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    The Mousetrap Backpackers

    11 Kings Rd, Paihia, New Zealand
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    Traveller (39)
    Dining (5)
    Room & Suite (2)
    • Excellent60%
    • Very good27%
    • Average11%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible1%
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    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Self-Serve Laundry
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    Reviewed 29 August 2017

    Me and my wife were on our honeymoon on which we were driving across NZ. We stayed in Paihia for one night and then drive on. We stayed in a double room which was very nice and clean. the hostel is very interestingly furnished and...More

    Thank Boštjan Š
    Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

    Really nice hostel, warm atmosphere. It has a lot of space, three kitchens and really nice rooms. The communal spaces were great and spacious. We had a free upgrade to a double room instead of the 6 dorm, which was really nice! Sweet owner who...More

    Thank anneschen1
    Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

    Stayed here for one night earlier in the week. Awesome little backpackers friendly staff and rooms were great! Great kitchen and bathroom facilities. Big open lounges to sit and meet new people! Lovely outdoor areas as well.

    Thank mara26894
    Reviewed 13 April 2017

    Great backpackers - it was really clean, the bed was very comfortable, the shared space was lovely. We had a double room for two nights and really enjoyed it. It has lovely balconies where you can have your breakfast in the sun with a view...More

    Thank Rhiannon B
    Reviewed 12 April 2017

    Where to start, I love this hostel! It was recommended to me by a friend and I'm so happy I got to stay here. It is a short walk from the bus stop and the city.The owner is friendly and informative. I stayed in a...More

    Thank blot17
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    • Top amenities
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Free Parking
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Free Parking
    • Price range
    • USD 35 - USD 53 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Room types
    • Kitchenette
    • Number of rooms
    • 7
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    • Location
    • New Zealand >
    • North Island >
    • Northland Region >
    • Bay of Islands >
    • Paihia
    • Also Known As
    • The Mousetrap Backpackers Paihia, Bay Of Islands, New Zealand
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    Traveller (39)
    Dining (5)
    Room & Suite (2)
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    Room Tips
    "I really like a private room, because you never know who you are in the dorm with."
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    "If you'd like to have a private room in a hostel: definetly in this room where you can enjoy the silence."
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    "Hotel has a "quiet" policy at 11:00 pm."
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    "Private rooms 8 and 9 are at the back and are quiter"
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