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Seabeds
46 Davis Crescent, Paihia, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #2 of 25 Specialty lodging in Paihia
London, United Kingdom
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88 reviews 88 reviews
33 hotel reviews
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“Great place to stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

Great place to stay - Marie was awesome, gave me some coffee & sun cream, it's cheap, clean & friendly & they can sort all of your trips in Paihia (both boat trip + tour of cape reinga is a must)

Shame it doesnt have free wifi... altho seems that nowhere in NZ does!

Really good value

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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New York City, New York
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18 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

We stayed at Seabeds for two nights in January and what a lovely experience! The room and bathroom were clean, and even new looking. The kitchen/shared area was nicely decorated and very homey. We really enjoyed our stay at Seabeds and would recommend this hostel to anyone looking for a place to stay in Paihia.

Room Tip: Location is just a little walk from the town center but not too bad.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

this will be our last night at Seabeds, so sorry to have to move on, this place is fantastic, beautiful clean rooms, and very friendly staff, always read to help, views from upstairs are fantastic overlooking the bay. would recommend to anyone. need to book in advance as so popular during peek season.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here on our return trip to NZ two years after our orginal review. The same excellent accommodation but I would advise you phone to book in advance during January/Febuary as it now has a full listing in the BBH and other guides and is very popular.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013 via mobile

Lovely clean quiet well decorated hostel with very polite and helpful staff. Excellent location just off the beach with single beds rather than bunks very modern bathroom, kitchen diner and lounge TV area.
I would recommend to stay here rather than the other backpackers for those seeking a good nights sleep and something a little more relaxing than the party hostels.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

This hostel (although it is more like staying at a motel) is great. Very clean and comfortable, with a brilliant ensuite (better than my bathroom at home!). The shared facilities are also in great condition and very clean. The staff are helpful and friendly.

The hostel is located out of the main area of town a little bit though (about 10-15min walk). If you don't mind this than this is a great place to stay, but if you really want to be close to the pubs/clubs, there are closer options.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

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.

Room Tip: Upstairs rooms will have a sea veiw
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: 46 Davis Crescent, Paihia, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
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Ranked #2 of 25 Specialty lodging in Paihia
Also Known As:
Seabeds Paihia, Bay Of Islands

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