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Pillows Travellers Lodge

412 Hibiscus Coast Highway | Orewa Beach, Orewa, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars

Great location, across the road from the beach. Five minute walk from town. Very friendly helpful owners, and thoughtful facilities. Great base to relax. Came for a night, stayed for a week and would have stayed longer if I hadn't had to fly back to the uk. Recommended!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the only "backpackers" place in town. Marco poli does not exist any more. We came in and the guy from the reception showed us the most expensive (95$) double room and the dorm (30$) for 6 and you feel like a sardine in that room it its just to cramped. When we came back the dad helped us... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I would not let my dog stay at Pillows. I stayed there several years ago and it was quite nice - clean and comfortable, acceptable. Our stay there in January 2015 was terrible. They had crowded a 'cot' (and I am being generous) in along with a double (which was supposed to be a queen) bed. There wasn't room to... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015 via mobile

We have stayed one night at the place for $88 dollar. Well the room was dusty and the coffee cups are dirty. The room was small with everything's packed. A good stopover and not for a long term stay. Well owners not bad but the space is limited .

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Dee Why, New South Wales, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We spent our first night in New Zealand here as it is only 40 minutes drive from the Auckland airport and conveniently located along the way up to the Northland area. We got in at around midnight and no one was available at the reception even though we informed them about our late arrival beforehand. We spent 20 minutes calling... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

I joined trip advisor just to write this review. We stayed here in the new year and lets just say it was an experience I don't care to repeat. The rooms whilst relatively clean we a hodge podge of mixed styles and very dated decor. What struck me was the mix of permanent residents and back packers with overnight motel... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Me and wife were looking for a place to stay overnight and decided to stay here as the last option as all other places in Orewa were either booked out or over priced. The guy at reception was nice as he showed around three type of rooms. we went for a $95 room which was good to be honest. Positives:... More 

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wasilla, alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

My wife and I discovered Pillows Backpackers after a tough week on the Te Araroa Trail. It could not have been at a more appropriate time. My feet were blistered and raw, and I was in need of some TLC. Pillows answered the call. Not only was the facility spotless, it was tastefully appointed . In fact, it was was... More 

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Auckland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

This is perhaps one of the most dysfunctional places I have ever had the misfortune to visit. It is not a conventional motel but a hybrid back-packers with single rooms. The owner is what can only be best described as a dragon in all senses of the world, her constant yelling and screaming at her staff (volunteers from HelpX as... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Service very average. After a short stay here, it appeared that everything was out of place. IE, no continuity between rooms etc. It all looked rather odd and old. I did some googling and found them on trademe, it would appear that everything is second hand from cheap auctions including an old worn out looking mattress that was bought for... More 

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Address: 412 Hibiscus Coast Highway | Orewa Beach, Orewa, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Orewa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
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