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Bay Adventurer - Apartments & Backpacker Resort

Apartment | 28 Kings Road, Paihia, New Zealand 0247

79.0% Overall Rating

54 out of 69 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (24/01/2015)

Joao Almeida thinks…

"The location is good as it is near the beach, but bad because it is too close to other hostels and bars. It is set in a very party environment, which we werent looking for and couldnt avoid."

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  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Hot tub / jacuzzi
  • Tennis court(s)
  • Late check-out
  • BBQ area

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast USD 6.56
  • Towel USD 1.31

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

Important Information

All cancellations and changes made before 12 noon 2 days prior to arrival are free of charge (7 days between 25th December and 10th January). Changes may be made later if availability permits only. Cancellations within 2 days of arrival (7 days between 25/12 - 10/01) will be charged 1 nights accommodation. No Shows will be charged the full booked amount. For group bookings please contact Bay Adventurer for individual policy.

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 12:00
Latest Check-out: 10:00

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Paihia?

Contact us directly

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Located close to the beach, the Bay Adventurer offers unbeatable facilities, all in a clean and modern setting. After experiencing the recreational activities or a days' site seeing, come home and relax in the pool or outdoor spa or cook up a BBQ in our large courtyard. Read more

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Shared Rooms Help! A shared room (typically a dorm) is a bedroom which you share with other people from the property. The number of beds in a room is shown in the room name, e.g. ‘5 Bed Dorm’, and you can book as many as you need. Some properties have male only dorms and female only dorms.

Dorm (6 beds)

6 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Private bathroom)

No meals or drinks included
Private Rooms Help! A private room is a room that is not shared with other people from the property – in other words, you book and pay for all the beds in the room. If you are traveling alone, for example, but want to book a double room, you must pay for two people in order to book the whole room.

2 Bedroom Apartment (Private bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

Double Garden View (Private bathroom)


1 Bedroom Apartment Garden View (Private bathroom)


Double Garden View (Shared bathroom)


Tent Pitch (Shared bathroom)


About Bay Adventurer - Apartments & Backpacker Resort

The Bay Adventurer, Paihia's backpackers only resort and apartments in one complex. Located in the heart of the Bay of Islands, Northland, New Zealand.

The Bay Adventurer opened in 2002 and was purposely designed and built to best meet the needs of travellers.

We specialise in providing:

- Great value accommodation: for backpackers, independent travellers, couples, families, small and large groups
- A range of accommodation options: dorms, private rooms, fully self-contained studio rooms and apartments, sleeping upto 9 guests- very very economical for smaller groups and families.

Some of our facilities include:
+ Hot spa
+ Large swimming pool
+ Kayak - Free for your use
+ Bed linen - Free in all rooms
+ Tennis & Bikes
+ BBQ area & large courtyard
+ Wireless internet & internet room

We aim to set the standard in budget accommodation in Paihia! We look forward to welcoming you to the Bay Adventurer!

Accommodation Information

Dorm Beds; our dorm have either 4 or 6 beds, and in the 6 bed dorms one is a double, which can be reserved- charge is double for 2 people.
Private double sleeps up to 3 - price based on 2 - shared facilities.
Studio en-suite sleeps up to 5 - price based on 2.
1 bedroom apartment en-suite sleeps up to 7 - price based on 4
2 bedroom apartment en-suite sleeps up to 9 -price based on 6

Location Information

The Bay Adventurer is located in Paihia, the jewel of the magnificent Bay of Islands and offers a huge range of sightseeing attractions and activities to suit everyone's tastes and budgets!

We want to ensure that your Bay of Islands experience is enjoyable and memorable, the Bay Adventurer is the ideal place to be based for your Bay of Islands stay.

We can book and arrange any activities that take your interest in the beautiful Bay of Islands and beyond at no extra cost to you, right from the hostel reception!

"Really nice stay. Great friendly service at this backpackers hostel. Awesome little town. Thank you for having us." B Cunningham, 2006

Top 3 Things to Do in the Bay of Islands & Northland

1.Swim with the Dolphins
2.Day Sail the Bay of Islands
3.Cape Reinga & 90 Mile Beach
If you are looking for one tour package that has ALL top 3 activities, check out the Bay Adventurer Best of the Bay Combo Tour!

Island Cruises
The 144 islands in the Bay are absolutely magical and you cannot experience the Bay of Islands without seeing them! Talk to one of our team members to choose a cruise that will best suit your needs and interests. Some highlights/options available include:

* Large, modern Catamarans & Boats
* Hole in the Rock
* Island Stopovers – enjoy the scenic walks, swim, relax in the café
* Cape Brett Lighthouse
* Grand Cathedral Cave
* Visit picturesque Bays
* You may see seals, dolphins or even whales and endless bird and fish life
* Full Day & Half Day Options

Cape Reinga, Ninety Mile Beach & the Far North
If you visit the Bay of islands, seeing the northern tip of New Zealand is a must! It’s a stunning part of the country, although it is accessible by car a far better option is an organised tour. Some options with an organised tour include:

* Pick up & Drop off from the Bay Adventurer
* Sandboarding the Giant Sand Dunes
* Visit the Mighty Kauri Trees
* See the ‘Meeting of the Two Seas’ the Tasman & Pacific Oceans
* Tapotupotu Bay Stopover – enjoy the surf, swim, relax on the beach
* Fish ‘n’ Chips (extra cost)
* Local Driver/Guide to entertain & inform you

Swimming with Dolphins
The Bay of Islands in a fantastic place to experience the awe of swimming amongst wild dolphins in the open sea. Enjoy this ultimate marine adventure and get up close and personal with this amazing creatures of the sea. Some options available include:

* Wetsuits, snorkels, masks & fins are provided
* Dolphin Sighting Guarantees (these vary according to the company)
* Complimentary hot drinks & showers
* Island visit
* Safe, fast, modern vessels
* Experienced, local staff

Day Sailing
The Bay of Islands offers one of the best cruising grounds in New Zealand and several boats will take you on a leisurely sail with a stop at one of the islands for lunch. Some trips offer the following:

* Activities: kayaking, snorkelling, swimming, island stopovers, walks, sunbathing, swimming
* Lunch on board (extra cost)
* Licensed bar on board (varies per boat/company)

The Bay of Islands is also one of New Zealand’s most culturally significant and historic places. A visit to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds is a must, learn about the history of the area and experience stunning views of the Bay from the grounds.

For something special, the Culture North Night Show is an awesome multimedia presentation of the history and culture of Maori and European in New Zealand. Entertaining, educational and a unique experience in the Bay of Islands.

Northland is the birthplace of New Zealand and a great place to experience an authentic Maori experience.

Other Bay of Islands Tours & Activities
Sky Diving, Quad Biking, Horse Riding and Fishing – all are spectacular done from the Bay of islands, for more details ask one of our team members at the office.

There are a number of wonderful walks in the area, for more information and directions just ask one of our Bay Adventurer team members.

"It was the best time I ever, ever had. The air is so fresh and the place is so clean, peaceful and nice. People here are so kind. I enjoyed it very much, thanks." Eoyte 2006

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