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YHA Bay of Islands Paihia

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 September 2016

When I first arrived this YHA, the staff asked if I had any plan and could give me some suggestion. She helped me to book Cape Reinga tour with discount and also checked the weather for me to suggest which day is the best. I stayed in a 8-person room. Unfortunately, there was water leakage in the room. The staff...

Thank AndrewTse
San Francisco
Reviewed 27 June 2016

We took a group of 36 high school rugby players and coaches here from San Francisco CA and had a blast. We were able to cook in the well equipped, bright kitchen. the rooms were clean and comfortable and the layout of the hostile perfect for the boys to hang out outside, play music and allow us to meet as...

Thank Deb W
Andy L, Owner at YHA Bay of Islands Paihia, responded to this review

HI Deb Thanks for taking the time and trouble to post your thoughts on our hostel on this site. I was delighted to read that you found our hostel a perfect place for your group. We were delighted to have you and would welcome the opportunity to host you again when you bring your next group out to our shores....

Reviewed 15 June 2016

All of staff and volunteers are so kind. Room/kitchen are the most cleanest I've ever stayed. Internet is free and quite fast in the common area. The kitchen is close to outside tables. it feels like having a meal in a restaurant. :) Strongly recommend here to stay for your trip!

1Thank Name N
Reviewed 2 June 2016

One of, if not my favourite YHA in NZ. Friendly, helpful staff who are always around to help with any queries. Clean and spacious en suite rooms, great kitchen and dining facilities and an awesome lounge with a resident guitar (a great touch). Perfect location, plenty of bars and restaurants a short walk and only a 5-10min walk from the...

1Thank Will G
North Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 11 May 2016

I stayed in a female share dorm Dec 2015 for a few days. The room also had a small desk and luggage bay. The management are such nice people, warm and considerate, helpful on every level. They grow rows of 3 types of lettuce & some herbs on the communal patio outside for guests to pick fresh for free. The...

1Thank BrigetteS1
Reviewed 11 May 2016

When I first arrived to this hostel, I was surprised about the warm "family" environment. The owners live in the place, they take care of it as most of us with ours homes, and they treat you like family too. It has a great location: close enough to the bars if you want to party, and at the same time...

2Thank Lucca Q
Reviewed 4 May 2016

The hostel is close to the water and other hostels which is nice because there are always people milling around the area! The rooms are super cramped with the beds and dark too which makes them feel dirty even if they actually aren't. There is one bathroom en suite to the room which isn't great because if there is someone...

Thank mercychaplin
Limassol, Cyprus
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Yes, it's very friendly, and yes, it's got a good, well equipped kitchen. Best of all it's even got a herb garden where you can help yourself. But we booked, and had confirmed a twin en-suite private. It wasn't a twin but a double, and it wasn't private it was shared with one other couple. If this is the case,...

Thank therapina
Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

good price, great atmosphere, free wifi!! It includes free Wifi and we vere two persons in a 4 dorm room for 27$ pr night. Every room has it's own bathroom, which was nice and clean. They have a lot of outdoor tables right outside the little kitchen, and because of the good weather, that's what you always want! There is...

Thank Rebecca B
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 February 2016

Spent a couple of nights here ,very friendly and good facilities ,can get lively ,but don't most hostels ,sleeping accommodation is tight ,but its a fun and cheap place to stay ,and the staff are very helpful

Thank mickknap

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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 

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Address: Corner Kings Road and MacMurray Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Price Range: ₹ 1,952 - ₹ 4,993 (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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“Book ahead and ask the helpful staff”
margaretgibbs50, 23 Apr 2017 | Read review
“upstairs more light”
618debw, 27 Jun 2016 | Read review
“The rooms with more beds are bigger and with more space for backpacks”
186luccaq, 10 May 2016 | Read review
“ask for the room which has a separate entrance and shares a bathroom, sitting room and balcony with one other room only.”
therapina, 15 Mar 2016 | Read review
“rooms on the second floor at the far end would be the quietest”
RikL373, 21 Jan 2016 | Read review
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