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Saltwater Lodge Reviews

14 Kings Road, Paihia, Paihia, New Zealand

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165 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 93%Cleanliness
  • 91%Facilities

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Very nice Hostel! Very clean & quiet! :-)


One of the best hostel I have stayed in! The owner was very friendly and helpful. Also a lovely bathroom and very clean! Couldn't really ask for any more!


Very well equipped kitchen, large open area for socialising in too. As we were there in the winter, it was quiet, but the terrace and kitchen, BBQ area etc would be fab in the summer. Room was very nice too, very clean. Close to the waterfront, not too far to get to all the places on foot. Overall, would highly recommend.


Very friendly and helpdul staff! Rooms are very clean.


A nice hostel. We booked the only room that was available the deluxe 4 bed, as there was four of us it was a room that suited us well. Good in room facilities such as microwave, fridge and television not that it was really needed. The hostel atmosphere was quite quiet while we where there although it said it was full on hostel world, so wouldn't recomend if your after a party. Local bars where a bit of a let down also. As we where only passing through it did the job. Wifi was a disappointment.


This is a nice hostel close to the beach. Great ensuite's with powerful hot showers and a good size kitchen. I arrived after reception hours and the staff left clear instructions on how to get to my room. The only negative was that there was a study group staying there at the time and they took over the hostel. They were really unsociable and dirty.


It was a really nice stay. Rooms are really clean and quiet. The kitchen and dinning room are nice. We regret that there were no common showers to use when our roommates were using dorm's one. During our stay there was a group of student a bit noisy and messy. The kitchen was not cleaned after use and they were screaming until late. However, the hotel is not responsible of their clients. Apart from that, the hostel was really nice. 5 min walk to the sea and next to city center. Great place.

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