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YHA Bay of Islands Paihia
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Reviewed 29 April 2012

Rooms small but very clean and comfortable with ensuite. I found the staff friendly and helpful, especially Milo. Kitchen very well equipped nice touch having the packet herbs and spices provided. Lovely communal area where I meet some lovely overseas visitors.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 26 March 2012

The man working in the hostel was beyond rude.. He was very bothered by doing his job! Other than that the hostel was nice.. Would stay at any other place just because of the hostile staff!

  • Stayed: March 2012
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Reviewed 6 March 2012

This is a nice clean hostel and even though it was fully booked it wasn't too noisy and all rooms come with a private bathroom. The kitchen got a bit crowded at peak times but there's always plenty of space to sit and wait. What we didn't like: I thought the room was overpriced at almost NZD 100 a night. Also you get kicked out of the TV/computer room just after 11 PM, which might be good for safety reasons, but not so nice if you want to chat online to your family abroad or just watch some telly late at night. Wireless connection was really tedious as you'd move half a meter and lose your connection again (I ended up sitting in the kitchen most of the time as my provider could not be found only a few steps further out in the dining area).

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Najane
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Reviewed 8 February 2012

The hostel itself is alright, the kitchen could be bigger, during busy times it's too crowded in there and our bathroom could have been cleaner but the reason I would not go there again is the staff. Especially the owner was towards me very unfriendly and rude. This is
absolutely not YHA-standard and I'm not paying over average for being accost!

  • Stayed: February 2012
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Reviewed 8 January 2012

I spent a few good nights at this hostel, which boasts a stainless steel kitchen, ample outdoor seating and comfy, squeak-free beds. It's located at the far south side of town among similar lodges about a block from the beach. The only downside is that while the bathrooms were spotless, my 8-bed dorm had but one small bathroom en suite, which could make morning showers challenging. (It also felt a bit, erm, intimately located to some of the beds). This was, however, a small compromise for an otherwise top-notch hostel.

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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 27 July 2011

A comfortable, well equipped and warm (rather important in the winter time....) hostel. Very conveniently located in Paihia, within walking distance of all amenities and attractions (ferry to Russell, Bay of Islands, etc...)

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 15 November 2010

i checked in the YHA Paihia on 10 Nov 2010 and i love this hostel so much ,the room is with ensuite and clean and the bed is so comfortable ,the bunk bed didnt make any noise at all ,not like some hostel the bunk bed always make noise when some one moving and i suppose to stay 1 night only but i like this hostel and totally i keep extend until 4night ,and the kitchen always clean and so relax and feel comfortable ,i will suggest my friends stay this hostel

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled on business
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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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 31 Speciality Lodging in Paihia
Price Range: £27 - £67 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — YHA Bay of Islands Paihia 4*
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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