- Welcome to Base Paihia, located in the stunning Bay of Islands just 50 metres from the beach. Splash in the pool or spa/hot tub, relax on the sun deck or choose from one of the many adrenalin pumping activities the bay has to offer.
Welcome to the stunning Bay of Islands!
Centrally located with accommodation from private units to share rooms, Base Backpackers Paihia is 50 metres from the beach and only a short stroll to Paihia's seaside resort restaurants, cafes and ferry terminals for accessing the wonderous Bay of Islands.
The hostel features a spa and swimming pool, set in a sunny courtyard amongst palm trees. At the end of an active day the Pipi Patch bar is a great place to meet and party with other travellers and locals.
Our friendly staff will give you all the inside local tips on how to experience the best of the Northland's amazing scenery, culture and history. Join in on our evening Kiwi BBQ and a complimentary drink in the Pipi Patch Bar, at the friendliest bar in the bay.
- Spa and swimming pool
- Private en-suites
- Share dorms
- Fully made up beds
- Sanctuary wing for girls only
- TV lounge
- Sun deck chill out area
- Modern kitchen
- Modern Dining area
- Laundry facilities
- Global Gossip internet access
- Nightly BBQ's
- Pipi Patch Bar
- Base Travel
- Free on site parking
Our bar has nightly BBQs, activities, fun and games, including weekly Quiz nights, dress ups and drink specials. It is a place to meet and get to know other travellers and locals. The reception and travel crew are a mixture of locals and travellers that came to stay and have never left! They love the Bay of Islands and can help you make the most of your stay by telling you the best places to go.
The sunny bar deck is a fun and cool place to chill out after a day on the water and enjoy a cool pint of beer. If you would rather chill out with a movie, check out the selection of DVDs , pop some popcorn and ENJOY!
At Base Paihia Backpackers we pride ourselves on our cleanliness. Every room is serviced and cleaned everyday, as are the ensuite bathrooms.
The communal kitchen is cleaned three times a day to provide guests with a clean environment to cook and enjoy their meals. Our friendly clean team has worked with us for many years and are always happy to assist any of our guests.
Our Paihia Hostel is only a five minute walk from the town centre with supermarket, banks and post office and is only 50 metres from the beach and some of Paihia’s great cafes. If you do not feel like cooking and doing the dishes afterwards, Base Bay of Islands offers the famous nightly Big Kiwi BBQ for $12. Marinated steak, BBQ sausage, creamy potato bake, summer salad, breads and sauces, topped off with a FREE beer or wine. We have an on-site travel desk to help plan your stay and activities while in the Bay of Islands and your travels around New Zealand.
Base Backpackers Bay of Islands
From the airport: Kerikeri airport is the closest, just 23km to the north. There are shuttles waiting for every arriving flight and usually cost from $15 to $25 to transfer to Paihia. The airport to the south is Whangarei, approximately an hours drive. You would need to catch a taxi to the main Whangarei bus terminal and take public transport from there to get to our Paihia Backpackers.
From the bus terminal: We are only 5 minutes walk from the main bus station at the maritime building, however some of the buses drop off in Kings Road on request. On arrival at the maritime centre follow the main road to the left then take the 1st road (Kings Road) after the beautiful stone church. We are number 18, about 150m up on the left.
By ferry: Ferry's run between Russell and Paihia, arriving at the maritime building it is 5 minutes walk from there to our property. Turn Left onto the main road along the beach and take the 1st right (Kings Rd) after the lovely stone church, we are about 150m up on the left.