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The Mousetrap Backpackers

11 Kings Rd, Paihia, New Zealand
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Ranked #10 of 26 Specialty Lodging in Paihia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Whakatane, New Zealand
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Owner gets upset if a Backpack is sitting on the ground instead of Locker. Owner enters the room without knocking, regularly. (was staying in a 4 bed dorm) He doesn't make an effort to be friendly. I didn't feel welcome from him at all, he's not a pleasant person. He treats guests like kids. That's the reason I wouldn't stay... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This backpackers was called a 'quiet hostel' and it really was, people were very considerate, & you can retire early. It was cleaned daily & had 3 kitchens, so people weren't crowded. The weekends did have a lot of street/bar noise till 2 a.m.

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Margate, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This hostel was the best! First of all cheap as chips! We stayed for a week and it soon felt like home! The lounge is so cosy and they light the log burner at night. The kitchens are clean and well kitted out. The veranda is lovely to sit on and eat with a lovely sea view. Our room was... More 

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7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Quiet, cozy place to stay, close to the centre of Paihia. The place is a bit old and run down, but it has a great atmosphere. The rooms are tidy and clean. The place offers free bike rental, free wifi + coffee and tea, which is always great. They also have a rule that the common area should be quiet... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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30 reviews 30 reviews
27 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

One of the best family-run hostels I've ever had the pleasure of staying in! Good location, mere few minutes walk from the i-site and main areas with restaurants, supermarket, etc. Received a very warm welcome and even throughout the stay. Nice, small and cozy communal areas with a great balcony area to hang out in. Definitely recommended!

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Taupo, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Very nice place to stay; really worth the price ($20 for a dorm !), perfectly located (5 minutes to town, 2 minutes if it rains and you've got to run!). The owners are lovely, their girls even more! Go there and you'll never leave (especially if there's a storm)! A few less Germans and I would have had the perfect... More 

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Pahiatua, New Zealand
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

Nice place to stay a few days, the balconies were a great place to sit on the evening and watch the sunset. The rooms were nice and spacious and the facilities were excellent. Hostel is a great place to relax in.

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Zurich, Switzerland
15 reviews 15 reviews
14 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

The two owners are very friendly and helpful. The atmosphere in the hostel is really good, relaxed and friendly people. After 11 pm it's quite, which is really good. The rooms are spacious and clean. Every room (kitchen, lounges, outdoor places, dorms) is really cozy. Big lockers in the room are excellent. Bathrooms are a little old, but always quite... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Mousetrap backpackers has been by far the most chilled out and lovely hostel I've visited. The communal areas and balcony are great, it is easy to meet new people and has a great little vibe. The owners are fantastic, are always happy to help, and have a set up that does not appeal to heavy drinkers which gives the place... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

As soon as I arrived, I have been welcomed by the two owners, that then helped me not feeling lost in Paihia by giving me some helpful advice about the town. Then, I have been guided to my bedroom, that was next to the main room (very pleasant room) and the balcony (perfect for a morning tea during sun rise).... More 

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Address: 11 Kings Rd, Paihia, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
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