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“Absolutely LOVED Captain Bobs!!!”

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Cap'n Bob's Beach House
Ranked #11 of 31 Speciality Lodging in Paihia
Reviewed 10 February 2014

First of all the charm from the very lovely and welcoming owner Mary was such a breeze after traveling out of big city Auckland. She showed us around the very cozy, well maintained and clean backpackers which had such a cool and easy going character to it. Everyone staying there had a smile on their faces and were very nice to talk to. Mary seemed to speak a little bit of every language which was very warming and funny! Loved the fact that it was 20 seconds walk from the beach and had a great beach view from inside. We were only going to stay one night but decide to stay another and another untill we left after 8 days! Will definitely go back and highly recommend captain Bobs beachhouse to all my family and friends. Thank you for the great memories and see you again soon.

Room Tip: The room upstairs on the deck had amazing views of the beach whereas the dorms were very cool
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 3 February 2014

A really lovely hostel. Right next to the beach, sea views wherever you turn, a quick walk from the centre of town and two minutes from the supermarket; in a nice quiet area. Mary is lovely, friendly and welcoming to everyone. The hostel is exceptionally clean and well maintained, everything is thought through- the kitchen had everything you need, there are heaps of washing lines outside, a new BBQ, clean linens, good mattress, large dorm rooms with plenty of storage.

A great stay, would definitely come back.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 30 January 2014

After making a few poor choices about backpackers in other places in New Zealand I wasn't sure what to expect from Captain Bob's, but as soon as we arrived and met Mary, the new owner, we felt so at home. The facilities were excellent, everything was clean and tidy (the sheets felt and smelt newly washed- not something you get at many backpackers!), the view was INCREDIBLE (9am watching the sailing boats out over the bay I'll never forget), the bed was comfy and the other guests were a great group of fun people from all over the world, a good mix of mostly young people but a few older couples and singles too. We went to Thursday night karaoke with some new friends at a nearby pub and had a blast.
Mary and her partner Jim have only owned it for a month or so but the effort they have put into making it clean and feel like home really shows. Mary has put in plants around the entrance, decorated the walls with beautiful local artworks and cleaned it up. She was also very friendly and relate-able, welcoming us as Australians (unlike a different owner who crossed his fingers and hissed at us when we told him where we were from!!). I would have been happy to stay for much much longer and I would go back there without hesitation. Loved it.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 8 January 2014

Had a lovely four night stay here. Just off the beach and only 10 minutes from the bus stop. Our dorm had a sea-view, which was lovely. Could hear the waves of a night. Kitchen was clean and spacious, always enough room for people making and eating dinner. Guy on reception was very helpful, helping us book our trips. Plenty of showers/toilets, all very clean. Would happily stay here again, we really enjoyed it.

Room Tip: Our dorm with a sea-view was very nice.
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 May 2013

It was clean, the facilities were just right and it was very reasonably priced. I stayed in a female only room with four beds. I met some really amazing women there who made it an experience to remember.
Everyone I met here seemed to understand that part of the charm of the place is how peaceful and relaxed it was. No noisy evenings in other words. This is great because it could disturb other guests due to the layout of the place.
The views from the balcony were wonderful. Breakfast out there was a good as it gets.
Jo, the woman who ran it, made you feel very much at home.
The only thing that would improve my rating to a 5* would be a separate outside area where you could sit and talk into the night.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 19 March 2013

Clean hostel. Nice view from the balcony in front of the kitchen. Nice and helpful staff. We can recommend it.

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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 January 2013

My partner and I stayed at Cap'n Bob's for 2 nights. We came in peak season so the car parking was full every night. The first night we had a baby next door so no sleep in for us as the wall between our room and the next was thin. The view from the balcony of the Bay of Islands is amazing! The hostel is a little out of town so it is quieter which we liked. Loved that they gave us a dooner at this hostel!

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about 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 #11 of 31 Speciality Lodging in Paihia
Price Range: £16 - £45 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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