# 1 Backpackers in Te Puke
Working to help you
Right on the corner of # 1 Road, easy walk to town , supermarkets, banks & bus. Here to help you get the most of your stay, Tracey has a long history in helping people, just like these 3 boys Valentin & Max from Italy and Lars from Germany,who found several jobs during their stay. We have a great reputation helping people just like you find the right jobs and people to work with and earn money. mostly in the Kiwifruit Industry. Being the ‘Kiwifruit Capital of the World’ lots of money can be made. Together with Walter they work hard for you to get the most out of your stay.
If you want to book a Bed for a few nights you can use this secure link is Free to Book.
Te Puke Backpackers is a ‘Working Hostel’
We are not ‘flashy nor fancy’ ~ just simple clean and a great place to make new friendships that may even last a lifetime. So if you are looking for a ‘real kiwi experience ~ you may have found it with us. Te Puke Backpackers, welcome you so book your Stay ~ Work ~ Play… with us in the Bay of Plenty.
What is a Working Hostel?
To find our more about “how we can help you find work right now” Check the form at the bottom of this page. We have been an extremely successful ‘working hostel’ and have helped a lot of people just like you find goo honest jobs mostly local seasonal work while they stay in our hostel. The obligation and requirement to continue to stay in our hostel, is a foregone conclusion and expected ‘norm’ for most travelers. However the obligation to continue staying in our hostel does not please all travelers – especially those who prefer to stay in home-stay, share houses or in sleeper vans. So if you prefer to stay in other accommodation you may be interested in our “Job Finding Service membership plans”.
Who stay in our hostel
- 18 – 35 year old international travellers predominately
- Working Holiday Travellers (from around the globe – stay for seasonal work)
- International Students (staying for vacation work, studying or for work placement)
- Younger Business Travellers
- International Tourists (passing through visiting only)
- Sporting groups (AIMS Games, Sporting Competitions and St Johns Competitions)
- Local workers who otherwise reside in other locations and saving valuable time and money commuting.
Original ‘Hairy Berry’ Team
This is the original Team who we credit for helping us grow the business, Marama Croker, Bohy Delim, Lingam Thumbusamy and Tracey. Sadely, the global rescission, followed closely by the deadly PSA disease in 2010, this Bio-security breach that practically decimated the kiwifruit industry. As a direct result our livelihood, business and lifestyle was at risk of complete failure, this necessitated a restructuring period, sadly the team dispersed. Each team member moved on, and found new directions, and still remain close friends today. It is no secret the period 2010 – 2014 were four years of struggle, we constantly wondered if there was ever going to be a light at the end of the tunnel. – fortunately there is a fantastic and bright future ahead for all of us. The kiwifruit industry along with many other industry’s in the Bay of Plenty region are once again flourishing business is booming. So now we have plenty more jobs to share and need plenty of good reliable workers to fill these jobs.