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Base Backpackers Paihia hostel

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Dublin, Ireland
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91 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hostel has decent facilities and it's where the kiwi bus stops. All the hostels in Paihia are pretty much in the same location and you can get a room with free WiFi elsewhere for 8 dollars a night cheaper with similar or better facilities. They also have a cat which sheds everywhere so the common area is full of cat... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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37 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

This was my first accommodation while staying in New Zealand, I stayed at this hostel for 2 nights. Not the most modern place to stay, but the staff were friendly, rooms very clean, comfy bed and good shower pressure! A bar was attached to the hostel, but I didn't find there was much noise, which was good. Would stay here... More 

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Thank AnnieNight
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

This was my first stop on the Kiwi Experience route and as such was only there for one night but I loved the atmosphere both in the main social areas and the bar! Location wise it's right near the beach and only a 5 minute walk or so to the main 'high street' area. I've stayed in many a hostel... More 

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Thank CharlotteFoxy
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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

Very nice hostel that gives a really nice change to staying in all the same looking hostels. Great location close to the water and a very nice bar that always seems to be busy. Great and helpful staff and clean rooms

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Thank Iris P
Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here while on the Kiwi bus. The staff were very friendly and came and spoke to you even when not working. Use of the hot tub was a nice addition on the colder days. They provide a $12 BBQ dinner which was well worth the money. The rooms and clean and all have heaters.

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Trier, Germany
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56 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

Except for the cold tub and the not too well prepared steak this hostel has got everything one needs. Clean facilities, a nice lounge and terrace and it is pretty well located. Only a few minutes walk to the city centre.

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Thank Patrick S
Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

As base hostels go this one wasnt bad- yes there is still a key deposit which I think is stupid and they charge you for using a foreign credit card which is unnecessary but on the whole it wasnt bad. Bathroom clean and there was a small kitchenette in the room. 8 dorm beds so not too bad. The walls... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

This is a really lovely hostel with great facilities and awesome staff. Everyone we met was very friendly and helpful...Plus is has a great bar which was really fun in the evenings. And what a perfect loaction...brilliant!

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

The hostel was clean which is the main thing and the 8 bed room I shared was ensuite. Downside was having to pay for wifi. They also advertise as having a swimming pool when in fact it is an extremely small pool in the centre of the complex. There is probably better places to go in the area but the... More 

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Thank Aisleena
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

We stayed two nights since it was a kiwi exp stop. The BBQ night was nice. TV room with movies and well provided kitchen area. The rooms were a 8 dorm bedroom. Bathroom was pretty clean but small. Overall for a cheap stay it was OK.

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Base Backpackers Paihia hostel

Address: 18 Kings Road | Pipi Patch, Paihia 0200, New Zealand (Formerly Sunseekers Motel)
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Price Range: $32 - $83 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Base Backpackers Paihia hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 140
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