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Ranked #5 of 28 Specialty Lodging in Paihia
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Perth
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66 reviews
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“Top of the List”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

Seabeds knows it is good and wants to stay on the top of the list for backpackers. I stayed two nights and found the place exceeded all expectations. Clean, good room, fantastic bathroom, communal kitchen and lounge just superb all at a great price. It more than competes with any standard motel in NZ at half the price.
All of the above created a great ambience for the guests and I had had two lovely nights as a result
If you can get in: just go there. You wont be let down.

Room Tip: 5 star backpackers and better than most standard motels at a backpacker price.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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Linz, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

Me and a friend of mine have choosen the place, because it has a great rating at bbh (bbh.co.nz for infos) and we wanted to relax the last days in New Zealand. It tourned out that it was a great desicion.

The hostel is well designed and celan also there are no bunk beds and even the dorms have an ensuite bathroom which is very clean. The location was great because it was quiet and next to the beach and only about a 10min walk to town and 5min to the supermarket.

The kitchen is really good equiped (we baked a lot because it was raining) and got cleaned twice a day.

The only thing that was really annoying is the kitchen door, which should get fixed, because it is hard and loud to close it. Also one day there have been ants in the kitchen (the staff cleaned everything that day and afterwards it was not a problem anymore).

Fazit: Great rooms for a good value!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

Great place to stay - Marie was awesome, gave me some coffee & sun cream, it's cheap, clean & friendly & they can sort all of your trips in Paihia (both boat trip + tour of cape reinga is a must)

Shame it doesnt have free wifi... altho seems that nowhere in NZ does!

Really good value

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

We stayed at Seabeds for two nights in January and what a lovely experience! The room and bathroom were clean, and even new looking. The kitchen/shared area was nicely decorated and very homey. We really enjoyed our stay at Seabeds and would recommend this hostel to anyone looking for a place to stay in Paihia.

Room Tip: Location is just a little walk from the town center but not too bad.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

this will be our last night at Seabeds, so sorry to have to move on, this place is fantastic, beautiful clean rooms, and very friendly staff, always read to help, views from upstairs are fantastic overlooking the bay. would recommend to anyone. need to book in advance as so popular during peek season.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here on our return trip to NZ two years after our orginal review. The same excellent accommodation but I would advise you phone to book in advance during January/Febuary as it now has a full listing in the BBH and other guides and is very popular.

  • Stayed January 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013 via mobile

Lovely clean quiet well decorated hostel with very polite and helpful staff. Excellent location just off the beach with single beds rather than bunks very modern bathroom, kitchen diner and lounge TV area.
I would recommend to stay here rather than the other backpackers for those seeking a good nights sleep and something a little more relaxing than the party hostels.

  • Stayed January 2013
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Additional Information about Seabeds

Property: Seabeds
Address: 46 Davis Crescent, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 28 Specialty Lodging in Paihia
Number of rooms: 10
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 
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Seabeds Paihia, Bay Of Islands

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