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Reviews of YHA Bay of Islands Paihia

Hostel | Corner King's and McMurray Rd, Paihia, New Zealand 0200

82.9% Overall Rating

68 out of 72 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (15/04/2014)

"Cabin-style rooms, lots of outdoor space, two minutes Wal Form the beach, big Kirchen, loads offen DVDs and videos"

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Fax
  • Tennis court(s)
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • BBQ area
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Onsite shop(s)
  • Outside area
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 0.78

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

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82.9%

Overall Rating

68 out of 72 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'YHA Bay of Islands Paihia'

Atmosphere
78.4%
Location
91.2%
Facilities
80.8%
Cleanliness
88.8%
Staff
83.2%
Value
79.2%
Safety
78.4%
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68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

15 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Cabin-style rooms, lots of outdoor space, two minutes Wal Form the beach, big Kirchen, loads offen DVDs and videos

Disliked: Expensive wifi, pcs cost as well, security boxes Co St extra, staff is friendly but DOS.Not kniw mich about busconnections etc.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

02 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: nice lounge with goog movie selection, many tables and chairs outside

Disliked: dorm not really clean, as backpackers were allowed to work there for a free night, many of them were not too motivated to clean. my sheets were spotty. Roomkeys were pointless, the doors stood always open, no matter if there was anyone in the room or not.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

13 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly, helpful staff

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Emmi Hiivola

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

21 June 2013 Emmi would recommend this property

Liked: The kitchen was well equipped and I really enjoyed cooking there. The dorm was well-organized, cozy and clean, unlike many of the hostels I have stayed at.

Disliked: It was winter so it was generally very cold everywhere, but the heater in the dorm worked fine so I had no trouble with it eventually. All in all, I had no trouble with this hostel. It was a disappointment that the wifi wasn't free for others than YHA members, but that seems to be the case everywhere in this country.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

15 April 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: They were really helpful an friendly! The kitchen was very clean. Great location, just 10 min to walk to the Quay!! Free Wifi for YHA members :)

Disliked: Nothing

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Bill Anderson

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

15 January 2013 Bill would recommend this property

Liked: location

Disliked: nothing

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

01 November 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Outdoor seating area was very pleasant. good collection of videos to watch.

Disliked: all en-suite bathrooms. Ours (for 6 people) was far too small. The sink was half the size of a normal sink, making it impossible to brush your teeth over it, due to the soap dispenser being in the way. It also wasn't cleaned on the second dayI was there.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Thomas El-Hariry

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

17 October 2012 Thomas would recommend this property

Liked: Great location. There is a big kitchen and a nice tv room. The room was clean, and the bed was very comfortable.

Disliked: Only the fact that you have to pay $10 a day for wi-fi.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

14 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: very nice small hostel with great atmosphere and nice people.

Disliked: some rooms didn't have enough space to store your stuff.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Megan Sadler

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

26 August 2012 Megan would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean, very cheap.

Disliked: No lockers in rooms, only ones you had to pay for.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 40% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

06 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very Clean kitchen

Disliked: Weird bed arrangement, one halfway under the other..

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

20 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very light and airy, great location

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Sven Weber

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

02 January 2012 Sven would recommend this property

Liked: Close to the city, nice living room, very god kitchen!

Disliked: none

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

02 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Like being at home, small hostel, all very friendly, great kitchen, tv room and bedrooms ensuite

Disliked: nothing it was all really good

48.6%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

09 April 2011

Liked: not much

Disliked: alot

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

ROBERTA GREEN

With friends / other travellers

Family Holiday

22 March 2011 ROBERTA would recommend this property

Liked: GOOD PLACE TO STAY

Disliked: NOTHING

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Martin Perret

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

26 February 2011 Martin would recommend this property

Liked: very clkean, very nice location, very clean kitchen

Disliked: nothing

85.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

26 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

14 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: kitchen

Disliked: -

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

26 April 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: on a quite street

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Peter Redman

04 March 2010 Peter would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, helpful staff and nice (if a little small) kitchen.

Disliked: Peter left no negative feedback.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Christophe Esch

19 January 2010 Christophe would recommend this property

Liked: verry nice to stay, great kitch

Disliked: Christophe left no negative feedback.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Katherine Hofman

07 January 2010 Katherine would recommend this property

Liked: YHA Paihia is a quiet and quaint hostel at the end of Kings Rd which is the main road for hostels. It has a very nice and clean hostel (one of the only hostels I stayed at that did not have wet dish towels always hanging in the kitchen, regardless of the fact that it was fully booked when I stayed there). While the kitchen was on the small side, it was workable and had free and ample amounts of spices including sugar. It was a quieter hostel with a nice enclosed area outside for dining as well as tables and chairs not enclosed. Several cons about the YHA: it did not have a swimming pool like its neighbouring hostel although it is a short walk to the beach. In addition, the bunk room I stayed in, while maximizing its space, has its bunks very close (the top one is about a foot off the bottom bed although only on the lower half of the bed ie. only your legs and feet are covered by the top bunk). Unless you are claustrophobic, it really should not affect you that much.

Disliked: Katherine left no negative feedback.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

22 December 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I liked this hostel very. I stayed at the chalet it was great. Everything was clean. Its a good place to stay.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Elizabeth Ward

20 October 2009 Elizabeth would recommend this property

Liked: This yha is a really nice one. The people that run it are very friendly and helpful, being able to answer all our questions! The hostel is very clean and it was a great location, especially if you want to do any cruises, maori tours or go to cape reinga. Would definately stay there again.

Disliked: Elizabeth left no negative feedback.


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