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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here for four days after staying in another hostel in Paihia which was awful. I walked in to Mousetrap and was so happy. Jake and Nikki are really hands on with the place and it shows. It's spotlessly clean with tea towels, cloths, shower mats etc all being replaced frequently. The four bed dorm I had was spacious... More 

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Kemnay, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for two nights in late December. The welcome was fine and we were pleased with the size of our double room. It is a backpackers accomodation so the bathroom facilities are shared. Everything was clean and there were plenty of plates/utensils in the kitchen. For the size of the place, there aren't very many toilets/showers, so if... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here a year ago and booked it again for another stay in the Bay of Islands. As lovely and comfortable as I remember it. Lovely views of the sea form the lounges/verandah; convenient location; clean; friendly staff who are very welcoming; lovely atmosphere.

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easy walking distance to downtown. Friendly owner though felt like a lot of rules. I was in a shared room with 2 bunk beds which was clean along with the shared bathrooms. Only downside is the noise from the hostel across the street.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great place yo stay in, such a charming hostel. Loved the deck area and the decor which makes this hostel so unique. Staff were helpful and able to get me on a dolphin trip at short notice. Wish I could stay longer , such a peaceful little town.

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Whakatane, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

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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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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13 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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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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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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