This is a great place to stay in Paihia - it's been converted from a Motel to a Backpackers Hostel so the double rooms are a good size and some have ensuites - we stayed in a room upstairs and had a great view looking out to sea. It's located around the corner from the main shopping area but is only about a 5 minute walk from the ferry terminal - there's a dairy close by or you can walk or drive to a Countdown Supermarket which is also fairly close located on the road out to KeriKeri. The owner (Marie) is very friendly and helpful - we thought the room price was very reasonable - note that there is no TV in room but there is a common room that has one in it. The kitchen was well stocked with utensils etc. This is not a large backpacker so suggest that you would need to book early in the peak summer season - we travelled in August and it was very quiet all thru Northland.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Seabeds Backpackers is a charming, up-market hostel, providing a touch of luxury at a budget price in Paihia, Bay of Islands, Northland. The upper rooms (including the kitchen/common room) have unimpeded sea views. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms. Seabeds has a large modern kitchen (some say the best hostel kitchen in NZ) and boasts a separate media room, laundry facilities, free off-street parking and relaxing outdoor areas. Just a few steps to Ti Bay, Paihia's beautiful beach, and 800m to the town centre, Seabeds offers delightful, pristine accommodation in a relaxed and peaceful atmosphere. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Seabeds Paihia, Bay Of Islands