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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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    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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    4 of 5 stars
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stayed here 3 nights, it's an ok hostel. I was in the 8 bed female sanctuary dorm, not much of a sanctuary but the beds were comfortable and the room was located in the far corner so noise was only an issue if the windows were left open... Great location, 2 mins walk to the beach and the other... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed there 1 night cause the hostel next door was full for the night, I had to pay more in Base for a 8dorms (4pax and another 4pax a bit separate by another door and share bathroom for between the 8) But when we asked for a 4bed dorm and own bathroom with my friends the reception said yes, and... More 

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South Island
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved my stay here. The receptionist are brilliant! Shady Maiready, Fly and Cat. Great fun in the bar on Tuesday quiz night too! Short stroll from the beach, there's a dog you can sometimes walk, pool to jump into. Great for those who've had a couple too many vino's the night before :) If you are worried about noise, (... More 

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Rimbach, Germany
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed in the Pipi Patch for 5 nights with 8 other friends to celebrate New Years and enjoying the Bay of Islands. We loved the hot tub and pool, definitely not standard in backpacker hostels. Despite of high season we got a really good price for the accommodation. All the staff was awesome. Thank you Jess for your patience with... More 

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66 reviews 66 reviews
46 hotel reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

As previous reviewers have said, this is a basic, cramped hostel that can get very noisy due to the proximity of the rooms to the bar. The tiny bathrooms in the 8 bed dorms are a particular issue; there's nowhere to put clothing and towels so they don't get soaked, and having the toilet and shower in the same unit... More 

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Perth, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We stayed here for 3 nights and were all disappointed with the stay. The hostel is very basic and cramped. There's 8 beds to a (fairly small) room and only 1 bathroom between 8 people which can be a real nightmare in the mornings. The beds are so noisy and very unstable and the duvets are dirty too! There's nowhere... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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17 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Paihia and the Bay of Islands are stunning! However, we were disappointed with the standard of accommodation we received here for the value we paid. Firstly, do not believe the hype about the pool facility as it is the size of a paddling pool and was dirty when we visited. There is quite a cramped communal space with a small... More 

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35 reviews 35 reviews
29 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This hostel is in such a nice place & staff are really nice here also hot tub is amazing & good choice of movies to watch when chilling. Loved staying here & would definately go back. Rooms were en suite with a toilet/shower however there are no extra communal showers & unfortunately we were sharing with people who spent 30mins... More 

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Margate, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Although I do not like Base as a chain, this hostel was very pleasant. The dorm room was clean ans the bathroom was nice, hot showers! The kitchen was clean ans pleasant - not overcrowded. And the bar was good with $5 beer and wine and an alright bbq meal. The staff were really friendly. Not a bad hostel, but... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

This is one of the better hostels I have stayed in so far. The staff are friendly and very helpful, the rooms are clean with en suite bathrooms, there is a hot tub, BBQ every night, relatively cheap bar with activities on most nights and an extremely friendly atmosphere. It's very easy to meet lots of different people in this... More 

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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*
Number of rooms: 140
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