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Pacific Coast Lodge and Backpackers

432 Maunganui Road, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga 3116, New Zealand
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  • Pilot Bay
    1.3 km
  • 2 star hotel
  • Free Parking
Reviewed 29 September 2016
The best atmosphere
I stayes 4 months at the PCL The hostel is really nice. Great... more
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed 29 September 2016

I stayes 4 months at the PCL The hostel is really nice. Great location at the main street, close to the beach and the bars. The best place to meet people from differet countries. The staff helps in finding jobs.

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happynztraveller77, Owner at Pacific Coast Lodge and Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for taking the time out to review us - we really do appreciate constructive reviews! We have 12 years of dealing with local employers in the area and they contact us first looking for workers! We really try hard to create a fantastic atmosphere, we too have been backpackers and travelled around the world and...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 26 September 2016

From the pre-arrival tour of the premises and facilities, write through to the checking out process, Matt and his staff made absolute sure that our group of 30 high school students and 4 staff were accommodated very well at Pacific Coast. Rooms were clean, and our group had a couple of convenient bathrooms set aside for us. A very tightly...

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happynztraveller77, Owner at Pacific Coast Lodge and Backpackers, responded to this review

THANKS sooo much for taking the time out to review us! Positive reviews really do boost the teams morale and make us all strive to keep up the amazing experience we offer to our guests! It can be a challenge to cater for the high school groups and backpackers at the same time but we do go out of our...

Reviewed 15 September 2016

When I arrived I was welcomed with great hospitality from the get go All staff appear great and are positive which always ups any environment This hostel has a great location and only walking distance from all the pubs, bars and restaurants but mainly the beach which has to be said the mount is amazing especially in the summer. I...

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happynztraveller77, Owner at Pacific Coast Lodge and Backpackers, responded to this review

HI David, Thank you so much for taking time out to review us, we really do appreciate it! Our staff work very hard to be welcoming and go out of their way to remember guests names and introduce them to others staying in the hostel. We also try hard at finding guests work, that is fantastic they were able to...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Great location and fantastic hospitality. We think that we have the best hosts and premium location at the Mount for AIMS Games. Everyone is friendly and accommodating and Matt and his staff give us the space for our whole contingent to run our programme. Excellent and we will be there again next year!!!

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happynztraveller77, Owner at Pacific Coast Lodge and Backpackers, responded to this review

HI Greg, Thank you so much for taking time out to review us, we really do appreciate it! Staff are truly an asset, Matt and his team work hard to cater for groups needs and it is great that they have delivered another fantastic experience for your school. We really look forward to hosting you again next year. The Pacific...

Cologne
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

This hostel is really all you can ask for. Getting to the beach is a matter of minutes, free bikes, free surfboards, comfy beds, new bathrooms with good waterpressure and assistance in finding jobs (I got one the very same evening we arrived) . Mount maunganui is the nicest part of Tauranga and everything you need is in easy walking...

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happynztraveller77, Owner at Pacific Coast Lodge and Backpackers, responded to this review

HI ThoChri, Yah a 5/5!! THANKS!! That is fantastic we were able to find you a job, AND the day you arrived... the work gods were in your favour ") but it is all about the right attitude too ") We too think the Mount is great, please tell all your friends and family to come and visit us! Peace...

Motueka, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Yes, I know it is a backpackers but really, the accommodation is sub-par. On arrival, the man at the desk seemed disinterested and although he said there was parking, it was squeezed out the back and then when I went out, I lost my space anyway. We had a downstairs room right by the road, so it was noisey. The...

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PacificCoastLodge, Owner at Pacific Coast Lodge and Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for review. Historical reviews have told us our accomodation is very good and the hostel is very clean. We do have 14 carparks around the building- sorry they were taken. There is also free carparking in front of the hostel and down the side streets. The bed you had in a twin room was replaced the day after you...

Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed at this place for one month. Matt is very friendly and helped us whenever help was needed. Rooms and bathrooms were clean. A big kitchen allowed cooking with many people at the same time. Cool TV Room with more movies and series than you can ever watch... Matt found a job for us for one week but we...

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PacificCoastLodge, Owner at Pacific Coast Lodge and Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Robin and Antonia Thanks for you fantastic review. It was our pleasure having you to stay. You certainly made the most of your stay. Have a great journey on your next adventure. Thanks for pointing out the wifi issue. We have since had the technician back to rectify the speed. We also have two free fibre optic computers in...

Reviewed 24 July 2016

The Pacific coast Lodge & Backpackers is one of the best hostels I've stayed in New Zealand. All the facilities are clean and there is enough space so it doesn't feel too crowded. If you ask at the reception, they can look for a job for you and so did I. Although I had to wait 2 weeks to start...

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PacificCoastLodge, Owner at Pacific Coast Lodge and Backpackers, responded to this review

Lea Thanks for your review. It was a shame you had to leave so soon. We will miss your smile and we cant wait to see you back. Matt and the PCL Team.

Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed 21 July 2016

I love this hostel, its close to the beach,fully equipt kitchen and a warm, comfortable dining room/lounge. There are a lot of cool games and a big BBQ,free surfboards and bikes. The room was also comfortable and clean, The owner Matt was really nice and kind and all the personnel was very friendly,they help me find a job! I meet...

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PacificCoastLodge, Owner at Pacific Coast Lodge and Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Rocio How cool it was having you to stay! You turned up here without much English but by the time you left you were a master! We helped you find a job and you used your time wisely to experience a number of cool activities the Bay Of Plenty has to offer. Have a superb time on the rest...

New Zealand
Reviewed 1 July 2016

We had an amazing time at Pacific Coast Lodge in Mount Maunganui. The staff is always very helpful and they do their best helping you to find a job(even if you change it couple of times :)). They have a nice movie room and we watch almost hole series of The big bang theory :). We had ping pong competition...

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PacificCoastLodge, Owner at Pacific Coast Lodge and Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Anne We are glad you didnt freeze while you were here! We have plenty of water bottles and blankets to keep you cosy in the colder winter nights. You and David had a great attitude towards getting a job and picked up work with no problems at all! I hope you adventure in your new $100 car have gone...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Winner of the 2014 TNT Golden Backpacker for 'Best Accommodation NZ' and finalists for 2105! No place you'd rather be - We've got it all: The beach, the surf, and the sun! Look no further! We offer FREE onsite car parking, FREE WIFI, FREE surfboards and FREE bikes! Welcome to Pacific Coast Lodge, your 4-star flashpackers, where everyone knows your name! We are owner operated and Matt will go out of his way to make your stay a memorable one. We are magnificently located within walking distance to the beautiful shores of Mount Maunganui Beach, offering affordable accommodation for one night stays or weekly boarders looking for work.Groups are our specialty - having successfully hosted birthday celebrations, stag/hens nights, entire schools, and sports tournaments. We go out of our way to customise your requirements and can organise breakfasts, day tours or team building activities so it's one less thing to worry about! The friendly team at Pacific Coast Lodge are able to give genuine advice and offer great deals on the range of activities and adventures, to help you make the most of your stay in Mount Maunganui, ensuring that you experience the best that the Bay of Plenty has to offer - anything from swimming with Dolphins, amazing walks & hot pools, to deep sea fishing, kayaking & surfing.We are the only hostel in Mount Maunganui that actively assists you in finding work! Anything from fruit picking and orchard work, to factory and labouring jobs - we have people calling us daily for workers!The hostel is well established and provides loads of the comforts you crave from a Backpackers. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pacific Coast Lodge and Backpackers

Address: 432 Maunganui Road, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga 3116, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Tauranga > Mount Maunganui
Price Range: ₹ 2,589 - ₹ 4,104 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Pacific Coast Lodge and Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 23
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