|Hairy Berry Backpacker Hostel. "Feels like home" So come Stay & Play in the Bay... clean, friendly, relaxed... peaceful & quiet, situated between Tauranga and Rotorua. Perfect if you are looking for comfortable budget accommodation. An ideal stop-over for individuals, or groups of 12 - 60 people. Te Puke is a perfect place if you want to get away from the Rat race but still be only a short drive to everything. We are Intercity & Stray Bus Agents, and we can also book local activities.|
Hairy Berry Backpacker Hostel
Backpacker, House Share, Student Accommodation - Te Puke
"Feels like home" So come Stay & Play in the Bay... clean, friendly, relaxed... peaceful & quiet, situated right on the corner No 1 Road, Te Puke and the Pacific Coast Highway, between Tauranga and Rotorua. Perfect if you are looking for comfortable budget accommodation. An ideal stop-over for individuals and groups of 12 - 60 people. Te Puke is one of NZ's best locations in the Bay of Plenty, if you want to get away from the Rat race but still be only a short drive to everything. We are Intercity & Stray Bus Agents, and we can book local activities.
Friendly people with which to share your time and visit some of the local attractions. We are conveniently located - only 5 minutes' walk to town, supermarkets, banks, cinema and bus stop. Mt Maunganui, Tauranga, and Rotorua only a short drive away. There is a wide selection of stunning beaches to choose here in the Bay of Plenty: Papamoa Beach, Mount Maunganui, Maketu, and Waihi Beach (to name only a few!).
Plenty of off-road parking, 24 hour internet, onsite shop, BBQs, road mountain bikes and surfboards for hire $12 per day, tenting spaces available as an overflow and a recreation room, table tennis & pool table or enjoy the odd party.
Self-catering shared common areas for cooking and dining, 2 moderate shared bathroom areas are located on upper and lower levels, commercial coin operated washing (x3) & drying machines (x3) are available. Surveillance system and lockable metal lockers are FREE and offers additional safety & security for all. Wireless Internet is available, accessible by 4 in-house PC or travellers own devices.
Regular casual Rates from $25 p/p per night in shared dorm rooms, or from $30 p/p per night in private double & twin rooms (made up beds) or $25 pp per night (provide own bedding)in private section, where you share kitchen, bathroom areas with up to say 6 other people.
Look out for special deals during our off peak periods and for longer stays from $125 per week per person.
Seasonal casual work (mostly Kiwifruit) can also be arranged, while we do not employ staff ourselves; instead we help workers find jobs by networking with employers in the area seeking staff. Transport and training can be also arranged if required. People often find work within a few days of arriving but we always recommend allowing a week or two.
Hairy Berry is an associate member of the kiwifruit contractors association - we refer people to trustworthy employers who are expected to be paying good rates (at least minimum pay, sometimes more) and all taxes paid directly to IRD.
Workers are expected to have valid working permits, working holiday visa etc, an IRD number (we can fast-track IRD numbers back in 1-2 days) and a bank account, and be prepared to work 1-3 months. Most of the work in this area is seasonal kiwifruit work.
Kiwifruit work is available in the Te Puke area for about 10 months of the year. October through til Feb-March for summer pruning (kiwifruit), then on to picking and packing work which begins in April, and later winter pruning which begins in July and lasts until the end of September.
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