Hugo & Carter's Backpackers & Motel

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Free WiFi, bed sheets
Free WiFi, bed sheets
Free WiFi, bed sheets
Free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Hugo & Carter's Backpackers & Motel

Hugo & Carter's Backpackers & Motel

2.0 star property

4.1/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.1/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
39 Bell St, Tauranga, Bay Of Plenty, 3110

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationFernland Spa3 min drive
  • Popular LocationTauranga South Bowling Club4 min drive
  • Popular LocationTenpin Tauranga4 min drive
  • AirportTauranga (TRG)13 min drive

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About this area


Hugo & Carter's Backpackers & Motel is located in Judea, a neighbourhood in Tauranga. Waimarino Adventure Park and Mount Maunganui Golf Club are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Mount Maunganui and Fernland Spa. Tauranga South Bowling Club and Tenpin Tauranga are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • Fernland Spa - 3 min drive
  • Tauranga South Bowling Club - 4 min drive
  • Tenpin Tauranga - 4 min drive
  • Memorial Park - 6 min drive
  • Tauranga Domain - 7 min drive

Getting around

  • Tauranga (TRG) - 13 min drive


  • The Burnt Fig Cafe - 4 min drive
  • Sierra Cafe - 4 min drive
  • Cafe Eden - 4 min drive
  • Somerset Cottage - 4 min drive
  • The Pizza Library Co. - 5 min drive

About this property

Hugo & Carter's Backpackers & Motel

Tauranga hostel in Judea with free parking
Along with a microwave in a common area, this hostel has a fridge in a common area and laundry facilities. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a library, a garden and a TV in a common area are on-site. All rooms are shared and offer free WiFi and showers.
Hugo & Carter's Backpackers & Motel offers 16 shared accommodations. This Tauranga hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include a shower. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest accommodations are accessible via mobile device
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Reservations are required for the use of certain on-site facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Limited on-site parking

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities


  • Library
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities

Languages spoken

  • English


  • Garden


  • Communal living room
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Heating


  • Shower


  • Mobile key entry
  • Shared accommodations

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:00 AM
Late check-out subject to availability

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Payment types

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a security system and a first aid kit

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms

National rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

Property is also known as

Hugo & Carter's Backpackers & Motel Tauranga

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings


Very good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 16 out of 42 reviews
5 - Excellent 38%
Rating 4 - Good. 17 out of 42 reviews
4 - Good 40%
Rating 3 - Okay. 6 out of 42 reviews
3 - Okay 14%
Rating 2 - Poor. 3 out of 42 reviews
2 - Poor 7%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 42 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
Found a massive cockroach in the room. Initially the overwhelming smell of what I thought was cleaning product made me happy to know the room had been cleaned but it didn't dissipate.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
I liked that it was close to town the best stuff and it was big my room was great clean just need bigger parking
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2021

3/5 Okay

Travelled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
You get what you pay for and this place is perfectly adequate. There were plenty of minor faults, such as a missing lightbulb, one severely flickering lightbulb, lack of on-site parking for the number of units available. We couldn't figure out how to turn the TV on using the universal remote provided and one of the bunk beds had loose screws that made the ladder pretty wobbly. But given it's the cheapest place in town that's not overly surprising. It is nice and secluded and it's nice to be able to let the kids run on the grass outside.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2021

3/5 Okay

Disliked: Room comfort
The mattress was hard so were the pillows, back ache and sore neck for 2 days. Had to ask for extra towels.
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2021

4/5 Good

Travelled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Was a great place to stay for the night. Warm, comfortable and safe. Thank you
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021