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Saltwater Lodge

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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good28%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“the kitchen”(25 reviews)
“large lockers”(2 reviews)
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Rooms
Family Rooms
Kitchenette
Multilingual Staff
Wheelchair Access
5.0 Star Hotel
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All reviewsthe kitchenensuite bathroomlarge lockerstv videocommunal balconyfemale roomcommon roomtop bunkwet roombunk bedsplug socketsbackpacker hostela fantastic place to staycommunal areasminute walk to the beachstayed here for nightswifi is free
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my girlfriend travelled up to Paihia for a few days as part of our NZ trip and decided to stay in a dorm to keep the cost down. We were greeted by a very friendly man keen to get us to do some...More

Thank ChFoss94
Response from Nachiket_VAITY, Manager at Saltwater LodgeResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your wonderful review. We are happy to know like most of our services & would also feel happy to host your again. Best wishes for future travels.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great hostel! The WiFi was sometimes slow, but free and unlimited. The beds were clean and comfy in my 4 person female dorm. Each room also had a bathroom with a shower, which was convenient. The kitchen had all basic necessities and facilities were well...More

Thank Ella J
Response from Nachiket_VAITY, Manager at Saltwater LodgeResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Ella, We are thrilled with your review and recommendation. We feel delighted to know that you like our services and was comfortable throughout your stay. Best wishes for future travels.

Reviewed 12 January 2018

We were in room 14 on the 2nd floor. Rooms are well maintained. They have a bunk and two singles (which are made into a king if you choose this configuration). So perfect bedding config for Dad Mum and two teens. Unfortunately, the top bunk...More

Thank jadagreen
Response from Nachiket_VAITY, Manager at Saltwater LodgeResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments about Lodge. It's great to see that you share your experience and lovely comments about your stay with us. We always try to do our best to make sure that our guests feel welcome and can enjoy what the Bay...More

Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Stayed in a 4 bed room with my boyfriend, the staff were very friendly and helpful giving advice on the activities around the area. The room itself was very spacious, had many plugs and lots of storage. The ensuite bathroom was also very good with...More

Thank Phoebe P
Response from Nachiket_VAITY, Manager at Saltwater LodgeResponded 7 January 2018

Hello, Thank you for your review. We are happy to know that you enjoyed your stay and felt very comfortable. We will feel delighted to host you on your next visit to the Bay of Islands. Best Wishes for your future travels.

Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

I’ve travelled to many countries and tried many different types of backpackers. This is a very spacious and clean backpackers bordering on motel standards. Perfect location to the beach and nearby shops. Clean and good staff. Definitely recommend!! I stayed in both 4 bed dorm...More

Thank Jazmine C
Response from Nachiket_VAITY, Manager at Saltwater LodgeResponded 1 January 2018

We are happy to know that you were happy and comfortable to stay with us. And also would like to thank you for the recommendation. best Wishes for future travels.

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Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Self-Serve Laundry
Multilingual Staff
Room amenities
Microwave
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Price range
USD 28 - USD 134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Details
Price range
USD 28 - USD 134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Traveller (26)
Room & Suite (8)
Dining (1)
Pool & Beach (1)
Family and Play Areas (1)
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"Third floor above the kitchen"
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"Book early"
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"Choose the 2nd level, the rooms are larger!"
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"Room 9 is the furtherest away from the road and bars, and also the communal lounge which can get noisy too."
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