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Saltwater Lodge

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Free Parking
Wheelchair access
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Self-Serve Laundry
Golf course
Tennis Court
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
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All reviews ensuite bathroom the kitchen common room top bunk bunk beds female dorm communal areas plug sockets free bikes minute walk to the beach family room free wifi excellent location backpackers hostel lock earplugs
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s a Tuesday night, 1AM and lots of noise coming from the windows. Nobody stays at the reception, so no one to ask for some order. I paid more to stay in a single room willing to get some rest, but its be impossible to...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Nina_Murphys
Response from SaltWaterLodge, Manager at Saltwater LodgeResponded 3 days ago

I am sorry that you found your stay at Saltwater Lodge noisy; unfortunately we do not operate the Reception throughout the night however we do have an out of hours phone number detailed in the in-room compendium should guests require assistance during the night. The...More

Reviewed October 29, 2018

The hostel is located next to 5 other hostels in Paihia.The rooms are pretty big for their price, the beds are clean and the Wifi excellent! The kitchen has a lot of good equipment (e. g. two sandwichmakers). The staff was super friendly. My only...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank l_glitzenhirn
Response from Nachiket_VAITY, Manager at Saltwater LodgeResponded October 31, 2018

Thank you for the review. Delighted to know you liked our facilities and services. Apologies for the heating inconvenience caused to you. Best wishes for your travels.

Reviewed February 27, 2018 via mobile

We stayed in a 6 bed dorm, which was very spacious and lockers in the room (provide your own lock). Each bed has a light which is good. Beds comfy and en suite bathroom big and clean. The plugs weren't well placed and not enough...More

Date of stay: February 2018
Thank Nina B
Response from Nachiket_VAITY, Manager at Saltwater LodgeResponded March 1, 2018

Thank you for the review. We are delighted you felt comfortable during your stay with us. thank you for the recommendation we will try to work on it. Best wishes for future travels.

Reviewed February 2, 2018 via mobile

Me and my girlfriend travelled up to Paihia for a few days as part of our NZ trip and decided to stay in a dorm to keep the cost down. We were greeted by a very friendly man keen to get us to do some...More

Date of stay: February 2018
Thank chris_foss94
Response from Nachiket_VAITY, Manager at Saltwater LodgeResponded February 4, 2018

Thank you for your wonderful review. We are happy to know like most of our services & would also feel happy to host your again. Best wishes for future travels.

Reviewed January 30, 2018 via mobile

Great hostel! The WiFi was sometimes slow, but free and unlimited. The beds were clean and comfy in my 4 person female dorm. Each room also had a bathroom with a shower, which was convenient. The kitchen had all basic necessities and facilities were well...More

Date of stay: January 2018
Thank Ella J
Response from Nachiket_VAITY, Manager at Saltwater LodgeResponded January 31, 2018

Hello Ella, We are thrilled with your review and recommendation. We feel delighted to know that you like our services and was comfortable throughout your stay. Best wishes for future travels.

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"Third floor above the kitchen"
Dec 27, 2017
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"Book early"
Aug 18, 2016
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"Choose the 2nd level, the rooms are larger!"
Jul 26, 2016
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"Room 9 is the furtherest away from the road and bars, and also the communal lounge which can get noisy too."
Aug 10, 2015
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$39 - $92 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandNorth IslandNorthland RegionBay of IslandsPaihia
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