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Apple Tree Backpackers
Lobby, Apple Tree Backpackers in Tauranga
Lobby, Apple Tree Backpackers in Tauranga
Apple Tree Backpackers
Apple Tree Backpackers
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Balcony/terrace, Apple Tree Backpackers in Tauranga

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7.7

Very good

25 reviews

25 reviews

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See map

6.9

Good

Location rating score

Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
Free Campground (SC Only - 2 places) 290 m
Brookfield Medical Centre 550 m
Rutherford Reserve 550 m
Bureta Park 620 m
Boat park 760 m
Otumoetai Golf Course 810 m
Marine Park 850 m
The Elms 1.0 km
Tauranga Domain 1.0 km
Elms Mission House 1.0 km

Apple Tree Backpackers

47 Maxwells Road, Matua, Tauranga, New Zealand, 3110 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Matua part of Tauranga, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Tauranga Airport.

Highlights

Check-in/out [express]

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Breakfast [free]

Garden

Dart board

Facilities

Bicycle rental

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Check-in/out [express]

Game room

BBQ facilities

Luggage storage

Breakfast [free]

Value for money7.9
Distance to city center2.2 km
Location rating6.9
Nearest airportTauranga Airport (TRG)
Distance to airport3.5 km

Rooms available at Apple Tree Backpackers

4 Bed Mixed Room
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 single bed
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4 Bed Share Mixed
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 bunk beds
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4 Bed (Female)
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 bunk beds
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6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 single bed
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Bed in 4-Bed Female Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • Garden view
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Basic Four Bedrooms Dormitory
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  • Room size: 8 m²/86 ft²
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4 bed dormitory
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  • Room size: 9 m²/97 ft²
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Four Bedrooms Dormitory
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
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Female Dormitory
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    Room FEMALE ROOM
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      Frequently asked questions

      What time is check-in and check-out at Apple Tree Backpackers?

      Check-in is from 12:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

      How do I get to Apple Tree Backpackers?

      For those who wish to drive their own cars, Apple Tree Backpackers has a car park that's close to the hostel. Parking is free for guests. Self-parking is conveniently available at the hostel.

      What is the smoking policy at Apple Tree Backpackers?

      Apple Tree Backpackers does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

      What restaurants are nearby Apple Tree Backpackers?

      Apple Tree Backpackers is located in Matua, famous for good restaurants such as Bureta Bar & Eatery, Great Spice Bureta and Kitchen Republic.

      What are popular attractions near Apple Tree Backpackers?

      Apple Tree Backpackers is located in Matua area, which is famous for attractions such as Rutherford Reserve, Bureta Park and Otumoetai Rail Reserve.

      What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Apple Tree Backpackers?

      Apple Tree Backpackers is located in the Matua area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as Free Campground (SC Only - 2 places) and Matua Saltmarsh.

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      What people love about Apple Tree Backpackers

      • 8.8

        Excellent
        Cleanliness

        "Overall through accommodation and facilities are clean and tidy."

        Nutthapoj

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        July 22, 2020

      • 9.2

        Exceptional

        "Had an awesome stay, got to talk with people staying at the place."

        Francesca

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        June 18, 2021

      • 9.2

        Exceptional

        "Thanks for the hospitality, will be back next year."

        Francesca

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        June 18, 2021

      Property ranking|Compared to 237 Tauranga properties
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      Value for money score
      7.9/10
      Service score
      8.3/10
      Room size
      26 sqm.
      Cleanliness score
      7.7/10
      Better than
      91
      %
      of Tauranga properties
      Better than
      91
      %
      of Tauranga properties
      Bigger than
      91
      %
      of Tauranga properties
      Better than
      90
      %
      of Tauranga properties
      Overall rating:

      7.7

      Very good
      25 reviews
      Cleanliness
      7.7
      Facilities
      7.6
      Location
      6.9
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      More about Apple Tree Backpackers

      More about Apple Tree Backpackers

      Apple Tree Backpackers

      See more of Tauranga when you stay at Apple Tree Backpackers and experience all the benefits of a truly central location.
      At Apple Tree Backpackers, the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. Never be out of touch with your contacts, with free Wi-Fi offered throughout your stay. If you plan to arrive by car, you'll appreciate the hostel's free parking, right on-site. The hostel provides front desk services such as express check-in or check-out and luggage storage for guests' convenience.
      Staying for a long time, or just need clean clothes? At the hostel, your favorite travel outfits will be kept clean and available with laundry service provided on-site. Please be advised that smoking is not allowed in the hostel to allow cleaner air for all guests. Smoking is limited to designated areas only, for the health and well-being of all guests and staff.
      Each guestroom at Apple Tree Backpackers is furnished and equipped with handy amenities. The hostel also offers a coffee or tea maker in some rooms for when you feel like it is needed.


