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YHA Bay of Islands Paihia

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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“the kitchen”(30 reviews)
“dolphin room”(2 reviews)
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Non-Smoking Hotel
Family Rooms
Laundry Service
Self-Serve Laundry
Free Parking
Breakfast included
4 Star accommodation
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All reviewsthe kitchenoutdoor eating areadolphin roomchilled atmospherebed dormcovered areacommon roomenjoyed my staypipi patchclose to shopsfree wifishort walk to the beachcountdown supermarketgreat place to staythree nightsfirst floorwould stay here again
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Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

This hostel was quiet but quirky. We stayed for only a night but the facilities were clean and tidy. Beds were comfy and staff were polite. Sadly the WiFi was pretty crap but that would be our only bad comment. When we came back wet...More

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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Umm. I have stayed in YHA hostels few times, always great experiences. That’s why I picked YHA this time also because I thought I know what to expect. Well.. the quality wasn’t that good in this hostel. Wifi was hardly working, sometimes didn’t work at...More

Thank susanjusan
Response from Andy L, Owner at YHA Bay of Islands PaihiaResponded 1 April 2018

Thank you for choosing the YHA for your stay in Paihia. We are proud to be part of this quality brand.We acknowledge your review and would like to respond. On the day in question we did have a problem with wifi in Paihia. We are...More

Reviewed 6 February 2018

The hostel was amazingly close to the beach and sea. There is also a supermarket on the same street or a countdown supermarket about a 7-10 minute walk away. The owners Andy and Jen were great , they were very friendly and welcoming and always...More

Thank 1sam
Response from Andy L, Owner at YHA Bay of Islands PaihiaResponded 8 February 2018

Hi Isam Thanks for your comments. We were delighted to read that you found our Hostel to be friendly and welcoming Wewish you all the best for your travels. Regards Andy and Jen

Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

This is one of the best hostels I've ever been! Really friendly staff. Really clean and good beds. Good showers and great kitchen. I met cool people too! Close to town and close to the beach. Make sure you book ahead, and be sure of...More

Thank RightInTwo
Response from Andy L, Owner at YHA Bay of Islands PaihiaResponded 7 February 2018

Hi Thanks so much for your feedback.We are proud of our Hostel and we were delighted that you had a good time. We wish you well with your travels Andy and Jen

Reviewed 4 February 2018

First of all, a huge thank you to Andy and Jen, the owners. My luggage was left behind on the bus and Jen actually went to her home and loaned me all the necessities including shoes! I had on flip-flops for a day on an...More

Thank Horse2016
Response from Andy L, Owner at YHA Bay of Islands PaihiaResponded 7 February 2018

Hi Linda We were really happy to help you in that difficult situation and we were delighted that you found our Hostel to be clean and comfortable. We wish you well. Regards Andy and Jen

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Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hotel Amenities
Self-Serve Laundry
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Details
Price range
US$30 - US$87 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#1 Budget Hotel in Paihia
#15 Quaint Hotel in Paihia
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Details
Price range
US$30 - US$87 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#1 Budget Hotel in Paihia
#15 Quaint Hotel in Paihia
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Traveller (19)
Room & Suite (13)
Dining (5)
Pool & Beach (1)
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Pippa65
28 September 2014|
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Response from Andy L | Property representative |
Hi Pippa, We have single rooms at our Paihia hostel for $89.10 per night for members or $99 for non members. All rooms have an ensuite bathroom and you can book directly by email. Unfortunately I am unable to include our... More
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"I would aim for one of the rooms on the top floor as it is quieter."
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"Rooms in the center of the hostel tend to have the best wifi."
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"Ask Andy or his staff as there is a lovely range of options. We enjoyed the Dolphin Room."
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"stay on the top floor for a quieter room."
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