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Base Bay of Islands
Base Bay of Islands
Base Bay of Islands
Base Bay of Islands
Base Bay of Islands
Base Bay of Islands
Base Bay of Islands

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7.7

Very good

27 reviews

27 reviews

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9

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
Pipi Patch Bar 40 m
Bay Beach Hire 120 m
1880 Elizabeth Colenso nee Fairburn Norfolk Pine 160 m
Stockyard Point Scenic Reserve 190 m
Bay of Islands Uniting Parish 200 m
Scenic Reserve 210 m
school playground 470 m
Pahia center parking site 490 m
Maritime Building 510 m
Paihia Harbour 520 m

Base Bay of Islands

18 kings Road, Paihia, Bay of Islands, New Zealand - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers car park free of charge. Conveniently situated in the Paihia part of Bay of Islands, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Rated with 4 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to restaurant, hot tub and spa on-site.

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Highlights

Airport transport

Hot tub

Daily cleaning

Bar

Garden

Facilities

Transport to airport

Car park

Shuttle service

BBQ facilities

Swimming pool [outdoor]

Hot tub

Luggage storage

Contactless check-in/out

Value for money7.9
Location rating9.0

Rooms available at Base Bay of Islands

Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room (8 Beds)
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      Single Bed in Female Dormitory Room (1 Single Bed)
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        Classic Shared Dormitory
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          Single Bed in Female Dormitory Room (1 Single Bed)
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            Room Assigned on Arrival (No Window)
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              1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
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                Double Room,1 King Bed,Ensuite
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                  Bunk Bed
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                    Frequently asked questions

                    How much does it cost to stay at Base Bay of Islands?

                    Room rates depend on the dates, room types, and number of guests, so please click here to see the latest and best deals from Agoda!

                    What time is check-in and check-out at Base Bay of Islands?

                    Check-in is from 01:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

                    How do I get to Base Bay of Islands?

                    Base Bay of Islands is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hostel know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Base Bay of Islands also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hostel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Base Bay of Islands has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Bay of Islands with private transportation, the hostel can arrange car rental for you.

                    What is the smoking policy at Base Bay of Islands?

                    Base Bay of Islands does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

                    What restaurants are nearby Base Bay of Islands?

                    Restaurants including Thirty30, Tito's Bistro & Bar and El Cafe are popular in Base Bay of Islands’s neighborhood which is known as Paihia.

                    What popular shopping places are close to Base Bay of Islands?

                    Shopping options in Base Bay of Islands’s Paihia neighborhood include The Cabbage Tree Shop and Paihia Bookshop.

                    What are popular attractions near Base Bay of Islands?

                    Guests at Base Bay of Islands can easily visit Stockyard Point Scenic Reserve, Bay of Islands Uniting Parish and school playground located in the Paihia area.

                    What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Base Bay of Islands?

                    Base Bay of Islands’s nearby natural sights include 1880 Elizabeth Colenso nee Fairburn Norfolk Pine, Opua Forest Lookout Track and Haumai Point located in the same Paihia area.

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                    What people love about Base Bay of Islands

                    • 7.6

                      Very good
                      Staff 

                      "Friendly receptionist."

                      Jenny

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                      February 2, 2020

                    • 7.6

                      Very good

                      "Good stay with the price."

                      Jenny

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                      February 2, 2020

                    • 7.6

                      Very good
                      Location

                      "Good location, near to the beach."

                      Jenny

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                      February 2, 2020

                    Property ranking|Compared to 156 Bay of Islands properties
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                    Location score
                    9/10
                    Room comfort score
                    7.2/10
                    Value for money score
                    7.9/10
                    Service score
                    8.3/10
                    Better than
                    87
                    %
                    of Bay of Islands properties
                    Better than
                    86
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                    Better than
                    78
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                    78
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                    Overall rating:

                    7.7

                    Very good
                    27 reviews
                    Cleanliness
                    7.0
                    Facilities
                    7.1
                    Location
                    9.0
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                    More about Base Bay of Islands

