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Bay Adventurer Apartments and Backpackers Resort Reviews

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

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326 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 76%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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This place is absolutely brilliant. I ended up staying here for a week in the end just because the vibe in this place is incredible. I couldn't recommend it highly enough.


On the same street as most of the other hostels which was nice. Had a good pool (though was freezing since it was winter) and hot tub. You can pay for laundry if needed. Bathrooms were down towards the back so depending on your room location could be a bit far away for a middle of the night run. Was relatively clean and kitchen wasn't too small.


The staff was super friendly and they have a lot of amenities. Like I needed to borrow an adapter and they have those. Surprisingly, they have a lot of things to borrow.


I had a really good staying there! Staff is kind and prestative. They even have a pool and a jacuzzi :)

  • 11th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


This was one of the most amazing hostels I have ever been staying at. Especially the beds were just so comfy, definitely a plus compared to other hostels! Staff was awesome!! You should definitely go there!!


I stayed in a lot of hostels during my travelling in New Zealand but this one is really special. The staff is amazing and helps you with everything you need. The facilites like showers and kitchen are very tidy as they are cleaned every day. They have a big pool, a Spa, offer free Coffee and Tea and also free international calls. I can really recommend this hostel! Finally you can say they have everything you need for a really good price.

  • 22nd May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Kitchen horrific and stains all over room but good location and good for a few days.


dorms with a big glasdoor, no extra window, but it's ok. not a lot of room for backpacks. bed sheets were dirty (not unwashed, but with spots). bathrooms very clean after cleaning but not at all in between. kitchen equipment was fine, but the rest of it were quite a mess. fridges smelly, working space dirty. alcohol is allowed with signs that everything has to put away afterwards. which would be fine. but it doesn't happen. like a party hostel. close to the beach and i-site


Bay Adventure is a nice Hostel, there are many friendly people and the staff ist good too. The kitchen is dirty and the rest of the hostel is not cleaned very thoroughly, likewise the kitchen is equipped very worth. The Showers are only warm and not really hot, the fridges are very dirty. But the staff endeavors as good as it cans. The Pool, Tennis court, Beds and the Whirlpool are good and clean.

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