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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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York, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
15 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Houston, Texas
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102 reviews 102 reviews
35 hotel reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

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
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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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