8.2
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YHA Bay of Islands Paihia

11 MacMurray Road, Paihia, Bay of Islands, New Zealand, 0200 - See map
Property highlightsRead all 143 reviews
Very good service
7.8 rating for service
Very good comfort
7.7 room quality and comfort
Good cleanliness
6.9 rating for cleanliness
Good facilities on premise
6.9 facilities on premise

In addition, YHA hostels have always been clean.

pei S. | March 7, 2018

  • Garden

  • Smoking area

  • Restaurants

  • Non-smoking

  • Tours

Value for money7.3
Distance to city center0.75 km
Location rating8.0

Rooms available at YHA Bay of Islands Paihia

7.7
Very good
Room comfort & quality
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
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  • Room size: 6 m²/65 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed
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Junior Suite with Balcony
Junior Suite with Balcony
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 2 single beds & 2 double be...
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1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 6 m²/65 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed
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Double Room
Double Room
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  • Room size: 3 m²/32 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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Family Room
Family Room
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  • Room size: 6 m²/65 ft²
  • Shower
  • 4 single beds and 1 double ...
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Comfort Quadruple Room
Comfort Quadruple Room
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  • Room size: 4 m²/43 ft²
  • Shower
  • 4 bunk beds
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Double Room with Private Bathroom
Double Room with Private Bathroom
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  • Room size: 4 m²/43 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed
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8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 6 m²/65 ft²
  • Shower
  • 8 single beds
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Chalet
Chalet
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  • Room size: 5 m²/54 ft²
  • Shower
  • 6 single beds
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1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
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  • Room size: 4 m²/43 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at YHA Bay of Islands Paihia?

Check-in is from 12:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The property offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to YHA Bay of Islands Paihia?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, YHA Bay of Islands Paihia has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Car parking is free for guests. Self-parking is conveniently available at the property.

What is the smoking policy at YHA Bay of Islands Paihia?

YHA Bay of Islands Paihia does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free. The property offers its guests both smoking and non-smoking rooms. You can request your preferred room type during booking, but please keep in mind that rooms are subject to availability.

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Review score - United States
8.0/10
Room comfort score
7.7/10
Location score
8.0/10
Cleanliness score
6.9/10
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Overall rating:
8.2
Excellent
143 reviews
Cleanliness
6.9
Facilities
6.9
Location
8.0
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More about YHA Bay of Islands Paihia

More about YHA Bay of Islands Paihia

Only meters away from the beautiful beach, this affordable and comfortable backpacker hostel is right in the hub of the buzzing Paihia nightlife. Centrally located, YHA Bay of Islands Paihia offers a high standard of accommodation in a peaceful and comfortable environment. Guests can enjoy dining in the outdoor BBQ area or make your own meals in the well-equipped kitchen. The property also includes en-suites, a TV lounge with free movies, and Wi-Fi internet access. You will find the helpful staff at the front desk provides you with all the information you could need for your travels around Paihia and the Bay of Islands. Take a trip to the beautiful Bay of Islands and a tour to Waitangi Treaty grounds or up to Cape Reinga, all of which can be organized by the hostel staff. YHA Bay of Islands Paihia is a great place to make you will feel right at home.

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Reviews of YHA Bay of Islands Paihia from real guests

Overall rating
8.2
Excellent
From 143 reviews
8.8Service
8.5Location
8.1Value for money
Agoda Reviews (22)Booking.com Reviews (121)
Rating via Agoda7.4
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10
Very good
Cleanliness6.9
Facilities6.9
Location8.0
Room comfort and quality7.7
Service7.8
Value for money7.3
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9+ Exceptional (2)
8-9 Excellent (1)
7-8 Very Good (2)
6-7 Good (3)
<6 Below Expectation (3)
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6.0
pei from New Zealand
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 1 night in November 2017

Prime location but unhygienic”

I have always been a regular occupant at YHA around NZ because they really offer value for money. In addition, YHA hostels have always been clean. Unfortunately, this is the first hostel which was appalling because the dormitory I stayed in was dirty and dark!! Lucky I only stayed for 1 night because I woke up with bed bug bites all over the right side of my body the next morning!! Moreover, the staffs are not that friendly, they are only friendly if you enquire one or two questions, anything more they don't really bother to deal with you.

Reviewed March 07, 2018
6.0
scott from New Zealand
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in March 2017

its ok!

Reviewed March 15, 2017
7.2
Very good
scott from New Zealand
Solo traveler
1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 4 nights in February 2017

nice!”

skinny beds but comfy in cabin, good common area.

Reviewed February 22, 2017
6.3
Good
Si from South Korea
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in February 2015

Noisy backpacker”

Nothing good
Reviewed February 28, 2015
8.7
Excellent
WONG from Malaysia
Couple
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in June 2014

Unlimited Wi-fi, very rare in all YHA hostel.”

Unlimited Wi-fi, very easy access to public transport(5 minutes walk) & fast check-in & check out.

Absolutely the best YHA in New zealand for me, unlimited wifi always the best for backpacker like us. But poor soundproofing, i can even heard very clear & loud activity beside my room, anyway a great experience too.. haha!

Reviewed July 22, 2014
8.0
Excellent
Mallory from United States
Couple
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in January 2014

Nice place to stay”

Friendly reception, good location, comfy beds

Reception was very helpful and friendly. They let us store our bags for the night before we checked in because we went on The Rock Cruise. Our room was very nice with en-suite. Good clean facilities with nice kitchen and lounge. The wifi was spotty and it costs 5 NZD.

Reviewed January 08, 2014
6.7
Good
Sung from South Korea
Solo traveler
1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in August 2013

Nice and clean”

Staff, price

I arrived late around 12pm. But they were still kind and friendly

Reviewed August 25, 2013
6.7
Good
Darren from China
Couple
Double Private En-Suite
Stayed 2 nights in June 2012

Nice Location ”

Nice Location

It is located in a nice location with the regular facilities like other YHA. The room is clean and comfortable and there is also free parking space for the travellers with cars

Reviewed October 23, 2012
9.3
Exceptional
Sook from Singapore
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 2 nights in September 2012

Cosy little hostel ”

bathroom in the room though small

It's cosy, reception is good, 10mins walk to isite and 5mins walk to beach.

Reviewed September 18, 2012
9.3
Exceptional
Emma from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 2 nights in June 2012

Super friendly, clean, recommend!”

Friendly staff, great scenery, clean, cosy

I really recommend staying here - the staff are great, it's super clean, up in the hills with beautiful views (a bit of a walk from where the bus drops you - but worth it). Stay here!

Reviewed June 20, 2012
6.0
Dominique from New Zealand
Couple
Double Private En-Suite
Stayed 2 nights in March 2018

Above average”

Super leuk en gezellig hostel. Wij hadden een soort van eigen lodge met keuken. Iedere lodge heeft eige faciliteiten, super chill

Reviewed March 08, 2018
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