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Barnacles Seaside Inn Backpackers

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3 Marine Parade, Paraparaumu 5032 New Zealand See on map
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Family Rooms
Laundry Service
Breakfast included
2 Star accommodation
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All reviews old building late at night kapiti island across the road hostel history photographs sink facilities stopover
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Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

Clean, fresh, fabulous photographic history decorating the walls, good sized room with sea views, shared bathroom was very clean, shared kitchen and living areas homely and comfortable. Would absolutely recommend.

Date of stay: February 2018
Thank Patty M
Reviewed January 21, 2018

Pleasant old building loaded with history and sloping floors! We had a sea view room which was lovely - but was very hot with sun blazing in all day. Normally I wouldn't complain about that but it did make it hard to sleep with no...More

Date of stay: January 2018
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Reviewed November 14, 2017 via mobile

Needing somewhere to stay outside of Wellington, as we had a long drive north the next day, it suited our purpose. Comfortable but not super clean, dust mainly around carpet edges and sand around door and window frames. Great location though, right across the road...More

Date of stay: November 2017
Reviewed October 2, 2017

I arrived at this place late at night after having nowhere else to go. The owner was very sweet and welcoming. She helped me carry my bags to my private room. It is a shared bathroom and kitchen, which was kept nice and tidy. The...More

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank Ashley B
Reviewed July 13, 2017

What a cracking old building steeped in history. Izzy and I were heading up to Rotorua having just landed from the Interislander and had pre-booked Barnacles through travelbug as a stopover. I would love to have had the leisure to tarry over the numerous old...More

Date of stay: July 2017
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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 More 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. Less
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Room Service
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Kapiti Coast > Paraparaumu
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Kapiti Coast > Paraparaumu
Traveller (30)
Room & Suite (9)
Dining (1)
Business Centre & Event Rooms (1)
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"in the summer heat don't take the sea view rooms"
Jan. 21, 2018
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"No comment"
Mar. 25, 2017
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"I prefer the twin share room. Good privacy for the cost of backpacking."
Apr. 25, 2016
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"Eat out! Short visit."
Mar. 3, 2015
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