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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 May 15, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 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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London, United Kingdom
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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
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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
25 helpful votes 25 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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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
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20 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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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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