                    More about Base Bay of Islands

                    Base Bay of Islands

                    All offerings provided by Base Bay of Islands help to ensure a pleasant stay for all travelers. Free internet access provided within the hostel keeps you connected throughout your stay. Airport transfer services can be booked before your check-in date, to ensure a smooth and convenient arrival or departure. Car hire and shuttle services provided by the hostel make exploring Bay of Islands even more convenient.
                    For guests arriving by car, parking is provided free of charge. Always get the assistance you need with front desk services including concierge service and luggage storage. Booking the best tickets and getting the hottest restaurant reservations are made easy with help from the hostel's ticket service and tours. For longer stays or whenever you need it, the laundry service keeps your favorite travel outfits clean and available.
                    Feel like doing nothing? Available services like daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your time at Base Bay of Islands. For health reasons, smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the hostel. For guests who would like to smoke, the designated smoking areas are available.


                    Dining and things to do

                    Don't start your vacation days without your morning coffee, available every morning in the café. A number of great dining options at the hostel assures that you'll always have convenient and delicious choices. A great night out couldn't be easier! Enjoy a fun evening without traveling outside at the bar. Are you a great cook? Make your own meals in-house at the hostel's BBQ facilities.
                    A day in will be as fun as a day out with ranges of recreational activities offered at Base Bay of Islands. A relaxing end to every day is possible with a visit to the hot tub and spa. Don't forget to make a visit or two to the hostel's pool. Beat the hot weather with cooling water activities like motorized water sports.
                    Family time on relaxed evenings is easy with the hostel's games room.


                    Reasons to stay here

                    Find rooms here that are cheaper than 92% of all other options in the city.
                    Compared to the city's accommodation options, this hostel scored higher than 87% of them for food and dining.
                    Guests who stayed at this hostel have scored it higher than 86% of accommodations in the city.

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                    Amenities and facilities
                    Very good
                    Facilities

                    7.1

                    Most talked about facilities

                    Beach

                    1 mention

                    Internet

                    1 mention

                    Housekeeping

                    1 mention

                    Languages spoken

                    • English

                    Internet access

                    • Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
                    • Wi-Fi in public areas

                    Things to do, ways to relax

                    • Game room
                    • Garden
                    • Hot tub
                    • Spa
                    • Swimming pool [outdoor]
                    • Ticket services
                    • Tours
                    • Water sports (motorized)

                    Cleanliness and safety

                    • Cashless payment service
                    • Daily disinfection in all rooms
                    • Daily disinfection in common areas
                    • Hand sanitizer
                    • Hot water linen and laundry washing

                    Dining, drinking, and snacking

                    • Bar
                    • BBQ facilities
                    • Coffee shop
                    • Kitchen
                    • Restaurants

                    Services and conveniences

                    • Concierge
                    • Contactless check-in/out
                    • Daily cleaning
                    • Elevator
                    • Laundry service
                    • Luggage storage
                    • Smoke-free property
                    • Smoking area

                    For the kids

                    • Family room

                    Access

                    • Pets allowed
                    • Security [24-hour]

                    Getting around

                    • Car park [free of charge]
                    • Car park [on-site]
                    • Rental car
                    • Shuttle service
                    • Transport to airport
                    Location
                    18 kings Road, Paihia, Bay of Islands, New Zealand
                    Exceptional
                    Location

                    9

                    Property policies
                    Children and extra beds

                    Extra beds vary by room. Please check each room's capacity for details.

                    All children are welcome.

                    Infant 0-1 year(s)
                    Stay for free if using existing bedding.
                    Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
                    Children 2-3 year(s)
                    Must use an extra bed
                    If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
                    Guests 4 years and older are considered as adults
                    Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
                    Others
                    • When booking 6 or more rooms, special policies may apply.
                    Some helpful facts

