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Bay Adventurer

28 Kings Road | PO Box 29, Paihia 0247 , New Zealand
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Ranked #23 of 28 Specialty Lodging in Paihia
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Matamata
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 4 days ago NEW

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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Brighton, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is nice and chilled! The hot tub and tennis court make it great! It's pretty basic but happy! Clean enough! Free unlimited wifi was ace too! Good atmosphere here when I was here! And the staff are very helpful!

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Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This hostel needs new staff and a thorough clean. Kitchen, pool and hot tube are filthy. Showers full of hair and mould. Staff more interested in getting drunk and desperately need organisational skills. We were waiting 35 mins to check in with no apology when they stumbled out of a corridor to greet us. Don't stay here.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

I stayed at this hostel after a mistake with my initial booking. I stayed in a 6bed dorm room which was an ok size. There was only one plug in the room however there was a long adaptor so everyone could use it. There were also lockers and a mirror in the room. There was free wifi however this wasn't... More 

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Switzerland
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26 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Spacious 4 bed dorm, unfortunately only a glas door, no seperate window to get fresh air, so we had to leave the door open over night - which didn't feel safe or quiet. Wifi apprently would be free but the not very motivated staff wasn't able to give us the password for it. Kitchen is okay, but there's not much... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Really friendly hostel, free kayak, bike, pool, hot tube, etc. it's a good value ! We went to base next door 1night cause was full in adventurer and we really didn't enjoy it! The room are a bit small but you don't really stay in the room ;) They got few double size bed in share room so if you... More 

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Papendrecht, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The hostel is in a great location and with nice and spacious rooms. Good faciities in terms of the presence of a pool and tennis courts. However I was not able to extend my stay because nobody would be at the reception on the first of january although they had availability. This for me proves a complete lack of involvement... More 

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