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The Mousetrap Backpackers

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11 Kings Rd, Paihia, New Zealand
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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Owners are super helpful with any questions- what to do,will help book trips if you need Entire place is clean - more than 1 kitchen and sitting area to relax in. Outside is beautiful and rooms are clean and quite.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

The owner of this spot is super accommodating and helpful! He was always around taking care of things and answering questions. The location is beautiful and everything is within walking distance. Clean rooms, bathrooms and kitchens. Wifi is great if you're in the right spot. Plenty of free parking.

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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

I've had a super great time there. I worked at the mousetrap for a 1 month as a cleaner and it's definitely the best owners and team I've ever had. Rooms and facilities are clean. People are friendly. There even is a fireplace for the (not-so-cold) winter !!! I enjoyed my time there so much !

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Thank JB_Renard
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Great stay, clean room and bathrooms, good wifi and absolutely brilliant staff. What more could you want from a hostel? Would definitely recommend. Owners had great local knowledge recommending things to do on a tight timescale in Paihia

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

The location was nice. It is a very old house, eclectically decorated, with several common areas. Pretty cossy. The owners waited for us to checking at 21.00 (anyway, the booking says at 22). The hostel is run by a nice couple. It has free parking. It was quite complete but we could find our place. The room was Ok and... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

The dorms are quiet and big, the common areas are good for socializing and the staff is really helpfull and friendly. Quiet at night which is very importent. Really close to a good bar, a good cafe, the the town center and a couple of good walks.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

Perfect option in Paihia. Clean, comfy friendly and brilliant sea-views from the balcony. Owners look after you and hostel is just the right size. Can also book local tripes there so no need to go to iSite! Can only recommend!

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

I stayed here several months ago but remember the perfect views from the terrace, super clean bedrooms and high quality kitchen. The hostel has a fantastic layout for socializing and is very close to the beautiful beaches of Paihia. Very well-run, comfy and friendly!

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Thank Sara H
Germany
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6 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

Nice hostel just a short walk from the beach and town center. Rooms are nothing special, rather small but sufficiently clean and with individual lockers for each guest (bring your own lock though). What makes the hostel stand out is the nice common area. It has 3 kitchens and several lounges with couches as well as outside areas. All cutely... More 

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Thank laurietravels2016
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016 via mobile

If I was reviewing the hostel itself, Mousetrap would get full marks: clean, comfortable rooms, good bed, nice owners, quirky layout, great shower, wonderful veranda where you can drink your coffee in the morning and listen to the sea. It's also very close to the centre, maybe a five minute walk from the buses, shops etc. We really loved the... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about The Mousetrap Backpackers

Address: 11 Kings Rd, Paihia, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Price Range: $31 - $47 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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