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Saltwater Lodge
Saltwater Lodge
Saltwater Lodge

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8.3

Excellent

64 reviews

64 reviews

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8.5

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
Bay Beach Hire 80 m
Pipi Patch Bar 80 m
1880 Elizabeth Colenso nee Fairburn Norfolk Pine 130 m
Bay of Islands Uniting Parish 170 m
Stockyard Point Scenic Reserve 180 m
Scenic Reserve 200 m
school playground 470 m
Pahia center parking site 480 m
Maritime Building 490 m
Paihia Harbour 500 m

Saltwater Lodge

14 Kings Road, Paihia, Bay of Islands, New Zealand, 0200 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Paihia part of Bay of Islands, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. This 5-star property features restaurant to make your stay more indulgent and memorable.

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Highlights

Excellent room comfort & quality

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Daily housekeeping

Golf course [on-site]

Tennis court

Facilities

Bicycle rental

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

BBQ facilities

Golf course [on-site]

Tennis court

Luggage storage

Contactless check-in/out

Value for money8.3
Distance to city center0.2 km
Location rating8.5

Rooms available at Saltwater Lodge

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

9

6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Private Double Room
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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Private Family Room
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 super king bed and 1 bunk...
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A Bed in 4-Bed Deluxe Female Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
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6 Bed Dormitory(Bunk Bed)
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
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Deluxe 4 Bed Dormitory(Bunk Bed)
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
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A Bed in 4-Bed Deluxe Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
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Deluxe Twin Room
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
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Deluxe Double Room
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
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Female Deluxe 4 Bed Dormitory(Bunk Bed)
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Saltwater Lodge ?

Check-in is from 02:00 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 lodge offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to Saltwater Lodge ?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Saltwater Lodge has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests.

What is the smoking policy at Saltwater Lodge ?

Saltwater Lodge does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

What restaurants are nearby Saltwater Lodge ?

Saltwater Lodge ’s neighborhood is Paihia which includes popular restaurants such as Thirty30, El Cafe and Alfresco's Restaurant and Bar.

What popular shopping places are close to Saltwater Lodge ?

Shopping options in Saltwater Lodge ’s Paihia neighborhood include The Cabbage Tree Shop and Paihia Bookshop.

What are popular attractions near Saltwater Lodge ?

Saltwater Lodge ’s location in the Paihia neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Bay of Islands Uniting Parish, Stockyard Point Scenic Reserve and school playground.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Saltwater Lodge ?

Saltwater Lodge ’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 Saltwater Lodge

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "Recommend to everyone."

    Janarthanan

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    January 5, 2021

  • 8

    Very good

    "I love my stay and would've stay here again."

    Carla

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    January 11, 2020

  • 7.2

    Very good
    Staff 

    "Location was fantastic near the beach in Paihia, and staff was very helpful."

    Benjamin

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    January 5, 2020

Property ranking|Compared to 159 Bay of Islands properties
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Room comfort score
9/10
Value for money score
8.3/10
Cleanliness score
8.4/10
Room size
30 sqm.
Better than
96
%
of Bay of Islands properties
Better than
82
%
of Bay of Islands properties
Better than
81
%
of Bay of Islands properties
Bigger than
78
%
of Bay of Islands properties
Overall rating:

8.3

Excellent
64 reviews
Cleanliness
8.4
Facilities
8.1
Location
8.5
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More about Saltwater Lodge

More about Saltwater Lodge

Saltwater Lodge

At Saltwater Lodge , guests are bound to have a stress-free stay. Keep up with all your communications easily with the lodge's free Wi-Fi. Guests can enjoy free parking right at the lodge. Front desk service is provided at the lodge including luggage storage.
Getting tickets for the city's best entertainment is easy through the lodge's ticket service and tours. Packing light is possible at Saltwater Lodge thanks to the lodge's laundromat and laundry service keeping your clothes clean. Feeling lazy? In-room conveniences like daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your room time. Forgot to pack something? All your last-minute needs can be fulfilled by the convenience stores, saving you time and hassle.
Smoking is allowed only in the designated smoking areas provided by lodge.
All rooms at Saltwater Lodge are designed for comfort. For your comfort, some rooms at the lodge are equipped with linen service. In-room entertainment amenities including the television is provided in some rooms. In some select rooms, you can find a coffee or tea maker, instant coffee and instant tea at your disposal.
It's good to know that toiletries and towels are provided in some guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

A variety of convenient and tasty dining options are waiting for you at the lodge, for whenever you get hungry. Do you prefer to cook your own meals? Then you'll love the in-house BBQ facilities and shared kitchen.
Apart from amenities and services, Saltwater Lodge goes the extra mile to make sure all guests make the most of their time. Be sure to spend some time exploring the beach, which is accessible directly from the lodge. Cool off on hot days by joining water-world activities like fishing, snorkeling and diving. If you like water sports, you'll appreciate the convenience of canoes provided by Saltwater Lodge .
Engage in some easy evening fun with other guests with the lodge's mini golf course, dart board, ping-pong table, tennis court, golf course on site and hiking trails. Get social at the lodge's shared lounge and TV area, where you can meet other guests.


