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Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Good location (right across from the beach). The room was kind of small and right between the kitchen and outside. The coupon for the wifi didn't work. Parking is available in front of the hostel and is free.

1Thank Andrew M
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 21 December 2016

I loved this place. I stayed on a mini-apartment that I shared with another person. We had our own kitchen, great place. Also, it's in front of the beach, but a little bit walk to the town centre. The only issue was WI-FI, it didn't work at all, maybe because my room was far from the reception.

1Thank Valeria M
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

A Nice and colourful hostel. Staff was nice and place was kept tidy. It is not really in the town center, around 20min walking. But it is on the beach! You can use a kayak for free and enjoy the surroundings.

Thank Colinjansen
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

This is my first experience of Backpackers. Especially it is very suitable for a group that contains 10-20 pp cuz visitors are able to cook by their self and watch movies that is possible to borrow. The most advantage of the accommodation is that it is really closed to the beach!!!! It is available to see what a beautiful stars...

Thank Kota T
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Whitianga is a very small town and this backpackers seem to be one of the furthest from the city central where the amenities are, more than 1 km walk. Nevertheless the view is lovely. The hostel is located right in front of Buffalo Beach and in particular the female dorm has a beach view. The female dorm has single beds...

Thank chellemrc
Hove, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Didn't really like this hostel. Concept of having bedrooms off a central shared facilities area doesn't work for me. My room was the smallest room I've ever stayed in. When people cooked the room filled up with smells of their food plus it was so loud with the tv & chatting til late. Location nice though.

Thank beninbrighton
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 18 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

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About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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: RM151 - RM270 (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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