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All reviewsensuite bathroomthe kitchenlarge lockerstv videocommunal balconyfemale roomcommon roomtop bunkwet roomcommunal areasbunk bedsplug socketsbackpacker hostela fantastic place to stayminute walk to the beachstayed here for nightswifi is free
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Reviewed 8 November 2016

Stayed here for 2 nights in October with a group of 25 and was very impressed :) great rooms (6 bunks) and a shower that was clean and tidy. Loved the group lounge/kitchen area and staff were friendly. Would definitely stay here again!!

Thank Skye T
Response from lenka_rohit, Manager at Saltwater LodgeResponded 11 November 2016

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. Our aim is to provide memorable experience and great service to our guests. Based on your review, we are on the right path. Once again, we thank you for your feedback. Kind regards Lenka & Rohit.

Reviewed 24 October 2016

2 bunk bed room with ensuite, shared kitchen facilities. Stayed for 2 nights and staff were very helpful and friendly. Located approx 10 min walk from main township. Lovely balcony area to sit outside room on. Spacious rooms and very clean :)

Thank 46Rissy
Response from lenka_rohit, Manager at Saltwater LodgeResponded 25 October 2016

Thank you for staying with us recently and sharing your experience. Guest feedback is very important to us. We like to see our service, to be exceptional and warm for our guests. Once again, thank you. Kind regards Lenka & Rohit

Reviewed 10 October 2016

With some trepidation (I am a bit precious and don't usually stay in hostels..last time was 6 years ago. But the financial implications of being on holiday for over a month meant I needed cheap accommodation) I booked a two night stay at Saltwater lodge....More

Thank Laura N
Response from lenka_rohit, Manager at Saltwater LodgeResponded 11 October 2016

Thank you for your kind and flattering review about your stay. We are honored to be your set standard in hostel accommodation. We could't be happier to hear that our guests enjoyed their stay and would be happy to return if opportunity arise. We wish...More

Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Very nice, superclean hostel. All the plates and cups in the kitchen are new. The common area has lots of couches to hang out. The rooms are spacious. There were not that many backpackers there but it is low season at the moment. The staff...More

Thank Pez2468
Response from lenka_rohit, Manager at Saltwater LodgeResponded 20 September 2016

Dear Pez2468, Wow- what a great review for us to read. You compliments have been highly appreciated and we hope they helps others to choose their stay in Paihia. We are thrilled to learn that you have enjoyed our facilities and service. We wish you...More

Reviewed 18 August 2016

Stayed here for 3 nights and it has been a great stay! Not only the place is super affordable, the staff are super friendly and super helpful too. The room is super spacious, super clean, and the bed is super comfy. Everything in Paihia is...More

1  Thank KelefehMan
Response from lenka_rohit, Manager at Saltwater LodgeResponded 20 August 2016

Thank you for amazing feedback. We are pleased you enjoyed yourself while staying with us, we are glad you was satisfied with customer service. We would be happy to welcome you again on your next visit. Kind regards Lenka & Rohit

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Certificate of Excellence
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Free Parking
Self-Serve Laundry
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
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USD 39 - USD 104 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Kitchenette
Price range
USD 39 - USD 104 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Kitchenette
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Traveller (26)
Room & Suite (8)
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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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