We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Centabay Lodge

Show Prices
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
Centabay Lodge
View Map
Add Photo Write a Review

62 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 55: English reviews
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good location, room was clean and had an ensuite. The problem was with people who were working here (WOOFers). Firstly our washing was taken out of the dryer just after it started by someone and remained wet. Also, others were drunk and set fire extinguisher off in kitchen. Dry powder was all over floor, food surfaces, utensils, in toasters and... More 

Helpful?
Thank Sally B
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Hi Centabay, I am a bit late with my review. I stayed and worked here in the summer of 2006. I dont low if Darren is still around, but he was great! I will never forget this place, I had the best time.

Helpful?
Thank Michael J
France
Level Contributor
16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

I stayed in a 4 bed dormitory for 2 nights. The room was pretty clean and the bathroom was ok. On our first day, the kitchen was a terrible mess but it got better in the next days. The inside probably needs refreshments, but the outdoor area is great - I really enjoyed spending time there. The place instantly gave... More 

Helpful?
Thank Aurore L
Gloucester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

As a mature couple we found this backpackers lodge good value for money, our private room which had a small kitchen, toilet and shower was clean and comfortable. The communal areas were also kept clean. The manager Jack and the house keeping team run a tight ship! It was a great place to meet people who had travelled from across... More 

Helpful?
Thank JohnBarbara2016
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

The guesthouse us centrally located in Paihia and this makes it fairly easy to get around. the walls are quite thin though, so you can hear the next room. Although this was initially funny hearing them having sex it soon grew old! Showers were not the cleanest area. The shower mats were soaking and not changed in 3 days.

Helpful?
Thank TonyCann
Adelaide, Australia
Level Contributor
15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

I stayed in a 4 bed dorm, maybe the private rooms are differently treated. According to my experiences with other hostels, this one was quite dirty: the shower curtain was molded (but got changed, when I told them), kitchen were towels very dirty (but they said they get changed twice a day...), the washbasins were stuffed (I made the cleaning... More 

Helpful?
Thank Karina S

Travelers are raving about these Paihia hotels

Cairns, Australia
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

Very noisy place, could hear snoring and creaking floors all through the night from next door. Backpacker tv room and kitchen also right below. No hot water 3 out of 4 nights and appalling water pressure. $89 a night, with facilities but no soap and not serviced at all. Fans only in room and room always smelt stale and musty..... More 

Helpful?
Thank Pip C
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016 via mobile

Had a great stay, friendly helpful staff, , king size bed was comfy nice little kitchenette, good bathroom. For the price my husband and I were surprised at the roominess, nice balcony out the front. Lovely and clean.

Helpful?
1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

Went for a room with Ensuite. First impressions weren't good, but the room was musty and no amount of airing and fan was able to change that. The fan made for handy white noise to filter out surrounding room noise. Location was good and price was cheap, not that we had a huge choice on Waitangi weekend with a fairly... More 

Helpful?
Thank Thronodor
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
40 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016

Such a great spot, friendly helpful staff. Kayaks and bikes for hire, great outdoor area to chill with a spa as well. We would stay here again, was nice and quiet as well the only thing was the pressure in our shower wasn't the greatest but didn't bother us to much.

Helpful?
Thank Emma_and_Cam
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

15 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (11)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (2)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (2)
Viewed
Room/Suite (2)
Viewed
Other (5)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (4)
Viewed
Other (4)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Paihia hotels
0.1 mi away
Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia
0.1 mi away
Abri Apartments
Abri Apartments
#1 of 28 in Paihia
5.0 of 5 stars 186 reviews
0.4 mi away
Saltwater Lodge
Saltwater Lodge
#11 of 28 in Paihia
4.5 of 5 stars 75 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.0 mi away
Austria Motel
Austria Motel
#29 of 43 in Paihia
4.5 of 5 stars 32 reviews
0.1 mi away
Haka Lodge Paihia
Haka Lodge Paihia
#3 of 28 in Paihia
5.0 of 5 stars 107 reviews
0.5 mi away
Averill Court Motel
Averill Court Motel
#5 of 43 in Paihia
4.5 of 5 stars 232 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Additional Information about Centabay Lodge

Address: 27 Selwyn Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Price Range: $31 - $49 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 25
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com and Priceline so you can book your Centabay Lodge reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Centabay Lodge Paihia, Bay Of Islands
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay