YHA Paihia

Cnr Kings & MacMurray RoadsPaihia0200New Zealand
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About YHA Paihia

Located 250 metres from Paihia beach, YHA Paihia offers multi-share and private rooms togeher with a communal kitchen and lounge.

All rooms have an en suite bathroom and bedding is provided. Guests can stay in a shared twin room, a dorm-style room with four or eight beds, or a cabin that sleeps six. Some dorms are designated female only.

Guests have access to laundry facilities as well as luggage and bicycle storage. Parking is available and there are lockers for belongings.

There is a barbecue and outdoor dining area, and pubs and restaurants are less than a five-minute walk away, such as Thirty30 Craft Beer Bar and Sandpit Poolroom & Bar. A grocery and liquor store is also within walking distance.

The InterCity Paihia bus stop is an eight-minute walk from YHA Paihia. The Opua Forest Lookout Track, which features stunning views, can be reached in less than two kilometres by car.


Cnr Kings & MacMurray Roads, Paihia, 0200, New Zealand
Telephone: +64(9)4027487 | Fax: +64(9)4027587 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

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

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Computer with internet
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Terrace
  • Washing machine

Room facilities

  • Central heating
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Television

For children

  • Child / Baby crib

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Top marks for location

Being close to the beach and central Paihia is found to be ideal, especially for guests who don't have a car. Accessible public transportation and easy walking distance to restaurants is a plus for guests, and most rate the location as excellent.

Some of the best staff around

Staff make a great impression, and guests say that they receive a warm welcome. In addition to being personable and friendly, staff members also know a lot about the area and can be a great resource for planning a memorable visit. Whether it's the best tour to take or the fastest way to get somewhere, guests feel confident that the staff will provide useful information.

Great vibe

Guests like the relaxed vibe thanks to what is described as the mix of clientele. This family-friendly hostel isn't just for the backpacker crowd, and guests enjoy meeting a range of fellow travellers.

Negative Reviews

Some issues with accommodation

Guests list a few complaints with accommodations which include small rooms, a shortage of power outlets, and cramped showers. Guests also note that there is no air-conditioning, but are happy with windows that open and allow fresh air inside.

Noise concerns

Guests report that night time noise is an issue. Despite a noise curfew, a number of guests feel that it isn't always followed or enforced. This can lead to nights without much rest.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 309 reviews across the web
8.1 /10
  • hostelbookers
    8.3 /10
  • Expedia
    8.4 /10
  • Hotels.com
    8.5 /10
  • ebookers.com
    7.0 /10
  • Other Sources
    8.0 /10
8.1 out of 10 based on 309 reviews