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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed here for just over 2 weeks over the Christmas and new year period and we loved every minute of it. Jake and Nikki were absolutely lovely hosts and managed to work out our stay to accommodate what we wanted without fuss. We stayed in a double room, twin room and dorm during our stay and...

Thank scaura
Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Just walked into his hostel and asked for a double private room, he said the hostel was full but if we were staying for 2 nights or more he had a shared house or studio flat. House was beautiful but we stayed in the studio. Just 5 mins from the beach set in beautiful woodlands it was perfect. Fully equipped...

Thank Philsgonemissing
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very cosy and quite place. Very short walk from all the shops and restaurants. We had a twin room which was ok in size,however there was only one plug not the room. Overall the place was clean and tidy, the seating and kitchen areas were good in size . Went to stay an extra night but they were fully booked,...

Thank OConnell6462
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

In a big 8bedrooms but missed plus to charge. Toilets And bathroom OK. Cosy 2kitchens with living rooms in the both. Wonderful terrasse. Juste want to stay And watch the view of sea And blue sky. Lines for wet clothes ! Not far from bus station. The little supermarket in paihia is vert expensive. If you can but your food...

Thank Chouchoune85
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Stayed at The Mousetrap for close to a week while I was in Paihia. Very cosy and homely hostel, lots of plush armchairs, big lounge upstairs to relax and socialize. Not a party hostel, it's mostly quiet, though there's a bar and other hostels across the street where a lot of the noise came from. Clean rooms, showers, and toilet...

1Thank Dian M
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 19 November 2016

This is the one of the better small hotels we've ever stayed in, it is an excellent and interesting place to stay for any age group of travellers. You may relax in the upper lounge where you can enjoy the ocean and mountain view. For most of the time, the hotel itself is a quiet place, in the evening you...

Thank Willie X
Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 November 2016

We originally planned to stay 2 nights but added a 3rd. Very clean hostel and quiet after 11 pm. Still friendly and social. Lovely owners. After 11, only socializing in a small area downstairs which is a wee bit restrictive. Disappointed in the free coffee and tea (no milk or sugar, first time I ever saw that!). I realize that...

Thank MandyV81
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

My daughter took me on a roadtrip from Queenstown to Paihia in 10 days and this was the nicest cleanest best-managed hostel of all we've been. Warm atmosphere thanks to Jake and Nikki and the kind of travellers they attract.

Thank NiekHeerde
Reviewed 30 September 2016

It's just the best hostel in that town, owners are so nice, they making a lot of activities. A lot of space for chill or sharing time with people. It's also realy clean and that's a amazing thing for an backpackers. You can go without any fear, you'll love it!

Thank Quentin C
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

I was surprised at how big it was! Nice chill out areas throughout, a couple of lounges, TVs, balcony seating in sunshine, a good dining space, a small cooking space but I think there's a couple throughout the hostel for designated rooms, a cute small garden/patio area (very picturesque!) I feel like it was lacking in things to do, I...

Thank Jenny M

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about The Mousetrap Backpackers

Address: 11 Kings Rd, Paihia, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Price Range: ₹ 2,519 - ₹ 3,676 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“Hotel has a "quiet" policy at 11:00 pm.”
  • View from upper floor lounge
 of 5 bubbles williex2016, 18 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Private rooms 8 and 9 are at the back and are quiter”
 of 5 bubbles MandyV81, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Try and get a room at the back of the hostel so you are less disturbed by the noise from the backpackers across the road.”
 of 5 bubbles pcb7339, 8 Jan 2015 | Read review
“I am staying in twin room at room no 4. a good and quiet room.”
 of 5 bubbles YiiA, 14 Apr 2013 | Read review
“The studio is pefect if you want hostel prices without the hostel noise.”
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 of 5 bubbles razorsharp2505, 28 Feb 2013 | Read review
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