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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
Marwan N Queenstown, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Queenstown, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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

Bangkok, Thailand
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
19 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Reading, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014 via mobile

Only stayed a couple of nights. Was in an 8 bed dorm. No security in rooms!! And it's all lock and key, valuable items very vulnerable. Bbq was amazing!! Great value for money! Very clean, however cleaning staff have little consideration for resting guests. Not 24hr reception. Bar was great fun, good kitchen, great tv lounge, great location!

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Oldham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

This was our 2nd time at base so we knew what to expect, we booked because we wanted a fun new year. It was a very lively new year, rooms nice and clean, staff very friendly, everything great if you don't mind a bit of noisy fun. Great for the price and you couldn't get a better spot.

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15 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

The rooms were clean, staff were friendly, met some great people, the bar was nice, good night out! kitchen was clean and ok to use. We stayed in 8 bed dorm. The BBQ food was very nice! Good value for money. All in all a good hostel :)

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London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

The staff are good fun. location is near the town Travel companies use this hostel so it is very busy. rooms normally sleep 8 mixed (one girls room) they all have there own shower and toilet. Pool is very small, but if you want to swim the sea is a 2 minute walk. Outdoor Hot is very nice BBQ at... More

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5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Good location, 1 minute to the sea, 5 minutes to town center. With cafe and bars around Staff is nice, if you check in at late night, you need to find staff in the bar. Share space is limited, always have people lying on the sofa. The kitchen is not too big, sometimes dirty. The bar have some activities every... More

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Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Lara in reception was such an angel. Soo friendly! Nice and cheap! Great bar! If your looking for a quiet night in this place is not for you! These guys know how to throw a party. Exactly what we were looking for! I would defiantly recommend this Base Paihia.

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Also Known As:
Base Backpackers Paihia Hostel Bay Of Islands
Address: 18 Kings Road | Pipi Patch, Paihia, New Zealand (Formerly Sunseekers Motel)
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #17 of 25 Specialty lodging in Paihia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Base Backpackers Paihia hostel 4*
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