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8 Best Backpacker Hostels in Paihia

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Where to stay in the Bay of islands.

Paihia is a top destination for backpackers, so much so that it has a whole street dedicated to backpacker hostels, Kings Road a.k.a backpacker alley. Also down this road is Paihia’s late night club, the Pipi Patch. Nevertheless, there are a few options if you are wanting to get away from the hustle and bustle of backpacker alley. Many of the hostels offer kayak hire for free or cheap so there’s no excuse not to explore the bay!

Whatever budget accommodation you decide, you’re bound to have a smashing time in the Bay of Islands. Check out what you can do here: Bay of Islands – Guide for Backpackers.

So here are the backpacker hostels we love the most in Paihia.

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1. Peppertree lodge

This purpose built backpackers has beds from NZ$21.50. It is a cosy and clean hostel with tonnes of free stuff: BBQ, bikes, kayaks, tea, coffee, tennis court, luggage storage and local calls.

Check Peppertree Lodge out!
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2. Haka Lodge Paihia

Newly refurbished, great views over Paihia Beach, and pod-style bunk beds, no wonder Haka Lodge is so often highly rated. Enjoy the spacious hostel with free unlimited WiFi.

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3. Saltwater Lodge

Modern, stylish, spacious: Saltwater Lodge is a Qualmark five-star rated backpackers. Many barbeques have been enjoyed on the large balcony while feeling the sea breeze. All rooms, even the dorms, have their own bathroom. Fancy!

Check Saltwater Lodge out!
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4. cap’n Bob’s Beach House

Sit on the balcony or in the dining room with big windows overlooking the ocean! Cap’n Bob’s Beach House has a B&B feel. Expect a quiet but friendly atmosphere.

Check Cap’N Bob’S Beach House out!
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5. Seabeds

This backpackers boasts itself on being an upmarket hostel. The 4 bed dorms are free from bunks, so you can have a break from climbing ladders to get to bed. The decor all the way to the patio area is stylish and modern.

Check Seabeds out!
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6. Mousetrap Backpackers

A family-run backpackers with a tropical plant garden out the back. Take advantage of the free WiFi, computers, tennis and petonque court, bikes and a free weekly BBQ throughout the summer.

Check Mousetrap Backpackers out!
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7. Base Paihia

As always, Base knows how to bring backpackers together. With a complimantary drink at the Pipi Patch, the partner bar next door, there’s no excuse to not get out there and socialise. Have a dip in the spa pool and enjoy the cabin-style dorm rooms.

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8. Centabay Lodge

Take one of the free bikes or kayaks for the day, then relax in the spa pool in the evening. The hostel smack bang in the middle of Paihia.

Check Centabay Lodge out!
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