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YHA Bay of Islands Paihia Reviews

Cnr Kings & MacMurray Roads, 10, Paihia, New Zealand

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150 Total Reviews
  • 77%Value For Money
  • 74%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 77%Atmosphere
  • 71%Cleanliness
  • 66%Facilities

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Lovely little hostel close to the town! Great friendly staff who are happy to help.


Great place to stay. Rooms were clean and spacious. Kitchens were clean and well equipped. TV room was nice with a selection of films. There was luggage storage and lockers for extra security. Good value for money and very near the beach. Could do with more plug points or an extension cable in the room and better heating system ideally (electric heaters were not very effective). Plenty of places to put bags under beds. Enjoyable stay.


I stayed here for 3 nights. Very comfy beds! Nice staff, clean rooms and nice common areas. They are a little behind though, they still use videotapes for movies! But that was actually something really cool haha! The location is good, not far to walk to the beach, pier and countdown. Had a nice stay here.


This Hostel is nice, not too noisy and clean. It was also nice to watch some movies in the common room with the other backpackers. And Wi Fi is free.

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