Purple Hen Backpackers

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Overview of Purple Hen Backpackers

Purple Hen Backpackers

2.0 star property

4.0/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry
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227 Wharawhara Road RD2, Tahawai, 3178

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationKarangahake Gorge37 min drive
  • AirportTauranga (TRG)41 min drive
  • Popular LocationLake Karapiro66 min drive
  • Popular LocationHobbiton Movie Set71 min drive

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About this area

Tahawai

Located in Tahawai, Purple Hen Backpackers is in a rural area and in the mountains. Wharawhara Track and Leveret Estate Winery are worth visiting if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Haiku Park. Take the opportunity to explore the area for outdoor excitement like hiking/biking trails.

What's nearby

  • Wharawhara Track - 4 min drive
  • Haiku Park - 9 min drive
  • Karangahake Gorge - 37 min drive
  • Lake Karapiro - 66 min drive
  • Hobbiton Movie Set - 71 min drive

Getting around

  • Tauranga (TRG) - 41 min drive

About this property

Purple Hen Backpackers

Adults-only hostel in Tahawai with free parking
This smoke-free hostel features a microwave in a common area, a fridge in a common area and laundry facilities. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a garden, barbecues and a TV in a common area are on-site. Bathrooms are shared and housekeeping is available once per stay.
Purple Hen Backpackers offers 4 shared accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature rice cookers and shared/communal kitchens. Rooms open to patios. This individually decorated and furnished accommodation has separate living rooms. Full-sized fridge/freezers and microwaves are provided.

Guests have access to shared bathrooms. Bathrooms include a shower and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. An iron/ironing board, hairdryers and change of bedsheets can be requested. Housekeeping is provided once per stay.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Languages spoken

English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

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

Parking and public transport

  • On-site parking available only on request
  • Free self-parking on site

Things to do

  • Billiards/pool table

Family friendly

  • Full-sized fridge
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • Separate dining area
  • Separate living room
  • Soundproofed rooms

Conveniences

  • Lockers available
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Change of bedsheets (on request)
  • Housekeeping (once per stay)
  • Laundry facilities

Outdoors

  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Handrails in stairwells
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Upper floors only accessible by stairs
  • Well-lit path to entrance

More

  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Heating

Bathroom

  • 4 bathrooms
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Shower
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper

Food and drink

  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Dining room
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Fridge
  • Rice cooker
  • Shared kitchen access
  • Hob

Outdoor space

  • Patio

More

  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Separate living room
  • Shared accommodations
  • Soundproofing

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 5 PM - 10 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

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

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; your host will greet you
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 8:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Host will greet you

Pets

No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children younger than 18 are not allowed at this adults-only property; all guests 18 and older are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

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
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve on-site parking
This property accepts cash
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit

We should mention

Guests under 18 years old are not permitted at this adults-only property
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

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

Purple Hen Bunk House Hostel Katikati
Purple Hen Bunk House Hostel
Purple Hen Bunk House Katikati
Purple Hen Bunk House
Purple Hen Country Lodge
Purple Hen Bunk House Hostel
Purple Hen Backpackers Tahawai
Purple Hen Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Purple Hen Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Tahawai

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Overall score and ratings

4.0

Very good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 0 out of 2 reviews
5 - Excellent 0%
Rating 4 - Good. 2 out of 2 reviews
4 - Good 100%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 2 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 2 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 2 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

4.0/5

Cleanliness

4.5/5

Staff & service

4.0/5

Amenities

3.5/5

Property conditions & facilities

4.0/5

Eco-friendliness

4/5 Good

Travelled with group
Liked: Staff & service, amenities
Friendly staff who made nice muffins. Kiwifruit was also sweer, juicy and succulent. Inside the room we stayed in, there were quite a bit of mould. Also people snoring at night affected our sleep.
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2020