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Saltwater Lodge Reviews

14 Kings Road, Paihia, Paihia, New Zealand

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175 Total Reviews
  • 97%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 96%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 97%Cleanliness
  • 93%Facilities

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This hostel was very quiet and didn't have much atmosphere despite the great common areas. The en-suite wet rooms soak the whole of the bathroom, but apart from this the hostel was good.


I had an awesome stay at the Saltwater Lodge - great staff, facilities, and atmosphere. It felt very clean, open, and welcoming. The bars in the area were a little loud, but not at unreasonable hours. Wish I had more stays like this - keep it up!

  • 20th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


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.

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