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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at The Mousetrap for close to a week while I was in Paihia. Very cosy and homely hostel, lots of plush armchairs, big lounge upstairs to relax and socialize. Not a party hostel, it's mostly quiet, though there's a bar and other hostels across the street where a lot of the noise came from. Clean rooms, showers, and toilet...

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the one of the better small hotels we've ever stayed in, it is an excellent and interesting place to stay for any age group of travellers. You may relax in the upper lounge where you can enjoy the ocean and mountain view. For most of the time, the hotel itself is a quiet place, in the evening you...

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Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We originally planned to stay 2 nights but added a 3rd. Very clean hostel and quiet after 11 pm. Still friendly and social. Lovely owners. After 11, only socializing in a small area downstairs which is a wee bit restrictive. Disappointed in the free coffee and tea (no milk or sugar, first time I ever saw that!). I realize that...

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Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

My daughter took me on a roadtrip from Queenstown to Paihia in 10 days and this was the nicest cleanest best-managed hostel of all we've been. Warm atmosphere thanks to Jake and Nikki and the kind of travellers they attract.

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Reviewed September 29, 2016

It's just the best hostel in that town, owners are so nice, they making a lot of activities. A lot of space for chill or sharing time with people. It's also realy clean and that's a amazing thing for an backpackers. You can go without any fear, you'll love it!

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Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

I was surprised at how big it was! Nice chill out areas throughout, a couple of lounges, TVs, balcony seating in sunshine, a good dining space, a small cooking space but I think there's a couple throughout the hostel for designated rooms, a cute small garden/patio area (very picturesque!) I feel like it was lacking in things to do, I...

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Thank Jenny M
Reviewed August 3, 2016

The hostel is just amazing! The owners help you out with everything you want to know! The rooms are sweet as and the lounge area upstairs is a Awesome place to relax and enjoy the view from Paihia! Not expensive and no party hostel, for me and my girlfriend it was the best hostel we ever stayed in :-)

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Oakland, California
Reviewed June 19, 2016 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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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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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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  • 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: $38 - $55 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“Hotel has a "quiet" policy at 11:00 pm.”
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 of 5 bubbles williex2016, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Private rooms 8 and 9 are at the back and are quiter”
 of 5 bubbles MandyV81, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“Try and get a room at the back of the hostel so you are less disturbed by the noise from the backpackers across the road.”
 of 5 bubbles pcb7339, Jan 8, 2015 | Read review
“I am staying in twin room at room no 4. a good and quiet room.”
 of 5 bubbles YiiA, Apr 14, 2013 | Read review
“The studio is pefect if you want hostel prices without the hostel noise.”
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 of 5 bubbles razorsharp2505, Feb 28, 2013 | Read review
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