We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
06/08/2017 07/08/2017
    There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
    • {providername} {price}
    {providername} {price}
      {listitems}
    {sold_out_text}
    We can't find prices for this accommodation
    From {rate_price} {rate_periodicity}

    Barnacles Seaside Inn Backpackers

    3 Marine Parade, Paraparaumu 5032, New Zealand
    Save
    Best prices for your stay
    06/08/2017 07/08/2017
    Traveller (26)
    Room & Suite (7)
    Dining (1)
    Ocean Motel
    80 reviews
    #3 of 7 hotels in Paraparaumu
     
    Wrights by the Sea Motel
    94 reviews
    #4 of 7 hotels in Paraparaumu
     
    Copperfield Seaside Motel
    44 reviews
    #6 of 7 hotels in Paraparaumu
     
    Top Floor Bed and Breakfast
    13 reviews
    #1 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Paraparaumu
     
    Overview
    • Excellent50%
    • Very good20%
    • Average12%
    • Poor10%
    • Terrible8%
    Travellers talk about
    Public Wifi
    Free Parking
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Family Rooms
    Breakfast included
    Pool
    Restaurant
    Room Service
    2.5 Star Hotel
    All hotel details
    Ocean Motel
    80 reviews
    #3 of 7 hotels in Paraparaumu
     
    Wrights by the Sea Motel
    94 reviews
    #4 of 7 hotels in Paraparaumu
     
    Copperfield Seaside Motel
    44 reviews
    #6 of 7 hotels in Paraparaumu
     
    Top Floor Bed and Breakfast
    13 reviews
    #1 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Paraparaumu
     
    {"containerClass":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"]},"scriptFlags":null}
    Rooms
    6 Aug.7 Aug.
    |
    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
    Standard Room

    Getting you more information on this room

    Free Cancellation
    Select
    Show Available Rooms
    Sorry, this partner no longer has rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please visit one of our 0 partner sites to see rooms from .
    We're sorry, there are no rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please change your dates, or view all Paraparaumu hotels with availability
    Standard Room

