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The Pickled Parrot Backpackers

9 Greys Lane, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
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Ranked #14 of 27 Specialty Lodging in Paihia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This is a great little hostel in Paihia. Definitely worth a stay if you're passing by. The staff were helpful and friendly, as well as the other people staying at the hostel. It has a lovely homely feel, with a cosy lounge and outdoor seating, as well as some very modern bathrooms. All this is just a 5 minutes walk... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Free WiFi, clean bathrooms, fairly clean kitchen. Beds are hard and owner very rude and unfriendly! We called ahead to inquire about availability, and we're asked when we would arrive. After arriving we had to wait on owner for 3 hours! After checking out we wanted to stay in the courtyard a bit but were kicked out by the owner!

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Bielefeld, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

The Pickled Parrot is a nice hostel 5 minutes out of Paihia center. They offer you rooms from a single to a 6 bed dorm. The hostel is always clean. There is free wifi, breakfast (if kitchen and lounge tidy), free bikes, free bbq to use, free fishing rods and tennis rackets. Rose the host is a very nice person... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Though they have small rooms it feels like living in the pickled parrot with a family. Every morning you get free breakfast (toast, butter, jam, cereals, milk) and its a very nice place to meet new friends.

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Ashburton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Great stay at the pickled parrot. Lovely lady, unlimited free wifi, comfortable room and a good shower. Car parking and in a quiet spot, one of the best places we have stayed. Also, because it was winter our room was only $60 for a double which is probably the best value we have experienced.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

I didn't like the atmosphere in the hostel. The rooms are tiny and I didn't like the bathrooms. The staff was never around, you have to wait quite long. Also, it is very disorganized. The only good things about the hostel: free wifi and free breakfast.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Located a short walk away from the town centre, it features an extremely relaxing atmosphere while being close to all essentials . Comfortable beds , clean and well equipped kitchen , lovely common area and a beautiful garden are some of the facilities I enjoyed while staying here. The free breakfast is an added benefit. Rose , the owner is... More 

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Well hidden on the edge of Paihia lies the Pickled Parrot, a nice little hostel on the Bay of Islands. The whole interior is superb, the community room is big and connected to the kitchen. We didn't use the latter except for making some sandwiches but it all looked nice and tidy as well as fully equipped. Free WiFi and... More 

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

I stayed a little longer than a week in the Pickled Parrot Backpackers and really enjoyed my time there. It is a very clean hostel with new bathrooms. They also have free Breakfast, free unlimited Wifi and free Bikes (very good ones, not like the other dangerous i saw in other hostels). The kitchen is really good equipped. The Backpackers... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

We booked the parrot under the assumption that there would be breakfast provided and a clean room included. We arrived late, the room and the bathrooms were full of spiders and the high ceilings had not been dusted in who knows how long. The double bed was extremely uncomfortable and sagged to the middle and the curtains did not block... More 

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Address: 9 Greys Lane, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 25
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