1. Peppertree lodge
This purpose-built backpackers has beds from NZ$21.50. It is a cosy and clean hostel with tonnes of free stuff: BBQ, bikes, kayaks, tea, coffee, tennis court, luggage storage and local calls.
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2. Haka Lodge Paihia
Newly refurbished, great views over Paihia Beach and pod-style bunk beds, no wonder Haka Lodge is so often highly rated. Enjoy the spacious hostel with free unlimited WiFi.
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3. Saltwater Lodge
Modern, stylish, spacious: Saltwater Lodge is a Qualmark five-star rated backpackers. Many barbeques have been enjoyed on the large balcony while feeling the sea breeze. All rooms, even the dorms, have their own bathroom. Fancy!
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4. cap’n Bob’s Beach House
Sit on the balcony or in the dining room with big windows overlooking the ocean! Cap’n Bob’s Beach House has a B&B feel. Expect a quiet but friendly atmosphere.
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This backpackers boasts itself on being an upmarket hostel. The 4 bed dorms are free from bunks, so you can have a break from climbing ladders to get to bed. The decor all the way to the patio area is stylish and modern.
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6. Mousetrap Backpackers
A family-run backpackers with a tropical plant garden out the back. Take advantage of the free WiFi, computers, tennis and petanque court, bikes and a free weekly BBQ throughout the summer.
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7. Base Paihia
As always, Base knows how to bring backpackers together. With a complimentary drink at the Pipi Patch, the partner bar next door, there’s no excuse to not get out there and socialise. Have a dip in the spa pool and enjoy the cabin-style dorm rooms.
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8. Centabay Lodge
Take one of the rental bikes or kayaks for the day, then relax in the spa pool in the evening. The hostel smack bang in the middle of Paihia.
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