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Independently owned and operated YHA Bay of Islands, Paihia


Hostel Details & Location

Host: Andy Larsen

Check in: 12:00 pm Check out: 10:00 am

Contact: +64 9 402 7487 Email this hostel

Reception: 1 Oct - 30 Apr: 8am – 8pm. 1 May - 30 Sept: 8am – 5pm

Location 11 Macmurray Rd,


100 metres to beach


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How to get here

YHA Paihia is next to the tennis courts on the corner of Kings and Macmurray Rd. We provide limited on-site parking; street parking is free.

Bus: The bus station is 600m from the hostel in the centre of Paihia. Please ask your driver to drop you off on King’s Rd when you board.
Airport: Kerikeri Airport (KKE) is 25km away. Shuttles are available.
Ferry: On exiting the wharf, turn left and follow Marsden Rd then turn right into Kings Rd. The hostel is 200m along on your left.

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Perfect for schools and large groups! Find out more

Our hostel has a great reputation for our laid-back vibe, welcoming hosts, and indoor-outdoor flow. Just 100m from the beach and a short stroll into the heart of Paihia, you'll find this a relaxed and comfortable place to rest just a stone's throw from everything you might need.

This purpose-built 50-bed backpackers has all types of accommodation, including ensuites in most rooms. Our cosy hostel has a fully equipped kitchen, lounge, laundry facilities, plenty of outdoor dining space. It's a great place to meet fellow travellers, and our staff are happy to arrange activities or offer travel tips. We're passionate about supporting other local businesses and can recommend the best places to hire bikes, kayaks, and more.

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Guests love:

  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • Free onsite parking
  • Free WiFi

Shared facilities:

  • Free WiFi
  • Communal lounge
  • Communal dining area
  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • Food storage area
  • Recycling stations
  • Outdoor area
  • BBQ
  • Herb garden
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free onsite parking
  • 24 hour guest access

Entertainment and activities:

  • Guitar
  • Communal TV
  • Free movies
  • Games available
  • Book exchange


  • After-hours check in on request
  • Luggage storage options
  • Hair dryers
  • Hot water bottles
  • Towel hire
  • Travel & activity bookings
  • HI bookings

In-hostel payment options:

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Union Pay
  • New Zealand Dollars
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Some of our Bay of Islands highlights:

  • Try the world-class Waitangi Mountain Bike Park
  • Visit the Hole in the Rock and swim with dolphins – by fast boat or leisurely day cruise, optional island stop over
  • Discover our birthplace with a powhiri welcome and a guided tour of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds
  • Take a full-day tour to Cape Reinga via Ninety Mile Beach
  • Try YHA Bay of Islands, The Rock Adventure Cruise for an all-inclusive, overnight trip

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