Mount Backpackers is a 2-minute walk from the best beach in New Zealand - Mount Maunganui beach. Three minutes walk in the opposite direction will take you from our front door to the magical Pilot Bay beach, a stunning flat harbour inlet that runs along the Southwestern side of Mount Maunganui. Pilot Bay is a great place to relax and read under a secluded palm tree, play on the sand or grassy space, reflect on the magical sunset or enjoy a BBQ using the free supplied facilities. A wide open park with lots of peaceful green space is opposite our back door as we are overlooked by the ancient burial caves and sacred hill Hopukiore, known in English as Mount Drury. Mount Backpackers provides the best free high speed WIFI throughout the hostel, a free BBQ for guests to use, shared well-equipped kitchen and shared bathroom facilities. Guests can choose to stay in the cosy lively dormitory of 16-beds (excellent for groups), or the smaller dorm rooms or a private room. Surfboards and wetsuits are rented to guests at only $20 per 4 hour session and quality well-maintained safe bicycles are available for rent. But, what is the best thing about Mount Backpackers? Easy....you will arrive a guest and leave a friend! Our staff are the friendliest and most helpful people in the gorgeous town of Mount Maunganui, maybe even New Zealand. Tours can be arranged, Intercity buses booked and advice given readily as to the best place to party or the best place to relax and rest. Nau mai haere mai, come on, what are you waiting for?