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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Due to an issue with another backpackers we had to find somewhere to stay and fast. Upon arriving the staff were so helpful and let us have their last room. The room was very very clean and tiny. The amenities were extremely clean, lounge room full of movies and books to borrow. Kitchen very clean. I cannot praise this accommodation...

Thank Dan P
Catania, Italy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very cheap hostel. Basic room, good location. The bathroom is very cold because it's always open on the garden and it's unisex. Not clean neither. The owner was rude and not very helpfull. It was low season so we were almost alone in the hostel, but they lend some good movies at the reception.

Thank Marie-Anne M
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 December 2016

I must start by saying that it is the first time my wife and I have stayed in a backpackers. We had a small separate room with private shower and toilet and no view. It was a reasonable cost for this town but it was very spartan to say the least. There was no soap and added to that was...

Thank Ian_Lyuba
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Came across this lovely backpackers in Paihia by a suggestion from a backpackers in Auckland and so glad they did. Soon as I arrived was greeted by a lovely man (Owner I think) then taken to my room by another person who gave me a great quick all about the hostel and town talk he the even sold me some...

Thank Learning_Travel
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 December 2016

We stayed here for 2 nights for a stop over before going to Cape Reinga. The manager was very friendly, and the place looked good for a backpacker hostel. One thing I noticed was the kitchen needed some cleaning as some people didn't care too much of the other people living with them. Also when we slept the fist night,...

Thank moochie_05
ptl-nz, Owner at Peppertree Lodge, responded to this review

this is the first I have heard that some one has bought some bed bugs into the lodge, they do arrive in people luggage, and about 3 or 4 times a year we find traces of them, and quite often we find the bag they have travelled in or on. But you came, you stayed and said nothing, so if...

London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

The rooms aren't bad. I was in the ground floor and I agree about the glass doors covered by curtain (below). If you're doing anything in the room and one of your dorm mates comes in or out everyone can see everything. I was placed in the wrong room, an accident I appreciate, but my things were moved without me...

Thank Hayley P
ptl-nz, Owner at Peppertree Lodge, responded to this review

Hayley, in error I put you into the wrong room, you came up and got a key for the correct room, at no time did I move your luggage. When you left I remember you asking if any thing had been handed in, had not been then and not been since. I contacted the group of 3, and the single...

Braunschweig, Germany
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

The hostel is clean and quiet. It also has a good kitchen. However i felt like the staff was very unfriendly at best. I didnt really enjoy the fact that my dorm room only had a glass door which you only could cover with a curtain.

Thank Lionheart92
ptl-nz, Owner at Peppertree Lodge, responded to this review

the glass doors have been there for 30 years, those rooms have a bathroom and are mixed sex, most folk use the bathroom for the purposes of modesty. Private rooms are just that private, mixed dorms are less private, I suspect its a trade off from desire for privacy and cost

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

The owner is very friendly and has a lot of good advice for which tours to do. The kitchen is very clean (such a rarity with hostels) and has a nice lounge area to watch DVDs, read a book, enjoy your meals, etc. The room itself is warm (I was there in the winter) and also comfortable. Overall, a fantastic...

Thank Hostelexperience2929
ptl-nz, Owner at Peppertree Lodge, responded to this review

thanks for the reveiw

Toronto, Ontario
Reviewed 9 June 2016

Pepper Tree lodge is interesting. From the outside it looks a bit like beach town motel, doors opening onto the ground floor rooms with a second floor balcony. The patio area and path up to the office gives it a bit of a resort like vibe as well. Brian (the owner?) is a bit of a character and I can...

Thank kjkToronto
Te Awamutu, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 May 2016

There are a lot of Pros and cons to this place. It is spotlessly clean and Bryan does an amazing job of maintaining it. It has everything you need and the beds are very comfortable, If you like to sleep don't book it for a weekend. The street is party central and the noise is still going at 3 in...

Thank switchie_nz

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are a purpose built backpackers, with 8 bed dorms using shared facilities, 4 bed dorms with own bathroom , doubles/twins that can sleep up to 4 people using shared facilities, doubles / twins that can sleep up to 4 people with own bathroom. We have a full well equipped kitchen , 50' tv with approx. 300 dvds, bbq area to allow you to grill our food, we have a tour desk for local tours, free access to 3 tennis courts, kayaks and bikes. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Peppertree Lodge

Address: 15 Kings Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Price Range: $32 - $94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Peppertree Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 17
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“One free park. If you are not there early you will have to park on the street”
 of 5 bubbles Ian_Lyuba, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Hey I had a 4 Bed Dorm was roomy, very clean and has its own ensuite, spotless clean linen this is the room for all backpacker's”
 of 5 bubbles Learning_Travel, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
“don't choose 11 it is really noisy”
 of 5 bubbles switchie_nz, 18 May 2016 | Read review
“We choose a studio which was lovely and spacious.”
 of 5 bubbles StephJ_Sydney, 3 Mar 2016 | Read review
“all rooms are quieter because after 10 Brian doesn't let people make noise”
 of 5 bubbles Sava58, 29 Nov 2015 | Read review
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