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Haka Lodge Bay of Islands (Paihia)

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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
With the best view in Paihia, the most central location and brand new facilities, Haka Lodge Paihia is a great choice! Located across the road from Paihia Beach, we get amazing views over the water, and we are close to all restaurants and bars in town. We are a brand new, premium penthouse backpackers with an ethos that puts the customer before anything else and a team of staff that can help with your every need! We have luxury dorm rooms for those traveling on a budget, and luxury ensuite private rooms for those travellers who like their own space on the road. Our private rooms have their own flat screen tv's and our living area is equipped with a wrap around couch to enjoy the views, as well as a large screen TV for those rainy days! We believe in offering cheap up-market accommodation that is top-end and suitable for a range of people - which means you never know who you might meet in our large open living area, or brand new, top of the line, fully fitted out kitchen!
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Public Wifi
Self-Serve Laundry
Wheelchair Access
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Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
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This hostel was one of the best I’ve stayed in throughout my time in New Zealand. The hostel was clean throughout, and the kitchen was one you actually felt comfortable cooking in! The facilities in the kitchen were also pretty extensive for a hostel which was great. The
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Definitely one of the nicest hostels I've stayed in. Well equipped, clean, spacious kitchen with a big central table for socialising. Excellent views over the bay and in a perfectly central location next to lots of shops and restaurants The privacy curtains on the beds are a
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Response from KirstyHofs, Manager at Haka Lodge Bay of Islands (Paihia)
Responded 2 days ago
Kia Ora, Thank you SO much for taking the time to leave us a review. We are very appreciative of the feedback! So glad to hear you enjoyed our thoughtful touches like the privacy curtains, large communal areas, and of course, our epic view! Wishing you the best throughout the rest of your time in NZ! Lindsay
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Pretty nice, clean hostel. Lounge and kitchen area are open and spacious with lots of plug ins. I found the dorm room (6 bed) I was in was very cramped, bags had to go in lockers under beds because there wasn't any other space. And I found it hard to access my things with my bag
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Response from KirstyHofs, Manager at Haka Lodge Bay of Islands (Paihia)
Responded 2 days ago
Kia Ora! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We are incredibly appreciative of the feedback. So glad to hear you appreciated the thoughtful touches (plug-ins, cleanliness, large communal areas). Sorry to hear that you found the 6-bed room to be tight. We do offer a luggage storage room for over sized items, which can allow the under-the-bed storage to be reserved for smaller items needed on a daily basis. Glad to hear the wifi was fast! A nice little perk for sure. Wishing you the best and thanks again for the review! Lindsay
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Location nice, kitchen and sitting room nice, nice view to the harbour, showers modern, rooms to small and so stuffy, a van had to run day and night... so very noisy, next time would go for a doubke room
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Response from KirstyHofs, Manager at Haka Lodge Bay of Islands (Paihia)
Responded 1 week ago
Hello! Thank you so much for your feedback. We really appreciate it and are so thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our stellar view, modern showers, location, and communal areas. Sorry to hear that you found the room to be stuffy. We have since installed fans for each bunk, and are looking into more permanent solutions. It's been the hottest summer on record up here, so we are working to adapt as the climate does. Thanks again! Lindsay
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Great telephone service. The room was OK. We as two single females were concerned with having to share with 2 other males. The location was fantastic, facilites were great checkin and checkout were great. My only complaint was no air-conditioning in the room.
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Response from KirstyHofs, General Manager at Haka Lodge Bay of Islands (Paihia)
Responded 1 week ago
Hey thanks so much for your review! We love when our guests let others know about their stay. We do have female only dorms available, if our guests do not want to share with the opposite sex, but these do book up quickly so needs to be booked in advance. So glad you had great phone service, and that you loved our facilities - we wish we could have air conditioning in every room, but to keep our hostel prices as low as they are, unfortunately that's not something we can provide. Lots of hotels and motels in the area do offer air conditioning, but this is something that will increase the cost of your stay significantly. Thanks again for the review and we hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip!
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inside room with 2 bunk beds
Hi Diana, we can definitely book tours for you in and around the Bay - and up to Cape Reinga. There is a twin tour offer, which includes a discount on both the full day Cape Reinga trip and a half day trip out into the Bay of Islands. You can book this with our reception desk when you arrive at Haka Lodge. Thanks!
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"Improved cooling facility in 4 bed dorm room."
"If someone plan to stay more than two days, I would recommend a room with air-con during summer time"
" The door of the 4-bunk-room had to be left open, as there is no window. No air to breath. "
"A room with a window!"
"4 bed dorm perfect, solid wooden beds that don’t wobble or creak at all "
US$24 - US$84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandNorth IslandNorthland RegionBay of IslandsPaihia
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