A good hostel for a quick stop over or long term stay in Paihia.
Beach is 2 minute walk away.
Located on Kings road among other hostels and a few bars.
This particular location has it's own small bar that is a lot of fun at night with games and bbq.
Hostel comes with a pool and hot tub and parking if required.
I have stayed in a standard 8 bed dorm room, beds were comfy and rooms were reasonably clean, space a little on the cramped side.
Kitchen is a touch on the small side and get get quite crowded during dinner time however lots of space to eat in the living room or patio.
Living room is nice with comfy couches and a TV.
Front Desk is also a travel agent spot where you can book all of your tours (Highly recommend a bus tour of the Cape).
All in all this is one of the best hostels I've stayed at in terms of atmosphere and location, may not be ideal for the quiet traveler although it isn't too noisy to begin with. (depends on the night). Will definitely stay here again on my next visit to Paihia.
18 Kings Rd Paihia
Hospitality Association of NZ