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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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13 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Hostel staff are so friendly, rooms are big and well resourced. Towels and linen were provided, kitchens well equipped. Location is great close to bars, restaurants and the beach. The pool and hot tub are our of use in the winter but I would recommend you only coming in the summer anyway. Paihia as a town is beautiful but like... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

I have nothing but good words to say about this hostel. Everything from the facilities to the cleanliness and staff was fantastic. The dorm rooms are spacious, comfortable and clean; and if you're lucky you can even grab a double bed! The kitchen, lounge and bathroom were clean and tidy with everything you require. The main plus to this hostel... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We arrived late at night and left again early morning but we had a room with kitchenette and a big bathroom. The shower was great, the hostel quiet and the staff very helpful. The place is walking distance to the wharf and I-Centre and there are some nice cafés nearby.

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6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014 via mobile

I stayed in a 6 bed dorm room at this hostel. Firstly my booking was lost. Then found so wasn't a problem. Beds would have to be one of the most comfortable hostel beds I've ever had. Cons - the towels you could rent were revolting and stained. I ended up drying myself with my Trackies. No power points situated... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

In short, we booked a room for $75. We got there and were charged $95 for a lesser/different room. We did get a $35 refund, however we later found out we were just charged the price of the lesser room

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275 helpful votes 275 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We arrived to find that the room we had booked was really not booked. We had a confirmation but the hostel had no record. We were "upgraded" to the large apartment which had the advantage of having a nice patio. But, the bed configuration was such that my husabnd and I could not sleep together. The two beds were against... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014 via mobile

This could be a great hostel but there are a few things that just let it down. We were pleased when we arrived that our double room had been upgraded to one with a private toilet, which to be fair was pretty clean, although the toilet roll on the windowsill was covered in ants. The room was basic and smelt... More 

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lille
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7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

I've found this place realy nice ! Firstable, the staff was amazing, realy helpfull, friendly and he was spending time with the traveller having chat with them ! Then, the dormitory are really nice. Each room is separate from each other so it's quiet. The bed are confortable and you have a nice duvet. In the kitchen there is a... More 

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Brunswick, Ohio
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We came in on the Kiwi Experience bus but decided to book at Bay Adventurer instead of the recommended Base, and I'm so glad that we did! This is definitely one of the better hostels I've stayed in. Really cozy and clean rooms, a big kitchen/living area, and a pool and hot tub area. It was also nice to be... More 

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Trier, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Awesome Stuff, Best Mattresses in Town, Cool activities and all of it on the doorstep to the most beautiful place on Earth, the Bay of Islands! Thank you Manuel, you and your ppl made me stay and feel home. If possible, i never would have left.

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