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“Nice with some room for improvement”
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Saltwater Lodge
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Haarlem, The Netherlands
Level 6 Contributor
279 reviews
63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
“Nice with some room for improvement”
Reviewed 2 June 2011

This is a nice hostel, it's clean and has a large common room with TV/video/lots of computers etc.

I stayed in a 6 bed dorm with big ensuite bathroom and every bed has it's own reading light which is a big plus. Mine was broken though and I forgot to tell them about it so they might not know about it.
There are also very large cabinets in the room, one for every bed that you lock with your own lock. Another plus for that.

They also provide bicycles for free to use around town and the woman at reception gave me some good advice on where to go.

Minor points: there was no curtain in front of the window of our room so it got light early in the morning. They really need to fix this. It is right next to a bar, so it can be loud.

Stayed May 2011, travelled solo
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Victoria, Canada
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 27 January 2011

This luxury hostel is more like a motel and it's modern and clean. The front desk Manager is very helpful. The major problem is that it's located in the bar district of Pahia and it's extremely loud at night - all night.
The bars, coupled with drunk backpackers, means that you won't get much sleep. We cut our stay short to relocate to a quieter district of Pahia.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 22 December 2010

I stayed two months in NZ, traveling around. I confess didn't have so much good experiences with hostels. But I do have to say that Saltwater Lodge was beyond my expectations. I have booked a female room with 4 beds. The room was clean, wide and also quiet. The bathroom was really good, big and really clean. I recommend ever!! The best one. The staff was very nice and friendly. I had a really great time there... Ah, the kitchen was very clean too.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled solo
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central coast N.S.W
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 3 December 2010

Everything about this was great... except I stayed on a Saturday and Sunday night and was not able to sleep as this accomodation is situated directly between (I mean next door to) two of the towns VERY noisy night spots.The music stopped at 1am, and I finally got to sleep....great for the young tourist who loves to party but anyone who likes to sleep before 1am AVOID....or buy some earplugs. I would not stay again or recommend to anyone else I know.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled with friends
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Worthing, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 October 2010

An amazin spot this one, was just goin through my options when i enquired and didnt take me long to choose a 2 nt stay here..Talking with the Male owner he gave me loads of advice of wat 2 do in the area and the whole of NZ! The Female owner again very helpful and went well beyond the call of duty after i left.. I got to borrow a bike-see a rainbow vapour and lots of other good spots, drove to Cape reinga-the lake is just out of the hostel and that weekend the sun was beating down gr8 times!! U can Canoe, cycle. A family even invited me in for Beers one nt down the road!! There are sum bars around 2:] The rooms all new and clean, the main room has tv, computers were bit old if i could gripe!, the kitchen facilities very good. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Saltwater Lodge

Property: Saltwater Lodge
Address: 14 Kings Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 30 Speciality Lodging in Paihia
Price range (per night): ₹ 2,183 - ₹ 6,997
Hotel Class:5 star — Saltwater Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 19
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