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Centabay Lodge and Backpackers
Centabay Lodge and Backpackers
Centabay Lodge and Backpackers
Centabay Lodge and Backpackers
Centabay Lodge and Backpackers
Centabay Lodge and Backpackers
Centabay Lodge and Backpackers

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8.6

Excellent

27 reviews

27 reviews

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9.6

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location
Excellent for walking
Parking
FREE
Walkable places
Paihia Bookshop

130 m

Paihia Harbour

170 m

The Cabbage Tree Shop

180 m

Maritime Building

250 m

school playground

300 m

Closest landmarks
Bay of Islands Swordfish Club

80 m

Post Office

160 m

Paihia Pharmacy

170 m

Pahia center parking site

200 m

St Paul's Anglican Church

360 m

Centabay Lodge and Backpackers

27 Selwyn Road, Paihia, Bay of Islands, New Zealand, 0200 - See map

Conveniently situated in the Paihia part of Bay of Islands, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. This 3-star property is packed with in-house facilities to improve the quality and joy of your stay.

Highlights

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Hot tub

Garden

Table tennis

Dart board

Facilities

Bicycle rental

Pets allowed

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Hot tub

Game room

BBQ facilities

Luggage storage

Value for money8.4
Location rating9.6

Rooms available at Centabay Lodge and Backpackers

Studio
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 double bed or 2 single be...
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Double or Twin Room with En Suite
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 single beds or 1 double b...
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Single Bed in 5-Bed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed
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Double or Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 8 m²/86 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 single beds or 1 double b...
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Bed in 8-Bed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed
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5 Bed Dormitory Shared BathRoom
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
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Room Assigned on Arrival
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  • Shower
  • Shared bathroom
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Twin/Double Room
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    Economic Double Room
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      Economic
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        Frequently asked questions

        What time is check-in and check-out at Centabay Lodge and Backpackers?

        Check-in is from 12:00 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 Centabay Lodge and Backpackers?

        For those who wish to drive their own cars, Centabay Lodge and Backpackers has a car park that's close to the hostel. Parking is free for guests.

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        What people love about Centabay Lodge and Backpackers

        • 8

          Very good
          Cleanliness

          "Place is very clean and quiet enough for a relaxing stay!"

          Esther

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          September 11, 2022

        • 8.8

          Excellent
          Cleanliness

          "The kitchen was very clean and other facilities good."

          Karina

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          January 11, 2021

        • 9.6

          Exceptional
          Staff 

          "Very friendly staff."

          Celia

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          February 7, 2020

        Overall rating:

        8.6

        Excellent
        27 reviews
        Cleanliness
        7.9
        Facilities
        8.1
        Location
        9.6
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        More about Centabay Lodge and Backpackers

        More about Centabay Lodge and Backpackers

        Centabay Lodge offers budget accommodation right in the centre of Paihia. Choose from a bed in one of the spacious dormitory rooms or stay in a private room to suit your budget. Free WiFi, a fully equipped shared kitchen, communal lounge and garden area with BBQ facilities and a hot tub are all included. Free limited on-site parking is also available. Guests can play table tennis and darts in the hostel games room (during low season) or ask the tour desk about nearby activities such as kayaking, cycling and hiking. Centabay Lodge is just a 2-minute walk from Paihia town centre for restaurants, cafés and the wharf with ferries heading across to Russell. A 5-minute walk gets you to either Paihia Beach or Ti Bay Beach. The Waitangi Treaty Grounds are a 5-minute drive away.

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        Amenities and facilities
        Excellent
        Facilities

        8.1

        Languages spoken

        • English
        • French
        • German
        • Portuguese
        • Spanish

        Internet access

        • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
        • Internet services
        • Wi-Fi in public areas

        Things to do, ways to relax

        • Billiards
        • Canoeing
        • Dart board
        • Game room
        • Garden
        • Hiking
        • Hot tub
        • Table tennis
        • Tours

        Dining, drinking, and snacking

        • BBQ facilities
        • Shared kitchen
        • Vending machine

        Services and conveniences

        • Elevator
        • Heating in public area
        • Laundry service
        • Luggage storage
        • Safety deposit boxes
        • Smoking area
        • Terrace

        Land sports

        • Golf course (within 3 km)

        Access

        • Non-smoking rooms
        • Pets allowed

        Getting around

        • Car park [free of charge]
        • Car park [nearby]

        Sports equipment rental

        • Bicycle rental
        Location
        27 Selwyn Road, Paihia, Bay of Islands, New Zealand, 0200
        Exceptional
        Location

        9.6

        Property policies
        Children and extra beds

        Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

        All children are welcome.

        Others
        • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
        Some helpful facts

        Check-in/Check-out

        • Check-in from12:00
        • Check-in until22:00
        • Check-out until10:00
        Property announcements

        Please inform Centabay Lodge and Backpackers in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation. Any children must be specified at time of booking through the comments section.