      Dining and things to do

      Nothing starts a morning better than a delicious free breakfast, which you'll always enjoy at Apple Tree Backpackers. Guests who prefer to make their own meals will love the in-house BBQ facilities and shared kitchen available here.
      Enjoy the countless activities offered at Apple Tree Backpackers. Don't forget to explore the hostel's easily accessible beach. Water sports are incredibly convenient with water park provided by Apple Tree Backpackers. Have some easy fun without traveling far, while playing dart board at Apple Tree Backpackers.
      Have fun with your friends or family, or even meet new people at the games room and shared lounge and TV area.


      Reasons to stay here

      Rooms don't get much cheaper than here, being less than 98% of the city's accommodation.
      Know you'll get excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining above 93% of the city's accommodation.
      It's hard to beat the room comfort here, which is rated higher than 93% of other accommodations in Tauranga.

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      Amenities and facilities

      Very good
      Facilities

      7.6

      Most talked about facilities

      Housekeeping

      2 mentions

      Internet

      1 mention

      Languages spoken
      • English
      • Filipino
      Internet access
      • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
      • Wi-Fi in public areas
      Things to do, ways to relax
      • Dart board
      • Game room
      • Garden
      • Water park
      Cleanliness and safety
      • Cashless payment service
      • Daily disinfection in all rooms
      • Daily disinfection in common areas
      • Face coverings on staff
      • First aid kit
      • Hand sanitizer
      • Hot water linen and laundry washing
      • Hygiene certification
      • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
      • Protective screens in common areas
      • Staff trained in safety protocol
      Dining, drinking, and snacking
      • BBQ facilities
      • Breakfast [free]
      • Kitchen
      • Shared kitchen
      Services and conveniences
      • Elevator
      • Laundry service
      • Luggage storage
      • Smoke-free property
      • Smoking area
      Access
      • Check-in/out [express]
      • Pets allowed
      • Security [24-hour]
      Getting around
      • Car park [free of charge]
      • Car park [nearby]
      Sports equipment rental
      • Bicycle rental
      Available in all rooms
      • Free bottled water
      • Heating
      • Non-smoking
      • Shared bathroom

      Location

      47 Maxwells Road, Matua, Tauranga, New Zealand, 3110
      Good
      Location

      6.9

      Airports
      • Tauranga Airport (TRG)
        3.5 km
      • Rotorua Regional Airport (ROT)
        50.8 km
      Hospital or clinic
      • Brookfield Medical Centre
        550 m
      Convenience store
      • BP2Go Shop
        1.6 km
      Cash withdrawal
      • ATM
        550 m
      Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

      Property policies

      Children and extra beds

      Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

      Minimum age of guests is: 1 year(s).

      Others
      • Guests arriving after 08:00 PM will be subject to an additional charge NZD10 per person.
      • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

      Some helpful facts

      Check-in/Check-out
      • Check-in from12:00
      • Check-in until20:00
      • Check-out from06:00
      • Check-out until10:00
      • Reception open until20:00
      Getting around
      • Distance from city center2.2 km
      • Travel time to airport (minutes)7
      The property
      • Number of bars/lounges0
      • Number of floors0
      • Number of restaurants0
      • Number of rooms 5
      • Year property opened2000
      • Most recent renovation2000

      Reviews of Apple Tree Backpackers from real guests

      Provided by verified guests of Agoda
      7.7
      /
      10
      Very good
      Cleanliness7.7
      Facilities7.6
      Location6.9
      Service8.3
      Value for money7.9
      High score for Tauranga
      Rating
      9+ Exceptional (4)
      8-9 Excellent (3)
      7-8 Very Good (1)
      6-7 Good (2)
      <6 Below Expectation (3)
      Time of the year
      Mar - May (4)
      Jun - Aug (6)
      Sep - Nov (0)
      Dec - Feb (3)
      All guests (25)
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      Showing 13 verified guest comments
      8.8
      Excellent
      Josh from United States
      Solo traveler
      4 Bed Share Mixed
      Stayed 1 night in February 2017

      Kind staff, quiet location”

      Kind staff and owners. Hostel is basically a guy's house with a bunch of small container units he built in the backyard and turned into rooms. Campers with tents use the area too. Clean rooms, kitchen, and bathrooms. If you are gonna do a dolphin cruise book it through them to save some money.

