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Centabay Lodge

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Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Good location, room was clean and had an ensuite. The problem was with people who were working here (WOOFers). Firstly our washing was taken out of the dryer just after it started by someone and remained wet. Also, others were drunk and set fire extinguisher off in kitchen. Dry powder was all over floor, food surfaces, utensils, in toasters and...

Thank Sally B
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Hi Centabay, I am a bit late with my review. I stayed and worked here in the summer of 2006. I dont low if Darren is still around, but he was great! I will never forget this place, I had the best time.

2Thank Michael J
Reviewed 3 June 2016

I stayed in a 4 bed dormitory for 2 nights. The room was pretty clean and the bathroom was ok. On our first day, the kitchen was a terrible mess but it got better in the next days. The inside probably needs refreshments, but the outdoor area is great - I really enjoyed spending time there. The place instantly gave...

Thank Aurore L
Gloucester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 March 2016

As a mature couple we found this backpackers lodge good value for money, our private room which had a small kitchen, toilet and shower was clean and comfortable. The communal areas were also kept clean. The manager Jack and the house keeping team run a tight ship! It was a great place to meet people who had travelled from across...

2Thank JohnBarbara2016
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 March 2016

The guesthouse us centrally located in Paihia and this makes it fairly easy to get around. the walls are quite thin though, so you can hear the next room. Although this was initially funny hearing them having sex it soon grew old! Showers were not the cleanest area. The shower mats were soaking and not changed in 3 days.

Thank TonyCann
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 23 March 2016

I stayed in a 4 bed dorm, maybe the private rooms are differently treated. According to my experiences with other hostels, this one was quite dirty: the shower curtain was molded (but got changed, when I told them), kitchen were towels very dirty (but they said they get changed twice a day...), the washbasins were stuffed (I made the cleaning...

Thank Karina S
Cairns, Australia
Reviewed 13 March 2016

Very noisy place, could hear snoring and creaking floors all through the night from next door. Backpacker tv room and kitchen also right below. No hot water 3 out of 4 nights and appalling water pressure. $89 a night, with facilities but no soap and not serviced at all. Fans only in room and room always smelt stale and musty.....

1Thank Pip C
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Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

Had a great stay, friendly helpful staff, , king size bed was comfy nice little kitchenette, good bathroom. For the price my husband and I were surprised at the roominess, nice balcony out the front. Lovely and clean.

2Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Went for a room with Ensuite. First impressions weren't good, but the room was musty and no amount of airing and fan was able to change that. The fan made for handy white noise to filter out surrounding room noise. Location was good and price was cheap, not that we had a huge choice on Waitangi weekend with a fairly...

Thank Thronodor
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 January 2016

Such a great spot, friendly helpful staff. Kayaks and bikes for hire, great outdoor area to chill with a spa as well. We would stay here again, was nice and quiet as well the only thing was the pressure in our shower wasn't the greatest but didn't bother us to much.

Thank Emma_and_Cam

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Additional Information about Centabay Lodge

Address: 27 Selwyn Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Price Range: RM133 - RM215 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Centabay Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 25
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“room 3 is great”
drozobzzz, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Most rooms have one x double and one x single and you're paying per person shared accommodation (backpacker style)”
2012Tim, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
“You can pay a small premium for a private room”
JohnBarbara2016, 28 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Rooms further from the Hot Tub are quieter”
TonyCann, 27 Mar 2016 | Read review
“I prefer smaller female dorms to have a sound sleep, rather than sharing it with snoring guys in a mixed dorm... ;-)”
346karinas, 22 Mar 2016 | Read review
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