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“A great hostel in Mt Maunganui” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Mount Backpackers
Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
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“A great hostel in Mt Maunganui”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2013

First of all what makes this hostel so great is its central location. Its close to the shops, the beach and the mount. everything is in walking distance but if you dont want to walk the hostel offers FREE bikes and helmets to go for a bike ride. that is something i didn't have in other hostels and a huge plus. the staff is very friendly and helpfull and the atmosphere relaxed. the facilities are clean. i would definitely recomend it and go back myself.

Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Milan, Italy
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2013

The hostel is really clean and new, the staff was helpful and the location is great: minutes walk from the beach, the Mount and all the shops that you need! People are very friendly and if you need some help you'll certainly find it. I'll definitely go back!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled solo
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Ajaccio, France
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2013

i was supposed to stay there for a week end, and after meeting all these people i stayed 5months.
i had the best time anyone can ever imagine having.
the staff is the best. the location is perfect, close to everything. it was my home for 5 months, i really miss it, and recommend it to everybody going to the Mount !!!!
I LOVED IT !

Room Tip: the 10 beds dorm has AC for the summer, it's amazing !
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Stewart F, Owner at Mount Backpackers, responded to this review, 20 July 2013
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Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2013

Hostel was extremely clean and well-managed. Extremely close to a number of fantastic cafes, restaurants and bars - plus only a 5-10 minute walk to the beach and Mt Maunganui itself. Host was friendly and helpful. Would definitely stay again.

Room Tip: Stayed in double room #5 - on the end of the building so you have more light and.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Stewart F, Owner at Mount Backpackers, responded to this review, 19 June 2013
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2013

I stayed here for three nights. Really liked it. I stayed in a 16 bed dorm but the room was set up in a way that it didn't feel like a 16 bed dorm at all. Maybe 8. Staff was all very friendly and helpful. Great rates. Good value. Excellent location close to everything - most importantly - the beach and the mount!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Stewart F, Owner at Mount Backpackers, responded to this review, 19 June 2013
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2013

Host very welcoming, dorm tidy and beds comfortable. Windows not quite sound-proofed as they were said to be but all in all a great little hostel with great facilities for a decent price.

Short walk to the beach and Mt Maunganui so location-wise you couldn't ask for much more.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Stewart F, Owner at Mount Backpackers, responded to this review, 19 June 2013
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2013 via mobile

Stuart welcomed us with a great smile. Onda the cat guarded the door. Great atmosphere, really clean premises and quite spacious rooms with very comfortable beds. Located two minutes away from the beach, ten from the mount and amongst shops and restaurants, it doesn't get any better.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Mount Backpackers

Property: Mount Backpackers
Address: 87 Maunganui Road, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Tauranga > Mount Maunganui
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 19 Speciality Lodging in Mount Maunganui
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
FREE WiFi (unlimited), Surf Lessons Surfboard Rental, Bicycle Rental,Newly Refurbished! We offer the BEACH & SURF at your doorstep & right in town! Our piece of PARADISE, small, friendly, CLEAN & cosy hostel where everyone knows your name!, Assistance with SEASONAL WORK all year round. Winter rates available. Travel desk for all the Bay's activities, Sky TV, Why stay out of town? ... more   less 
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