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7 Best Backpacker Hostels in Tauranga and Mt Maunganui

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Budget accommodation in Tauranga and Mt Maunganui.

Tauranga and Mt Maunganui have the perfect combination for work and play. Take advantage of the beautiful beaches of Mt Maunganui and Tauranga, get awesome views from The Mount, and explore the city. Save your money for adventures, rather than on expensive accommodation. Tauranga and Mt Maunganui have a wealth of budget accommodation so check out some of the best backpacker hostels in Tauranga and Mt Maunganui here!

Because of the seasonal work opportunities in the Bay of Plenty, many of the hostels are offering weekly rates for people needing accommodation while they work, as well as help finding a job. It provides another great long-term accommodation option when working in Tauranga and Mt Maunganui.

So, here are what we think are the best backpackers hostels in Tauranga and Mt Maunganui! By the way, have you seen our 10 Free and Cheap Things to do in Tauranga and Mt Maunganui?

Pacific Coast Lodge

1. Seagulls guest house

Near Mt Maunganui Beach, this is a perfect little base for exploring the seaside suburb short-term. The largest dorm room is three beds, there are plenty of comfortable common areas, so this really is a place to enjoy your own space.

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Seagulls Guesthouse

2. Pacific Coast Lodge

There’s always something going on at Pacific Coast Lodge. Whether it’s a game night or pot luck dinners, you’re bound to get your social fix here. Situated in Mt Maunganui, it’s the perfect base for beachy activities (they offer free surfboard and bike hire), or stay long-term with weekly rates perfect for seasonal workers.

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3. ArtHouse Boutique Backpackers

This stylish and colourful backpackers is ideally located to central Tauranga. Enjoy a clean and comfortable short stay, or long-term options are available with weekly rates.

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Arthouse Boutique Backpackers

4. HarbourSide City backpackers

With views of the ocean, yet being in the heart of Tauranga, it is all about location at the Harbourside City Backpackers. The spacious common areas make this a great place to unwind at the end of a working day or a day of exploring.

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5. Loft 109

This smaller backpackers in Tauranga has a good central location for all your city excursions. Relax on the balcony overlooking the hustle and bustle of the city. There are options for weekly rates for seasonal workers.

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Loft 109

6. Mount Backpackers

For an adventure in Mount Maunganui, check out Mount Backpackers. Get discounted surf and bike hire, and all your accommodation conveniences here.

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7. Apple Tree Backpackers

As the name suggests, this is a great option for seasonal workers needing a place to stay. The newly renovated hostel is also a great base for exploring the wider Tauranga and Mount Maunganui area by being a little out of the city centre.

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Apple Tree Backpackers

Now that you have discovered the best backpacker hostels in Tauranga and Mt Maunganui …

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