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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Additional Terms and Conditions

A 50% security deposit is required to confirm booking.
We have a strict after 10pm quiet policy.
We are not a party type backpackers and reserve the right to request people to leave the property if they behave inappropriately.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Additional Info:

We do not cater for stag or hensgroups.

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Pickled Parrot Backpackers

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

The Pickled Parrot’s Boutique hostel offers twin, double, 2-6 person dormitories, a fully equipped kitchen, a spacious dining and lounge area.

We are a A NON PARTY hostel & have a 10pm quiet policy.
We cater for Te Araroa Walkers / NOMADS
2 minutes walk from the bars, cafes & beach
10 minutes walk from the intercity or Stray buses
2 minutes walk from the Kiwi bus stop in Kings Rd
Free pick up from late buses
Off street parking
We are 2nd generation hostel owners and we have been inspired by our own travels and experiences to offer others a sanctuary to take some time out from travelling to rest & rejuvenate. We have specifically designed the hostel environment for you feel nurtured and enveloped by nature and the peaceful surroundings which also includes a guest veggie garden and fruit trees. We are perfectly situated in a quiet residential setting, yet only 2 minutes walk to Paihia’s magnificent beach, cafes and bars. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.7

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 9.9

  • Atmosphere 9.6

  • Cleanliness 9.7

  • Facilities 9.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    15 Mar 2020
    Really lovely hostel, good location, lovely outside space including a small veggie garden. The host Cherry is wonderful, cannot praise her enough during a difficult period for all her guests (the dreaded covid-19 crisis) she went above and beyond.
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    14 Mar 2020
    Clean friendly hostel.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    04 Mar 2020
    This is the perfect place for people who are wanting a relaxing time away. The owner is so friendly and helpful and the hostel is so peaceful and chilled. Great living room and kitchen area!
    Scotland, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    23 Feb 2020
    I cannot rave about this place enough, not only is Paihia a wonderful place to be, the PP is perfect. spotless bathrooms and facilities at all times, wonderful beds, large rooms and lockers, and the kitchen is so well equipped. Cherry is really what makes this place so special, she’s a “hostel mama” she loves and cares for everyone and everything here like it’s her baby. she’s so kind! the pickled parrot is gorgeous! plenty of places to sit and hang out, i extended my stay from 2 nights to 6.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    21 Feb 2020
    The hostel was just what we ordered the owner was lovely and welcoming. The whole ambiance of the hostel was superb clean, tidy and comfortable and in quiet spot within easy reach of the centre of Paihia well stay there again
    England, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    21 Feb 2020
    I felt like I was in a jungle tree house in the cabin. Nice to see colourful cushions and hammocks around the outdoor spaces. Especially good for dorm stayers.
    New Zealand, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    10 Feb 2020
    AWESOME spot. Spotless kitchen, comfy beds with solid amount of space in room (I stayed in 4 room dorm), peaceful ambience. A lovely space to recharge or be close to the action without being in it.
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    24 Feb 2020
    Gorgeous and very clean place to stay. We booked a 6 dorm room and was placed in a twin bunk room which was a nice surprise. Location is 5 min walk to the beach and staff very welcoming. If back here again would definitely book!!
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.4


    16 Feb 2020
    I stayed here for 2 days and enjoyed it. It's REALLY quiet. Strict no noise after 10 pm rule which I liked. The atmosphere is a bit less social as a result of that and of the kind of people who are attracted to a hostel with a no noise policy. But I did see other folks who had made friends, especially the young peeps. I'm in my 40s so a bit different for me. It's very clean. The facilities are very good. Reasonable walk to the main area. Prices are really good. Would recommend!
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.1


    01 Feb 2020
    This was the first hostel I've stayed in and it was a great experience! Cherry runs the place efficiently and with kindness and genuine concern for the guests. Ever patient, she seemed to have a solution to any questions/problems I had. The facility feels like you're in a treehouse. Lots of plants and mature trees. Very green and quiet. There is a 10pm quiet request that all the guests adhere to which is nice. This is a relaxing, peaceful, beach retreat.
    USA, Female, 41+
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Wi-Fi