Saltwater Lodge


Saltwater Lodge

12 Kings Road, Paihia 0247
Tel
(09) 402 7075 or 0800 002 266
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Anonymous
luxury backpacking!
1 April 2005
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Great facilities including free bikes, enabling easy access to Waitangi, which is just 10 minutes down the road by bike! Only downside is that the building in front is currently under construction somewhat spoiling sea view and morning lie in otherwise would rate five stars...

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Anonymous
Great view but kitchen needed constant upkeeping
12 December 2004
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I had a great ensuite room with a fantastic view overlooking the Bay of Islands. However, a new building is being built in front of it and will block the view in the future. Also, I was a little disappointed by the lack of cleanliness in the kitchen. People didn't always clean up after themselves and I hate to clean other people's messes so I didn't use the kitchen very often. Eating outside on the patio was very nice.

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Anonymous
One of the Best
6 July 2003
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This is a fantastic place. Comfy dorm rooms with freshly made beds and squeaky clean ensuite bathrooms, great lounge area with quirky furniture and great video selection. I particularly liked the kitchen - cleaner than most. all done up in stainless steal - excellent for those who like to cook. There is a great view from the large, airy balcony, and its a great place to chill out and meet other travelers. Highly recommended

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Amir cohen
Beautiful place with wondeful stuff
25 November 2002
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Ive been travailing for 14 month and I stayed in many hostels over Australia and N.Z and I stayed in saltwater in two occasions. This hostels has all the facilities. The place is very clean and the stuff is very friendly and helpful. Its located very close to the beach and there is pub under it. U can get there free kayaks and bicycles. It has a big common room and fully equipped kitchen. When youll get there and sit on the couch, watch a video and feel the breeze youll you got to the best place in Paihia.

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The nicest, cleanest, most fun
The nicest, cleanest, most fun and modern backpackers
15 October 2002
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As I stayed a very very very.... long time in this great "hostel", I could say a lot about it. But the best things I can do, it is to advise everyone going to Paihia to stay there and you'll see by yourself. All the commodities you ever dreamed of are there (cows's skin sofa!!), and its so new. The view right on the bay is so cool, there is even a big barbecue on the balcony to cook some very nice food. It is the first 5 stars backpackers in NZ... and I know why!! The atmosphere is so friendly probably because of the location... Still, there's no better place to chill out for a while or to just spend a night on your travel.

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