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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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Sedona, Arizona
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144 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 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 

Wellington, New Zealand
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21 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 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 

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193 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 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 

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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 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 

Timbuktu, Mali
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14 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

This seems to be an old motel, converted to a backpacker. Fantastic facilities, super clean, great view, great location and our host was really friendly and helpful. I really cannot complain about anything with this place.

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Seabeds was our first experience of staying in a backpackers' hostel in New Zealand, and it set a standard that was very hard for hostels we stayed in subsequently to match, never mind beat. It's perfectly located just outside Paihia, with rooms that overlook the bay less than 50 yards away. The view from the terrace outside our rooms each... More 

Bad Homburg, Germany
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66 reviews
65 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I wanted to save some money during our holiday and decided to stay 3 nights in a backpacker. I chose Seabeds carefully because it seemed to be high level, modern and offered rooms with private bathroom which is mandatory for me. I enquired about a room 8 months (!) before, and Marie Telfer advised me to book via the BBH... More 

Blenheim, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It's nice to have a hostel that respects backpackers as patrons who enjoy quality. Beach views, great kitchen facilities, comfortable beds, tons of space, everything clean and new, convenient location and an awesome hostel manager make for one of the best hostel experiences I've ever had. And I've stayed at about 55 hostels around the world.

London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

I was somewhat ambivalent about booking this hostel as the Lonely Planet guide described it as 'refurbished', and I wondered how long ago that refurbishment was. But as of November 2014 the rooms look sparkling new and are very clean, tastefully decorated and comfortable. It is easily the nicest hostel I have ever stayed in. I booked to stay in... More 

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