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The Mousetrap Backpackers

11 Kings Rd, Paihia, New Zealand
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Ranked #8 of 25 Specialty Lodging in Paihia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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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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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
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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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Auckland
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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
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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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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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16 helpful votes 16 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
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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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Additional Information about The Mousetrap Backpackers

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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