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Pickled Parrot Backpackers Reviews

Greys Lane, Paihia, New Zealand

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88%

Rating
90 Total Reviews
  • 92%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 92%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 89%Facilities

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97%

Really loved this hostel and wish I had stayed here the whole of my time in Paihia. Everyone I met was really nice, friendly and chilled out (My sort of crowd). Bed was comfy. Wasn't noisy. The only thing that was a bit annoying were the flies in the sofa area but the weather outside was nice during my stay so I could escape them outside :-) would definately stay here again!


89%

Absolutely beautiful and peaceful place to stay. There's hammocks under the trees and cute private cabins you can stay in. Free breakfast and wifi is always a bonus too.

  • 7th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

Great hostel, very clean and calm. Party people should prefer other hostels in Paihia. Never expect good weather in NZL.


91%

The Pickled Parrot has a lovely, welcoming atmosphere and the staff are really friendly. The location is great too, close to the beach and the amenities in town while being a little off the beaten track, making this an ideal choice for those who want a more homely, relaxed place to stay. The free breakfast and free internet are also a bonus too! I really enjoyed my stay here - I originally booked for two nights but extended for five! If you're coming to Paihia, I recommend this hostel.

  • 9th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

This is a very good hostel for everyone. We went out for drinking one night and stayed at the hostel the other night. The staff is nice and the rooms are good. I really liked this hostel, just a few minutes walk to the bars and "town"

  • 25th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Incredible hostel, in the most magical location, best staff ever. Could not rate it higher!

  • 21st Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


91%

This hostel is perfect for people who want a stay away from the bars and noise. It's located a little out of Paihia but it's no more than a 5 minute walk. My view may be bias as I met a great group of people here, however the rooms were thoroughly cleaned, the owners were lovely and created a very relaxed atmosphere. I wouldn't recommend this place for people who want a party.


86%

Staff very helpful. Cosy living area.




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