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“Quirky and homely, relaxed.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of YHA Paraparaumu Barnacles Seaside Inn

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YHA Paraparaumu Barnacles Seaside Inn
2.5 of 5 Hostel   |   3 Marine Parade, Paraparaumu 5032, New Zealand   |  
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“Quirky and homely, relaxed.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2009

We got a double room and I loved the furnishings, it had alot more character than most hostels. It felt full of history, we had a nice bit outside out window that you could sit on too. Great views of the beach. Nice for a wee getaway.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2009

this was a really nice little hostel. We had a Double room which was very cosy - with electric blanket and homely furnishings.

Paraparumu is a little bit of a quiet place, although a nice place to escape wellington for a night or two

  • Stayed December 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2008

Barnacles is a great place to stay if you want to break the drive after arriving into Wellington (its about 90 km north) or to enjoy afew days by the sea.

The hostel experience is like staying in your gran's house by the sea - all the rooms have a really homely, cosy, warm feeling and were clean and comfortable. Theres plenty of old pictures and books to look through as well as a super-comfy sittingroom with lots of DVD's and a toasty electric fire. The bathrooms were spotless, the owners incredibly friendly and helpful.

Exceptionally highly recommended!

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  • Stayed August 2008, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2005

What a wonderful little hostel. The service was extremely friendly and the rooms were spacious and clean. The rooms with the seaview make the hostel that little more special.

  • Stayed January 2005
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about YHA Paraparaumu Barnacles Seaside Inn

Address: 3 Marine Parade, Paraparaumu 5032, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Kapiti Coast > Paraparaumu
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Specialty Lodging in Paraparaumu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — YHA Paraparaumu Barnacles Seaside Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated right on the beach at Paraparaumu with stunning views of Kapiti Island, this charming backpackers hostel began life as a hotel in 1923 and has been lovingly restored to its former glory with lovely oak furniture in the rooms and historic photos of the Kapiti area. YHA Paraparaumu Barnacles Seaside Inn offers a variety of accommodation, many rooms have sea views which you can request when booking. ... more   less 
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