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YHA Paihia

Corner Kings Road and MacMurray | Roads, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
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Ranked #15 of 28 Specialty Lodging in Paihia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015
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  • Location
    4.5 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
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I arrived in Paihia late at night when all the hostels and hotels were closing or already closed. This YHA was the only place I found which was still open so I was very relieved. It was a nice night's sleep, very clean, friendly staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Located close to the Beach, this small YHA is a good Place to stay. We stayed in a 4 bed dorm, which had an ensuite bathroom. The beds were comfy. The kitchen was quite small but sufficient. The host Andy was really nice and helpful in planning our walking trip.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015 via mobile

Very nice staff, help you with anything. Spacious kitchen, many tables outside in the shade. I liked my room but there were only 2 power outlets for six persons. Location is great, next to the beach, close to city centre.

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Minnesota, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Stayed three nights with a group of 25 college students. The space itself is functional and clean, minimalist for the most part as hostels tend to go and a bit crowded at times, but a friendlier and calmer vibe than the other like hostels in town. The rooms tend to be warm at night in summer; ceiling fans would be... More 

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Horsham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

One of the best hostels I've stayed in. So close to the beach and 5 min walk to countdown. When I went it was pretty quite but nice enough, the rooms are set out so well considering how many people stay in them, didn't feel cramped at all, which was great! Downstairs area is really nice to eat food outside... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I manage a youth hostel in Scotland and booked a double room at the Paihia YHA for a very reasonable price. The standard of the room was excellent and location of hostel in the back streets was great for parking but close enough to easily walk to the waterfront and restaurants. A big thanks to Andy and staff

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Perfect location, well maintained (especially the kitchen), really friendly staff. An overall a wonderful stay meeting people from many different parts of the world. Thanks Paihia YHA. Andy you rock! :-)

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Rooms were okay, we had a private bathroom which was nice. The kitchen and dining facilities were nice too, as you could enjoy your dinner outside. The wifi was very bad though, I could barely connect. The people who were there during our stay spanned from backpackers to families on vacation. The place was pretty calm and quiet, so if... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

This is a decent hostel though the internet is quite bad, useless showers if you are taller then 150cm and a very small kitchen, i would recommend you to stay at adventure bay next door. There seemed to be a lot of kids families when we where there so it is very calm if that is what you are looking... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

A below average YHA with dirty and poorly equipped facilities. During my stay there was a noisy school party and our dorm was furnace-like with heat. The other backpackers were friendly and sociable, however, and the hostel has a good location next to the beach. Not one for a stay any longer than a single night but it did look... More 

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