Base Backpackers Bay Of Islands

18 Kings Road Paihia0200New Zealand
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About Base Backpackers Bay Of Islands

Located just 100 metres from the beach, Base Backpackers Bay Of Islands is a backpacker-friendly accommodation with an outdoor spa and swimming pool and large common areas.

Rooms at this property vary from eight-bed dorms to private double/twin en-suite facilities. All accommodation is serviced daily, and Wi-Fi is available as well.

There is a large, modern kitchen at this property, and it is cleaned three times a day. A bar deck gets plenty of sunlight, and there is also a TV room with the option to select one of the property's many DVDs.

Thanks to its central location, this hostel is conveniently located just 50 metres from Tito's and El Cafe, some of the most popular eateries in the neighbourhood. Plus, Pipi Patch Bar is on-site and has nightly BBQs.

The historic Waitangi Treaty Grounds is just under three kilometres from this hostel. Meanwhile, the Horotutu Scenic Reserve sits just over a kilometre away from Base Backpackers Bay Of Islands.


18 Kings Road , Paihia, 0200, New Zealand
Telephone: +64(9)4027111 | Fax: +64(9)4028300 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Airport shuttle
  • Computer with internet
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking garage
  • Washing machine
  • Wellness center / Spa
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Whirlpool / Hot tub

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Location, location, location

Travellers find this hostel's location to be ideal for their needs. They have no trouble accessing the centre of town and all of its shops and restaurants. Furthermore, both the beach and various natural areas sit just a short walk away from the front door.

Good kitchen

Guests looking to save money by cooking for themselves say that the kitchen at this hostel is excellent. They appreciate the range of utensils and crockery on hand, and say they have no problem preparing a wide range of meals.

Friendly staff

Visitors describe the staff at this property as very helpful, saying that the front desk team, managers, and even the security team are happy to help guests with all that is needed.

Negative Reviews

No air conditioning

Guests are let down to discover that, in keeping with the trend in Paihia, this hostel does not provide air-conditioned accommodation. As a result, it is very difficult to get a good night's rest during the hotter months of the year, since many of the rooms are hot and stuffy.

Party hostel

Reviewers describe this hostel as a party place, with an on-site pub and frequent events that last into the early hours of the morning. As a result, light sleepers are often disturbed by noise and wake up feeling groggy.

Wi-Fi not the best

Travellers say the Wi-Fi at this property is not the best. It is only available for limited daytime hours, and even then only in the lounge. This makes it difficult to plan trips at night when travellers return from their adventures.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 229 reviews across the web
7.6 /10
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    7.8 /10
7.6 out of 10 based on 229 reviews