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Reviewed 29 March 2016

I echo everyone else's sentiments. Fresh, modern, tastefully decorated and spacious. Much more like a wonderful and lovely guest house. "Backpackers" this place is not. At the price offered this place would tear strips off many of the local hotels. I spend about 1 night in every 3 in a hotel of some description, in NZ and elsewhere. When I...

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3Thank Jonathan C
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

Fantastic place. Comfortable beds and modern kitchen and bathrooms. All very clean and neat. Got a bed last minute and was very pleased! Highly recommended. Parking available out the front which is handy. They arrange tours etc which is handy.

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Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

We stayed 3 nights in a six bed dorm. But that wasn't a real six bed dorm because every two beds are in a separate room. So you have a lot more privacy! Just perfekt! All facilities were stunning!! Clean, modern, new! Perfect! We had an amazing time and would definetly stay again! Also Paihia is a good base to...

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1Thank 0705sabrina
Vincentia
Reviewed 28 February 2016

Our upstairs room was spacious with a roomy bathroom, comfortable bed, very clean, quiet Location, helpful friendly manager on site. There is a communal kitchen which is huge and modern, well equipped with dining and lounge rooms, TV, CD player, books, as well. I would stay here again!!!

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Haverfordwest, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

Seabeds was definitely one of the nicest hostels we stayed in during our 5 week travels around NZ. The whole place is a little more sophisticated than some other hostels and the decor is fresh and modern, with a nautical theme appropriate for its location by the sea in the lovely Paihia. Our room was a private double with heaps...

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 February 2016

My partner and I arrived in Paihia earlier than expected during our holiday. We were recommended Seabeds by the Outrigger Hotel. We were given a discount because we were staying for two nights which sealed the deal. The hostel itself has everything - great TV room, large kitchen area, and it's about 60 seconds walk to the beach. We were...

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Bethesda, Maryland
Reviewed 26 January 2016

The owner, Marie, has completely remodeled this hostel, making it the most beautiful, modern one I've ever seen. I wish I could rate it better than a 5. Marie has such style. It is decorated in an uncluttered beach theme. The kitchen is huge, immaculate, and beautifully decorated. An ugly building used to block the hostel's view of the sea....

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1Thank Kathy D
london
Reviewed 7 January 2016

We stayed at Seabeds in a double room over the new year and enjoyed our stay very much. The bed was very comfy, both the room and en-suite were very clean, the view over the beach was lovely, and the staff were very friendly and catered for our very late arrival on a Friday evening. The kitchen and communal dining/living...

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Cumbria
Reviewed 4 January 2016

Stayed here for five nights and it is a great place in a good location. The staff are very helpful and friendly, the rooms are spotlessly clean and ours had a wonderful view out to sea. Great kitchen and lounge areas to use. Can't rate it highly enough

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Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 December 2015 via mobile

This hostel is beautiful!! My boyfriend and I stayed here for 3 nights in late October 2015. We stayed in a 6 bed dorm that was laid out in such a way that each set of 2 beds (not bunks) had their own privacy. The beds were warm and comfy. This hostel has a fresh new and modern feel to...

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Seabeds Backpackers is a charming, up-market hostel, providing a touch of luxury at a budget price in Paihia, Bay of Islands, Northland. The upper rooms (including the kitchen/common room) have unimpeded sea views. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms. Seabeds has a large modern kitchen (some say the best hostel kitchen in NZ) and boasts a separate media room, laundry facilities, free off-street parking and relaxing outdoor areas. Just a few steps to Ti Bay, Paihia's beautiful beach, and 800m to the town centre, Seabeds offers delightful, pristine accommodation in a relaxed and peaceful atmosphere. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Seabeds

Address: 46 Davis Crescent, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Seabeds Paihia, Bay Of Islands, New Zealand
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“Be sure to be a member of BBH (bbh.co.nz)”
 of 5 bubbles henkwezendonk, 4 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Upstairs room have access to the balcony with sea views and are on the same level as the kitchen/dining.”
 of 5 bubbles terriehs, 1 Jan 2017 | Read review
“No bunkbeds in the dorms !”
 of 5 bubbles thibaauut, 5 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Every room is amazing :)”
 of 5 bubbles w0rldtraveler1976, 18 May 2016 | Read review
“Book downstairs if you can. It is a little quieter.”
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