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Cap'n Bob's Beach House
Ranked #13 of 29 Speciality Lodging in Paihia
Ventura, California
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24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Excellent value for the money, great location and hosts.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2011

We loved our stay at Captain Bob's! We stayed in the en-suite, it had a large bedroom, bathroom and kitchen area with a sink, mini-fridge and a microwave. The hostel was a short stroll to the beach and a short 10 min walk to the main wharf in Paihia town. It was in a residential area that was quiet and had very little street noise. It served all of our needs and we were happy with our stay there. We could faintly hear waves on the beach and birds in the trees when the windows were open, and it had a pleasant cross-breeze. The best part about this hostel is the kitchen. Full kitchen with all utensils, dishes, pots, and pans that you could need to cook any sort of meal. They also had a Bialetti coffeemaker!! There are several outdoor tables on the upper level off of the kitchen with amazing views of the water. We loved coming back to the hostel each night, cooking in the spacious kitchen and sitting out for al fresco dining with the amazing views. This place was very quiet for a hostel. The owner was very friendly and helpful and got us a backpackers discount for our Bay of Islands cruise. I can't recommend it enough. Oh, and they have plenty of full-size washers and dryers for getting your laundry done quickly. I checked out the hostel bathrooms when I was doing laundry and they were extremely clean.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2011

My husband and I stayed here for several days and the view from the Balcony was a million dollars.
Facilities were of a high standard and it was exceptionally clean
The hostess was very obliging and assisted with bookings and directions as well as some excellent suggestions.
The furnishings were of high standard as well as the surrounds.
We had a variety of fellow travellers and would be suitable for all groups

Room Tip: choose the double room on the balcony as is separate to the main hostel and views to die for
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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank susel1
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Bangkok, Thailand
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44 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2011

cheap friendly and Safety
I meet reception person, she very friendly and nice

Stayed February 2011
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Canterbury
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2010

My mum and I stayed in the female only dorm room which was lovely and quiet. The views from the balcony were beautiful when enjoying our outdoor meals. Trips that were suggested by owner were amazing and there was also a good amount of parking avaliable.

  • Stayed January 2010
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank survgirl
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Wales
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2008

We found the accommodation clean, light, airy, comfortable, spacious. There is a large, well-kept kitchen/dining room facility, with a great view from the balcony, where you can sit and enjoy your meals.
All the facilities you could wish for were available, laundry, drying area, internet, lounge area. Also it is within walking distance of all the tourist activities and attractions.
The Manager was a really helpful, down-to-earth, pleasant lady, and very efficient. Well run, happy atmosphere, a real home from home!! Highly recommended.

  • Liked — Good facilities, clean and well run
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed November 2008
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Thank JoannaWales
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Hayden Lake, Idaho
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2005

As backpacker lodges go, this is one of the best. The bus driver (bus from Auckland) pulled over in Paihia and asked everybody on board where they were staying...when it came to my turn, the only one to say Capt Bobs, he said: "Excellent choice, the best place in town."

The place is VERY clean and the manager is friendly and hardworking. The atmosphere rubs off on the guests. This is not the "party-hardy" place, those are in the main town of Paihia, as Capt. Bobs is a little north but still an easy and scenic walk to town.

Near the beach, convenience store, the tour outfits stop and drop off.

I got a single room ($40) but the group rooms looked good too.

I'd get up early and have tea in the upstairs kitchen/dinning room and mellow out with the view. Beautiful garden, well tended.....Bougainvilla blossoms. Nice.

  • Stayed November 2004
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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8 Thank mumbaigo
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Additional Information about Cap'n Bob's Beach House

Property: Cap'n Bob's Beach House
Address: 44 Davis Crescent, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
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Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 29 Speciality Lodging in Paihia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Cap'n Bob's Beach House 2*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cap'n Bob's Beach House offers top quality budget accommodation for the more discerning backpacker. Enjoy stunning sea views from our beautiful balcony. Watch the sunrise as you breakfast or dine in the moonlight beneath a million stars. Spotlessly clean and very comfortable with delightful sun-filled common areas and an ultra-modern, well-equipped kitchen. Relaxed, easy-going beach vibe. Wi-Fi access, TV lounge and BBQ area. Just a stones throw from the beach and easy walking distance to shops, bars and restaurants. Super friendly staff offer great advice on local trips and tours. ... more   less 
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