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The Mousetrap Backpackers
Ranked #6 of 30 Specialty Lodging in Paihia
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“Lovely homely hostel”
Reviewed May 14, 2012

Really nice family run hostel. Dorms are downstairs and private rooms are upstairs. There are multiple lounges and kitchens on different levels plus a lovely balcony with view of the sea and a nice garden. Facilties were clean and well kept. We had a double room which was really comfortable and homey. We would have loved to have stayed longer if we had the time.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 13, 2012

Really enjoyed my stay here, sadly I could only stay one night as I was coming to the end of my stay in New Zealand.

It has a very homely feel to it and the staff who run it are very helpful. Dorms are clean and have big lockers for you to store your bags and valuables in. There are lots of nice socials areas to hang out in and the best bit is probably the balcony with the view of the bay. Sadly the weather wasn't that great when I was here but never mind.

Its on the same street as a lot of the other backpackers so you are pretty close to everything.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 12, 2012

My stay at The Mousetrap was amazing! Jake who owns the place is really kind and helpful. The rooms are clean, the kitchens are clean and the service is really good. You feel like you are at home there, because it is a family business. I would definitely recommend The Mousetrap to people who want to spend time in Bay of Islands.

  • Stayed February 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 27, 2012

Don´t let the name of the hostel or the battered sign outside put you off. It´s actually a nautical themed hostel inside!

Stayed here wth our campervan-parked in the car park and used all the facilites. The owner is very friendly and happy to help with booking tours etc.

The common areas are really nice and homeley and the downstairs kitchen seating area is really cosy.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 13, 2012

nice and clean, lovely location. Really nice nautical theme running throughout. Owner was helpful with booking trips.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 25, 2012

My husband and I stayed for two nights over New Year's, we love the Mousetrap! This was my third visit and even with the rain we had a lovely time. Jake as always was great, helped us find a day hike near by. Centrally located, clean & quiet, friendly atmosphere, plenty of spots to lounge, cook, eat & relax. Plus the fireworks from the deck to ring in 2012, priceless!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 23, 2011

Nice centrally located place. The owner is very helpful…

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
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Property: The Mousetrap Backpackers
Address: 11 Kings Rd, Paihia, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
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Ranked #6 of 30 Specialty Lodging in Paihia
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Number of rooms: 7
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