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On the Beach Backpackers

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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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...

Thank Peter B
Koh Tao, Thailand
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 -...

Thank Cynthia J
Seville, Spain
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...

Thank funkyfemale2014
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
Reviewed 18 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...

Thank cnsturm
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...

Thank Name N
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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...

Thank Luke S
Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

On the Neach Backpackers is really just next to the beach and only a 10-15 min walk away from the city centre of Whitianga. When I arrived here the manager was really nice and welcoming and the dorm and the kitchen were perfectly clean. I stayed here for 2 nights. They have everything you need there: the kitchen is well...

Thank Ariane B
Kiel, Germany
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Nice room arrangements and good location with beach view. A lot of mould/fungi in the bathrooms. Kitchen is not so well equipped. When I was there, the hostel was jot very crowded. But all rooms were directly connected to the kitchen and living room, so it might be quite noisy if there are a lot of people around. Lots of...

1Thank Nora W
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Went there is Winters with few of my Uni friends. Seeing a whole group, they decided to upgrade us to an entire house. Additionally was very pleased with their assistance in local sightseeing, as well as the condition of the house, which was fabulous!

Thank Yash C

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About the property
  • Beachfront
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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: ₹ 2,203 - ₹ 6,999 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — On the Beach Backpackers 3*
Number of rooms: 24
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“Private and well equipped”
CBlight, 11 Mar 2017 | Read review
“book through email for special offer not booking site”
, 15 Jun 2016 | Read review
“There's an extra shower in what looks like a wardrobe in the kitchen.”
TomB407, 8 Jan 2016 | Read review
“double, en suite room had great view”
AdamP03, 28 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Four share rooms in separate building were quieter and less crowded.”
johnsK4366KY, 30 Nov 2014 | Read review
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