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The Pickled Parrot Backpackers

9 Greys Lane, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
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Ranked #13 of 25 Specialty lodging in Paihia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013
Bexen Whangarei, New Zealand
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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23 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013 via mobile

This was a fabulous little gem we found. Jungle setting, superb laid back owner and staff, wonderful people... Not advertised on hostel websites so no kids and empty beer bottles kicking around everywhere. Just a lot of respectful, like minded, experienced travellers. Had a wonderful time Thank you.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

I cannot recommend this hostel highly enough!! The Pickled Parrot is literally the ideal place to kick back and relax; and you will struggle to find a more picturesque and idyllic location than The Bay of Islands to unwind and take zillions of stunning photos! The vibe in the hostel is super-chilled, friendly and welcoming; everyone throughout my 4 night... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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31 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Great place, great location. The hostel is clean and the rooms are quite big and functional (best rooms we had in NZ.) The kitchen was great, well stocked but quite small but somehow works. It is always full but its okay and the vibe is great. There is a free breakfast but that is if the kitchen is clean, unfortunately... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

This place could have been perfect if not for the bugs. I slept in the dorm and the beds were comfortable and clean. Though no side lights which is always annoying. But I stayed here 3 nights and had great sleep all 3 nights. The hostel in general is a very quiet but also has a great social atmosphere. Met... More

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Roanoke, Virginia
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14 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

After sleeping in a car for a few nights, this place was like a palace! The staff was so friendly and the facilities were amazing. Sure the kitchen was a little on the small side, but it got the job done. The toilets and showers are all BRAND NEW, and they're all individual bathrooms (as in you get your own... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

My girlfriend and I stayed here in Feb 2013 for 3 nights. The place is located a 5 min walk from central Paihia, and has a really nice outdoor feel to it, with the rooms around a courtyard. Rose, the manager, gave us a warm welcome and we were able to check in as soon as we arrived. The room... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

We arrived with our baby daughter and were instantly told off for not having told them that she would be coming too (we actually had sent them an email about it). It shouldn't have mattered anyway as we didnt ask for anything else- we had brought our own travel cot, etc but we were made to feel really unwelcome. The... More

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7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

What a lovely place! We stayed there for 10 days over Christmas (actually we stayed longer than we had planned!). Although the weather over the Christmas days was absolutely horrible, Rose, the host, was very welcoming and made our stay a homelike and great experience. She and her great staff treated us with a big cooked English breakfast and initiated... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012 via mobile

Very very clean toilets and we stayed in a double room which was super comfy and the best was the free bicycles that we took around the whole town and also into Russell. Staff very nice. Location is only 5-10 mins walk from info centre(depending on luggage you are dragging) 24 hr open lounge and kitchen

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Staffordshire Moorlands
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14 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Our two night stay at the Pickled Parrot in Paihai was our first backpacker experience. Our family had a four bed family room, but my husband and I had an ensuite room with lounge, kitchen and shared terrace which was over and above what we had expected. Everything was clean and tidy. Although we were ensuite, I did check out... More

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Address: 9 Greys Lane, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
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