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4.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Corner KIngs Road and MacMurray | Roads, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
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Ranked #15 of 25 Specialty Lodging in Paihia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

This rather old, but clean YHA is the place to stay while in Northland. The staff is very helpful and has even given us a ride to Countdown (30min by foot) as it was pouring down for a couple of days during our stay. The wifi is very fast (streaming movies works perfectly fine) and is free for YHA members.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

This hostel was amazing! The staff were extremely nice and professional, but made you feel like family. The rooms, kitchen, and common areas were immaculate. So clean that you could eat off the ground! I would recommend this hostel to everyone who stops in Paihia.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Nice hostel on the end of the road where all other hostels are situated! The hostel is small, clean and the staff is friendly to help you to fix and plan things. I stayed in a 4 mixed share room and we had a bathroom ensuite, small but convenient! The kitchen is also small but because there are not so... More

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Paihia, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

My fiancée and I stayed here and it was the best hostel we've stayed in. The staff were friendly and extremely helpful. The rooms were clean and comfortable. And the location is rad. Very relaxing feeling about this place. We loved it and will defo stay here again! Seriously, it's great!

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London, England, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Nice clean double ensuite room with bedding and towels provided. Good location with just a short walk to the center of paihia. Helpful staff to plan where to eat etc. Quiet as well so can get a good night's sleep.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

The YHA in Paihia is really special, it's quiet and that's why it's the best place to stay and have a good rest in the Bay of Islands. Not far away from the centre and close to the beach, with a cool kitchen, good lounge (the only place in the world with so many VHS!). Moreover Andy & Travis are... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I have been staying at YHA Paihia on and off for the last few months and have been incredibly happy with my experience here. The hostel has everything you could want, it's central (without being to close to the bars/clubs for noise to be a problem), it's comfortable and clean. For me what I've enjoyed most is the staff/owners. They... More

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Havelock North, New Zealand
4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Lots to do in Paihia, worth staying a few days. Went dolphin watching which was brilliant, and lots of bush/coastal walks. Boardwalks in the mangroves, swam to an island, kayaking. Waitangi & Russell interesting for history, too. Nice to come home to the YHA in the evening, calm and clean, close to everything.

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

I stayed here on Feb 20th for one night in a 4 bed dorm. The staff are good and the hostel is located right in the heart of the bars etc., and very close to the beach, so it's a sociable and I'd suggest, a hostel with mainly 18-21 year olds. Without wanting to sound harsh, the dorm I was... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

very good clean hostel and staff very very helpful. above and beyond there position. Andy the manager was on site all the time to help with queries.As we had car problems they photo copied everything for us to send to the AA.

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Address: Corner KIngs Road and MacMurray | Roads, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
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Hotel Class:4 star — YHA Paihia 4*
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