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“One night is enough” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Barnacles Seaside Inn

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Barnacles Seaside Inn
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“One night is enough”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2012

If your backpaking one night is enough, it reminded me of my nans house, when you walked into the walk it smelt like granny, we only stayed so we could visit the southward car museum, the location is good right on the beach but it does need updating!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tom R
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Kent, Ohio
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2011

The Kapiti Coast is a beautiful (yet often underrated) part of New Zealand, and Barnacles is in a prime location, right across the street from Paraparaumu Beach. It's only an hour to the capital city of Wellington, and a short ferry ride over to Kapiti Island. This hostel has a nice homey feel to it, and the private rooms are very nice and comfortable, with a bit of an antique feel to them. Also, the couple who currently run the place (Aorangi and Bill) are some of the loveliest Kiwis I've met!

Though note that most rooms do not have a private bathroom.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2011

The Inn is located right by a beautiful beach with lots of nice restaurants on a strip a stones throw from the beach. Restaurants in the area are well priced. We were 4 adults that shared a family room - definitely a little tight. Would be excellent for parents with kids. Big, clean kitchen. You can easily take the train here (runs every hour most of the day and night) from Wellington. Nice place to go to get away from the city. The train ride is also really pretty.

Room Tip: The double rooms are quite spacious and are really nice for a couple - especially for a hostel!
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank hlbl
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Helsinki, Finland
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16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2011

Very nice and cozy place. Nice backyard and owners / staff are super nice...

Perfect place to chillout more than few days

  • Stayed January 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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76 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2011

From the moment I arrived to the moment left I was treated with true kiwi hospitality. Nothing was too much. The rooms are good, the photos on the wall wonderful and its an historic building. No beyer place to stay if you want to go to Kapiti island or want to chill out by the beach close to wellington.

  • Stayed January 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ngrrk
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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2011

Wonderful experience for me, a 50 year old woman!
Stayed a bit more than 1 month at Barnacles.
The hosts are perfect for their jobs:
Helpful, good with people, flexible, friendly and knowledgeable...
The place was always clean and organized but still homely
Right at a great beach!
Joint short term golf and (very friendly) tennis club (within walking distance)
I loved my time here.
Georgia Thorburn - from Vancouver.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank GeorgiaThorburn
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Sucre, Bolivia
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133 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2010

seaside views, lovely location, very cosy, log fire, good kitchen, friendly staff and long-term residents (but not in a cliquey way).

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank HannahCharnock
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Additional Information about Barnacles Seaside Inn

Property: Barnacles Seaside Inn
Address: 3 Marine Parade, Paraparaumu 5032, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Kapiti Coast > Paraparaumu
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 4 Specialty Lodging in Paraparaumu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Barnacles Seaside Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated right on the beach at Paraparaumu with stunning views of Kapiti Island, this charming backpackers hostel began life as a hotel in 1923 and has been lovingly restored to its former glory with lovely oak furniture in the rooms and historic photos of the Kapiti area. BBH Paraparaumu Barnacles Seaside Inn offers a variety of accommodation, many rooms have sea views which you can request when booking. ... more   less 
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