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YHA Bay of Islands Paihia

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The YHA in Paihia is a terrific little backpackers. Andy and the team are friendly and knowledgable about all to do in the area. We stayed in a small ensuited room with double bed with single bunk. Beds comfortable and room warm. excellent shower and all clean and well maintained. Small well equipped kitchen and great indoor outdoor eating area.

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Andy L, Front Office Manager at YHA Bay of Islands Paihia, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope to see you again soon. / Alicia Reception

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed for three nights with my two adult girls and had wonderful weekend with family and friends. Thanks to Andy and his friendly team for their hospitality. Hostel well equipped with nice outdoor environment. We shall return.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really friendly staff who go out of their way to give good advice and help. Rooms clean and comfortable. Nice facilities and opened early to help fit in with early buses. Thanks so much, I enjoyed my stay.

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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed in the Dolphin Room upstairs for a week. The room was very clean, the bed was comforable and the bathroom was fully equiped. It was really like being in my own small apartment. Andy and the staff were on time every morning, pleasant and had all the information we needed as well as several suggestions we followed which...

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Bunbury, Australia
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We spent three nights in this hostel. Andy was a friendly and helpful host. Convenient for walking to the shops, car parking available and reasonable rates. Well managed kitchen facilities and lovely outside covered area for eating. Highly recommended

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Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

I moved to this hostel after spending my first night next door at base.. this yha is cheaper and cleaner. Free Wi-Fi all day/night. A lovely outdoor seating area, friendly reception. Clean kitchen. Didn't use the lounge area so I can't comment on that. Bedrooms were OK, not many charging points for everyone to use. Beds were comfortable.

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Budapest, Hungary
Reviewed 9 February 2017

I spent nearly 3 month in this hostel. The manager (Andy) was very friendly and helpful, I able to stay in the same room for the whole stay. The hostel had a really friendly, chilled atmosphere with a great outdoor area. The kitchen was clean and well-stocked. Great location, not far from the beach and close to shops and restaurants....

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Reviewed 2 February 2017

Because of the busy season I spent one night at a 8 bedroom dorm and 2 nights at a 4 bedroom dorm. Both were super clean and it felt like home. The staff was really helpfull and friendly. Too bad I have to leave this place already, but I certainly will come back!

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Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Our family of five usually enjoys staying in a YHA when we are on holiday but not this time. The 'chalet' was basic, with a poorly maintained ensuite with blocked basin, in pretty scruffy condition. The kitchen was busy and well used but not very well supplied with utensils, only about 3 tea towels in sight and no dishcloths at...

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Newport, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

4 bed dorm was a good size, with a modern bathroom (sink was too small) clean and the bunk beds were comfy enough. Kitchen a bit small but large dining area outside created a good atmosphere. Staff were mostly friendly and helpful apart from one girl cleaning who was rude when she couldn't clean the bathroom as I was using...

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YHA Bay of Islands Paihia Located in the Far North of New Zealand , the Bay of Islands is renowned for its rich cultural hsitory and magnificent scenery and is a must-see when visiting New Zealand. Paihia, the gateway to the Bay of Islands, is a bustling seaside town with superb safe swimming beaches and is the starting point for a wide range of activities and attractionsThe YHA Bay of Islands Paihia is a purpose built two-level hostel in the heart of Paihia offering affordable, comfortable, quiet and secure accommodation for singles, couples, families and groups. It can accommodate up to 50 people in rooms ranging from single, double and shared twin to four and eight-bed dormitories, a six-bed cabin and a female-only dormitory room. All rooms have their own ensuite bathrooms.Our cosy hostel has a fully-equipped kitchen , lounge, laundry facilities and plenty of outdoor dining space. There is car parking on the street outside and tennis courts next door.Amenities, including a food market, shops, information centres, and restaurants and bars are all located within easy walking distance. The beach is 100 metres from the door and the Paihia wharf, the beginning of many of the Bay’s water-based activities, is a short stroll along the waterfront. While you are close to all the action, our hostel is secluded enough for you to enjoy a quiet and uninterrupted night’s sleep.Our staff are committed to ensuring that you have a comfortable stay and a memorable visit to our special part of the world. They will happily answer any questions, offer suggestions and assist you in planning and booking activities. ... more   less 

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Address: Corner Kings Road and MacMurray Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Price Range: $24 - $102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — YHA Bay of Islands Paihia 4*
Number of rooms: 45
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