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The Pickled Parrot Backpackers

9 Greys Lane, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
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Ranked #10 of 28 Specialty Lodging in Paihia
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place, it's small, cosy, laid back and set amongst the tropics. This hostel is very clean and tidy, with huge individual bathrooms with powerful showers. It has dorm rooms with very comfy bunks, fresh sheet and duvets and lots of private rooms and cabins. The quiet outside BBQ area is set amongst lush tropical plants with fairy... More 

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Alston, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely chilled out hostel. Rose (the owner) is a gem and was so accommodating and helpful. Immaculately clean hostel, bathrooms are A+. Excellent communal areas and nicely decorated rooms. Kitchen a little small but well appointed and we never had a problem cooking when we wanted to. Bathrooms/toilets were just across a small courtyard from us but as we're in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Clean and Friendly, and I was travelling on my own so I really appreciated the welcome and friendly owner. I am an older traveller amongst younger travellers an found it fine. FREE WIFI and tea/coffee, Keep the kitchen as you found it CLEAN! Reasonable rates and not far from all the action.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

This is my second time visiting rose, her dogs and beautiful hostel tucked ino the trees. Free breakfast is just icing on the cake. Such a respectful environment, nice and quiet, great place to meet others. Although it is a hostel it feel a bit more boutiquey to me . 3 minutes from everything. If you need anything just ask... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We only stayed one night here but it was one of the best hostels we stayed at during our holiday. The place is small enough that fellow travellers needs to respect one another and the owner does a great job of making sure the place is kept clean (no free breakast if she has to clean up anyone's dishes) The... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I got the chance to stay here for two weeks while in Paihia, and I also got a chance to WWOOF. Rose (the owner) is lovely, as well as her dogs and all the people who pass through. It's a quiet place off of the main strip of hostels, but still close enough to get anywhere you need. Breakfast, wifi,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Great place to stay- Free bike hire Free toast and cereal breakfast Good outdoor seating area and BBQ Very friendly staff - will help you find/ do anything free wifi bathrooms v clean Good noise policy no noise after 10pm - its enforced!

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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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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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