The Best Hostels in Paihia for Backpackers, Female Travelers, and Groups

The Best Hostels in Paihia for Backpackers, Female Travelers, and Groups
Paihia, in the Northlands area of the North Island, is an area known for its beach and the surrounding islands. The hostels here cater to those who wish to relax as well as party-goers. The Kings Road area is home to a stretch of hostels all within walking distance to the beach. We've listed some of the best hostels around Paihia (including Kings Road) here, so check them out before you make your booking.
How much do hostels in Paihia cost?
Average Dorm Price $20 ($18 to $22)
Average Double Private Room Price (in a hostel) $59 ($46 to $72)

A comfortable hostel for backpackers, solo travelers, and couples

Dorm Bed: $21.87
Private Room: $32.47
Overall Rating: 94%
76 Marsden Road Paihia , Paihia New Zealand
Another establishment of the Haka Lodge chain, visitors of other locations should be familiar with their "luxury hostel ethos" and their long list of amenities. As a relatively new place, everything here is clean and modern. They offer a huge shared kitchen which is large enough to cook a feast. The very spacious TV and common room area has comfortable seating with large windows over the water. They also offer other typical hostel features such as laundry, internet, and towels. Dorms and private rooms are available, with and without ensuite bathrooms. The entire place is decorated in a lively, colorful style, and the rooms are nicely appointed. Even the dorm bunks are modern and have lights and plugs.

Guest reviews usually follow the same trend: it is comfortable, quiet but social, clean and modern, and the staff is friendly and helpful. You can't go wrong here.

A social and comfortable hostel near the beach in Paihia

14 Kings Road Paihia , Paihia New Zealand
A modern hostel with a very new feel, the Saltwater lodge has private rooms and dorm bunk bed available at a range of prices. Female-only dorm rooms are also available. Every room has an ensuite bathroom, and the facilities are clean and modern. Everyone will be very comfortable here. The spacious common room area is decked out with comfortable sofas, a games area with foosball, BBQ, free Wi-Fi, and more.

The location is perfect, just steps from the beach. This is actually one of the closest hostels on Kings Road to the shore.

Guest reviews highlight the friendly and helpful staff, modern and clean facilities, well stocked kitchen, and inclusive, social feeling. Highly recommended!

A chill, social hostel, great for solo travelers or couples

Overall Rating: 93%
11 Kings Road , Paihia New Zealand
A cozy hostel not far from the main part of town, and located on the water, the Mousetrap has continuously received high ratings from travelers who enjoy the nice list of amenities, clean facilities, and relaxed atmosphere. The owners and staff receive great reviews for being friendly and helpful, providing guests with information about the area and all of New Zealand. They have an outdoor balcony with amazing views, and a great communal kitchen. Dorms and private rooms are available of different sizes and prices.

You can't go wrong here if you're looking for a place to relax and unwind, while still making some new friends.

A quiet hostel for solo travelers and couples

Dorm Bed: $20.51
Private Room: $35.89
Overall Rating: 91%
15 Kings Road Paihia , Paihia New Zealand
The Peppertree lodge is close to the beach on Kings Road and offers a homey, cozy feel to it. They have dorms and private rooms, as well as a shared kitchen and a very helpful staff. Other typical hostel amenities include Wi-Fi, laundry service, free parking, bike rental and more. They have a large outdoor common area, great for hanging out after a day at the beach.

They continuously receive positive reviews, so check it out!

A party hostel for backpackers and solo travelers

18 Kings Rd Bay of Islands , Paihia New Zealand
Part of the Base chain of Hostels throughout New Zealand, guests who have visited other Base hostels should know what to expect. They offer a very social and party-themed environment centered around the onsite bar, pool, and hot tub. Just steps from the beach, the location is great.

They offer a female-only dorm, as well as mixed dorms and private rooms. Facilities are modern and clean, and the staff will help you plan your activities. A communal kitchen, common area with a TV and games, and a BBQ are also on hand.
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