Home to the world's greatest Hostels

33,000 properties, 170 countries Over 3.5 million guest reviews 21 million bookings

Base Bay of Islands Reviews

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

Reviews & Ratings Explained


102 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 66%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 77%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

The rating percentage is calculated from customers who booked within the last 12 months.

All ratings and reviews are based on the feedback and opinions of the customers who submitted them and do not express the opinions of Hostelworld.com. This way, you get an up-to-the-minute opinion of just how good a hostel really is.
Read our review guidelines »

  • Show:


No soap or hand towels in the toilets in the dorms. Spa tub dirty. Luggage storage area filthy. Overall not clean. BBQ was not good and skimpy.


Ensuite shower room was a nice luxury, I also had the good fortune of having a whole 8 bed dorm to myself for 2 of the 5 nights I stayed here! I didn't use the hot tub or pool (they were very small and looked quite grubby) but this place is just across the road from the beach so what more could you want? The bar was friendly and quite busy most nights, plus they do a barbecue most nights as well, which is good value.


Absolutely loved this hostel! SO CLEAN! And awesome staff! Wish I could have stayed for a barbecue, hopefully next time!


Friendly helpful staff. Single room with shared kitchen & bathroom fine


Absolutely amazing. My favourite hostel in New Zealand. You won't want to leave

View all Paihia Hostels

Please give us your feedback