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Centabay Lodge

27, Selwyn Road, Paihia, New Zealand
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Centabay Lodge
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Ranked #23 of 28 Specialty Lodging in Paihia
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
CassieH29 Perth, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first stay at a backpackers, so we booked a private room. For $65/night it was a fantastic, no frills place to stay. Had all the essentials, common kitchen, lounge & games room with pool table & table tennis. Nothing fancy, no housekeeping etc, which is exactly what we wanted. Friendly staff & resident dog 😄

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A very short walk from the main bus stop in Paihia lies the cosy centenary lodge. The hostel has a relaxed atmosphere and provides ample lounge/kitchen space as well as good sized dorms. Kayaks were free to borrow and limited free wifi was also available. Some of the bedding has seen better days but the lodge was clean and a... More 

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New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really nice hostel in paihia, not on the main backpacker street but incredibly central! We were there in winter so it was pretty quiet but the staff were friendly and we got to rent canoes for free. Big, clean kitchen. Loads of movies available to watch in the two living areas. 1 hour free wifi. Dorm rooms were spacious (for... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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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Gothenburg, Sweden
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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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