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Shenzhen, China
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40 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2014

We shared a double room ensuite. The room actually had 1 double bed and 2 singles (bunks). The facilities were especially clean. Staff was very helpful in booking boat trip to Hole in the Rock and towards good restaurant across the street. Highly recommended...

Thank david h
ptl-nz, Owner at Peppertree Lodge, responded to this review

thank you for your review, glad you enjoyed your stay, come back again.... regards bryan More 

Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2014

Was not sure what to expect from this place after seeing mixed reviews, The property was nice and clean the rooms were comfortable if a little basic, but this is a backpacker lodge not a 5 star hotel.Felt the location was more for the party animals then for us but wasn't to noisy at night. I felt the staff were... More 

Thank Andy L
ptl-nz, Owner at Peppertree Lodge, responded to this review

Andy, thank you for taking time with a review, you are correct, we are a backpackers not a hotel, and the facilities and prices reflect that. We are disappointed that you did not enjoy your stay. Tour commission make up less than 1% of revenue and probably 15 to 20% of time. As folk usually start short periods we try... More 

Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2014

Really good hostel. Ended up staying here for a month. The hostel is really close to the beach. BBQ's are provided in the outdoor seating area. There is plenty of space in the kitchen and lounge. The dorm rooms are also spacious and airy. Free activities include kayaking and tennis, and discounts can be provided on other activities such as... More 

Thank Andy E
ptl-nz, Owner at Peppertree Lodge, responded to this review

was sorry to see you go, enjoy the rest of your travels, see you back here one day..... bryan More 

Piopio, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 9 January 2014

Helpful staff, Lovely ensuite room with plenty of windows for fresh air. very nice cafe straight across the road. The only inconvenience for us oldies was having to ask someone where the Reception Office is, and then having to climb a lot of outdoor steps to reach it. unfortunate after a long drive and carrying luggage.

Thank GaynorMcC
ptl-nz, Owner at Peppertree Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to put in a review, from the main lodge to the office there are 6 steps. Four signs of 0.6 of a meter by .30 of a meter showing the way to the office, plus a sign which has lights in it 2meters by 1.25 meters on the office wall, which can been seen from... More 

Titirangi, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 December 2013

Thanks again to all the staff at reception Brian was nice and so was Rosie as he was there most of my time, the rooms are nice, clean, space is a plentiful and overall the kitchen is great one of the best backpacking kitchens I have seen so far, plus you guys have got it together with your deals with... More 

Thank Marieelo1970
ptl-nz, Owner at Peppertree Lodge, responded to this review

thank you, we try to ensure folk get the trips they want to do, at the best possible price, your comments make the extra time we put in worth while, hope you come back... regards bryan More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews
Reviewed 2 December 2013

Great hostels, though not part of the BBH group still offered discount to members. Free room upgrade when original room mistakenly given to another backpacker. Great facilities, clean and easy to get to and central to everything. Owner on hand all the time and friendly, highly recommend this hostels to all.

Thank nurse2003sam
ptl-nz, Owner at Peppertree Lodge, responded to this review

we are pleased you enjoyed your time with us, come back again. regards bryan More 

Madrid, Spain
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52 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2013

The best place to stay in North Island. Just a min walking away from the beach, free kayac and bikes, really clean lodge with all the facilities:bbq, huge kitchen, nice showers and comfortable beds! Also the staff is so friendly en helpful! We had a great weekend in Bay of Islands, thanks to you guys! If come back to Paihia,... More 

Thank LeylaT
ptl-nz, Owner at Peppertree Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind review, your comments make the extra effort worth while. Hope to see you back here one day........ safe travels..... regards bryan More 

Level Contributor
12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviewed 19 November 2013 via mobile

Nice clean hostel at a convenient place in Paihia. Friendly staff, clean kitchen and dorms. Very nice facilities, even though I didn't use them in my short time there. The one thing that I didn't like it's that it's pretty noisy. I was unlucky to sleep next to the toilets and the handdryer is really loud. Next to the I... More 

Thank Esther L
ptl-nz, Owner at Peppertree Lodge, responded to this review

unfortunately the hand dryer does sound very loud at night, probably when the night is still and no other noise is around, not sure if there is any thing we can do to muffle it, but will certainly speak to the suppliers in regard to this. Thankyou for bringing this to my attention, and am pleased for the most part... More 

Munich, Germany
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83 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2013

I have been to Paihia 4 times so far and usually book very short-term. Because of that each stay was in a different accommodation, so I am comparing to the other places. I stayed in a double room with shared bathroom (cannot comment on other rooms) Positive: - the room was quite big and even had a balcony (great value)... More 

Thank Josef S
ptl-nz, Owner at Peppertree Lodge, responded to this review

You came in for one night on the first long weekend for summer, the whole town was 100% booked and a lot of folk on those weekends come in to the diners and bars. So yes there would have been a fair bit of street noise. The lodge was built over 25 years ago and the shared bathroom would have... More 

Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 7 October 2013

2-5 September I spent three nights here whilst travelling alone in Paihia, Cape Reinga and Bay of Islands. I stayed in a 4 bed mixed dorm. The rooms are basic but the shower was good, hot water and the heater in the room kept me warm, for a dorm room it was pretty spacious. I shared with 2 guys for... More 

Thank iheartbeauty
ptl-nz, Owner at Peppertree Lodge, responded to this review

Thankyou for the kind review, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay, I trust you will come back again, have a safe time for the rest of your journey More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are a purpose built backpackers, with 8 bed dorms using shared facilities, 4 bed dorms with own bathroom , doubles/twins that can sleep up to 4 people using shared facilities, doubles / twins that can sleep up to 4 people with own bathroom. We have a full well equipped kitchen , 50' tv with approx. 300 dvds, bbq area to allow you to grill our food, we have a tour desk for local tours, free access to 3 tennis courts, kayaks and bikes. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Peppertree Lodge

Address: 15 Kings Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Price Range: $43 - $96 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Peppertree Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 17
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“don't choose 11 it is really noisy”
 of 5 bubbles switchie_nz, 18 May 2016 | Read review
“We choose a studio which was lovely and spacious.”
 of 5 bubbles StephJ_Sydney, 3 Mar 2016 | Read review
“all rooms are quieter because after 10 Brian doesn't let people make noise”
 of 5 bubbles Sava58, 29 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Stayed in a four bed dorm. Was good”
 of 5 bubbles Martijnboer, 25 Jun 2015 | Read review
“It can be a bit noisy as is surrounded by other backpacker accommodation, but this hostel was one of the quieter ones.”
 of 5 bubbles U2283QBsueb, 5 Feb 2015 | Read review
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