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The Mousetrap Backpackers

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See why so many travellers make The Mousetrap Backpackers their hostel of choice when visiting Paihia. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a charming setting with an array of amenities designed for travellers like you. While staying at The Mousetrap Backpackers, visitors can check out Opua Forest Lookout Track (0.7 km) and Waitangi Treaty Grounds (2.3 km), some of Paihia's top attractions. As your “home away from home,” the hostel rooms include a kitchenette. The Mousetrap Backpackers makes getting online easy, with free wifi. And, as an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests. During your visit, be sure to check out one of Paihia's popular oyster restaurants such as Only Seafood, Charlotte’s Kitchen, and Alfresco's Restaurant and Bar, all a short distance from The Mousetrap Backpackers. Looking to explore? Then look no further than Fullers GreatSights Bay of Islands Day Tours (0.5 km), R. Tucker Thompson (0.5 km), and The Rock Adventure Cruise (0.5 km), which are some popular Paihia attractions – all conveniently located within walking distance of the hostel. At The Mousetrap Backpackers, your comfort and satisfaction come first, and they look forward to welcoming you to Paihia.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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I booked this hostel without much thought when I did, and boy was I happy to have done so! Not only have the lovely owners, Jake and Nikki, given this place a lot of character, but it is well organised, with 3 kitchens, plenty of toilets and showers available and decent
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What a great way to finish a month on the road.... Jake & Nikki have created a great environment for all, their bespoke hostel hits the spot, close to the beach, bars and shops it’s an ideal location to enjoy all that Paihia has to offer. The hostel is clean and has a great
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Stayed here for 4 nights and absolutely loved it. Location is very good, only a 5 min walk from the bus stop and still outside of the hustle of the main street. The hostel itself was really homelike and also surprisingly very very clean. Staff was also really friendly and
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I stayed here with my boyfriend for 3 nights over the weekend. We're getting the Stray bus around NZ but we're slightly older than the norm and don't really want to stay in base/some of their go-to hostels. I booked this hostel on booking.com, and paid for it when it arrived,
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Stayed in a private room which was clean and comfortable. The room was very warm but, a fan was provided. Facilities - kitchen, bathrooms and communal areas all clean and tidy. Staff very helpful and friendly. Located very centrally and short walk to main shops/restaurants
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"Rooms with two bed are on the living room so you might get disturbed in the morning"
"I really like a private room, because you never know who you are in the dorm with."
"If you'd like to have a private room in a hostel: definetly in this room where you can enjoy the silence."
"Hotel has a "quiet" policy at 11:00 pm."
"Private rooms 8 and 9 are at the back and are quiter"
USD 34 - USD 56 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandNorth IslandNorthland RegionBay of IslandsPaihia
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