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The Pickled Parrot Backpackers

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent clean & spacious bathroom (only downside is that they are outside the rooms). Clean and well-stocked kitchen. Breakfast is provided :). Homey shared space & laidback deck area. (Also has space for tents). Close to the beach. 10 minute walk to Paihia centre (where you can access supermarket, shops, bars etc.) & 10 minutes to the Russell ferry (which...

Thank 11,325
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Very nice place for backpackers and younger travellers. It is situated at a few minutes walking distance of the beach, wharf and other interesting places. There is some basic breakfast available, but I would recommend to have your breakfast elsewhere if you have time. There are plenty of very nice bars and restaurants to choose from. The accomodation was alright...

Thank NikiNL
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hidden and a 10 minutes walk away from the centre is this cheap hostel with nice clean, simple but modern rooms. You have to go outside to get to the bathrooms but we didn't have anything bad to say about them. You get a breakfast for free (toast and cereals) and lovely support of host Rose. Everytime in Paihia again!

Thank Rebecca W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Such a lovely place to stay! Only a couple of mins walk to the beach & shops etc. yet still in a quiet place surrounded by nature. The unit we were in was fully equipped and spotless, with a really comfortable bed. Great value for money, fast internet & clean facilities. Rose (the host) is so sweet and welcoming, will...

Thank Footykamba
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

The pickled parrot offers a wonderful location close to town but far enough out that it's quiet at night. The quiet time ensures a good night's sleep for everyone while giving those who want to enjoy a drink plenty of time before they head out to the bars. Facilities are clean and well maintained with comfortable beds, a lovely lounge...

Thank Daniel B
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

My partner and I are on a trip around New Zealand and The Pickled Parrot was our first stop. We stayed here for 3 nights and it was bliss! It was a chilled five minute walk from town and it's tucked away from the noise of the main backpackers hostels. The owner was a delight, the rooms were small but...

Thank Redatt
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Great stopping off point whilst traveling in Northland. Stayed here in June, clean and friendly place. Staff attentive and friendly. Location is excellent just up from the beach, close walk to all local attractions in Paihia. Great stay, could not fault it!

Thank FrazerMc1984
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Cracking backpackers in Paihia - Within easy walking distance of everything but pleasantly away from the louder areas of town so you can get a good kip! The showers are top notch and the rooms well maintained. The kitchen and lounge provide a nice social area and cover all the needs of a backpacker as far as it goes for...

Thank Dan B
Queenstown, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 June 2016

We loved the Pickled Parrot! Rose was so friendly and helpful, and the accommodation was awesome; definitely one of the best backpackers we've ever stayed in. We stayed in the flat upstairs from reception which has a double bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and lounge area along with a lovely sunny deck and a second bedroom next door, which suited us (me,...

Thank NZbex83
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 23 June 2016

We stayed in at the Pickled Parrot in March 2016 and had a great experience. The hostel is close to the beach, the owner and host Rose was friendly, accommodating and offered some great local advice too. Thanks Rose!

Thank Trent S

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Come and relax at the Pickled Parrot. Enjoy free breakfast in this small personal hostel set in a sub tropical garden paradise. Friendly welcoming hosts, very clean accommodation, excellent kitchen facilities, all linen provided. Close to beach, restaurants and shops. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Pickled Parrot Backpackers

Address: 9 Greys Lane, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Price Range: ₹ 2,670 - ₹ 3,398 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 25
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The Pickled Parrot Backpackers Hotel Paihia
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