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Rockville, Maryland
Reviewed 17 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...

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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...

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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...

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Thank Luke S
Reviewed 10 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...

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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...

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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!

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Thank Yash C
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 April 2016

Was running late, and called the hostel - they left a key out for us despite being well past check in time. Arrived to a great room, much better than expected. Enjoyed an evening with a multitude of friendly guests. Would love to go back and spend more time there!

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Thank TallMiike
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 7 April 2016

My girlfriend and I stayed here as it was one of the BBH Backpackers that we had bought a membership to. The building we were in was somewhat older and dated but was clean and tidy. In our bedroom we had 2 single beds sharing with another bedroom with 4 bunks in it. All 6 of us shared a bathroom...

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Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

I and a group of friends were down in Durban this past weekend. When we arrived we were happy with the facilities and the one manager. On the the Saturday night we went out and only to come back in the morning to find some of our belongings stolen phones, money, shoes and some devices. The owner ddnt even bother...

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South Australia, Australia
Reviewed 14 March 2016

Arrived just on closing with no reservation, said she was fully booked but could offer me to stay in my car and use all facilities, what a gem!!! Facilities awesome, hostel right on a beautiful beach, close to town, lady on reception was just a beautiful soul who cared about you and was interested in your stories. Cute cat there...

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Paid Wifi
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  • 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: €32 - €79 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — On the Beach Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 24
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“Private and well equipped”
 of 5 bubbles CBlight, 11 Mar 2017 | Read review
“book through email for special offer not booking site”
 of 5 bubbles , 15 Jun 2016 | Read review
“There's an extra shower in what looks like a wardrobe in the kitchen.”
 of 5 bubbles TomB407, 8 Jan 2016 | Read review
“double, en suite room had great view”
 of 5 bubbles AdamP03, 28 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Four share rooms in separate building were quieter and less crowded.”
 of 5 bubbles johnsK4366KY, 30 Nov 2014 | Read review
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