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Base Backpackers Paihia hostel

4.0 of 5 Hostel   |   18 Kings Road | Pipi Patch, Paihia, New Zealand (Formerly Sunseekers Motel)
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Ranked #17 of 25 Specialty Lodging in Paihia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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English first
Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
30 hotel reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

PROs: + Room 23 (an 8-person dorm) had an ensuite bathroom and mini-kitchen with a small fridge NEUTRAL: ~ bunk beds are the typical metal frames that creak when either person moves in the slightest, not to mention when they get in or out of bed CONs: - No soap in dispenser in bathroom - food labels are kept at... More

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England, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very friendly staff and very helpful, lots of fun, rooms are clean and beds comfortable, just a great place to stay. Located very close to the beach and just a short walk to central Paihia for shops, other cafés and activities. Thank you for a great time.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Had a fantastic stay in this hostel as originally I thought it was a great safe place in New Zealand. I stayed here for 6 nights. Lots of visitor attractions in the area. Met lots of nice people including the staff. Unfortunately I packed my bag to go home and I found my bracelet was missing from my belongings in... More

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London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Had a great time in Paihia Base - hostel is located right by the beach and a short walk from the ferry port to Russell/bus stops. Staff behind reception were lovely and attentive, and like most hostels in NZ, rooms are cheap. Unlike other Base hostels it is clean, not dusty, and actually lets light in. The bar puts on... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We spent one night and were kept up till 3am with loud music. Beds in dorm accommodation were very squeaky and its time for mattresses to be replaced. Beds in double rooms were OK. Would suit under 30's.

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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Stayed here in April 2013 for 3 nights... Lovely location, clean dorm rooms. Very sociable and good BBQ nights. Central location and the staff were really friendly and helpful. I'd definitely stay again. A little loud on busy nights but nothing too disturbing.

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Queenstown, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

A great hostel that actually does not really feel like one as it is organised in small intimate units which perfectly match the surroundings of the Bay Of Islands. The rooms are very bright and clean. Staff is very friendly and the bar and pool are great places to meet other travelers. Just a few minutes walk from town so... More

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Freising, Germany
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The hostel itself was rather nice. It is located just a few steps from the beach, and you can reach Paihia wharf in about 5-10 minutes, depending on how fast you walk. There were some things I liked bout this hostel, but I there are also a few negative points I would like to mention here. Let's start with the... More

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Monterey, California, USA
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Very popular with young travelers. Bar onsite so its quite busy. Description was a "4 bed dorm with en suite", well turned out to be 8 beds split into two rooms with one toilet and shower. The key I was given did not work in the lock, but I was able to exchange it for a proper key the next... More

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pipipatch, General Manager at Base Backpackers Paihia hostel, responded to this review

Hi Melodie S, Thank you for taking the time to review our hostel and for bringing the key issue/squeaky bunks to our attention. As of yesterday we carried out a key audit so that we know 100% that all keys fit the intended lock. As we normally get keys cut locally we have decided to scrap that and get a... More

Ben Tre Province, Vietnam
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151 reviews 151 reviews
23 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

A really nice hostel, I stayed here for 2 nights in an 8 bed dorm. The first night we had the dorm to ourselves which was really nice :). It is a good location, only a short walk to the beach and main streets. Good facilities and nice staff.

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Address: 18 Kings Road | Pipi Patch, Paihia, New Zealand (Formerly Sunseekers Motel)
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Base Backpackers Paihia hostel 4*
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