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Bay Adventurer

28 Kings Road | PO Box 29, Paihia 0247 , New Zealand
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Ranked #24 of 28 Specialty Lodging in Paihia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Spent 2 nights here and there's nothing to complain about it. Clean rooms and helpful receptionists. There's also a small hotspa tub near the swimming pool, which came in really handy for a relaxing dip under the stars during winter. Free wifi was a bonus!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed staying here. Clean and spacious kitchen and bathroom with nice and helpful staff. Rooms are warm in winter and the hot tub and pool are lovely. Not too far from the main stretch and much quieter and more relaxed than seedy Base next door.

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Paihia, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When i arrived in the hostel i was welcomed by a very nice british guy working at the reception. He showed me around the hostel was very helpful in answering all my questions and showed a great sense of humour. The facilities are clean and tidy and the people working here seem to be very well organized. This is definitly... More 

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bay Adventurer is a great place to meet other travelers. The room layout surrounding a communal courtyard is a great place to meet people and have a "few" drinks in the evening. Rooms/facilities are generally clean and tidy and the staff very friendly with great location knowledge. Free WIFI and use of tennis courts/equipment is also a massive bonus!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Stayed here for 2 nights, great location for the Bay of Islands. Room was spotless, huge, and extremely comfortable. Staff were extremely friendly and helpful, wouldn't hesitate to come again if visiting the region

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We opted to stay in a tent- which was an option on their site through hostel world. It doesn't say anywhere when booking on your mobile through hostel world that tents weren't provided so be sure to take your own if you opt for this. We were upgraded if we paid 1/2 the difference, this worked out ok as the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Studio Unit (self contained) was very clean, tidy, roomy & basic. Microwave, Jug & Hot plates, unfortunately no toaster or dishwashing liquid. Staff were very helpful. I never used the pool or the tennis court. This was my place to rest after a day of activities in the area. *More suited to young adults than families with very young children,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Cheap hostel but would recommend going elsewhere. We were initially impressed by the offer of free kayak/Internet/iPad use etc. but none of these were actually available when we got there. The double room was fairly big but double bed was actually 2 singles pushed together, room also had ants and the water cut off twice in the 3 days we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015 via mobile

A good backpackers, the private room we had was fine, very basic but was all that we needed. However, we're exceptionally disappointed that there was no hand soap nor hand towels in either the mens or womens bathrooms (and they hadn't run out as the rubbish bin was empty). Other than that I think its a nice place to stay

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