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The Mousetrap Backpackers

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  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Free Wifi
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Self-Serve Laundry
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All reviewswe stayed in a double roomsecond homekings roadcommunal spacebook tripsclean facilitiesprivate roomhome away from homeplace to staythree nightsshops and restaurantswould definitely stay here againnikkihostelnoisewifibalcony
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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

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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

Thank Alt20
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

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

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

Thank Kat V
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Free Parking
Self-Serve Laundry
Laundry Service
Price range
USD 29 - USD 40 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Kitchenette
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New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
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The Mousetrap Backpackers Paihia, Bay Of Islands, New Zealand
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"Rooms with two bed are on the living room so you might get disturbed in the morning"
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"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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