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The Pickled Parrot Backpackers

9 Greys Lane, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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34 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed for a night in a private double room. Rooms and bathrooms clean and tidy - felt very well looked after. Staff friendly. Breakfast practically non-existent, however, despite being listed on the website and the kitchen was not stocked very well. We ended up eating the only cereal available out of mugs without milk. Only a 2 minute walk to... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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75 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

I spent one night here. I liked the atmosphere. It's a bit outside of town, surrounded by nature and has a nice terrace. As backpackers lodges go, the rooms and facilities are basic, but I found this a very nice place to stay and for a low price.

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Adelaide, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

I have never been treated so rudely as I was by the owner of this hostel. As somebody who has stayed at hostels in over 25 countries I consider myself well versed in hostel etiquette. If a guest or group doesn't fit in with the crowd you could at least expect a bit of professionalism when asked to leave. Especially... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here long weekend of the wine and food festival. One member of our stay was sick in the hostel overnight but cleaned it up as soon as he woke up in the morning. Despite our apologies the manager labeled us all as 'disgusting human beings' in front of the entire backpackers and continued to harass us via text message... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015 via mobile

Advertised as a private room it soon became apparent it was anything but . More like an extension of the dorms . Could hear everything from around the dorms /kitchen . Having said that the Pickled Parrot is a great spot for backpackers . Like a shared house everyone pulls together for a good time . Rose is a fantastic... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

I had arranged for my husband, myself and four of my friends to stay for 3 nights over Labour weekend. We booked the Bach and a cabin. Both were very clean and comfortable but the bach had absolutely no privacy. The owner kept using a path to no where right next to the bach and made us feel as though... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

We were searching for a nice backpacker for a couple. When we saw the offers "free bike rental, free breakfast and fishing rods" and the good reviews we decided to book this room. However when we booked in we were told that there are no fishing rods and no bikes but instead free internet and free breakfast. So when we... More 

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Ipstones, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

We followed our friends advice and stayed with Rose at the Pickled Parrot. It has a variety of rooms at affordable prices and all the people staying there were very happy with what was being provided. We had the 'top end' ensuite apartment with balcony and couldn't believe the value for money. We stayed for three nights and would have... More 

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Whangaparaoa, Auckland
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

I couldn't believe this was actually a backpackers! My husband and I had a double room - very lovely clean linen and a gorgeous warm blanket! Very comfortable. The kitchen had everything available - right down to the bread and jam! The living area - very cosy and welcoming with everything a traveller would need. The showers very clean and... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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204 reviews
96 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

We just loved this backpackers. It is not a party backpackers but a relaxed place to come by yourself, in couples, friends or even families and enjoy your stay. It is located in a quiet area of the town and I have to say that it has the best sleep qualities I've ever had in a backpackers!! The kitchen and... More 

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