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 one member of staff all day! Very sociable hostel, with groups hanging out in the kitchen, courtyard or by the pool, was very easy to meet people! Only booked one night but ended up staying a few more!
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. Well priced, clean, fun, great staff, a pool and 2 mins to the beach =)
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 the stay was the friendly and fun staff who got involved with the social vibe of the hostel. The only downside was they kicked everyone out at 11pm so we had to go to the local bars to continue the fun (which is understandable). Other than that, I would definitely recommend staying here! Thanks for the great time :)
Friendly, clean, social hostel just down the road from the beach and 10 minutes' walk from the centre of town. The room I stayed in was spacious and had plenty of places to charge phones etc. Free international landline phone calls are not something I've seen offered in a hostel before!
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!