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46 Davis Crescent, Paihia, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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York, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Had a wonderful stay at Seabeds. Location is perfect, just a ten minute walk from the bus stop where the naked bus dropped us off so very easy for backpackers using the bus to travel NZ. The dorm was more like a hotel room, lovely shared room with great duvets and bed linen, felt very cosy. Kitchen is immaculate and... More 

1 Thank Alana G
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18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Wonderful place to stay in Paihai. We enjoyed 3 relaxing days here, great views, location and facilities. Kitchen was excellent for cooking our meals. Marie runs the best hostel on the North Island! Lovely, friendly and helpful owner/manager. Very high standards meant the kitchen and common areas were always clean and organized.

2 Thank Jane G
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Of all the BBH hostels I've stayed in throughout the year in NZ, this definitely tops it all. The dorms look more like a hotel room than a hostel. You get your own individual bed and lots of room space (more than you would bargain for at the price you're paying). The owner is extremely friendly and would make you... More 

2 Thank lil_joe29
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16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

I spotted Seabeds in the Lonely Planet and noted the excellent write up about its great interiors and style. I was one of the first customers of the season and the friendly owner was just redecorating the last of the rooms - given the reviews I had seen I don't even know if it would have needed redecorating. Everything from... More 

1 Thank Emma W
London, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We stayed in a lot of BBH hostels in New Zealand while we were there for a month, and although a lot of them were fantastic, Seabeds sticks out in our minds as the best one we stayed at. Modern, lovely staff, and really good location. This was luxury for us backpackers!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Arrived late in the afternoon and had the one experience anyone don't want on a peak-season holiday - booking mishaps! We arrived expecting to have a private room ready for us but unfortunately, there was a booking error that there isn't any private room available. We were in panic as after that long drive from Auckland, we might not be... More 

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Sedona, Arizona
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179 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

At the far end of Pahia is this super affordable 2 level accomodation. Very comfortable nights rest, yet Thai takeout within easy walking distance and a picnic table for two right on the beach and right across the street steps away from our Seabeds lodging. If you pass this you will cross the bridge to the Waitangi Treaty grounds. Location,... More 

2 Thank Mullika A
Wellington, New Zealand
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21 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 via mobile

A gorgeous little privately owned hostel. I stayed in a twin room and was fortunate enough to get the room to myself which is a real luxury when backpacking. The bedrooms were all modern and bright. The communal kitchen/ sitting area was clean and the decor was modern and comfortable. There was a lovely long rustic wooden table for eating... More 

2 Thank Princessepoppy
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205 reviews
62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

and as enjoyable as all others in the past, with the added bonus of the now fabulous uninterrupted sea views from the upper floor, after the eye sore of a building next door has disappeared! Wonderful kitchen to work in (even when it gets busy). Great fellow travellers to enjoy chit/chat with (I'm generally the only NZer there!), and wonderfully... More 

2 Thank Jqqls
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

This hostal's quality is way beyond a hostal. It's more like a good hotel. No sharing bathroom in the double room, very clean, big rooms, clean kitchen, friendly staff, beautifull place. No free wifi and a little walk from the centre, we had to walk with our backpack from the centre, good doable, but good to know also ;) Defenitly... More 

2 Thank Jesse v
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