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Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I moved to this hostel after spending my first night next door at base.. this yha is cheaper and cleaner. Free Wi-Fi all day/night. A lovely outdoor seating area, friendly reception. Clean kitchen. Didn't use the lounge area so I can't comment on that. Bedrooms were OK, not many charging points for everyone to use. Beds were comfortable.

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Budapest, Hungary
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent nearly 3 month in this hostel. The manager (Andy) was very friendly and helpful, I able to stay in the same room for the whole stay. The hostel had a really friendly, chilled atmosphere with a great outdoor area. The kitchen was clean and well-stocked. Great location, not far from the beach and close to shops and restaurants....

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Because of the busy season I spent one night at a 8 bedroom dorm and 2 nights at a 4 bedroom dorm. Both were super clean and it felt like home. The staff was really helpfull and friendly. Too bad I have to leave this place already, but I certainly will come back!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our family of five usually enjoys staying in a YHA when we are on holiday but not this time. The 'chalet' was basic, with a poorly maintained ensuite with blocked basin, in pretty scruffy condition. The kitchen was busy and well used but not very well supplied with utensils, only about 3 tea towels in sight and no dishcloths at...

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Newport, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

4 bed dorm was a good size, with a modern bathroom (sink was too small) clean and the bunk beds were comfy enough. Kitchen a bit small but large dining area outside created a good atmosphere. Staff were mostly friendly and helpful apart from one girl cleaning who was rude when she couldn't clean the bathroom as I was using...

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Reviewed 14 January 2017

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 11 January 2017

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 9 January 2017

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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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: ₹ 1,297 - ₹ 5,379 (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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