    Getting you more information on this room

    Free Cancellation
    Select
    {"BOOKING_FEATURES": ["IB_STREAMLINED_SELECTED_ROOM","IB_NEW_REG_FLOW_INTERRUPTER","IB_SHOW_EMAIL_FOR_INSECURE_LOGIN","RCMS_INLINE_ROOM_GRID_MAX_OCC","IB_POST_BOOKING_LOGIN","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS","IB_IRG_MATCH_META","CHILDREN_SEARCH","IB_DW_INLINE_PASSWORD","ATTRACTIONS_REMOVE_PAYMENT_ADDRESS_FIELDS","IB_DW_CCNAME_WITH_AUTOCOMPLETE","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS_MOBILE","IB_BOOKNOW_CLEAN_WITH_ICON_SHORT_BTN","STORED_CARDS","IB_POST_BOOK_LOGIN_CTA","IB_PRICE_WINS_COPY","IB_DW_PROMPT_KNOWN_EMAIL","IB_PRICES_OUTSIDE_ROOM_BUTTON","IB_EXIT_INTERRUPTER","IB_SHOW_AMENITIES_AS_ICONS","IB_NEW_REG_FLOW","META_AIR","IB_INLINE_ROOM_GRID","IB_TIME_OF_STAY_PAYMENT_TYPES_V3","IBEX_HIGH_EQUITY_BRANDING","IB_PRICE_WINS_POST_TX","IB_BOOKING_FORM_FAVICON","IB_URGENCY_BLOCK","IB_NEW_REG_FLOW_POST_BOOK"] , "IMPRESSION_KEY": "bbe3bfb123594f8fbabbe4e87724bec0", "roomSelectionModel": {"partnerInfos":[],"multiplePartners":false,"polling":{"locationId":257650,"bookingSessionId":null,"detailedAvailabilityKey":null,"commerceContentIds":[],"additionalContentIds":[],"pollCount":0,"checkin":{"day":6,"month":8,"year":2017},"checkout":{"day":7,"month":8,"year":2017},"adults":2,"child_rm_ages":"","rooms":1,"display_rooms":300,"entryPrice":-1,"entryCurrency":"USD","complete":false,"formKey":"","showAllRooms":true,"genNewBookingSessionId":false,"winningProviderAtClick":"","selectedRoomKey":null,"impressionKey":"bbe3bfb123594f8fbabbe4e87724bec0","navArea":null,"referringServlet":"Hotel_Review","highestMetaPrice":0,"lowestMetaPrice":0,"additionalPartner":false,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":0,"roomsToVerify":[],"clazz":null},"summary":null,"unavailable":true,"metaOffers":[],"mismatchCheckModel":null,"totalMediaCount":0,"hotelPhotos":[],"noticeHeaderMessage":null,"moreProviders":null,"lowestPricePartner":null,"showAllRooms":true,"isMetaCheaper":false,"isBookingLessThanOrEqualToMeta":null,"avgHistoricalPrice":0.0,"avgHistoricalDisplayPrice":null,"expressBookState":{"hasFullTravelerInfo":false,"hasReducedBillingInfo":false,"hasFullBillingInfo":false},"highestMetaPrice":-1,"lowestMetaPrice":-1,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":-1,"hotelName":"Barnacles Seaside Inn Backpackers","hasSpecialTimeOfStayTaxes":false,"trackingTree":null,"trackingTreeId":null,"showPriceHoverTooltip":false,"trackingContext":"eyJzdGF0ZSI6IkhPVEVMX0FVQ1RJT04iLCJwIjoiSFJfTWFpbkNvbW1lcmNlIiwiaWRzIjp7IkJGSyI6ImJiZTNiZmIxMjM1OTRmOGZiYWJiZTRlODc3MjRiZWMwIiwiQUlLIjoiOTNmZThlYWY2MzIwNDY5MGIyOGNlZjJjN2M4ZjIyMTYifSwiZW50cnlTZXJ2bGV0IjoiSG90ZWxfUmV2aWV3In0=","cheaperPricesExist":false,"enableLPF":false,"priceDropPercent":0,"canExpandRooms":false,"expandRoomsToAllPartners":false,"roomSelectionKey":null,"useSupplierDirectTreatment":false,"isSupplierDirect":false,"showProviderSeparator":false,"clazz":null,"seeMoreMessage":null,"seeMoreIFrameMessage":null,"isPricelineCom":false}, "ibAvailability": false, "metaAvailability": false, "topOfferIsIB": false, "numHacTries": -1, "checkIn": "06/08/2017", "checkOut": "07/08/2017", "lowestPrice": null, "hasDates": true, "hacComplete": false, "contentIdMappings": {}, "pollingEnabled": false, "preventScroll": false, "offerClickToken": null, "conditionalUpdate": false, "mightGetRooms": true, "divClasses": "ppr_rup ppr_priv_hr_inline_room_grid_hsx", "singlePartnerRoomGridWidget": {"containerClass":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_room_grid_hsx","template":"ibex_room_grid_hsx__widget","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_hsx","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","tracking":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'tracking'))"},"dust":{"sub_header":"ibex_room_grid_hsx__sub_header"},"moduleList":["handlers","tracking"]},"scriptFlags":null}, "multiPartnerRoomGridWidget": null, "mismatchMessage": {"containerClass":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_mismatch_message","template":"ibex_mismatch_message__widget","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_mismatch_message","js":{"handler":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handler'))"},"dust":{},"moduleList":["handler"]},"scriptFlags":null}, "maxRoomsToShow": 300, "isTablet": false, "roomGridRowWidget": {"containerClass":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx","template":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__widget","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_row_hsx","js":{},"dust":{"amenities":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__amenities","condition_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__condition_col","price_text":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__price_text","reservation_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__reservation_col"},"moduleList":[]},"scriptFlags":null}, "mismatchMessageLightbox": null, "deviceInfo": "OtherOS OtherBrowser", "bookOnTripAdvisor": "Book on <img class=\"ibHeaderImg\" alt=\"TripAdvisor\" src=\"https:\/\/static.tacdn.com\/img2\/branding\/rebrand\/TA_logo_primary.png\"\/>"}
    Write a Review
    Reviews (48)
    Traveller rating
    Traveller type
    Time of year
    Language

