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Te Puke Backpackers

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Te Puke Backpackers is basically an informal Backpacker hostel. Basically, seasonal workers stay here. Te Puke Backpackers provides some job search services so it is easier to get a job from here. It should be mentioned that they charge separately for that. Room quality is average, kitchen and rest rooms are also average. Common room is nice with a large...

Thank Shoaib A
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

These premises are subhuman and represent the very west that anyone could be asked to endure and pay for. The owners and stuff are intolerant, rude, thieves and the very worst face of hospitality I have ever encountered in my life of travel. The conditions are unsanitary and the environment is repugnant. The lack of regard for those who stay...

2Thank Dickie D
Reviewed 1 August 2016

The hostel is dirty, and I'm not a particularly fussy person. The staff there are not very friendly, unless it's when they want more money from you. The whole point of a working hostel is that they find work for you. At this hostel I was offered work of 2/3 days a week, but only if I paid an additional...

Thank Shauna B
Reviewed 14 July 2016

How do I even start. This hostel is grossly overpriced for the facilities that are actually provided. $30 for a 6 bed dorm without linen provided, an extra $20 key deposit, and if you want bed linen and kitchen utensils you are looking at even more money. The Hostel itself is generally quite clean but the showers for the girls...

1Thank Catherine W
Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

Te puke backpackers is your best option for staying in Te puke it's close to town, it is comfy and functional. It's not the best hostel in the world but look no further for a great experience. I met loads of new people. Watched films, played ping pong and worked. Tracey will help you find work.

Thank Ben J
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 16 March 2016

I was blown away that Tracy was able to accomodate me so late as the office was officially closed but to my good fortune She was in the office doing some work and was able to accomodate me and even waited while I travelled there..She accomodated for my breathing machine and was friendly throughout my stay.I highly recommend this place.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 March 2016

Found this little gem on the corner just off the main road practically in town. Run by an older Kiwi couple who are friendly and helpful. After showing me around the old building (apparently converted from a joinery factory). I found the inside nicer than the outside. The facilities are basic but there's a really nice down to earth 'kiwi...

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TePukeBackpackers, Manager at Te Puke Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and for taking the time to rate and review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay and had a relaxing getaway. We wish you happy and safe travels now and in the future.

Reviewed 16 March 2015

Everything about this hostel is just wrong. Dont stay here!!! So dirty and flys everywhere. The beds are really bad, you have to pay a 20 pound deposit on your bed sheets. No1 washes up after themselves!! The people staying der seem so depressed and never seem to be working...the whole place is a fraud, people been waiting weeks for...

7Thank paddy0200
Gisborne, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 March 2015

We wish we had looked up Hairyberry on the internet, before coming there. Mostly the past reviews are true. It is a very dirty hostel. We lived in the building with the private rooms behind the office and they don't clean and make sure that there is nice before new guests arrive. Looks like the toilets and the kitchen haven't...

4Thank Michelle C
Reviewed 10 January 2015 via mobile

We stayed in te puke for two months. We found a job as soon as we arrived but you have to be careful with many contractor. We stayed in the double room side, comfortable and private part of the hostel. But you have to clean uo by yourself kitchen, toilette and room..that's not so easy after one day of job.

Thank silvia l

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
# 1 Backpackers in Te Puke ~ corner of No 1 Road & just off the main road ~ not ‘flashy nor fancy’ ~ just basic clean & safe accommodation. Your hosts ere to help you get the most of your stay, working to help you save time & money. So if you are looking for a ‘real kiwi experience ~ you may have found it with us. Easy walk to town, supermarkets, banks & bus. Te Puke Backpackers, welcome you so book Stay ~ Work ~ Play… with us in the Bay of Plenty. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Te Puke Backpackers

Address: 2 No 1 Road, Te Puke 3119, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Te Puke
Price Range: RM66 - RM220 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 13
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“All the rooms are almost same”
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