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YHA Bay of Islands Paihia

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$ 56*
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Nanaimo, Canada
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had not been in a hostel for 30 years and what a great place YHA Paihia is - lots of choices in rooms to suit your budget and preference. Best of all Andy and his staff are so accommodating. Great knowledge of the local area and beyond for things to do and see. The location is ideal- in the...

Thank sheilacooper
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pros: Friendly staff. Nice place, a slight walk from the main city center but not too far away. Cons: WiFi a little weak on the room, so you really have to go to the common room. Hot shower is not really working.

Thank Andrew D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would like to thank Andy and his staff for their professional, friendly service at YHA Paihia. My accommodation was clean, warm ( wall heater was on for my arrival ) and contained an ensuite , the kitchen was also clean and tidy. Being a senior traveler i appreciated the smaller size of this YHA and would not hesitate to...

Thank Heather H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Clean place, very gentle staff, good localization and nice price. Our stay at this YHA was very enjoyable, it offers you all that you need and much more. And Paihia has a wide range of attractions, the YHA staff can help you with very nice choices.

Thank anapaular6
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in the dolphin room (private room with shared bathroom). Bed was comfortable and facilities were very clean. Andy is awesome!!! He was super helpful and accommodating. YHA is super close to the beach and restaurants. El Cafe (recommended by Andy) has the best coffee and tacos in town. Kitchen has everything you need with a great covered outdoor...

Thank James L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The YHA in Paihia is a terrific little backpackers. Andy and the team are friendly and knowledgable about all to do in the area. We stayed in a small ensuited room with double bed with single bunk. Beds comfortable and room warm. excellent shower and all clean and well maintained. Small well equipped kitchen and great indoor outdoor eating area.

Thank Roger C
Andy L, Front Office Manager at YHA Bay of Islands Paihia, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope to see you again soon. / Alicia Reception

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed for three nights with my two adult girls and had wonderful weekend with family and friends. Thanks to Andy and his friendly team for their hospitality. Hostel well equipped with nice outdoor environment. We shall return.

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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Really friendly staff who go out of their way to give good advice and help. Rooms clean and comfortable. Nice facilities and opened early to help fit in with early buses. Thanks so much, I enjoyed my stay.

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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 14 April 2017

I stayed in the Dolphin Room upstairs for a week. The room was very clean, the bed was comforable and the bathroom was fully equiped. It was really like being in my own small apartment. Andy and the staff were on time every morning, pleasant and had all the information we needed as well as several suggestions we followed which...

Thank jrw3433
Bunbury, Australia
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We spent three nights in this hostel. Andy was a friendly and helpful host. Convenient for walking to the shops, car parking available and reasonable rates. Well managed kitchen facilities and lovely outside covered area for eating. Highly recommended

Thank avonmoore

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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: ₹ 1,618 - ₹ 4,898 (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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“Ask Andy or his staff as there is a lovely range of options. We enjoyed the Dolphin Room.”
sheilacooper, 19 May 2017 | Read review
“stay on the top floor for a quieter room.”
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“Book ahead to avoid dissappointment”
Wellesley09, 24 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Book ahead and ask the helpful staff”
margaretgibbs50, 23 Apr 2017 | Read review
“upstairs more light”
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