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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 December 2015

We found the place about 20 minutes before they were closing up for the evening. The lady on reception who owned the hostel was incredibly nice and was very knowledgable on the local area. Fish and chip shop down the road is worth a visit. She will point you in the right direction. The beach is across the road and...

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 November 2015

had a private en suite bathroom , TV and DVDs available to watch. nice view,room faced out onto sea, clean and well stocked. Only negative is that a bit of a walk to the town centre. easy to visit new chums beach and cathedral cove from here.

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London
Reviewed 15 November 2015

Spent 6 nights there with my girlfriend. Shared a spacious flat with 2 others. Staff were very friendly and gave us loads of advice on what to do in the area. Plenty of equipment to use for free from the hostel including sea kayaks, fishing rods, spades for hot water beach, and boogie boards. Bikes available at a small cost....

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Nantes, France
Reviewed 9 November 2015

This is the first hostel where I really felt good when starting my trip in NZ! It is so colourful that you instantly smile when you check in. They have free kayaks, which is really good to meet people and have fun at the beach (which really is right in front of the hostel) Really cool place, where I got...

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Clermont-Ferrand, France
Reviewed 5 November 2015

I spent three wonderful nights there. We were a maximum of 7 people on my floor with a huge commun room with an open kitchen, two showers and two toilets. Really quiet, as the name said "on the beach". Not far from city center. Shuttles to cathedral cove, or bus will let/take you in front of the door! The staff...

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London
Reviewed 20 October 2015 via mobile

My friend and I stayed three nights here and could easily have done more. The hostel overlooks the beautiful beach. We had a car and found there was ample parking spaces. The lady on the desk was very helpful and you could hire spades (for hot water beach) and kayaks (deposit you got back). The hostel is in a very...

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 October 2015 via mobile

Great hostel, laid back, warm, clean right opposite beach, you shouldn't stay at that old run down Cats pj's hostel in town!! when this place is soo much better! Highly recommend. Fun times thanks guys !

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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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Thank Ben R
Reviewed 1 August 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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  • 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: RM160 - RM259 (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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