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Centabay Lodge

27, Selwyn Road, Paihia, New Zealand
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Ranked #22 of 28 Specialty Lodging in Paihia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We're a young couple travelling around New Zealand and we'd booked to stay at the Centabay Lodge for 7 nights, as it was cheap and we wanted to relax in a beautiful place for a good amount of time. However, when we arrived we realised this place wasn't for us. It's perfect if you're a very young backpacker who wants... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We were pleasantly surprised with our stay here. We booked a studio room last minute for one night during the Easter weekend. Our room was clean and tidy, but definitely no perks. The hot tub/spa pool was a disappointment (the type where the jets only turn on when the water drops below a certain temp). The atmosphere was young, fun... More 

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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I was a bit nervous after reading the reviews and staying in a hostel in general, but 3 of us were looking for a cheap place to stay for one night in Paihia and this place did the trick! It's certainly a no-frills establishment, but really all we needed was 2 beds and a bathroom, and that's exactly what we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 via mobile

Me and my two friends stayed here for 4 nights. It was a doubleroom but we were 3 persons and it wasnt any problem for them to just put an extra mattress on the floor for a small extra amount. Good service! The room was ok, staff good and helpful and the location was perfect. The bathroom was nicely renovated... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I was surprised at how bad this hostel was as most of the reviews seemed pretty positive. Are they posting their own reviews?!! It was dirty, smelly and generally in a bad state of repair. There were dirty fridges, dusty cobwebs in the dorm, the kitchen equipment had seen better days, the kitchen tables looked like they never got cleaned,... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We booked pretty last minute, around xmas/new year so didn't expect much, however we booked here as it was said there would be parking available. When we got there, all the parking was full even though that morning we were told there would be a space for us. When we asked they said they couldn't do anything, this was very... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I stayed at this hostel for one night and it was terrible. The tolets were dirty and the room was very basic. It was noisy at night as backpackers stayed in the common lobby until 1 am chatting. No one from the hostel ensured the common rules were respected. I would not recommend it.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Booked a double room for our stay, which was enough for us. Nothing's cheap in Paihia at this time of year, so this was no exception! The room was average, the sheets were fairly worn though and could do with an update. Location is everything here - parked the car and didn't use it again till we left! Happy to... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

It's an inexpensive place in Paihia to stay. We stayed in a double room with a private bathroom (room 5). It was perfectly adequate. The DVD policy is strange. They have over 400 of them, but only one can be played at a time throughout the entire hostel. It's first come first served. The wifi that we bought we gave... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

My friends and I stayed at this place. It was the best backpackers hostel I have been to. The staff were very friendly with well equipped kitchen facilities and tidy rooms. The bathrooms were very clean and there was a spa pool too! The kayaks were also free to use! The place is very close by to shops. Being next... More 

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