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Auckland, New Zealand
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The hostel and the amenities it offered was average. The room itself was quite clean and had an ensuite bathroom which was nice. Where the hostel was lacking was in it's staff. Most of the the staff seemed uninterested in the guests or in doing their job. I would choose to stay somewhere else next time I'm in Paihia.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I booked this via stray and luckily only booked one night before I chose to stay in a nearby hostel, better price and better quality. My first time in a base hostel, when I arrived I asked for a bed in a female dorm, I was told there was no beds available in a female dorm. Later that evening girls...

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Thank Megan D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice rooms with good beds. Bathroom okay, could need some work. Friendly staff. Nice bar, kitchen and common area. Parking outside the rooms. Pool is very small and the hot tub didn't work all the time.

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Eugene
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I booked a dorm bed. Clean nice sheets, many electric plugins, small kitchen and bathroom. We did have to share one bathroom but it was clean. Bar was lively, and easy check in/out. Not far from bus, or beach.

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United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here two nights as part of the Kiwi Experience and would choose another hostel in Paihia next time for sure. I've stayed in far superior hostels for a similar price. The location was fine - it's only 30 secs to the beach and about 3 minutes down to the wharf and to the main street. They offer a...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in a double room, the room itself was nice however we did arrive to a dirty room, which they sorted promptly. Because we had seen the sheets prior to cleaning it was obvious to us that the duvet cover and top sheet had just been reused which was pretty gross. However it's a hostel and you can't be...

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Thank Gem M
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

A good place to hang out. Nice staff and nice atmosphere. The bar at the hostel is a great place to meet people and seems to be very popular with locals. The quiz, the BBQ and the live music were outstanding. However, since there is a bar, guests are not allowed to bring their own beverages on to the premises...

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Thank Robert H
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

I stayed here for five nights, coming in from the Kiwi Experience bus. The hostel is in a great location, a short walk to the beach, the main town and from some very nice walks. I stayed in an eight bed dorm and it was very good, the rooms were always kept nice and clean. The ensuite and side room...

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Thank Callum W
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Awesome little bar that got busy from about 9pm and closes at 3am. Only let down was the outside area closes at 10pm so felt a bit cramped being jammed inside all night. That aside it was a really cool place to drink and party.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Bathrooms could do with an upgrade, the free wifi didn't work for me on my phone and the kitchen is chaos when busy! But the social vibe, happy hour drink prices, reception staff are all tip top. Good overall hostel and a great place to meet people

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Base Backpackers Paihia hostel

Address: 18 Kings Road | Pipi Patch, Paihia 0200, New Zealand (Formerly Sunseekers Motel)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Price Range: RM112 - RM380 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Base Backpackers Paihia hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 140
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“I would avoid but if you have to then definitely go for a private room.”
 of 5 bubbles emmamJ9359UO, 16 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Avoid the 8-person dorms there is not enough room”
 of 5 bubbles 834leahj, 27 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Don't take anything of any value here.”
 of 5 bubbles Kiwifriend2014, 10 Aug 2014 | Read review
“Try to stay as far away fro the bar as possible to avoid loud party-goers.”
 of 5 bubbles Elisa5311, 3 Mar 2014 | Read review
“try and get the rooms towards the back. Instead of 8 in one room these have 2 rooms of 4 people.”
 of 5 bubbles Lenistaylor, 11 Dec 2013 | Read review
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