This hostel (although it is more like staying at a motel) is great. Very clean and comfortable, with a brilliant ensuite (better than my bathroom at home!). The shared facilities are also in great condition and very clean. The staff are helpful and friendly.
The hostel is located out of the main area of town a little bit though (about 10-15min walk). If you don't mind this than this is a great place to stay, but if you really want to be close to the pubs/clubs, there are closer options.
- 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