      Reviewed March 20, 2017

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      John from New Zealand
      Solo traveler
      4 Bed Mixed Room
      Stayed 3 nights in March 2021

      Relaxing stay ”

      Lovely relaxing stay no problems. Easy to find and picture perfect scenes in the front.

      Reviewed March 23, 2021

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      8.8
      Excellent
      Nutthapoj from Thailand
      Solo traveler
      4 Bed Mixed Room
      Stayed 4 nights in July 2020

      Clean and tidy”

      Overall through accommodation and facilities are clean and tidy.

      Reviewed July 22, 2020

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      6.4
      Good
      Benoît from France
      Solo traveler
      4 Bed Mixed Room
      Stayed 3 nights in April 2017

      Good”

      The wifi is a really bad and there is not enough shower (2 that mean you oftenly have to wait after your day work). It's clean, people are nice and th place is good (nice kitchen and great patio)

      Reviewed July 02, 2017

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      5.6
      Muhammed from Turkey
      Solo traveler
      6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
      Stayed 1 night in June 2019

      Rude manager”

      Receiption was sleeping the same room with traveler. I couldn't sleep well. Definetely I am not Recommend that place. :(

      Reviewed June 23, 2019

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      6.8
      Good
      Kohei from Philippines
      Solo traveler
      6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
      Stayed 1 night in February 2019

      bed bug”

      still swelling

      Reviewed February 11, 2019

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      2.0
      Wen from Malaysia
      Group
      6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
      Stayed 1 night in August 2019

      A worst place I stayed in New Zealand”

      They dont organzie well, even you booked a book online, they will arrange you randomly in any room! The staff cam enter the room anytime without inform especially in female dormitory! The place was not clean, too messy! I believe it is a good place but the bad management made it down.

      Reviewed April 27, 2020

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      9.2
      Exceptional
      Francesca from New Zealand
      Solo traveler
      4 Bed (Female)
      Stayed 3 nights in June 2021

      Good place for what I needed”

      Had an awesome stay, got to talk with people staying at the place. Only hiccup was not eing given the access code, so had to spend a night elsewhere, but it got sorted when I left. Thanks for the hospitality, will be back next year.

      Reviewed June 18, 2021

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Carolina
      Solo traveler
      4 Bed Mixed Room
      Stayed 2 nights in June 2019

      Muy bueno”

      Familiar, cálido, tiene lindos espacios comunes, espacio verde, espacio afuera para sentarse y disfrutar la vista. La cocina, los baños y los cuartos son limpios. Lo recomiendo y volvería sin dudas

      Reviewed June 19, 2019

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      8.8
      Excellent
      Romain from France
      Solo traveler
      4 Bed Share Mixed
      Stayed 7 nights in July 2018

      Des cabanons sympa”

      Je suis resté un peu plus d'une semaine dans cet hôtel. Le jardin et l'espace de vie sont agréables ainsi que les gérants

      Reviewed September 11, 2018

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      7.6
      Very good
      David from Germany
      Solo traveler
      4 Bed Mixed Room
      Stayed 1 night in February 2020

      Ansich eigentlich echt schön”

      Nette Einrichtung, kleiner Garten. Für eine Nacht vollkommen in Ordnung. Personal war sehr freundlich.

      Reviewed February 27, 2020

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      2.0
      KAM from Hong Kong SAR, China
      Solo traveler
      4 Bed Mixed Room
      Stayed 3 nights in March 2019

      不推介”

      住了三晚, 每間都被蚊咬. 全身上下有二十多處蚊咬. 廚房細小, 污糟. 上下格床之間空間極少, 好似住潛艇啲床咁, 極之峽少. 不會再去.

      Reviewed March 17, 2019

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      miin from South Korea
      Solo traveler
      4 Bed Share Mixed
      Stayed 2 nights in April 2018

      좋아요!!”

      방이 정말넓고 옆에 공원이 있어서 산책하기에도 딱이에요~카운트다운도가까워서 자주 장보러 다녔어요ㅎㅎ

      Reviewed July 17, 2018

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