This is a great place to stay in Paihia - it's been converted from a Motel to a Backpackers Hostel so the double rooms are a good size and some have ensuites - we stayed in a room upstairs and had a great view looking out to sea. It's located around the corner from the main shopping area but is only about a 5 minute walk from the ferry terminal - there's a dairy close by or you can walk or drive to a Countdown Supermarket which is also fairly close located on the road out to KeriKeri. The owner (Marie) is very friendly and helpful - we thought the room price was very reasonable - note that there is no TV in room but there is a common room that has one in it. The kitchen was well stocked with utensils etc. This is not a large backpacker so suggest that you would need to book early in the peak summer season - we travelled in August and it was very quiet all thru Northland.
- Also Known As:
- Seabeds Paihia, Bay Of Islands