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The Mousetrap Backpackers

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11 Kings Rd, Paihia, New Zealand
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Warilla, Australia
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The mousetrap is a great place to stay with a cool owner. Quiet, very clean, facilities were great and the people that stay there were so chilled. This is NOT a party hostel and that was great for me. Bbq's, cruisey beers and chats. Not noisy at all. The bbqs helped me cook the 14kg king fish i caught off... More 

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35 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed just for one night. Run by husband and wife. Has very homely feel. On check in I was given a tour around, and when shown my room my bed was allocated to me-top bunk :( after me there were 2 other girls that checked in and got bottom bunks. Normally it's first come first serve, why I didn't get... More 

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Thank Lucy A
Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

friendly staff, clean and well equipped kitchen, nice livingroom with TV, heaters in the room, nice showers (good waterpressure!), free carparking in front of the hostel, nice garden. a familiar and quiet place to stay in Paihia. Good base for activities (Kajak, walks, boatcruise to Bay of Islands, etc.)

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Dusseldorf, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

Very clean and quiet place. Nice owner!! Definitely a place to get some rest and feel "home" :) Kitchens are very good equipped. I would highly recommend this place to anyone thinking of visiting the area!

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Thank Lena N
Hartford, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

This place is amazing! It is a fantastic location, and such wonderful people! I stayed here a while ago with a school group. And this was a highlight of our stay in New Zealand. We where greeted as family, treated as family, and never felt otherwise. I would highly recommend this place to anyone thinking of visiting the area!

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Lovely weekend spent here, good location. Right on the beach and a very short walk into town. I was in a 4 bed mixed dorm which was good, big lockers to keep all your stuff safe and out of the way. Being such a small hostel, the kitchens were small however I did not find this an issue. Lovely big... More 

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Thank Sophie C
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

The hostel was kept immaculate by an army of workers - rooms, kitchens and lounges. Great view from the balcony. Lounge areas were great and all staff were really friendly and helpful. Wifi was limited but you got more than enough. Location is good with bars near and within walking distant from the centre of Paihia and 1 minute from... More 

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Thank Phil T
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

We stayed here for 3 nights and had no problems at all. At seeing the building from the outside I wondered what the inside would be like. It has a little quirkiness about it that I liked, log fires in the evenings, small kitchens but there is 3 of them, helpful and informative check in. Good location. Would recommend to... More 

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Fortaleza, CE
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31 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

I have stayed there for just one night. The rooms are clean and tidy, but pretty small. They have a lot of bathrooms and 03 kitchens. The staff is very kind and helpful, giving us some useful information about this beautiful city and Russell which is 20 minutes by ferry.

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pukapuka
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66 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

There is no mice infestation so don't worry:). Stayed here twice, once a while back in their dorms/private rooms and another time in their apartments. Both were very nice. I'd say the main house in middle of town is the way to go if you want access to the amenities. The kiwi bus lands at the stay across the street... More 

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