    1 - 5 of 44 reviews

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    What a cracking old building steeped in history. Izzy and I were heading up to Rotorua having just landed from the Interislander and had pre-booked Barnacles through travelbug as a stopover. I would love to have had the leisure to tarry over the numerous old...More

    Thank dik-bardon
    Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

    Its a 1923 backpackers hostel its old but very well maintained and clean. Full of history and character. Lovely place and well worth the stay. Basic facilities like communal kitchen and bathrooms are clean and tidy.

    Thank joelvern
    Reviewed 4 April 2017

    First of all we booked this place via Hotels.com. They gave it a 2.5 star rating which was very generous. We missed the small print during the booking process that mentioned there are no private toilets or bathrooms, everything is shared and down the hall....More

    Thank paulsmithun
    Reviewed 26 March 2017

    Would NOT recommend this accommodation The showers were communal and no privacy No locks The place was dirty and the badly planned kitchen area needed a lot of attention to bring it up to a reasonable standard One night was one too many

    1  Thank 4alastair4
    Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

    Historic building and super friendly and comfortable. Free wifi. Lounges kitchen fridges etc. all the conveniences in a nice atmosphere and price is fair. Lots of beautiful old photos and information provided here.

    Thank Kathleen E
    Ocean Motel
    80 reviews
    #3 of 7 hotels in Paraparaumu
     
    Wrights by the Sea Motel
    94 reviews
    #4 of 7 hotels in Paraparaumu
     
    Copperfield Seaside Motel
    44 reviews
    #6 of 7 hotels in Paraparaumu
     
    Top Floor Bed and Breakfast
    13 reviews
    #1 of 6 B&amp;Bs / Inns in Paraparaumu
     
    About
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    Details
    • Price range
    • USD 20 - USD 51 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 34
    • Reservation Options
    • TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com, Orbitz, Travelocity, Booking.com, Agoda, HostelWorld and Priceline so you can book your Barnacles Seaside Inn Backpackers reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
    • Location
    • New Zealand >
    • North Island >
    • Greater Wellington >
    • Kapiti Coast >
    • Paraparaumu
    • Also Known As
    • Barnacles Seaside Inn Backpackers Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast
    Add Photo Photos
    Traveller (26)
    Room & Suite (7)
    Dining (1)
    Hotel & Grounds (19)
    Bathroom (1)
    Business Centre & Event Rooms (1)
    Nearby
    Copperfield Seaside Motel
    44 reviews
    .21 km away
     
    Asure Kapiti Court Motel
    59 reviews
    .37 km away
     
    Wrights by the Sea Motel
    94 reviews
    .10 km away
     
    Greenmantle Estate
    89 reviews
    4.26 km away
     
    Nearby Restaurants
    Marine Parade Eatery
    144 reviews
    .37 km away
    Ambience Cafe
    132 reviews
    .20 km away
    Soprano
    166 reviews
    .59 km away
    Fedup Fast Foods
    93 reviews
    .31 km away
    Nearby Attractions
    Kapiti Island Nature Tours
    282 reviews
    2.75 km away
    Nga Manu Nature Reserve
    110 reviews
    7.50 km away
    Southward Car Museum
    332 reviews
    4.01 km away
    Shoreline Cinema
    34 reviews
    7.18 km away
    Questions & Answers
    Get quick answers from Barnacles Seaside Inn Backpackers staff and past guests.
    Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
    Posting guidelines
    Submit
    Room Tips
    "No comment"
    Read review
    "I prefer the twin share room. Good privacy for the cost of backpacking."
    Read review
    "Eat out! Short visit."
    Read review
    "You should make early reservation to staying in a single room."
    Read review
    Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
    Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing