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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great stopping off point whilst traveling in Northland. Stayed here in June, clean and friendly place. Staff attentive and friendly. Location is excellent just up from the beach, close walk to all local attractions in Paihia. Great stay, could not fault it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Cracking backpackers in Paihia - Within easy walking distance of everything but pleasantly away from the louder areas of town so you can get a good kip! The showers are top notch and the rooms well maintained. The kitchen and lounge provide a nice social area and cover all the needs of a backpacker as far as it goes for... More 

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

We loved the Pickled Parrot! Rose was so friendly and helpful, and the accommodation was awesome; definitely one of the best backpackers we've ever stayed in. We stayed in the flat upstairs from reception which has a double bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and lounge area along with a lovely sunny deck and a second bedroom next door, which suited us (me,... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

We stayed in at the Pickled Parrot in March 2016 and had a great experience. The hostel is close to the beach, the owner and host Rose was friendly, accommodating and offered some great local advice too. Thanks Rose!

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Thank Trent S
Oshawa, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed one night in the private double room beside the entrance of the carpark. I can only think of one word to describe our experience and it's just "meh". We had been tenting in the rain for 2 days prior so either way, we were excited to have a hot shower and warm/dry bed. We felt... More 

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

We spent two nights here. Although we feel a bit ancient to consider ourselves 'backpackers' we enjoyed the experience! The atmosphere was relaxed and friendly. The owner Rose was eager to help her guests - offering advice, storing luggage, etc, The kitchen was very well-equipped, and the wash-rooms were perfectly clean each morning. Free wi-fi, free breakfast. For guests who... More 

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Paihia, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

the Pickled Parrot is a charming place off the beaten track in Paihia. It's got a great little courtyard and barbeque spot plus a decent sized kitchen and lounge. Free wifi, free breakfast, and always someone to chat to if you are looking for some social interactions. The rooms are a good size, with lockers for your stuff, and the... More 

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Thank pip_sarah
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

At first I booked for a few nights and soon after meeting some awesome people in Paihia (including the owner Rose) I decided to extend my stay! I loved this hostel so much, I stayed for an entire 4 months. The courtyard makes for a very friendly atmosphere and the hostel attracts many different kinds of people! The common area... More 

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Thank ConnorC27
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic backpackers. Our private double was a cosy cabin with the most comfortable mattress we've ever had in a hostel! Rose was so nice and it's always great to find staff who really care about their enterprise.

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Thank Jordan W
Toronto, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

Everywhere else was booked so we stayed here for 4 nights and couldnt stay another. Wasnt happy with the service at all. The place was very messy and often missing simple things in the kitchen. The owner wasnt very pleasant and often rude when we asked questions about anything. The hostel states on the website it is quiet but every... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Come and relax at the Pickled Parrot. Enjoy free breakfast in this small personal hostel set in a sub tropical garden paradise. Friendly welcoming hosts, very clean accommodation, excellent kitchen facilities, all linen provided. Close to beach, restaurants and shops. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Pickled Parrot Backpackers

Address: 9 Greys Lane, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Price Range: $39 - $43 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 25
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The Pickled Parrot Backpackers Hotel Paihia
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