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Reviewed 3 March 2015

Portside Backpackers Lodge Napier: I've stayed at many hostels and this one was one of the WORST! The main points of contention for my stay was the very obvious fact firstly that their was overselling of the room. We paid for a 4 bedded dorm, which was cramped (no luggage storage at all and a good part of the floor...

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p0rtsideinn, Owner at Portside Inn Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

We are disappointed that you did not enjoy your stay with us. We apologise for the extra person in the room on the second night, this was not a deliberate oversell as you so pointedly make out in your comments, but an oversight on our part in juggling the demands of a very busy weekend. The location of the hostel...

Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 7 January 2015 via mobile

Our double room was a caravan. Pretty cool :-) it was very clean and not too pricey! It was a bit wobbly though :-) even during turning in the bed, the whole thing was shaking. We found it rather charming. Very kind hosts, nice bathroom/shower. The only inconvenience, we were woke up early in the morning but the trucks driving...

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p0rtsideinn, Owner at Portside Inn Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for the comments. We really appreciate it. Cheers

Jena, Germany
Reviewed 4 January 2015

This little private hostel has two lovely owners, Mark and Irene, that await you cheerfully with their two small unruly dogs. But don't worry they only stay behind reception. The price was good (I booked with nakedsleep) and the nakedbus even drops you off in front of the door. Don't make the mistake to get dropped off at the main...

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p0rtsideinn, Owner at Portside Inn Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback,we really appreciate your comments.

Hammond, Louisiana
Reviewed 17 September 2014

Stayed here for about 4 days and had a great experience. Mrs Irene is an amazing host and will help you out with anything she can. The beds were comfortable, room was clean, people here were friendly and had a genuinely inviting atmosphere. The kitchen is stocked and never got too terribly crowded. Made some good friends and had a...

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p0rtsideinn, Owner at Portside Inn Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback, we really appreciate the comments. Hopefully see you again in the future.

Reviewed 5 September 2014

Stayed here for a week on a football tournament and the service and staff are great. Would definitely stay here again. No complaints or problems about this place at all. The kitchen and lounge area are superb

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Reviewed 21 April 2014

We stayed for 2 nights after reading TA reviews. We didn't use the communcal areas. just as somewhere to rest our head. Positives: Good location near old port/quay. 30 minute walk to Napier CBD. Friendly hosts. Large outdoor area for BBQs. Negatives: Quite noisy. Shared bathrooms not very well mataintained. Car park only for campervans, although not full during our...

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PortsideinnNapier, Owner at Portside Inn Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

We are disappointed that your stay was not totally satisfactory, as you say in the review, it was a very busy weekend with lots of people coming and going.Unfortunately, only one towel was put in the room, but all you needed to do was ask and we would have gladly provided more towels.

Oldham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 April 2014

Nothing is too much trouble and Irene really makes you feel at home. Loads to do in the area and loads to do in the backpackers too. Slept like a log. It great to be able to cook in a big space and everything needed is available. Go to the Opossum shop and see the singing possums when you visit....

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Taupo, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 April 2014

I have so a lot of backpacking and stayed in a lot of hostel the last 20 months in NZ and this is one of the best in opinion! Lovely rooms, kitchen and great lounge area so warm and friendly! I wish I could have stayed linger but alas! A lovely place and a much stay!

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Akaroa, New Zealand
Reviewed 20 February 2014

Booked in on line. Haven't done much back packing for a while and was concerned we would be in the age of being the oldest here. No need for concern. A huge age range with freedom campers, tourists and backpackers all melded together. A great facility with a large social area inside and outside with a very large blow up...

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Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 23 October 2013

Awesome atmosphere in this place - very welcoming and friendly. Nothing's too much trouble. Great knowledge of the local area. Clean and tidy, TV room with DVDs and fireplace, as well as ping pong table. Large kitchen with plenty of room for everyone. Magazines and books to borrow as well as internet access. Clean bathrooms and relaxing outdoor area -...

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Backpackers lodge and powered campervan sites located in the historic fishing village of Ahuriri. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Portside Inn Backpackers Lodge

Address: 52 Bridge Street | Ahuriri, Napier 4110, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region > Napier
Price Range: €9 - €72 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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“What you need to know is there is free wifi but it's only for an hour every day. If you need more you can pay. But there are lots of fast food places in Napier so you can also use the wifi there if you need to.”
thetravelonthebrain, 4 Jan 2015 | Read review
“We had a 7 bed room and we got on just fine any of the rooms I am sure will be good.”
StaceyL98, 10 Sep 2013 | Read review
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