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Centabay Lodge

27, Selwyn Road, Paihia, New Zealand
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Ranked #20 of 25 Specialty Lodging in Paihia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014
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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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Stockholm, Sweden
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The hostel had a really good atmosphere! It was hard to even do stuff during the days outside the hostel because you just wanted to stay there. The kitchen was big enough for us to arrange a big bbq for 15 people! There was two TVs in common areas with over 400 DVDs to watch for free. You could also... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014 via mobile

This is a fantastically central hostel with a welcoming feel and great facilities. We went for a week and ended up staying 8! The rooms are lovely, spacious and comfortable and the kitchen is big enough for you to be able to cook easily without tripping over one another. If heading to Paihia I would definitely recommend you make this... More

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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68 reviews 68 reviews
6 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We had a great experience staying at Centabay Lodge backpacker's in Paihia, we would stay here again. The price, location and room were great. There was a great friendly atmosphere, we just wish we had been able to stay longer & make use of the free kayaks.

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Brisbane, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We stayed here for 3 night total in a double room. Rooms are clean, tidy and comfortable. Good kitchen area for cooking downstairs an the staff and owner were all friendly and accommodating. Definitely recommend this place!

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Östersund Sweden
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Centabay Lodge is located in absolutely prime position in Paihia. It is only one block from the ocean, the wharf, the busstation and the restaurants. The rooms are nice and clean. Jack who runs the place has a wonderful attitude and gives excellent service. He helped me a lot during my seven nights in Paihia. There are very good facilities... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Lovely hostel, super close to the beach and with kayaks for free too! The guys runnning the place were fantastic , available all the time and told us the best spots to head to for kayaking and in the evening. Really friendly place, Jake was brilliant but Steve really made the stay for us, always going the extra mile. Will... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Great little hostel in good though quiet location. Very clean and good value, lots of free extras like kajaks, bikes, etc. Tony at the reception was very helpful and friendly. Would recommend to stay!

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New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed for almost a month at Centabay Lodge. The location just in the centre of Paihia is great and its just a 2 minutes-walk to the beach. It is is clean hostel with a big kitchen and a fireplace in the living room. We enjoyed the spa, the kajaks, the games room (with a pool table... More

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Mamaranui, null, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

We stayed 1 week with my girl friend there. Before going i saw all the comments here and i was a little scared, but actually it turn out to be a very nice place. te prices are the same than all the other backpackers in the "backpacker street", the difference beeing that this one is really nice, more like a... More

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North west
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

I stayed here for a week.. it was awful. It was dirty, the room was never cleaned (so dirty). Just a bunch of German backpackers running and screaming around whilst high at all hours in the morning. As for the staff, well they were useless. Management (hippy looking guy) was AWFUL (who hires these people?!) the guy was just some... More

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Address: 27, Selwyn Road, Paihia, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
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