We travel to NZ regularly and often access the YHA network.We found this hostel to be everything we needed.Kitchen was regularly cleaned and occupants were co-operative in the use of facilities.Some swap recipes or goods.The hostel has a spice rack which is useful and there is a countdown supermarket nearby where you can purchase reasonably priced food.We would recommend the NZ fish.
Hostel staff were friendly and helpful and the place nice and quiet.We met some interesting fellow travellers.This hostel,like others has a range of ages.
Would recommend the ferry trip($12 return) to Russell and lunch at the waterfront Marlborough pub.We had the best meal in NZ here and well priced,friendly staff.Would also recommend a visit to the treaty grounds ($25) but they let you return the next day for another visit in this price.The grounds are beautiful!!! Finally, we took the overnight YHA Rock boat cruise.This 22 hours on the water made us really experience the beautiful Bay of Islands.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- YHA Bay of Islands Paihia Located in the Far North of New Zealand , the Bay of Islands is renowned for its rich cultural hsitory and magnificent scenery and is a must-see when visiting New Zealand. Paihia, the gateway to the Bay of Islands, is a bustling seaside town with superb safe swimming beaches and is the starting point for a wide range of activities and attractionsThe YHA Bay of Islands Paihia is a purpose built two-level hostel in the heart of Paihia offering affordable, comfortable, quiet and secure accommodation for singles, couples, families and groups. It can accommodate up to 50 people in rooms ranging from single, double and shared twin to four and eight-bed dormitories, a six-bed cabin and a female-only dormitory room. All rooms have their own ensuite bathrooms.Our cosy hostel has a fully-equipped kitchen , lounge, laundry facilities and plenty of outdoor dining space. There is car parking on the street outside and tennis courts next door.Amenities, including a food market, shops, information centres, and restaurants and bars are all located within easy walking distance. The beach is 100 metres from the door and the Paihia wharf, the beginning of many of the Bay’s water-based activities, is a short stroll along the waterfront. While you are close to all the action, our hostel is secluded enough for you to enjoy a quiet and uninterrupted night’s sleep.Our staff are committed to ensuring that you have a comfortable stay and a memorable visit to our special part of the world. They will happily answer any questions, offer suggestions and assist you in planning and booking activities. ... more less
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- YHA Bay Of Islands Paihia