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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I booked this hostel because of the reviews and they were not wrong! On arrival I had a lovely greeting from Lenka - having just come from a crap hostel in Auckland this made me feel right at ease! The rooms are so spacious, clean and built for backpackers! I was in a 6 bed and there was loads of...

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lenka_rohit, Manager at Saltwater Lodge, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you so much for this AWESOME review of our Lodge and service performance. We appreciate your detailed insides about your experience and we couldn't be happier that your stay was enjoyable. We wish you safe and pleasant travels. Warm Regards, Lenka & Rohit

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here for 2 nights in October with a group of 25 and was very impressed :) great rooms (6 bunks) and a shower that was clean and tidy. Loved the group lounge/kitchen area and staff were friendly. Would definitely stay here again!!

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lenka_rohit, Manager at Saltwater Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. Our aim is to provide memorable experience and great service to our guests. Based on your review, we are on the right path. Once again, we thank you for your feedback. Kind regards Lenka & Rohit.

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 October 2016

2 bunk bed room with ensuite, shared kitchen facilities. Stayed for 2 nights and staff were very helpful and friendly. Located approx 10 min walk from main township. Lovely balcony area to sit outside room on. Spacious rooms and very clean :)

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lenka_rohit, Manager at Saltwater Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us recently and sharing your experience. Guest feedback is very important to us. We like to see our service, to be exceptional and warm for our guests. Once again, thank you. Kind regards Lenka & Rohit

Aylesbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 October 2016

With some trepidation (I am a bit precious and don't usually stay in hostels..last time was 6 years ago. But the financial implications of being on holiday for over a month meant I needed cheap accommodation) I booked a two night stay at Saltwater lodge. My partner was attending a conference in Auckland so I made the trip to Paihia...

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lenka_rohit, Manager at Saltwater Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind and flattering review about your stay. We are honored to be your set standard in hostel accommodation. We could't be happier to hear that our guests enjoyed their stay and would be happy to return if opportunity arise. We wish you safe and pleasant travels around New Zealand. Kind regards Lenka & Rohit

Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Very nice, superclean hostel. All the plates and cups in the kitchen are new. The common area has lots of couches to hang out. The rooms are spacious. There were not that many backpackers there but it is low season at the moment. The staff (Lenka and her husband) was very helpful and had some great tips for us.

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lenka_rohit, Manager at Saltwater Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Pez2468, Wow- what a great review for us to read. You compliments have been highly appreciated and we hope they helps others to choose their stay in Paihia. We are thrilled to learn that you have enjoyed our facilities and service. We wish you safe travels around New Zealand. Kind regards Lenka & Rohit.

Penang, Malaysia
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Stayed here for 3 nights and it has been a great stay! Not only the place is super affordable, the staff are super friendly and super helpful too. The room is super spacious, super clean, and the bed is super comfy. Everything in Paihia is within walking distance. If I ever come back to Paihia again, I wouldn't hesitate to...

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lenka_rohit, Manager at Saltwater Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for amazing feedback. We are pleased you enjoyed yourself while staying with us, we are glad you was satisfied with customer service. We would be happy to welcome you again on your next visit. Kind regards Lenka & Rohit

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Scored a solo room on 2nd level and it was huge with the hugest bed I ever seen in it! Whole place was super clean and staff were lovely. Neat location too. If you were concerned about noise I think that would be a problem in peak season as the walls between rooms don't seem too thick, but heck it's...

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lenka_rohit, Manager at Saltwater Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Bronimc, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We greatly appreciate your compliments. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and our facilities. In addition, thank you for choosing us for your stay again in the future. Kind regards Lenka & Rohit

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 July 2016

The rooms are clean, pleasant on the eye and modern,with bathrooms in every room a must for all accommodation I feel. it is close to the beach and the self serve kitchen lounge area is big and fantastic, all pot pans plates are alway available - we stay here often on business and would recommend this anyone wanting a modern...

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lenka_rohit, Manager at Saltwater Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this amazing review. It is great to hear that our Lodge is providing everything our guests require and make their stay pleasant and enjoyable. Thank you for visiting us on many occasions and we hope to host you again in the future. Kind regards Lenka & Rohit

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Lovely big rooms and ensuite was lovely although once they had been mopped each day, they did not dry so wear shoes when you go in! The rooms were lovely and warm in the evening although you can't turn the heating on during the day. The kitchen area is brilliant - lots of space for cooking and storage and lots...

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lenka_rohit, Manager at Saltwater Lodge, responded to this review

Dear GirlOnH0liday, thank you for taking your time to write this lovely review. We are happy you had a nice stay and enjoyed our facilities. Heaters are set up to turn off after 10am (check out time) for few hours, to reduce electricity waste. Thank you very much for staying with us and we look forward to welcoming you next...

Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

+ clean rooms (lounge, kitchen, bathrooms, bedrooms) + heater in the rooms + well-equipped kitchen + free herbs/salt/pepper for cooking + free tea, coffee and sugar + unlimited Wi-Fi for free that actually works + own bathroom for each room + cupboards with the opportunity to use a locker if you want to + located in the centre of Paihia...

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lenka_rohit, Manager at Saltwater Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review about your experience. We appreciate feedback from our guests. We try to provide all guests the best possible experience. We can't wish for more than happy customers who would like to stay here again on their journey around New Zealand. Kind regards Lenka & Rohit

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Saltwater Lodge

Address: 14 Kings Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Price Range: $50 - $131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Saltwater Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 19
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  • Spacious Double Room
 of 5 bubbles KelefehMan, 18 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Choose the 2nd level, the rooms are larger!”
 of 5 bubbles Kiwicaty, 26 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Room 9 is the furtherest away from the road and bars, and also the communal lounge which can get noisy too.”
 of 5 bubbles Teagle, 10 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Chose a dorm with only four beds, it will be more quiet !”
 of 5 bubbles annb674, 2 Jul 2013 | Read review
“We had a double room with ensuite and it had TV and coffee making facilities and small fridge. Our room was on the second floor and we had a view of distant mountains across the bay. Had a table and chairs outside door on the balcony for sitting if we desired. Second floor is best as it is away from kitchen and this can get noisy at certain times of the day. .”
 of 5 bubbles Alexis935, 31 Mar 2013 | Read review
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