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“Almost home from home with a touch of mystery.”

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Barnacles Seaside Inn Backpackers
Reviewed June 1, 2010

Just have to love this place. Found out about it from friends and it certainly lived up to expectations. Everyone was friendly and you really were made to feel like you were at home. It was like going to an English seaside inn. Had everything you would need and close enough to get to Wellington if you need to go there. The shopping mall in Paraparaumu has everything anyone would need. The beach shopping centre near by was also great and had lots of places to eat if you don't feel like cooking.

  • Stayed: November 2008, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 2, 2009

We got a double room and I loved the furnishings, it had alot more character than most hostels. It felt full of history, we had a nice bit outside out window that you could sit on too. Great views of the beach. Nice for a wee getaway.

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 27, 2009

this was a really nice little hostel. We had a Double room which was very cosy - with electric blanket and homely furnishings.

Paraparumu is a little bit of a quiet place, although a nice place to escape wellington for a night or two

  • Stayed: December 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 23, 2008

Barnacles is a great place to stay if you want to break the drive after arriving into Wellington (its about 90 km north) or to enjoy afew days by the sea.

The hostel experience is like staying in your gran's house by the sea - all the rooms have a really homely, cosy, warm feeling and were clean and comfortable. Theres plenty of old pictures and books to look through as well as a super-comfy sittingroom with lots of DVD's and a toasty electric fire. The bathrooms were spotless, the owners incredibly friendly and helpful.

Exceptionally highly recommended!

  • Stayed: August 2008, traveled solo
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Reviewed February 17, 2005

What a wonderful little hostel. The service was extremely friendly and the rooms were spacious and clean. The rooms with the seaview make the hostel that little more special.

  • Stayed: January 2005
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Reviewed December 23, 2017
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  • Stayed: February 2017, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 14, 2017
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  • Stayed: August 2017, traveled as a couple
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Thank Proeme
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Additional Information about Barnacles Seaside Inn Backpackers

Address: 3 Marine Parade, Paraparaumu 5032, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Kapiti Coast > Paraparaumu
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 Specialty Lodging in Paraparaumu
Price Range: $21 - $51 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Barnacles Seaside Inn Backpackers 2*
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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