YHA Bay of Islands Paihia Reviews
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We stayed as a family of 5 for 2 nights. Very friendly and clean facility. Only problem was noise in the mornings started in the kitchen around 6.30 and echoed throughout up above into the rooms. So don't expect to sleep in even for an extra 20 minutes.
Brilliant hostel to stay in, amazing and friendly atmosphere and real social place. Would definitely recommend to anyone.
Nice place, everything was very clean, it's enjoyable to cook in the kitchen and the hostel is close to the beach. Just one thing regarding the six beds room, one of the bed shall not be considered as a proper bed regarding how is arranged (on the ground, under another bed, looks like more a basket for pet ^^), it would be more fair to have a special price for this one, or make a 5 beds dorm. For anything else, don't hesitate to stay here, all was cool and price is very reasonnable ;-).
We've booked the room in advance. However, as we arrived there was no room left and the stuff said that they have not received our booking. We arrived late, so I guess our room was just given to other people. Finally, we had to find another place to stay for that night. No good service, not recommendable!
- Novice Nomad
- Mixed Group, 25-30
- (1 review)
Rooms are motel style, all accessed from outside. Inside is wooden and reminds you of ski chalets however they were very clean and each room has a plug in heater. No lockers. Wifi which had to be paid for was good. Lounge has a old musty smell to it. Andy was brilliant for booking tickets and general chat. Good location as a base for exploring the BOI's