Only stayed overnight on an impromptu road trip but the staff were friendly, helpful and patient. The facilities and communal areas are clean and they advertise themselves as a "backpackers resort" which is pretty accurate with the service and amenities the have for their guests. I guess if I had to put a negative in there to balance things out I'd have to say that as a big guy the shower heads were to low hehe! Thanks guys. Great place and close to everything!
Great location, very friendly staff, clean communal areas, swimming pool and hot tub! Walking distance to the nearest shops and beaches. I stayed here in Winter but I imagine it would be even better in summer!
The staff were so friendly and helpful whilst we stayed here. The hostel is clean and well kept. There was staff in the evening doing more cleaning too. The beds in the dorms are really comfortable. Having free wifi is amazing, and a Skype phone to call home for free. It's a great base to explore northland and some amazing beaches. Enjoyed our stay up in bay of islands and would definitely recommend to others.
Stayed here for a few nights when I first got to paihia, really cool place to stay and all the staff are cool to hang out with, they know a lot about the town and are really helpful. The hostel itself is good size with a few kitchen and the Nintendo wii. It's a bit of a party hostel so depends what people are looking for.
Come here quite often, amazing atmosphere, great people, world class antics.
BA is just a step above, with the spa/pool, clean facilities and gorgeous staff, would recommend it to anyone in the area, or thinking about planning a trip to the vibrant North!
Josh and Manuel are top lads, great banter, always down for a brew
The overall vibe of this hostel is unbeatable. Friendly and reliable staff, coupled with access to a pool/spa, free wifi, and free tennis courts makes it one of the more high end backpackers Iv stayed at. Great nightlife, stones throw from the beach and the bars! Would recommend it to anyone who is starting off travelling solo, and looking to meet people with a similar mindset, always full of cool people!
Really liked this place to stay! A lot of the people staying here for a long time and also work in the hostel. Every room has it's own entrance and there is a lot of space to sit with eachother and meet people. There is a Pool and hottub which is really nice. The atmosphere here is awesome
We stayed at Bay Adventurer for several nights and really enjoyed it. Staff were friendly and the place has a great atmosphere.
You can chill in the pool/spa and even have a game of tennis all included in the price. WIFI was a nice bonus.
If you get time make sure you head to the Watangi treaty grounds for the full cultural experience!!
We stayed several nights here and really enjoyed the place. You can use the pool and tennis courts for a chill day. Hostel is pretty lively which might not be for everyone's taste, but they close the outdoor areas after 11. The manager and team booked us on several great trips - (tip: get out in the bay sailing with She's a Lady). We will be back again.