8.5

Excellent
/10
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Beach2
Housekeeping2
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8.7

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
The Lost Spring 640 m
Bread & Butter Gallery 1.1 km
Mercury Twin Cinemas 1.2 km
Mercury Bay Museum Whitianga 1.2 km
Whitianga i-SITE Visitor Information Centre 1.3 km
Post office 1.4 km
Seafari Windsurfing 1.9 km
Whitianga Airport 2.1 km
Whiti Farm Park 7.0 km
Great Barrier Aerodrome 67.9 km
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On the Beach Backpackers

46 Buffalo Beach Road, Whitianga, Whitianga, New Zealand, 5310 - See map
  • Daily housekeeping

  • Garden

  • Laundry service

  • Safety deposit boxes

  • Shared kitchen

Value for money8.4
Location rating8.7

Rooms available at On the Beach Backpackers

1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
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  • Room size: 8 m²/86 ft²
  • Shower
  • 10 bunk beds
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One-Bedroom Apartment
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed
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Two-Bedroom Apartment
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 single beds & 1 double be...
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Three-Bedroom Apartment
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  • Room size: 128 m²/1378 ft²
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 1 queen bed & 4 bunk beds &...
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Two-Bedroom Apartment
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  • Room size: 65 m²/700 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed & 1 queen bed
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Deluxe Queen Studio
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 queen bed
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Double
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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12-Bed Mixed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 8 m²/86 ft²
  • Shower
  • 12 bunk beds
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Twin
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds
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Family Room
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  • Non-smoking
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at On the Beach Backpackers?

Check-in is from 10:00 AM, 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.

How do I get to On the Beach Backpackers?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, On the Beach Backpackers has a car park available for guests. Parking is free for guests.

What is the smoking policy at On the Beach Backpackers?

On the Beach Backpackers does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

What is the closest airport to On the Beach Backpackers?

The closest airport to On the Beach Backpackers is Whitianga Airport, 2.1 km away.

What restaurants are nearby On the Beach Backpackers?

On the Beach Backpackers’s neighborhood is Whitianga which includes popular restaurants such as The House of Chang Thai, Buffalo Beach Takeaway and Jandals Cafe.

What popular shopping places are close to On the Beach Backpackers?

On the Beach Backpackers is located in Whitianga area which features shopping places such as Bread & Butter Gallery.

What are popular attractions near On the Beach Backpackers?

On the Beach Backpackers is located in Whitianga area, which is famous for attractions such as Mercury Bay Museum Whitianga.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to On the Beach Backpackers?

On the Beach Backpackers is located within Whitianga, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including The Lost Spring.

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Room comfort score
6.5/10
Value for money score
8.4/10
Cleanliness score
8.7/10
Service score
8.6/10
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Overall rating:

8.5

Excellent
493 reviews
Cleanliness
8.7
Facilities
8.8
Location
8.7
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More about On the Beach Backpackers

More about On the Beach Backpackers

Perfectly set just one kilometer from Buffalo Beach, On the Beach Backpackers offers a casual and friendly accommodation at an affordable price. Relax and unwind in a laidback atmosphere at this budget property where its staff will be more than happy to give you a warm welcome, while the colorful design and homey furnishings of the lodge will make you feel comfortable and right at home. With its ideal location near the beachside, guests can savor the views of the Mercury Bay and soak up the sea breeze under the warm sun. For a budget accommodation in the right location, Whitianga is all yours to enjoy at On the Beach Backpackers.

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Reviews of On the Beach Backpackers from real guests

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8.5
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10
Excellent
Cleanliness8.7
Facilities8.8
Location8.7
Room comfort and quality6.5
Service8.6
Value for money8.4
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Rating
9+ Exceptional (7)
8-9 Excellent (1)
7-8 Very Good (2)
6-7 Good (0)
<6 Below Expectation (3)
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Mar - May (6)
Jun - Aug (2)
Sep - Nov (2)
Dec - Feb (3)
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10.0
Exceptional
Brit from Estonia
Solo traveler
Stayed 4 nights in June 2018

A cosy colorful hostel”

When driving into Whitianga, you can't miss this hostel, it's like a rainbow landed on the earth. :) The dorm rooms are spacious and my favorite thing about them was the large window areas where you could sit, read a book and look out at the ocean just across the road. The kitchen is tidy and occasionally the local cat will come to beg food from you or just to curl up next to you while you're watching a movie. The managers are lovely and there's beaches all around. This has definitely been one of my favorite hostels in NZ so I recommend it warmly! Although it was super quiet when I visited in the winter, there was some lovely walks around and the beach is beautiful any time.