                    Check-in/Check-out

                    • Check-in from13:00
                    • Check-out until10:00

                    The property

                    • Number of rooms 21

                    Reviews of Base Bay of Islands from real guests

                    Provided by verified guests of Agoda
                    7.7
                    /
                    10
                    Cleanliness7.0
                    Facilities7.1
                    Location9.0
                    Room comfort and quality7.2
                    Service8.3
                    Value for money7.9
                    High score for Bay of Islands
                    Rating
                    9+ Exceptional (3)
                    8-9 Excellent (2)
                    7-8 Very Good (9)
                    6-7 Good (5)
                    <6 Below Expectation (2)
                    Time of the year
                    Mar - May (4)
                    Jun - Aug (4)
                    Sep - Nov (6)
                    Dec - Feb (7)
                    All guests (27)
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                    8.0
                    Excellent
                    Betty from Canada
                    Couple
                    Stayed 3 nights in March 2019

                    Loud, but great double room with kitchenette”

                    BASE has a reputation for being a “party hostel” and they tried to meet that expectation every night at their on-site bar. Trying to find quiet is not possible, but the double private room has a fan and tv that can be used to muffle the bar noise. We liked our double room as it had an ensuite bath, and kitchenette with sink, fridge, microwave, kettle and toaster at a very reasonable price for two people. The little swimming pool was clean and refreshing, which we preferred over the ocean. As with all hostels, the kitchen cooking facilities and supplies were limited. Guests could not use the bbq, but the hostel offered a 2-meat plus potatoes and salad bbq for $10. This included one beer or wine, so a good value, especially when purchasing and cooking meat in a hostel is always difficult and expensive. I would recommend this BASE hostel when travelling with a tight budget in Paihia.

                    Reviewed March 08, 2019

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                    Hi Betty, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. You are right in "BASE has a reputation for being a party hostel". But we also realize that not all guests that stay with us have the same party animal tendencies. That's why we take measures to make sure our bar patrons are moved off the bar balcony into the bar dance floor inside at 22:00 to reduce the noise. Some guests have trips and activities planned the next morning and we try our best to cater to both groups of travelers. We are glad you found our private en suite room sufficient and also enjoyed having a dip in our wee little pool we have on site. The BBQ has been feeding travelers for 15+ years and we are glad you got to join in on our old tradition. We hope the rest of your travels around New Zealand are cheerful and fill of kiwi BBQ's! Cheers, The Base Bay of Islands crew.

                    Responded March 12, 2019
                    Base Bay of Islands
                    6.8
                    Good
                    Ashley from New Zealand
                    Solo traveler
                    Stayed 2 nights in September 2019

                    Good”

                    My first time staying at the pipi patch was great. It was clean and overall a great experience. The guy at the front desk was beyond nice. My only complaint is that the fridge leaked water all over the floor. The guy knew there was something wrong with it, but we were only staying for one night so no need in complaining. My second time staying it was all the nice. I ended up getting a room to myself which was wonderful, but other than that the bathroom wasn’t clean. There were dead ants all over the shower floor and wires hanging from the ceiling. Overall the place is decent and I would go back. I recommend the pipi patch to anyone visit Paihia.

                    Reviewed September 23, 2019

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                    7.2
                    Very good
                    Clair from New Zealand
                    Group
                    Stayed 3 nights in October 2016

                    Better hostel up the road”

                    Bed was comfy enough, rooms get nice and dark but I hate having an ensuite attached to an 8 bed dorm. Everyone can hear everything and everyone wakes up when someone goes to the toilet in the middle of the night AND don't get me started about the guy that spent an hour and a half in there having 2 showers! The idea of having a bar is nice but takes away some of the social aspect of the hostel. We found we actually went to another hostel up the road to drink and socialise and there was a much better atmosphere there. Location was brilliant, and if you're going to have signs saying 'no noise after 11'- maybe enforce it? The other hostel made people go to the beach so people could sleep while I lay there until half midnight wishing the large group of people outside my room would go away.

                    Reviewed October 29, 2016

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                    9.2
                    Exceptional
                    Rebecca
                    Group
                    Stayed 1 night in April 2019

                    Very chill”

                    Great atmosphere! great activities as well, on a boring afternoon we grabbed the basketball from the lounge and played basketball across the road and then with our new friends had a drink with them at the bar straight after. Pretty clean and very nice staff and just an overall nice hostel

                    Reviewed April 28, 2019

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                    Thanks for taking the time to leave us some feedback Rebecca. Thank you very much for your kind words. We love seeing our guests mingle with each other and make new memories and we're glad to see that was the experience you had whilst staying here in the beautiful Bay of Islands with us. We hope the rest of your travels are filled with great food and good times. Cheers, The Base Bay of Islands crew.

