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Nelson, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is not a motel but a pack packers & overpriced for both. Yes neat location but small room,thin walls, tiny bathroom, garlic smelling fridge, need we say more! Avoid at all cost. Don't take any notice of the photos.

Thank Cat D
Frankfurt, Germany
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked a night in a dormitory (as an exception) as I just wanted to arrive quite late and leave early the next morning. Doors could not be closed, right next door there was loud music playing so you could not even think of sleeping till late at night. Located on a main road, no nice view from anywhere. No place...

Thank Mr F
Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

The absolute WORST place I've ever stayed in! It's noisy, walls are paper thin, so you can hear next door walking around, going to the toilet, talking, etc.! I had to poke my head out the window and tell a group who were talking, smoking, drinking , to go to bed: it was after midnight! Rooms are pokey and bed...

Thank Mary K
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

I was so disappointed as I thought this was a cheap accommodation but totally misguided by the false advertisement to this lodge that I would NOT recommend this place to anyone. It's way over priced for what I expected to pay after booking online for 2x Adults and 5x children at $120 then told it was only paying for 3x...

1Thank Susan Ivy C
Whitsunday Islands, Australia
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

I was completing my STCW course and was recommended Pillows, for some unworldly reason, as an option for a place to stay by the tech school. on the first night I knew immediately I had to leave. firstly, the dorm is so overpriced. it is shabby and basic and dark. there are 12 beds in the room and you are...

Thank loralorent
Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

We stayed at this place for 5 nights... We arrived fairly late in the afternoon and wasn't much light left to see the surroundings. First impression was there was a lot of busy people in the shared kitchen with guests and permanent lodgers (as we find out later on in our stay ).proceeded into our room which in poor lighting...

Thank destinys2312
Kerikeri, New Zealand
Reviewed 12 April 2016

Ever stayed in a backpackers and not met the management? We that was Pillows Not so cheap backpackers Basic but clean, limited kitchen, nice courtyard and little else Central for orewa which is closish to Auckland

Thank Andrew C
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Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

This place just changed its owner September 2015 and he changed the common living room into a big dorm. So there is no comon area besides the kitchen anymore. Besides that the place looks pretty much the same like 2013 (when I first visited). The new owner was a bit 'cold' when we arrived but became friendlier in the afternoon....

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 12 February 2016

We had booked 2 nights and on arrival my first reaction was, let's find somewhere else. I looked run down and a large group were sitting at the entrance area drinking and all looked a bit weird. Turns out there was some sort of street performers convention and that is why the town was busy. We had to get a...

Thank Ken L
Strichen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

Worst hostel EVER! Firstly I had a number of things stolen from my backpack, sentimental things that were given as gifts, asked to see cctv, firstly they said they didn't have then when I pointed out the sign that says '24 hour cctv in operation' they said they can't show me it! There is no lockers to put your things...

Thank np180690

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Beachfront
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are a purpose built backpackers with two dorms as well as private rooms including en-suited rooms. We cater not only for backpackers but all travellers incl families as our rooms sleep up to five having double beds and bunks in them We are in Orewa Beach central just across the road from the beautiful Orewa beach and a short stroll to Orewa cafes and shops easy walk to the supermarket All our rooms open onto a closed courtyard where there are tables and shade umbrellas and a bbq area We offer kayaks for hire as well as complimentary fishing takle and boogie boards buckets and spades for the kids. We maintain a 10:30pm curfew to preserve the privacy and enjoyment of all guests however do provide facilities out front to carry on longer away from the other guests rooms. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pillows Travellers Lodge

Address: 412 Hibiscus Coast Highway | Orewa Beach, Orewa, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Orewa
Price Range: £39 - £73 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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“Best rooms are in other accommodations.”
 of 5 bubbles 215mrf, 22 Dec 2016 | Read review
“no any more”
 of 5 bubbles tonil531, 16 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Go somewhere else”
 of 5 bubbles 10monkeys183, 31 Oct 2015 | Read review
“make sure you tell them you want a double be in the room”
 of 5 bubbles erinJ6644, 29 Apr 2015 | Read review
“There was only a $10 difference in price for the en-suited room but it is right next to the kitchen so lots of people traffic passing your door.”
 of 5 bubbles 227MelissaS, 14 Mar 2015 | Read review
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