Reasons to stay here

Find some of the city's best deals here with rooms 92% cheaper than other options.
Find some excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining better than 91% of the city's other accommodations.
Guests who stayed here really appreciated the room comfort, scoring it higher than 95% of accommodations in the city.

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Amenities and facilities
Excellent
Facilities

8.1

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

5 mentions

Internet

4 mentions

Beach

1 mention

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Czech
  • Hindi

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible

Internet access

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

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Canoeing
  • Dart board
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Golf course [on-site]
  • Hiking
  • Mini golf course
  • Snorkeling
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis court
  • Ticket services
  • Tours

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Hygiene certification
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • BBQ facilities
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurants
  • Shared kitchen

Services and conveniences

  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Convenience store
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Laundromat
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Family room

Land sports

  • Golf course (within 3 km)

Access

  • CCTV in common areas
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]

Getting around

  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [on-site]

Sports equipment rental

  • Bicycle rental

Available in all rooms

  • Carpeting
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Complimentary tea
  • Free bottled water
  • Free instant coffee
  • Mirror
  • Non-smoking
  • Wi-Fi [free]
Location
14 Kings Road, Paihia, Bay of Islands, New Zealand, 0200
Excellent
Location

8.5

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.

Children 0-1 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 2 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-out until10:00
  • Reception open until19:00

Getting around

  • Distance from city center0.2 km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)30

The property

  • Number of bars/lounges0
  • Number of floors2
  • Number of restaurants0
  • Number of rooms 17
  • Year property opened0
  • Most recent renovation0

Parking

  • Daily parking fee0 NZD

Reviews of Saltwater Lodge from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
8.3
/
10
Cleanliness8.4
Facilities8.1
Location8.5
Room comfort and quality9.0
Service8.2
Value for money8.3
High score for Bay of Islands
Rating
9+ Exceptional (17)
8-9 Excellent (2)
7-8 Very Good (11)
6-7 Good (0)
<6 Below Expectation (4)
Time of the year
Mar - May (8)
Jun - Aug (0)
Sep - Nov (6)
Dec - Feb (20)
All guests (64)
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10.0
Exceptional
Janarthanan from New Zealand
Couple
Deluxe Double Room
Stayed 2 nights in January 2021

Worth Every Penny ! Central Place !!”

Worth Every Penny ! Central Place !! Wish we stayed there for a long but two days we enjoyed a lot. Recommend to everyone. Huge place and well maintained @ nominal price.

Reviewed January 05, 2021

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9.2
Exceptional
lisa from United States
Couple
Deluxe Double Room
Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

It was a good short stay ”

We came into town after most receptions were closed & booked online. It was around 10pm when we got to the hotel & it was closed too. We called & woke up Nachi but he was still pleasant & so helpful. He checked us in & even booked tours for the next day for us. We only stayed 2 nights but would stay here longer if we had the time. Room was clean & large with many amenities, & even with the energetic bar downstairs it was quiet on the top floor. Good location close to beach & 5-10 minute walk to pier/activity office; & a little bit further walk to center of town. We booked last minute & price was reasonable. Sorry for waking up Nachi!

Reviewed February 13, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Francesca from Australia
Solo traveler
6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
Stayed 3 nights in January 2019

Spacious rooms and new facilities ”

After a couple of nights squeezed in a 8 dorm in Auckland, Saltwater's dorm was exactly what I needed. Everything looks new and well maintained, the only flaw is the wifi: it works, but it's not the strongest I had.

Reviewed January 22, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Nguyễn from Vietnam
Group
6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
Stayed 1 night in November 2019

I like the place a lot”

Very good location with car parking and kitchen. Friendly and helpful staff. Our group of four staying in an en-suite 2 bunk-bed room felt comfortable. I strongly recommend the place to others.

Reviewed December 01, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Sally from Australia
Couple
Private Family Room
Stayed 2 nights in December 2019

Great stay in a great location”

The location was great, room was a very large size and comfortable. The shared kitchen could be left cleaner but I guess it was over the holiday period.

Reviewed December 31, 2019

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8.0
Excellent
Carla from Philippines
Solo traveler
A Bed in 4-Bed Deluxe Female Dormitory Room
Stayed 2 nights in December 2019

Value for the money”

It was a good hostel, the facility, the bed, the rooms, and the utilities are very good. I love my stay and would've stay here again.

