Backpacker Hostels in Tauranga, New Zealand

5 Hostels for Backpackers available. Prices start from $10 for a dorm bed.

Hostels in Tauranga

Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…CANCELLATION and NO-SHOW policies: Cancel for free until 2 days before arrival. If cancelled less than 48 hours before arrival, or in case of a no-show, 100% of the first night will be charged … More
Adventure Hostels Youth Hostel
109 Devonport Road ... More
Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…We are a 2 minute walk to the intercity bus stop, 2 minute walk to all of the restaurants, bars, clothes shops and convenient stores. And the beauty of it all is a 2 minute walk to "The Strand", … More
Digital Nomads Groups (10+ people) Solo Traveller
"…The kitchen, laundry, TV room, and balcony are all on the third floor. There's a nice area outside with picnic tables that looks over the harbour and street below. On Friday and Saturday night … More
"…We enjoyed cooking meals in the kitchen. There is a big garden and we had lots of fun playing in the garden and picking fruits from the grapefruit tree. We enjoyed great hospitality extended by … More

Backpacker Hostels in Tauranga, New Zealand

5 Hostels for Backpackers available. Prices start from $21 for a dorm bed.

Get to know Tauranga (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Tauranga.

Tauranga, New Zealand, is one of the five biggest cities in New Zealand, and is located in the Bay of Plenty region, on the country's North Island, stretching from Cape Runaway to Coromandel Peninsula. The coastline of the Bay of Plenty is more than two hundred fifty kilometres long and a popular destination for locals as well as international tourists.

Tauranga is the most populous town in the region; more than one hundred thirty thousand people permanently live in the coastal town that boasts the largest export port of the country. Besides trading and tourism, agriculture is important for the economy in Tauranga. The countryside surrounding the town is very fertile, and avocado and kiwifruit mainly are cultivated. The history of the town dates back to the thirteenth century when Maori settlers arrived in the bay. Tauranga has a local airport with regular flight connections from Christchurch, Wellington, and Auckland. There are frequent bus services connecting the major towns on the North Island.

Backpacking and tourism are important factors for the local economy, so you can find plenty of hotels, guesthouses, and hostels in Tauranga, New Zealand. The accommodations are spread in the city centre. Fortunately, the supply of Tauranga, New Zealand hostels is really good and you can choose from different styles and locations in Tauranga. Even if your favourite hostel in Tauranga, New Zealand, is booked out, there will be other options nearby. Consider the local summer holidays for universities and national holidays, because during these periods it could be more busy and harder to find a suitable place to stay.

If you like art, do not miss Tauranga Art Gallery, located in the heart of the city centre, and offers excellent local and international contemporary art exhibitions. Admission is free, however donations are highly welcome. The region is excellent for nature enthusiasts. White Island -- a fascinating, active volcano -- is located in the Bay of Plenty; tours are available to explore the beauty of New Zealand's only live maritime volcano. In summer, it is a perfect destination for water sport lovers, surfers, and beach goers. The beautiful coast is perfect to relax and take time out.

Written by local enthusiast for Tauranga hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Tauranga hostels Flo

Tauranga Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Tauranga, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 5
Average dorm price $30
Average private room price $84
Cheapest hostel in Tauranga Loft 109 Backpackers Hostel with $20.5
Most Tauranga hostels are located in Otumoetai
Average rating of all hostels 6

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