Reviewed June 26, 2018

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7.6
Very good
Cleo from France
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in August 2017

Meh. ”

It could be a very good hostel but unfortunately the way they handle the booking isn't great. I booked only the first night on Internet like I always do and the Internet price was $20. When I wanted to extend I've been told I would have to pay $30 because the $20 price is only for new customers and they wouldn't let me book online again. Really stupid. Also there is a surcharge when you pay with card and you can use the wifi only on 1 device.....such a shame cause showers, kitchen, laundry and other facilites are great.

Reviewed August 29, 2017

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10.0
Exceptional
Mihai from Romania
Solo traveler
12-Bed Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 2 nights in April 2017

Amazing stay.”

Excellent location right on the beach. Clean, comfortable and friendly staff. Very good cooking facilities and very cozy common area.

Reviewed June 11, 2017

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10.0
Exceptional
Mariano from Argentina
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in March 2017

Great place, super nice staff, free kayaks, slow wifi”

Only con is that there is so many people using the same wifi that gets impossible to use. The 4 beds rooms houses at the back don't get enough signal to comnect. And some lockers in the bedrooms would be nice. Except that, everything is perfect.

Reviewed March 29, 2017

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10.0
Exceptional
Muhammad from Malaysia
Group
Stayed 1 night in March 2016

Great stay”

I love it here..near to beach..they give us one unit just for us..we own it all..thank you..love it..

Reviewed April 11, 2016

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9.6
Exceptional
hong from China
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in April 2016

good place”

Nearby the sea.nice place.

Reviewed April 04, 2016

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8.0
Excellent
Grant from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in February 2016

Beach”

Was very good

Reviewed February 29, 2016

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5.0
Chris from New Zealand
Group
Stayed 1 night in January 2016

I'm not angry, just disappointed”

its location.

Extremely poor customer service, its not hard to put on a smile and be polite. The bathrooms and kitchen facilities were old and appeared not to be cleaned regularly. Also our four bed room only had two power sockets. Will not be staying here again.

Reviewed January 13, 2016

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9.7
Exceptional
M.Furqon from Indonesia
Group
Stayed 1 night in March 2015

Perfect Place with Perfect Surrounding ”

Location, Value for Money, Cleanliness

We stayed for 2 days at the On the Beach Backpacker and found that this was an extremely superb accommodation, I never thought of having such a good place to stay, It was cheap and clean unlike any other place to stay. This is a bargain for travellers

Reviewed March 18, 2015

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8.3
Excellent
Dennis from Netherlands
Solo traveler
Twin
Stayed 3 nights in December 2011

Quality hostel right in front of the beach”

Small sized hostel at perfect spot

I stayed in a double room with own kitchen ( needed to share only with one ohter room). Everything was very clean and the staf of the hostel is very friendly an helpfull. During my stay the weahter was not that good, but with a sunny day the hostel is ideally situated (right in front of the beach).

Reviewed December 15, 2011

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9.6
Exceptional
Vanessa from Thailand
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in October 2016

Super”

Süßes Hostel, Besitzerin sehr nett

Reviewed October 22, 2016

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6.0
Dominique from New Zealand
Couple
Stayed 1 night in March 2018

Above average”

Super chill hostel. Leuke mensen en goede locatie. Zelfs een soort van eigen lounge met douche en keuken.

Reviewed March 09, 2018

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3.3
Kai from China
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in November 2015

性价比很高的酒店”

位置,设施齐全,干净

不错的背包客酒店,我订的四人间后来给了一个双人间,里边很干净。酒店位置很好,出门对面就是海滩,下次来应该还会选择这里。

Reviewed December 01, 2015

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