Reviewed January 11, 2020

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7.2
Very good
Benjamin from United States
Family with teens
Deluxe Twin Room
Stayed 2 nights in January 2020

Stayed two nights in family room during summer peak”

I understand that prices increase during summer travel season, and I am fine with that. However, the increase in price paid did not seem commensurate with any increase in amenities or attention to detail that one might expect for such prices. For example, there were still some small pieces of paper rubbish on the floor from the previous guests, television remote control did not function, some dishes available for family room guest use did not appear to be clean. Nothing terrible, but other things about the facility were less-than-optimal as well: WiFi was only OK, and then in the evening really weak during peak use and walls were paper thin so you could hear through them. Location was fantastic near the beach in Paihia, and staff was very helpful. 8/10.

Reviewed January 06, 2020

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6.0
Ta from Malaysia
Couple
6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
Stayed 1 night in January 2019

Noob wifi”

Only the kitchen can connect the wifi, at room actually is no wifi!

Reviewed August 04, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Wing from Hong Kong SAR, China
Solo traveler
6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
Stayed 4 nights in January 2018

SUPER NICE!!”

Thanks to responsible travelers and the staff, the hostel is generally clean. The open kitchen is neat and tidy, big enough and with good equipment. The locker inside the room is pretty big, shd be enough to put all your stuff in and making the room even more spacious. So, remember to bring your own lock tho seems you can borrow one from the staff as well :) The location is good, you can swim/ chill right on the beach right in front of the hostel~ All in all, it is awesome!

Reviewed January 15, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
WAN from Malaysia
Group
6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
Stayed 3 nights in October 2018

Location and friendly staff”

The location is the best, walking distance to almost all attraction points. The kitchen is super nice and clean. Counter staff, a guy and i forgot his name, chubby, he is very helpful because i put my lunch box at kitchen, when i come back my lunch box is missing. He helps me playback the cctv and check for it. Thanks! Our room is nice and bathroom is clean!

Reviewed November 07, 2018

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9.3
Exceptional
Raz from Israel
Solo traveler
6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
Stayed 1 night in January 2016

New hostel, clean, good value”

Everything was new, clean, great commonroom

It was short but I had good impression of the place.. the hostel is new which is quite nice, nice commonroom with tv, lots of sofas and space, nice kitchen, good location. Was awesome in overall

Reviewed January 19, 2016

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9.6
Exceptional
Louie from Philippines
Solo traveler
6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
Stayed 3 nights in September 2018

Highly recommended ”

I got a free room upgrade! They have a well-equipped and very clean kitchen, common room; the room is tidy too; and all the staff are extra kind and hospitable, even lent me an umbrella to brave the rain during my tour.

Reviewed September 18, 2018

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8.0
Excellent
scott from New Zealand
Solo traveler
6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
Stayed 5 nights in March 2017

very good. some new movie dvds instead of videos for those rainy days? better security / noise checks for inconsiderate guests outside the rooms from midnight.

Reviewed March 14, 2017

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9.2
Exceptional
Shuxun from China
Solo traveler
A Bed in 4-Bed Deluxe Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in January 2017

Low price for one but not value for money over all”

The hostel is well organized and the room is clean. Facilities are well. Location is good with bar beside it and restaurants walking distance.

Reviewed January 24, 2017

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10.0
Exceptional
Mariko from Japan
Solo traveler
6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
Stayed 3 nights in October 2016

Nice hostel”

Free wifi is fast Toilet and shower is in the room Large living room Nice location Frendly staff Nice hostel!!

Reviewed November 05, 2016

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8.0
Excellent
Deepak from India
Couple
Private Double Room
Stayed 2 nights in February 2017

Super place in Bay of Islands.”

Place is next to the main road and easily accessible. Rooms are really big and you will get bunker beds also. Worth more than what is paid.

Reviewed February 02, 2018

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7.2
Very good
Wing from Hong Kong SAR, China
Solo traveler
Standard Bed in 4-Bed Female Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in November 2017

Good accomdation.”

Hostel is clean and comfortable. Staff are friendly. Easy check in and check out. There is a large car park inside.

Reviewed November 23, 2017

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8.0
Excellent
Michelle from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
Stayed 3 nights in January 2016

Very clean and spacious ”

Cleanliness, spacious, location.

Enjoyed my stay here, very nice for a hostel and very clean. I arrived very late from Auckland on the bus and the staff were helpful enough to arrange a late check in for me. Would definitely stay here again.

Reviewed January 28, 2016

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7.2
Very good
scott from New Zealand
Solo traveler
6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in March 2017

your toilet paper is like sandpaper. have something softer! :-) and no-smoking on the balcony. it come into the rooms.

Reviewed March 07, 2017

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7.2
Very good
Sebastian from Uruguay
Solo traveler
6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
Stayed 3 nights in February 2018

Great but”

Mix room are ok, but when they give me a room with 5 female, being the only male , its not easy.

Reviewed February 26, 2018

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