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YHA Bay of Islands Paihia

Corner Kings Road and MacMurray Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very happy with our stay at this hostel. Cosy environment and amazing staff. Kitchen, rooms and lounge areas were clean and nice to spend time in. Loved that they had free wifi as well. You were able to eat/hang around inside but also outside. It was maybe a 7 minute walk to the center of Paihia (supermarkets, travel center, bus... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed in a 4 bedroom female dorm. It is in a great location, close to the beach, bus station and wharf. The staff were super friendly and welcoming and helpful. The layout feels a bit cramped and the lounge and outdoor area is busier in the evenings. The kitchen is the area that felt most cramped. It is very... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family of four travels the world as, the Four Homeless Millionaires. Over the years we've stayed at lots of hostels cause we love meeting other travellers and having the opportunity to cook for ourselves. This YHA had everything we look for in a hostel, cheap, clean, quiet & safe. Four bunk beds and private bath in our room. Location... More 

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Glenwood Springs, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've stayed at quite a few YHA's over the years because they are consistently great hostels but I wasn't quite as excited by this one. The kitchen was very small and hard to cook in with other people, the quiet hours (assuming they have them) were not enforced, people were partying and talking loudly in the courtyard which all the... More 

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Middletown, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The rooms all have bathrooms. I stayed in a 4 bed mixed room. The kitchen facility was a bit small but adequate. Plenty of room to sit outside and eat under a canopy out of the sun. Gas grill for a BBQ. Friendly and helpful staff. Priced with the backpacker in mind but very affordable.

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Thank Richard H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Old building but the staff makes up to it by being very friendly. Great spot to make new friends for solo travellers. Wifi did not reach our room but the lounge,kitchen and the dining area had a lot of space to sit around and use wifi (And to make a new friend or two while at it)

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Thank Thilini W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

This hostel is in a great location in town, It is very close walking distance to shops and restaurants. The staff is really friendly and welcoming. I am thru-hiking the Te Aroroa trail and this place provided some much needed rest and relaxation. I shared a bunk from with 7 other people but everyone was very quiet and I had... More 

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Bangalore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

I stayed at the YHA for 2 nights. Nice little place, with a clean kitchen with necessary utensils, close to the beach and a nice helpful staff. The staff provided helpful information about the places to see around the bay of islands. I stayed at the 6 bed shared accommodation which was clean and cosy.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

We stayed for 2 nights so we could explore the area. Easy to find in Paihia on a quiet street this hostel is quite small. We had a private room on the ground level. The kitchen is small so if a lot of people want to cook at the same time it gets very crowded. Luckily the weather was reasonably... More 

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Aldershot, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

The hostel is in a good location. It's kept clean and comfortable and the staff are friendly. This was my first stay in a hostel and if they are all like this then I'll happily stay in hostels again. Only niggling downsides were there was no lock on the bathroom door and only one power outlet for a dorm of... More 

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