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The Mousetrap Backpackers

11 Kings Rd, Paihia New Zealand See on map
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Golf Course
Laundry Service
Tennis Court
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Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

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...More

Date of stay: May 2018
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Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

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...More

Date of stay: April 2018
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

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...More

Date of stay: February 2018
Thank Frankie M
Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

Walking into the mousetrap backpackers hostel is like walking into a family. Jake and Nikki are so warm and welcoming which is infectious. The rooms a very comfortable and fluffy fresh towels are provided in the private rooms. The views on the veranda are stunning...More

Date of stay: March 2018
Thank Hannah C
Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

Stayed in one of the rooms at the front of the property, other than a short walk to the bathroom it was a good spot, spacious and clean. Location of the hostel is great for the bars (if that’s your thing) or if you want...More

Date of stay: March 2018
Thank Kat V
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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 More 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. Less
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Golf Course
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Self-Serve Laundry
Tennis Court
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Kitchenette
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Kitchenette
Number of rooms
Price range
USD 34 - USD 56 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
The Mousetrap Backpackers Paihia, Bay Of Islands, New Zealand
New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Kitchenette
Number of rooms
Price range
USD 34 - USD 56 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
The Mousetrap Backpackers Paihia, Bay Of Islands, New Zealand
New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
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"Rooms with two bed are on the living room so you might get disturbed in the morning"
22 Dec. 2017
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"I really like a private room, because you never know who you are in the dorm with."
28 Aug. 2017
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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."
22 Feb. 2017
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"Hotel has a "quiet" policy at 11:00 pm."
18 Nov. 2016
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