HarbourSide Backpackers
HarbourSide Backpackers

Tauranga Backpackers Facilities

The reception desk at Harbourside City Backpackers operates from 8am until 9pm every day, and our team is always happy to help. We can advise you on the best activities and attractions in the Bay of Plenty (and there are plenty of them!), as well as book any tours and bus trips or the Inter islander ferry for you. We also offer assistance with seasonal work if you are looking to stay long term.
Check-in is from 2pm each day and guests must also check-out by 10am at the end of their stay.
Earlier check-ins, late check outs, and after hour arrivals, can be arranged on request.

Our kitchen has two gas cook tops each with six hot plates and an oven. All the utensils you could need are here, along with microwave, fridges and freezers, and plenty of storage space for your food.. 

You can dine inside or at our huge Macrocarper table on the deck to take in the stunning view of the harbour. We have the BEST view in town! If you make the effort to get up early the sun rises are truly awesome!

Broadband Internet
There is FREE Wifi within certain parts of the hostel, some rooms do not have the reception due to the huge amount on concrete throughout the building. We also have one internet terminal free to use in reception hours.

There is a large public carpark right out front for $5.50 all day and FREE after 4pm and on weekends (Locked after 11.30pm on a Thurs/Fri/Sat night) There is also another public car-park on Dive Cres for $2.50 a day. All other parking spots are paid per hour, but ask reception about the FREE parking places when you arrive.

We are agents for Naked Bus and Intercity and the bus stop is only 1 minute walk away. The local bus which is easily caught from downtown Tauranga will also take you over to Mount Maunganui to the beach or visit our sister hostel Pacific Coast Lodge.

We offer guests free use of our bicycles during their stay at our Tauranga Backpackers hostel – just ask at reception.

Guest Lounge
Our lounge is a great place to relax on the couch after a big day exploring the region. Watch a movie from our library of 100’s of free DVDs!! We have a small TV room as prefer guests to chat and make new friends or make use of the games we have and entertain themselves the good old fashion way!

Our laundry houses a number of up-to-date washing machines and dryers. We also sell washing powder at reception. There is an outside line to hang the washing.

For peace of mind, guests can store their valuables in our safe free of charge. We also have 24 hour video surveillance throughout the hostel and a night warden on site. There are also lockers in the rooms, bring your own padlock or we sell them at reception.

Near the of Hostel
Tidal Stairs -
On The Strand, right in front of the hostel are new tidal stairs and a pier. This is EPIC in summer to do bombs off, just hang out and take in the atmosphere...

Nightlife -
As you walk out the front door of the hostel you are amongst all the nightlife Tauranga has to offer! From Quizz nights, lives bands to all the eaterys that might settle your cravings The Strand will have it covered.

Art Gallery - 
Just around the corner is the Art Gallery, it has really amazing displays which change regularly. Definitely worth the gold coin donation to view.

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