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Reviewed 14 July 2016

the building and location is great . lovely character . The manager was atrocious , rude and very unhelpful. The place stunk of cigarette smoke . The bedrooom i was in , had mold on the walls once i moved the bed . Needs updating and fixing . Would be a great place under new management .

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Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Terrible stay , room was stuffy , windows old and need replacing , mould on wall behind bed. The manger was smoking inside and is a complete rude cow. Recommend not to stay unless under new management.

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Thank Steve R
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Booked in last night on our way south.Fabulase old building, The office girl that checked us in was very helpful with everything we wanted to know, the other guests staying were all very friendly, our Double room was very nice. Our problem was the very strong smell of cigeret smoke coming out from behind the office, And a very rude...

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Reviewed 25 April 2016

We were a group of 3, loved the place, loved the ambience. Extremely clean and tidy. The rooms are well equipped with all necessities (heaters/ reading lamps/ mirror/ towels etc) Great view to the sea. The best part was a cosy little reading area that the owners have created and they have some really good books as well. This is...

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Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

I booked this hostel through the internet. I always requested a late check in. However, the owner/manager forgot to leave the key for me in the receiption ( she only left a key for another woman who booked a bed in a dormitory). I rang the door bell and phoned to the manager hundreds of times but she still didnt...

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Thank joey y
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 March 2016

Had 1 night here in twin single rooms. Beds were comfy, had reading lights over beds. Toilets and shower very basic but adequate. This place was charming and had lots of character. It had steps with lots of different levels. Situated on quiet street right opposite beach where we watched boats leave for Kapiti Island tours. Kitchen small but fine...

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Thank jennifer82014
United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 January 2016

OK this place is pretty cheap and the location is excellent. Must say I am not impressed with the town though, even in January it feels depressing! So it's Saturday night in January and the place is pretty empty. Kind of says it all. So much potential but this place is like something from the 1950s and needs updating. My...

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Thank SoloTravlr-99
Swansea County, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 December 2015

Nicely situated opposite a rough and tumble beach with lovely sunsets. Plenty of off road parking and easy to find. The Manager was friendly, helpful and she made us feel at home. Barnacles is near to a small shopping centre. The room we stayed in was large, with an antique dresser and a hand basin. The kitchen was very small...

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Thank jac6757
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 19 December 2015 via mobile

We stayed here when in town to celebrate a friend's wedding just up the road so the location was super handy - just across the road from the beach, golf club and shops. I loved the historic memorabilia and photos on the walls. The place has loads of history and character. Unfortunately it's seen better days and I didn't want...

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 7 November 2015 via mobile

Easy to find and in an interesting building this hostel is conveniently located on the main road in Paraparaumu. The rooms are small but each has its own sink. The kitchen is well equipped. We only stayed for one night but would definitely stay there again. The manager was very helpful and let us leave our rental car on the...

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  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated right on the beach at Paraparaumu with stunning views of Kapiti Island, this charming backpackers hostel began life as a hotel in 1923 and has been lovingly restored to its former glory with lovely oak furniture in the rooms and historic photos of the Kapiti area. BBH Paraparaumu Barnacles Seaside Inn offers a variety of accommodation, many rooms have sea views which you can request when booking. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Barnacles Seaside Inn

Address: 3 Marine Parade, Paraparaumu 5032, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Kapiti Coast > Paraparaumu
Price Range: $26 - $75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Barnacles Seaside Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 34
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“I prefer the twin share room. Good privacy for the cost of backpacking.”
 of 5 bubbles rutup2014, 25 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Eat out! Short visit.”
 of 5 bubbles travelscout123, 3 Mar 2015 | Read review
“You should make early reservation to staying in a single room.”
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 of 5 bubbles Cem1979, 28 Feb 2015 | Read review
“The rooms on the beach side downstairs seemed much nicer and bigger. (Try to avoid the room downstairs with two single beds)”
 of 5 bubbles Rosie_astro, 27 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Upstairs doubles at the front have the beach view.”
 of 5 bubbles amandajeason, 12 Feb 2015 | Read review
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