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Mount Backpackers
London, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
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Reviewed 8 January 2014

Very centrally located along the main street, Maunganui Road, close to the shops and restaurants and beach. Cramped, I felt, with a 16 bed dorm and a bathroom with only 5 toilets and 3 showers for about 30 people. Didn't like the kitchen much - door was always open, so the room had flies all around it, which should be expected. Living room very small, not much room if several people want to sit or watch TV at the same time. Very noisy at night, though not entirely hostel's fault. Mostly due to people out on the street although people upstairs were quite noisy. Would choose a smaller dorm if visited again.

Room Tip: Not the 16 bed dorm.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 August 2013

I had the pleasure of staying in this hostel in January of this year, so this is one long overdue review. Although I only stayed one night in a 6 bed dorm I was very impressed. Two weeks earlier I spent just over a week on the Gold Coast in a hostel that was worlds apart. I was scared to have to go to another hostel after experiencing the filth of the hostel in the GC. BUT this hostel was amazing! So clean with the most friendly staff. I would stay here again without hesitation.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Milan, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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
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Thanks Alex !! We miss you :)
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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
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Stewart F, Owner at Mount Backpackers, responded to this review, 19 June 2013
Thanks for your review, Much Appreciated
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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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
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Additional Information about Mount Backpackers

Property: Mount Backpackers
Address: 87 Maunganui Road, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga 3116, 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 throughout hostel (unlimited high speed fibre), Surf lessons Backpackers special surfboard rental, bicycle rental (high quality Jamis bikes), newly refurbished! We offer the BEACH & SURF at your doorstep - a 2 minute walk to NZ's #1 beach. We are located right in town - seconds walk to an array of cafes, bars and restaurants! Welcome to our piece of PARADISE. We are a small, friendly, CLEAN & cosy hostel where everyone knows your name! Assistance with SEASONAL WORK all year round is given. Winter rates are available. We have a friendly staff who can help arrange all the Bay's best activities - skydiving, surfing, Hobiton tours. We can book Intercity and Mana bus tickets for you. We have Netflix and Apple TV, movie nights and a free BBQ for guests to use. Why stay out of town? Mount Backpackers is the place to be! ... more   less 
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