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On the Beach Backpackers
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On the Beach Backpackers

46 Buffalo Beach Road, Whitianga, Whitianga, New Zealand, 5310 - See map
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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
8.7

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
  • 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
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  • Room size: 8 m²/86 ft²
  • Shower
  • 10 bunk beds
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Three-Bedroom Apartment
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  • Room size: 128 m²/1378 ft²
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 1 single bed and 1 queen be...
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Two-Bedroom Apartment
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed & 2 single bed...
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Two-Bedroom Apartment
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  • Room size: 65 m²/700 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 queen bed & 1 double 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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One-Bedroom Apartment
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed
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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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Double En-Suite Room
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    Frequently asked questions

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

    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. Check-in is from 10:00 AM,

    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.

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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
    487 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
    Excellent
    From 487 reviews
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    8.7Cleanliness
    8.6Service
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    Rating via Booking.com8.6
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    Cleanliness8.8
    Facilities8.3
    Location9.1
    Room comfort and quality8.1
    Service8.7
    Value for money8.5
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    8.0
    Excellent
    Jiangfan
    Group

    Very good”

    Nice and clean and tidy. Very friendly staff. Easy check in and out. The beach is nearby. Handy location.
    A bit of a smell in the room.
    Reviewed April 26, 2021

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Mike
    Group

    Great place and great location”

    Have stayed before and the location is great, the ppl running it are great, always friendly and helpful, We had a unit with 7 of us in it and there was lots of space for all of us to sit around and ...
    A couple of ppl said the bed was too hard , but that is a personal preference and you will get that when you dont stay in your own bed where ever you go,
    Reviewed April 18, 2021

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Bhupinder
    Group

    Good”

    Best location to stay in whitianga
    Reviewed February 28, 2021

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    8.0
    Excellent
    Rani
    Family with young children

    Great location, friendly host”

    Location, right across the beach and there was a carnival across the road when we stayed there, perfect entertainment for our little daughter. Nice and friendly host.
    None
    Reviewed February 08, 2021

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    3.0
    Anonymous
    Family with young children

    Poor”

    Close to the road. Very basic for the money paid. Terrible beds.
    Reviewed February 08, 2021

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    6.0
    Tanya
    Family with young children

    Unit 4 not suitable for...”

    Owners were friendly that&#39;s about it.
    I had booked for 4 adults and 1 couldn&#39;t come my grandchildren aged 5 and 3 had to come as our Baby sitter fell through at last minute so a bed was put in lounge and I was charged an extra 60.00 ...
    Reviewed February 02, 2021

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    8.0
    Excellent
    Anonymous
    Family with young children

    Very good”

    Buffalo beach is just across the road.
    Reviewed January 13, 2021

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    9.0
    Exceptional
    Anonymous
    Family with young children

    Superb”

    The location was perfect and the hosts were great. Clean and tidy.
    Nowhere to hang wet beach gear, bed uncomfortable.
    Reviewed January 10, 2021

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    6.0
    Steven
    Family with young children

    Good location, friendly stuff, only...”

    Excellent location ,frazer is huge
    Small room no window, kitchen need update
    Reviewed January 07, 2021

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    9.0
    Exceptional
    Jacinta
    Family with young children

    We had a great stay...”

    We loved the location, so close to the beach. Also loved the roomy unit. For a 3star motel, this was a great stay!
    My adult daughter said the bed in the twin bed room was quite uncomfortable - the mattress was thin and the springs can be felt through the mattress.
    Reviewed December 30, 2020

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    8.0
    Excellent
    Warren
    Family with young children

    It was very nice and...”

    Beach view although you couldnt see the water. But you knew it was there
    An oven
    Reviewed December 29, 2020

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    9.0
    Exceptional
    Nagesha
    Family with young children

    Superb”

    Nice hotel and location. Beachfront and excellent view. Overall nice experience.
    Nothing as such. The room did meet our expectation. The room had all the facilities.
    Reviewed December 24, 2020

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    4.0
    Anonymous
    Couple

    Although it is quite a...”

    Reasonably handy to the restaurants, just a 15-20 minute walk along the promenade.
    The facilities are outdated and very basic, not what you&#39;d expect for the price paid. These days you expect at least a comfortable queen bed with good quality linen, not a basic double bed with ...
    Reviewed December 21, 2020

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    8.0
    Excellent
    Fiona
    Family with young children

    Basic but functional and spotlessly...”

    The unit was basic but had everything we needed. It was a little dated, but spotlessly clean. The location was fantastic, opposite the beach and a short walk from town.
    The decor is a bit dated, but still comfortable. Parking was limited and we could not get a space in front of our unit. We were able to park on the road just outside, though.
    Reviewed December 20, 2020

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    6.0
    Philip
    Family with young children

    Served the purpose”

    A good basic place to stay
    Bit scruffy outside
    Reviewed December 06, 2020

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    7.0
    Very good
    Wayne
    Group

    Good”

    Was a. It to hot at night
    Reviewed November 20, 2020

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    8.0
    Excellent
    Anonymous
    Family with young children

    Very good”

    Easy and clear instructions for arrival with a nice box of chocolates as a welcome. Basic unit with everything we needed for a couple of nights.
    Reviewed October 27, 2020

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Kiralee
    Family with young children

    Relaxing, warming, value for families,...”

    The location was the best for value, right across the road from the beach. Situated in the heart of the township, close to all amenities. The apartment cleanliness was excellent, beds were comfortable...
    N&#47;A
    Reviewed October 15, 2020

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Anonymous
    Family with young children

    Exceptional”

    The space was awesome. Comfy. Home away from home.
    The oven wasn’t working so i had to cook upstairs in the communal kitchen carrying hot pots and trays down to our apartment. The wifi was very poor. Carpark is to tight.
    Reviewed October 12, 2020

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    9.0
    Exceptional
    Sarah
    Family with young children

    Would def go back, great...”

    Location and configuartion perfect for our 2 families to share the large 3 bedroom unit.
    2 elements on stove didn&#39;t work, toilets and showers small.
    Reviewed October 12, 2020

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