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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I arrived with my family and we checked in, we were counting on a breakfast the morning after. Unfortunately it is only when the kitchen has been left tidy the day before, which was not the case. So although we paid for it, we did not have a breakfast, which brang another cost to our trip. The day after we...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we found this place online we saw photos showing a very nice double room so we booked two nights. How deceiving these photos were. When we arrived we were led to what could only be described as a 2m by 2m office demountable hot box with a double bed. We sat there with the door and tiny little window...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights in a shared dorm over New Year's Eve and really enjoyed it! The owner is a lovely lady taking care of everything and helping you out whenever needed. The hostel has a really nice outside area to hang out, a BBQ, a kitchen with all the facilities needed and a few bathrooms. From 7...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely hostel with a mixture of private rooms, dorms and camping facilities. There were a decent amount of bathrooms to rooms and the main house itself was very quaint. The outside space is utilised well as an area to eat and socialise in. The hostel shuts down around 10pm, so although it encourages you to socialise with...

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Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

A very nice hostel, clean facilities, breakfast in the morning and a very helpful host aswell as employees. Made our stay great, it was walking distance to everything in Paihia and close to some really nice restaurants.

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Reviewed 4 December 2016

Excellent clean & spacious bathroom (only downside is that they are outside the rooms). Clean and well-stocked kitchen. Breakfast is provided :). Homey shared space & laidback deck area. (Also has space for tents). Close to the beach. 10 minute walk to Paihia centre (where you can access supermarket, shops, bars etc.) & 10 minutes to the Russell ferry (which...

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Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Very nice place for backpackers and younger travellers. It is situated at a few minutes walking distance of the beach, wharf and other interesting places. There is some basic breakfast available, but I would recommend to have your breakfast elsewhere if you have time. There are plenty of very nice bars and restaurants to choose from. The accomodation was alright...

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Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Hidden and a 10 minutes walk away from the centre is this cheap hostel with nice clean, simple but modern rooms. You have to go outside to get to the bathrooms but we didn't have anything bad to say about them. You get a breakfast for free (toast and cereals) and lovely support of host Rose. Everytime in Paihia again!

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Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Such a lovely place to stay! Only a couple of mins walk to the beach & shops etc. yet still in a quiet place surrounded by nature. The unit we were in was fully equipped and spotless, with a really comfortable bed. Great value for money, fast internet & clean facilities. Rose (the host) is so sweet and welcoming, will...

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Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

The pickled parrot offers a wonderful location close to town but far enough out that it's quiet at night. The quiet time ensures a good night's sleep for everyone while giving those who want to enjoy a drink plenty of time before they head out to the bars. Facilities are clean and well maintained with comfortable beds, a lovely lounge...

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Come and relax at the Pickled Parrot. Enjoy free breakfast in this small personal hostel set in a sub tropical garden paradise. Friendly welcoming hosts, very clean accommodation, excellent kitchen facilities, all linen provided. Close to beach, restaurants and shops. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Pickled Parrot Backpackers

Address: 9 Greys Lane, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Price Range: $49 - $181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 25
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