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Bay Adventurer

Hostelworld.comUS$29*
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Very dirty place, bathroom was never cleaned in the two days I was there. Kitchen is really messy and smells bad. Staff are friendly but I never saw anyone clean anything. Toilet paper was not being refilled either. The good thing about this hostel is that it's a really sociable place, because everyone sits in the courtyard together in the...

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Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

I came here at the start of December and didn't expect the next few weeks in The bay adventurer would be the best time I've had in NZ! They have a swimming pool which made mornings in the blazing sun more bearable and a hot tub for when it gets a little chilly at night, but the best part of...

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Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Came to Paihia from auckland after someone said how good it was. I was not disappointed, this place is amazing and is only made better by staying at the Bay Adventurer hostel. The hostel is welcoming, friendly and in the evenings it's the best place to be when everyone comes out into the courtyard to socialise and meet new people....

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Dusseldorf, Germany
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Double room was clean and okay. The location in town is also good. Almost all deck chairs at the pool were broken so unless you swim not a great place to hang out. All the benches outside in the common area are right in the sun. I mean, most people were sitting on the one bench in the shadow. Also...

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Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Fantastic hostel, stayed in a 6-bed mixed dorm which was spacious and clean! Staff were great on reception throughout the whole experience; check in and out and even helped me book a tour and gave me info on the local area! Cleaning staff were all friendly and always looked like they were working hard, always seemed to be at least...

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Liege, Belgium
Reviewed 6 January 2017

I came here for a couple of nights after hearing about it from my friends and I was not disappointed. The staff is really nice and helpful, everything is clean and it's a great place to meet a lot of people. You have access to a pool and a hot tub which I think is great as well. I would...

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 January 2017

The worst backpackers I have ever been too, and I have been to a lot in NZ. We stayed for 5 nights in a tween 'room' behind the pool. I was shocked when I entered it, it was about 2x3 meters. But the size was not the biggest problem there. First of all, there was no window, so it is...

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Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

This place is worth the money. The facilities are great, pool, hot tub, use of tennis courts, close to everything. It's a very special place so in no ways quiet but they kick ppl who are drinking out at 11 which is good. On the negative the kitchen is fowl! The fridge hasn't been cleaned on ages, if ever, there...

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

This hostel has a very social vibe (don't come here if you want quiet!) but unfortunately it's not very clean. The room we stayed in smelled so much I dreaded going in every time and the kitchen was a mess. It's a good place to meet people and the staff were very friendly and helpful but I still would not...

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Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Fantastic staff, everyone is helpful and friendly. Dorms are very tidy and clean! I had a fantastic time here. Pool and hot tub are a bonus, beach is right down the street. I highly recommend staying at this hostel.

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Bay Adventurer

Address: 26-28 Kings Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Price Range: $33 - $61 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Bay Adventurer 4*
Number of rooms: 20
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“Run away, fast! Far !”
250quentinc, 24 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Definitely go for the weekly rate!”
bayleyfaragher333, 18 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Avoid the entire place, is my advice.”
tulip0hare, 24 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Tent pitch cost $31 for 2 people and the hostel supplied the tent.”
114clairg, 11 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Upstairs apartment overlooking the pool and tennis courts - and well back from the road”
GavinTT, 13 Aug 2015 | Read review
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