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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My friend and I spent two nights in a four-bedroom dorm with ensuite and really enjoyed our stay. The manager was very friendly and helpful, we weren't able to stay in the same room for the first night, but he re-arranged to get us together for the second night. The hostel had a really friendly, chilled atmosphere, with a great...

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The location of the hostel is great, walking distance to a lot of restaurants, bars and shops. Andy was amazing and went above and beyond to help us book activities, gave recommendations and made sure we were satisfied with everything. The hostel was clean and we made several friends while there. I would definitely stay there again!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We've stayed for one night in a quadruple room. The room was small but very confortable, especially consodering the low price. We've had a problemi with one of our luggages and the stuff was extremely kind and helpfull in finding a solution.

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Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

I had an eight person room for my two nights in Paihia and could not have been more disappointed. The bunk beds were built in a way that gave almost no clearance (maybe 30 cm from bottom to top bunk) so I was constantly hitting myself on the other bunk when I tried to get up. There was only one...

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Opua, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 November 2016

Stayed for three nights after arriving to Paihia. The bedrooms were clean and the staff was very nice, but those were the only good things. Walking down the road with all the hostels, they all looked fun and exciting and it was very underwhelming seeing YHA's faded sign at the end of the street! The kitchen was never clean looking...

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Reviewed 18 November 2016

Paihia is a really nice town, and the hostel is not far from the beach. The hostel is small and rooms as well. I was in a room of 8 and there were no lockers, just a bit of space under the bed to put your belongings.. The rooms were clean. The kitchen was dirty and the appliances were not...

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England
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

The hostel is quite small in terms of numbers and there isn't really much atmosphere among travellers as the common room and kitchen is small, but it has everything you need and is minutes walk from the beach and boat tours. We enjoyed our stay as we used it as a base to explore Bay of Islands. If you have...

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Reviewed 15 October 2016

This YHA is in a great location a short level walk to the centre of Paihia and the beach. There is some parking on site and easy parking in the quiet road. Double rooms are clean and fairly comfortable. Good kitchen and lounge facility. Don't be put off by it being a YHA we and the friends we stayed with...

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 October 2016

We had two nights here and it was very good value with friendly staff. Clean and very handy for all things Paihia. There is a good kitchen with lots of utensils and space in fridges. Outside and inside areas for eating and a quiet road.

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Koh Tao, Thailand
Reviewed 24 September 2016

I liked my stay here and would recommend it. It was well located in Paihia, and for a backpackers was nice and quiet. A friend and I shared a private room with ensuite bathroom, and had plenty of space. The staff were friendly! I'm only giving it 4* instead of 5 because I stayed at other hostels in NZ that...

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YHA Bay of Islands Paihia Located in the Far North of New Zealand , the Bay of Islands is renowned for its rich cultural hsitory and magnificent scenery and is a must-see when visiting New Zealand. Paihia, the gateway to the Bay of Islands, is a bustling seaside town with superb safe swimming beaches and is the starting point for a wide range of activities and attractionsThe YHA Bay of Islands Paihia is a purpose built two-level hostel in the heart of Paihia offering affordable, comfortable, quiet and secure accommodation for singles, couples, families and groups. It can accommodate up to 50 people in rooms ranging from single, double and shared twin to four and eight-bed dormitories, a six-bed cabin and a female-only dormitory room. All rooms have their own ensuite bathrooms.Our cosy hostel has a fully-equipped kitchen , lounge, laundry facilities and plenty of outdoor dining space. There is car parking on the street outside and tennis courts next door.Amenities, including a food market, shops, information centres, and restaurants and bars are all located within easy walking distance. The beach is 100 metres from the door and the Paihia wharf, the beginning of many of the Bay’s water-based activities, is a short stroll along the waterfront. While you are close to all the action, our hostel is secluded enough for you to enjoy a quiet and uninterrupted night’s sleep.Our staff are committed to ensuring that you have a comfortable stay and a memorable visit to our special part of the world. They will happily answer any questions, offer suggestions and assist you in planning and booking activities. ... more   less 

Additional Information about YHA Bay of Islands Paihia

Address: Corner Kings Road and MacMurray Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Price Range: ₹ 2,042 - ₹ 5,347 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — YHA Bay of Islands Paihia 4*
Number of rooms: 45
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“rooms on the second floor at the far end would be the quietest”
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