Harbourside City Backpackers
Overlooking Tauranga Harbour, this utilitarian hostel is 8 km from Mount Maunganui extinct volcano and 9 km from ASB Baypark Stadium.
Unpretentious private rooms and 4- to 8-person mixed and female-only dorms come with Wi-Fi (fee) and free linens. Upgraded rooms and dorms include en suite bathrooms; others have shared facilities. There’s no air-conditioning, and TVs aren’t provided.
Bike rentals and use of the hostel's safe are complimentary. Communal areas include a kitchen, a TV lounge and a balcony with harbour views. There's also a coin-operated laundry.