                    Responded April 29, 2019
                    Base Bay of Islands
                    7.7
                    Very good
                    Puteh from Singapore
                    Solo traveler
                    Stayed 2 nights in August 2013

                    Good clean hostel”

                    location, clean, friendly helpful staff

                    stay was good. we were moved to a bigger unit as we couldnt get the room we booked, and they promised they wouldnt put anyone else in there with us. They kept their promise and was good

                    Reviewed August 15, 2013

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                    8.0
                    Excellent
                    Mark from United Kingdom
                    Solo traveler
                    Stayed 2 nights in November 2018

                    Nice facilities and Lively Bar”

                    Rooms were ok, little cramped but with ensuite bathrooms. Facilities were good and the bar is cheap and busy in the evenings.

                    Reviewed December 10, 2018

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                    Hi Mark, Thanks for the time to leave us a review. We here at Base Bay of Islands are glad you enjoyed your stay. Good to see that you came out and had fun at our world famous bar The Pipi Patch. We think we have the best value for money when it comes in drink prices in Paihia. Hopefully you make it back to the beautiful Bay of Islands at the end of your journey. Cheers The Base Bay of Islands Crew.

                    Responded December 17, 2018
                    Base Bay of Islands
                    7.7
                    Very good
                    luke from United Kingdom
                    Couple
                    Stayed 1 night in July 2013

                    cheap and centrally located ”

                    price, location, staff

                    excellent location with very attentive staff. i left my new coat at the hostel and within contacting them they had it put on the next kiwi experience bus to auckland for me, top service! thank you

                    Reviewed July 26, 2013

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                    6.8
                    Good
                    Thanasak from Thailand
                    Couple
                    Stayed 1 night in October 2019

                    Just OK!”

                    Something is fine. Poor internet speed. The room smell smutty. There's no pillowcase and towels for us!

                    Reviewed November 05, 2019

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                    7.3
                    Very good
                    luke from United Kingdom
                    Couple
                    Stayed 2 nights in July 2013

                    location is spot on just like the staff”

                    location, bar and staff

                    nice stay, very close to the beach. we went snapper fishing and although we didnt have any keepers the scenery is stunning

                    Reviewed July 26, 2013

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                    7.3
                    Very good
                    Sin from Hong Kong SAR, China
                    Couple
                    Stayed 1 night in January 2014

                    quiet comfortable relax”

                    close to beach, close the main attrations, quiet

                    Its a good location with comfortable bed, staff are friendly. But no free WIFI available.

                    Reviewed March 15, 2014

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                    6.7
                    Good
                    TingShyang from Taiwan
                    Solo traveler
                    Stayed 3 nights in December 2013

                    Cheap ”

                    Value, location and party

                    General it was ok. This is a backpacker so i didn't expect a lot. Staff are helpful, nice bars around, nice location.

                    Reviewed November 21, 2014

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                    6.0
                    ming from Malaysia
                    Solo traveler
                    Stayed 1 night in September 2013

                    Clean and relax stay”

                    Clean and relax stay

                    Clean and relax stay. It was cozy and relax with the stunning view

                    Reviewed August 09, 2014

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                    4.8
                    Fran from New Zealand
                    Couple
                    Stayed 2 nights in February 2020

                    Party backpackers style, cheap and well located”

                    A great place for those that like to party till late. Probably not ideal for us as a couple in our late 30's rather than 19 years old! Our double room was actually two single beds pushed together which were on wheels so they moved a lot during the night. The cushions on the bed were not very clean and there were quite a few ants in the room. It was a cheap place to stay, and very well located. We had to put up towels over the windows at night to cut out the light from the revellers accommodation across the carpark

                    Reviewed March 03, 2020

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                    7.6
                    Very good
                    Jenny from Malaysia
                    Couple
                    Stayed 1 night in January 2020

                    Good stay with price ”

                    Good stay with the price. Just the room is quite hot when the aircond not functioning well. Good location, near to the beach. Friendly receptionist.

