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YHA Paihia

Corner Kings Road and MacMurray | Roads, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pros: Easy to find and good location (close to the beach, cafes, diners, and Countdown). Eddie, the manager, is friendly and helpful. Ensuite bathroom comes with all types of rooms. A strong heater for the 4-bed mixed dorm where we spent the night. Cons: Our room looked a bit tired with water stain around the window frame inside the bathroom.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very friendly and helpful host. Well-equipped kitchen and comfortable twin room with attached bathroom. Treaty Grounds, Hole in the Rock boat Trip, Cape Reinga, Gateway to all these fantastic activities!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

A quick trip through Piahia on way north. Friendly staff, room cosy with lovely hot shower this morning. Staff went out of their way to assist some local travellers who needed jumper leads. Great central location near the beach. Would come back again.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This is a really average hostel. I don't think I would stay here again if I go back to Paihia. There aren't lockers in the rooms, the only ones available are outside downstairs and are pay lockers. I was pretty disappointed with that. I think lockers in hostels should be a requirement. The room I was in needed a bit... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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