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18 Kings Rd, Bay of Islands, Paihia, New Zealand

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84 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 100%Security
  • 100%Location
  • 100%Staff
  • 100%Atmosphere
  • 100%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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Great place. The rooms are set up like litle bungalows and the beach is just 5 minutes away.


Nice dorms, comfy beds and good to see kitchen facilities in each one. Good facilities and great location. But could make more of things bar-wise, seem to be too complacent about locals propping up bar takings


Kitchen was a disaster. Nothing was clean. None of the knives actually cut. The cleaners would leave the dorm door unlocked after they were done. I had money stolen from my wallet. I was there for three nights and they never refilled the dish soap or the coffee canister that was empty when I had got there. On the plus side, the spa (jacuzzi) was always working and seemed fairly clean. Location was pretty good.

  • 5th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


A party hostel, so good on that front if that is what you want. Dorm rooms are really crowded. Strange having a kitchen by the bathroom. Wifi is really expensive. Hot water and clean sheets and towel. Free toiletries is a nice touch. Not my kind of place though.


Internet is not free and there are no lockers in the rooms. Both are indicated as included but are not.

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