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YHA Bay of Islands Paihia Reviews

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

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141 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 77%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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The rooms were dated and only one power point In the room of four beds. Kitchen is clean and usable.


Nice hostel, rooms small but comfortable with good bathrooms too. Great location and friendly staff. Big downside was the tiny kitchen, almost impossible for more than 2 people to cook at the same time, was very frustrating at times. But otherwise, nice hostel to stay in.


Easy and convenient location, glad to have a comfy bed. Not much atmosphere but staff friendly when they were at the reception desk.


It was lovely, lot's of space outside to eat or just hang out, meeting people, nice common room with a TV and a library + plenty of ideas of activities around paihia. Highly recommend ;-)


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!

  • 15th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


So great I stayed an extra night!

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