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Bay Adventurer
28 Kings Road | PO Box 29, Paihia 0247 , New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #18 of 26 Specialty Lodging in Paihia
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“Fantastic!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2008

My b/f and I are in our mid twenties and we stayed at the Bay Adventurer for 2 nights in April of 2008. We booked a studio room though the hostel's website. This was the best backpackers we stayed at during our trip in New Zealand.

RECEPTION: No problems here. Our reservation was as we had requested and we actually ended up with a slightly cheaper rate - always a bonus.

ROOM: Great room on ground level. Big, clean, and private. Room had bunk beds (double on bottom single on top type), a sofa, table with two chairs and a kitchette. Kitchette had everything you'd need to prepare meals - stove top, microwave, kettle, etc. Lots of dishes and shelf space. Flat screen TV with thea couple free to air channels. Great for news/weather reports etc.

BATHROOM: Very nice. Clean and large. Nice shower with good pressure. Window and fan.

LOCATION: Great location. Easy walking distance to restaurants, the pier/beach, and a liquor store right on the corner.

OTHER: Did not use the common area so I cannot comment on it other than it looked clean. They also have laundry facilities available and off-street parking. There is a hot-tub and bbq for guest use.

  • Liked — Quiet and clean
  • Disliked — No complaints - it was great!
  • Stayed April 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2007

WOW! We must say we really enjoyed our stay here. We stayed in a double room and found it was the best hostel accomadation we experienced in NZ. The staff were friendly, but not THE best we'd experience however this wasnt a problem. The kitchen wasnt that great either and I'd seriously recommend they replace their hobs as they dont really get that hot but the atmosphere and area is great. Swimming pool, hot tub, bike and tennis court use are also a bonus!
The hostel was spotless during our stay and remains its standards since it won best BBH hostel in 2005. Keep it up

  • Stayed December 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 28 Kings Road | PO Box 29, Paihia 0247 , New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Amenities:
Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 26 Specialty Lodging in Paihia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 20
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