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Saltwater Lodge

5.0 of 5 Hostel   |   14 Kings Road, Paihia, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Nice and fiendly stuff. The rooms are clean and with own bathroom. The kitchen is comfortable and also clean With parkingfelds who need it. Beautyfull place to stay! Smal town, but a lot of adventures to do.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
13 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

We only went for food at the bar, they have a pizza oven, so a pizza and salad and were shocked by what we got. The pizza was average, nothing special (but for the price it should have been) while my friends salad left her so speechless she couldn't even complain. The prices, for what you got, were ridiculous. NOT... More 

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mary c, Front Office Manager at Saltwater Lodge, responded to this review

Hi there, It would seem you have made a mistake with the recipient of your message. We are Saltwater Lodge, a Backpackers only. We do not have a cafe or bar, so it wouldn't have been us making your pizza.... Thank you, Kathy More 

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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014 via mobile

On arrival it appeared that i had to stay in a 4 p room instead 2p room. But the staff solved the problem because the next day i had a 4p room all by myself. A big thumb up for the guys in room 5, had a good time there. Good and clean rooms, facilities okay. Staff helpfull.

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Skive, Denmark
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16 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

I have stayed here before, and this time we had family coming to stay, and this place is great. Doesn't feel too much like a backpackers and is a great way of saving some money instead of spending so much more at the main hotels in Paihia. We had some issues with staff, but after speaking to the manager in... More 

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7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

This place is average in every way. Nothing was great, but nothing was sub par. Some staff were nice, others walked around the kitchen/dining area with rap music BLARING out of their phones. This I didn't understand. I wouldn't really recommend it but I wouldn't dissuade anyone from staying here.

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London, United Kingdom
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20 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

Stayed here for 7 nights. Good location in Paihia and rooms were well furnished, cleaned daily and a good size. We didn't find the hostel to have much life to it though. Reception area is tucked away and the common area wasn't very inviting. The saltwater bar had very few people, if any at all in each night.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

It is a nice place, clean and modern, very close to the beach and the city centre. Staff is good. Some rooms have sea view. Unfortunately there are two "buts": 1. Wi-Fi. It was supposed to be 100 Mb, but we opened just a couple of pages about the tourist attractions we wanted to visit and in a minute we... More 

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Oak Harbor, Washington
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10 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Came to Paihia originally only planning to stay in this hostel one night, but ended up sticking around for the rest of my stay. The place is always super clean (even the kitchen which is rare in hostels), the beach is just a hop, skip, and a jump away, they offer free WiFi (well, 50 mb per day, but it's... More 

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Hartmannsdorf, Germany
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

I stayed at Saltwater Lodge for 3 weeks, and absolutely loved it! I had the best time ever, everyone was so nice! The rooms were bright and clean (cleaned daily), the staff made everyone feel welcome. I'd definitely recommend it. It's so cool that you only have to walk 1-2 minutes to the beach. Also, you can get bikes, tennis,... More 

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Friendly stuff, unusually clean rooms with bathrooms, all you can ask for. Great location. Good live music & restaurant just next door, 1 minute walk to beach... Really satisfied with everything and spend 2 wonderful days in Paihia. Thanks for that and I'll come back...

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Address: 14 Kings Road, Paihia, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Saltwater Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 19
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