free stuff, nightlife good for drinking in mount or can cab it to turanga! Decent rooms and kitchen with plenty places to chill in hostel! Loved my stay!

  • Stayed: April 2013
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Tls1983
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
PacificCoastLodge, Manager at Pacific Coast Lodge and Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2013

Hi Tom!
Pleasure meeting you and Katie - Have some awesome travels back to the UK, and I'll miss the fun times we had here in the Mount !!
I'll come and visit and cheer on City with you!
Peace, Love & Sandy Feet
Brooke
Manager

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 23 April 2013

We came to this backpackers due to the free surfboards. There was also plenty of free parking, a huge lounge room, big kitchen, and very friendly manager! Use of surfboards were great! It was a bit of a walk to the beach when you are carrying a board, though. There were free spices to use and tons of work and sightseeing information on updated bulletin boards. You could sign up interest to work during kiwi fruit picking season. Will definitely stay again if I visit this area!

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank GreenTravelGirl
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
PacificCoastLodge, Manager at Pacific Coast Lodge and Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2013

Hi GreenTravelGirl
Thanks for your review! Was nice to read that you enjoyed the SAND, the SUN, and the SURF! You are right, we've got a couple of big boards in the hostel which we update daily, so can help one night stays plan their trip, or help the guests earn some money in the area.
Can't wait to have you stay with us again, and hope you are enjoying your travels!
Peace, Love & Sandy Feet!
Brooke
Manager

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 27 March 2013

It’s a brilliant atmosphere here. Summer is a bit crazy, but it's an experience and a guarantee for great times. Kitchen is nice and big, plenty of bathrooms through the whole hostel. Huge lounge with too many movies to choose from on a rainy day. In my opinion this is the place to stay in the mount. Great place for good money!!!!

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank gertonz
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
PacificCoastLodge, Manager at Pacific Coast Lodge and Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2013

Hi Aline
Thanks for staying with us for such a long time as you did! Was an absolute pleasure, and your help with cleaning the place was a blessing!
Look forward to having you back sometime!
Peace, Love & Sandy Feet
Brooke
Manager

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 21 March 2013

The manager here really is a grumpy, rude woman, and for no reason at all.
We are 2 friendly girls, very happy - yet we arrived to this miserable lady (it felt as if we were hassling her by wanting to check in) ......and so the stay started negatively.
She really needs a good lesson in customer service!!!

The room smelt VERY strongly of horrible heavy duty chemicals.
The wooden panel walls were covered in grease.
The bunk bed frames were dripping disgusting oily grease too.

The other facilities seemed quite reasonable for price. Kitchen was well equipped, courtyard was cool. As was the various social areas.
Toilets/showers - not the best, but decent.

I think the big downfall is the manager - doesn't take much effort to be nice and friendly and it made for a bad atmosphere and experience.
Customer service is just as important as cleanliness.

Don't bother with this place, stay at Mount Backpackers instead.

  • Stayed: March 2013
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
3  Thank Surfsunshine
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
PacificCoastLodge, Manager at Pacific Coast Lodge and Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2013

Hi Surfsunshine
Wow .... I am a bit speechless. But, will try my best to let you know my thoughts:
Your review partly describes some of our facilities (eg kitchen and courtyard, which are shown in our photographs anyway)... But as for the other notes you mention, something just does not seem right,
We do not have wood panels in our rooms, we use ECO friendly products and never chemicals, so unsure of the smell you are describing.
Regarding the customer service, we pride ourselves in going the extra mile, with a smile, and it is ALWAYS a beautiful day. If you really did stay with us, you would have been welcomed with the Managers $12,000 smile (since she cannot stop smiling since her braces came off!), a high-five would have been thrown in for good measure, and if it was a Friday, you would have been given some free bread (Thanks to the bakery for their donation to us!)
I hope you enjoyed your time, at the "other hostel" in the Mount, and if you want to actually come and stay with us, we would love to have you.
Peace, Love & Sandy Feet,
Brooke
Manager

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
View more reviews