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The Mousetrap Backpackers

11 Kings Rd, Paihia, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hamilton, New Zealand
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Arriving from the awful base backpackers in Auckland, landing here was like stepping into paradise! The bed was comfortable, the kitchen was clean and the hostel is just a couple of minutes from the seafront. It was nice to be given a voucher for a bit of internet usage but the internet was quite unreliable and I ended up having... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Some very good and pretty bad points with regards to this hostel. The rooms: A nice room, although the double bed is pressed against the wall which can be annoying when you have to clamber over your partner! The downside for us was that we stayed directly behind the kitchen and it was so loud! To the point where sleep... More

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

We stayed at the studio a few days ago. It's not in the same building/ residence as the mousetrap backpackers - just back up the hill a little bit. The studio is small and basic but had everything we needed since we didn't intend to spend too much time there. The bed was super comfy and I had great sleeps... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Really lovely backpacker hostel. Great laid-back atmosphere, very friendly staff and comfortable beds. The sea views from the balcony are great with morning coffee (complimentary tea and coffee are provided) and the three kitchens are well equipped. Two large areas serve as common rooms. The whole hostel is kept very clean.

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5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013 via mobile

We had a double room for three nights and it was really lovely. It had a mirror and a bedside table. We had shared bathroom and shower. The shower was warm and powerful. The kitchen had everything you needed. There was free wifi up to 50mb a day as well as free tea and coffee all day. You could use... More

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Heidelberg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Beautiful, little hostel in Paihia with a quiet, cozy atmosphere. Staff is nice, rooms are comfortable and completely clean. Well-equipped kitchen with seaview. Perfect place for a good sleep and for feeling at home abroad in the livingroom-like social area.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

We arrived after a very long day of driving and we're met by very friendly staff and guests who asked us to join them for a barbecue and fireworks night. unfortunately the weather was awful and kind put the brakes on that but the offer was appreciated. The room and all communal facilities were spotless. Also, the 11pm quiet policy... More

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6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Location A very nice location directly at the Paihia beach. You can see it while having your breakfast. A smaller more expensiv grocery store is within 200 m. A CountDown supermarket is more away. You can walk there in abount 35 minutes or take a care. The backpackers has free bikes. Stuff Lovely and friendly stuff. They really want you... More

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

On arrival, the owner showed us around the backpackers, negotiated a good price and gave us a great little room. The multiple kitchens had plenty of utensils and cooking equipment, including an oven. There were nice, cosy lounges, well-presented gardens and a lovely balcony with seating provided. The bathrooms were fine and the hostel was clean. We hired out bikes... More

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Also Known As:
The Mousetrap Backpackers Paihia, Bay Of Islands
Address: 11 Kings Rd, Paihia, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
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Ranked #9 of 25 Specialty lodging in Paihia
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