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Rotorua, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 October 2015

Amazing owner, such a sweet lady at reception! The facilities were above and beyond, clean and modern. The best part was the free kayak rentals along with many other things to do/rent to make the most of the area. Short drive to Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach.

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Reviewed 24 September 2015

Brilliant facilities with a kitchen and living area for every few bedrooms. Very clean rooms although they're a tad cold due to the buildings being wooden. However, they've got plenty of heaters so it's absolutely fine. The staff are incredibly helpful and knowledgeable of the area which made for a great stay given how cheap it is!

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Reviewed 31 July 2015

From the warm engaging welcome by the owner and her recently appointed Manager Sue through to the generous assignment to a self contained 'double' on the ground level - with views out to sea - all at the 'single' room share amenities price; I could not have been treated better. There are signs of environmental sustainability - encouraging guests to...

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Reviewed 6 July 2015 via mobile

I went in the offseason so the hostel wasn't that full, so they gave us our own room with nobody else in it which ended up being an entire flat to ourselves. The lady working the front desk was very nice. Facilities were clean, I thoroughly enjoyed it and would come back!

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Paris
Reviewed 23 April 2015 via mobile

A strange looking hostel, it contains all the comforts you would expect with a lounge and tv. Showers and toilets are small but never busy. Rooms are cosy and comfortable (4 bed dorm). Kitchen is well equipped and fairly big.

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Dubendorf, Switzerland
Reviewed 27 March 2015

Located 1 km from the town center, beach across the road Outdated and too small facilities. Old squeaky beds. Kitchen far too small for the size of the hostel, small fridge with guests fighting for some space, gas cookers which need to be started with a match - very unsafe given the tiny kitchen space Very unfriendly staff. Not interesting...

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Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 February 2015

We had a double room with a shared bathroom- luckily we only had to share with another couple next door to us. The bed wasn't the comfiest I've slept in but the surroundings were very peaceful at night. The kitchen was clean and well-facilitated, and the communal area was cozy as well as providing great views of the beach from...

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Reviewed 16 February 2015 via mobile

One of the favourite hostels we stayed at on our 4 month trip through New Zealand. We stayed in a nice 4 bed shared room which was part of a cosy apartment with just one other room. Kitchen, lounge and TV included. We met some very nice people thanks to the sociable atmosphere of sharing an apartment with just 8...

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The Netherlands
Reviewed 24 January 2015 via mobile

Ask for the room on the left back and then the top floor. It only fits 8 people but has a big balcony, kitchen and livingroom. Lots of light because it is surrounded by windows. The first time in my 10 year of traveling that I saw house keeping coming at 10 a.m with the 4/6 of them cleaning the...

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Gothenburg, Sweden
Reviewed 22 January 2015

Me and my three friends stayed here for 2 nights. It was 2 doublerooms in one apartment with all facilities you can need, and with a big balcony. It felt a bit old and would need some renovation, but anyhow I think it was worth every penny. It was clean and comfy beds. The minus was the village itself. If...

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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: €33 - €53 (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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“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
“Discount room rates for both BBH & YHA member.”
 of 5 bubbles SiuLam_Chan, 23 Aug 2014 | Read review
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