cheap friendly and Safety
I meet reception person, she very friendly and nice
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking
My mum and I stayed in the female only dorm room which was lovely and quiet. The views from the balcony were beautiful when enjoying our outdoor meals. Trips that were suggested by owner were amazing and there was also a good amount of parking avaliable.
We found the accommodation clean, light, airy, comfortable, spacious. There is a large, well-kept kitchen/dining room facility, with a great view from the balcony, where you can sit and enjoy your meals.
All the facilities you could wish for were available, laundry, drying area, internet, lounge area. Also it is within walking distance of all the tourist activities and attractions.
The Manager was a really helpful, down-to-earth, pleasant lady, and very efficient. Well run, happy atmosphere, a real home from home!! Highly recommended.
As backpacker lodges go, this is one of the best. The bus driver (bus from Auckland) pulled over in Paihia and asked everybody on board where they were staying...when it came to my turn, the only one to say Capt Bobs, he said: "Excellent choice, the best place in town."
The place is VERY clean and the manager is friendly and hardworking. The atmosphere rubs off on the guests. This is not the "party-hardy" place, those are in the main town of Paihia, as Capt. Bobs is a little north but still an easy and scenic walk to town.
Near the beach, convenience store, the tour outfits stop and drop off.
I got a single room ($40) but the group rooms looked good too.
I'd get up early and have tea in the upstairs kitchen/dinning room and mellow out with the view. Beautiful garden, well tended.....Bougainvilla blossoms. Nice.