                    Reviewed February 02, 2020

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                    9.0
                    Exceptional
                    Florent from France
                    Solo traveler
                    Stayed 3 nights in January 2015

                    Super séjour!”

                    La convivialité, L'animation, Le bar

                    Un séjour super, beaucoup d'échanges et d'aides entre les backpackers! Egalement un lieu idéal pour faire un peu la fête!

                    Reviewed February 01, 2015

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                    8.4
                    Excellent
                    Yuko from Japan
                    Solo traveler
                    Stayed 2 nights in December 2017

                    便利なロケーションとフレンドリースタッフ”

                    パイヒアの中心部から歩いて10分、コンビニや有名なメキシカンカフェ、海岸もすぐです。 部屋のタイプによって棟が分かれていて、私はツインダブルという個室で、キッチンとバスルーム(3部屋でシェア)付でした。コーヒー、紅茶も無料であります。 他にも大きな共同のキッチン、リビング、バーレストラン、プールもあり一人でも大勢でも楽しめるバックパッカーです。 スタッフも面倒見がよくって、とてもフレンドリーでした。

                    Reviewed December 28, 2017

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                    7.0
                    Very good
                    Shiho from Japan
                    Solo traveler
                    Stayed 1 night in April 2013

                    最低限はそろってます”

                    二段ベッドの上の段にもコンセントが設置してあったので充電には困りませんでした

                    建物は新しいのに滞在者の使い方が悪く、不衛生に感じました。二段ベッドは動くと揺れるしきしみます。朝7時前にチェックアウトしようと思ったらスタッフがちょうど出勤したところで待たされ、なかなか来なかったので鍵を置いて出てきました。 キッチンなどがある棟にバーが併設されており、週末だったせいか深夜まで騒がしかったです。最低限はそろってるので、大きく困ることはありませんでした。

                    Reviewed April 10, 2013

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                    9.3
                    Exceptional
                    xm from China
                    Solo traveler
                    Stayed 3 nights in September 2013

                    非常舒适卫生的经济型住处”

                    干净卫生,员工服务态度好

                    离车站不远,走路大概20分钟,位置不错,离海边也很近,干净卫生,员工的服务态度很好,位置好方便出行。就是旁边的酒吧有点闹,不过到了晚上就很安静。

                    Reviewed October 22, 2013

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                    8.0
                    Excellent
                    na from South Korea
                    Solo traveler
                    Stayed 2 nights in August 2014

                    괜찮은 곳입니다.”

                    위치, 주변풍경, 바

                    버스이용시 정류장에서 좀 걸어가면 있는데요, 간판이 조금 달라 바로 앞에 두고도 헤맸습니다;; 8월에 가서 뉴질랜드의 겨울이긴 했지만 한국같은 난방시스템이 아니다 보니 너무너무 추웠어요. 제가 추위를 많이 타서 그렇기도 하겠지만요. 저처럼 추위 많이 타시는 분은 히터가 있는 쪽에서 주무세요. 없으면 정말 춥습니다. 싱크대랑 커피포트가 있어서 간단한 건 해결 가능하구요, 밤에는 숙소 내에 바가 있어 가볍게 한잔 할 수 있겠네요. 숙소에서 조금 걸어나오면 호수(?)가 있는데요 해 뜰 때 너무 예뻐요. 힐링힐링~ 주변이 대부분 숙소이다보니 비수기에 가서 조용한 게 저는 너무 마음에 들었네요.

                    Reviewed September 12, 2014

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                    7.0
                    Very good
                    Jiawen from China
                    Couple
                    Stayed 2 nights in December 2013

                    not good”

                    服务员,酒吧

                    一开始看到有人评论说,到了12点就没人party才定这里。结果到了2点才慢慢安静....我们第一天去,她说还没打扫,叫我们先放包,稍后打理,可等我们晚上回来还是没人打扫。我们直接找前台,后来解释说清洁工误会了。别的倒没什么,75一晚,也不能要求太高。适合背包客,和喜欢交友的朋友

                    Reviewed January 07, 2014

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