        Reviews of Centabay Lodge and Backpackers from real guests

        Provided by verified guests of Agoda
        8.6
        /
        10
        Excellent
        Cleanliness7.9
        Facilities8.1
        Location9.6
        Service8.7
        Value for money8.4
        High score for Bay of Islands
        Rating
        9+ Exceptional (3)
        8-9 Excellent (5)
        7-8 Very Good (3)
        6-7 Good (0)
        <6 Below Expectation (1)
        Time of the year
        Mar - May (1)
        Jun - Aug (0)
        Sep - Nov (4)
        Dec - Feb (7)
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        Showing 12 verified guest comments
        8.8
        Excellent
        William from New Zealand
        Solo traveler
        Double or Twin Room with En Suite
        Stayed 4 nights in January 2020

        Centre of operations”

        The location of this place is great, right in the heart of the town. I was disappointed by the size of the bed, possibly the smallest double I have ever slept in in my life. Good job my partner wasn't there. Great bathroom and shower ensuite though. The shared kitchen was a good size but lacked hobs and sinks for the amount of guest in the place. Outside there were good areas for sitting and reading etc, and a generally pleasant atmosphere, not too many on their laptops which I have experienced in other backpackers. Overall all fine for a a couple of nights stay in the Bay of Islands. My advice would be to bring earplugs as the Fire station next door can be incredibly noisy early in the morning.

        Reviewed January 27, 2020

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        tiger from Germany
        Couple
        Double or Twin Room with En Suite
        Stayed 1 night in November 2018

        fantastic - thanks”

        Nice cozy room with a spacious front porch, beautiful view across Paihia & the bay if islands. Super friendly & fun owners. 5min walking distance to Paihia "downtown" (restaurants, cafes, shops etc.) & the wharf. We did enjoy our stay & would highly recommend this place. Cheers & thanks again

        Reviewed November 22, 2018

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        8.8
        Excellent
        Karina from New Zealand
        Couple
        Double or Twin Room with En Suite
        Stayed 6 nights in January 2021

        Value For Money”

        We stayed in a room with twin beds and an ensuite. It also had a fridge. It was very noisy with people screaming in next room for our entire stay of 6 nights and people above us stomping on the floor. When we arrived the smell in our room was dreadful. Very musty and the smell never went away. We went to have a Spa in hot tub but it was quite dirty with hair and leaves and other stuff. Apart from that we would give it 8/10. The kitchen was very clean and other facilities good.

        Reviewed January 11, 2021

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        8.8
        Excellent
        Martinique from Netherlands
        Solo traveler
        Bed in 8-Bed Dormitory Room
        Stayed 3 nights in November 2019

        Great!!”

        Everything was nice and clean! Super close to the beach and supermarket and KIWI Experience pick up/drop off (Wharf). They have a hottub and cheap bicycle and kayak rent. Nice balcony where you can chill in the sun. Just a very relaxed place in general.

        Reviewed November 10, 2019

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        9.2
        Exceptional
        Megan from Australia
        Couple
        Studio
        Stayed 2 nights in February 2018

        A great spot!”

        Located very short walking distance to everything you need in town, $5 kayak hire, comfortable rooms, chill & friendly environment

        Reviewed February 28, 2018

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        8.4
        Excellent
        Stephanie from United States
        Group
        Double or Twin Room with En Suite
        Stayed 2 nights in March 2017

        Excellent”

        Nice place to stay. Fantastic location, good rooms and facilities.

        Reviewed March 12, 2017

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        8.8
        Excellent
        Chris from United Kingdom
        Solo traveler
        Single Bed in 5-Bed Dormitory Room
        Stayed 3 nights in January 2019

        Very Nice”

        A nice hostel. The kayak rental was great ($5). Hammocks and outdoor area was also good.

        Reviewed February 20, 2019

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        7.2
        Very good
        yuemei from China
        Solo traveler
        Double or Twin Room with En Suite
        Stayed 2 nights in December 2017

        It is too early for checking out ”

        The time for check out is too early which is 10:00 and the fan in bathroom is very nosiy. You can not sleep when the fan is acted neither your room or neighbor sits.

        Reviewed December 14, 2017

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        9.6
        Exceptional
        Celia from New Zealand
        Family with teens
        Double or Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
        Stayed 1 night in February 2020

        Awesome stay and facilities.”

        Very friendly staff.

        Reviewed February 07, 2020

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        6.0
        Zafer from United States
        Couple
        Double or Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
        Stayed 1 night in February 2018

        Smells ”

        Good location but the place was messy. Our room smelled really bad. We left as early as possible.

        Reviewed February 27, 2018

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        8.0
        Excellent
        Richard from South Korea
        Solo traveler
        Bed in 8-Bed Dormitory Room
        Stayed 2 nights in September 2016

        Great staff and a good place for socializing in the game room”

        Staff was superb

        Reviewed September 12, 2016

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        8.0
        Excellent
        Esther from Malaysia
        Couple
        Double or Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
        Stayed 3 nights in September 2022

        Very good”

        Comfortable place in a cute town. The check in guy was very nice and accommodating but the young lady was a bit abrupt. Place is very clean and quiet enough for a relaxing stay!

        Reviewed September 11, 2022

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