Kia ora, welcome to the best backpacker accommodation in Paihia! Put down your bags and stay a while. We have premium dorm rooms for those travelling on a budget, and affordable en-suite private rooms for those travellers who like their own space.
Haka Lodge Paihia has been providing a wonderful, welcoming home-away-from-home for travellers to the Bay of Islands since 2015. Everything is custom-built or bought specifically to meet the needs of the lodge and guests.
Find the budget accommodation that suits you best. We have 13 rooms with a mix of shared dorm rooms (with bunk beds) and private rooms (some with ensuite) with space for up to 42 guests.
The Haka Lodge Paihia Team
Our team are the key to our success and your quality stay. They are a multinational, friendly bunch and ready to you help you experience the very best of the northern tip of New Zealand!
Paihia Lodge Manager
Apart from keeping our backpackers awesome, Katy spends her days in the winterless north chasing waterfalls and sailing around the beautiful bay. Her top tip for making your stay a great one? “Spend every second you have here in Aotearoa outside, explore every corner of this beautiful green land. Embrace its beautiful culture and meet as many locals as you can (ask them to teach you some Māori words, traditions and make sure you have a Hāngi before leaving!) they will make you feel like one of them.”
CENTRALLY LOCATED BACKPACKER ACCOMMODATION
Located opposite the wharf on Marsden Road, we are less than one-minute’s walk from the Intercity bus stop and ferry terminal, and our penthouse location overlooks the town and the Bay – we really are right in the heart of Paihia!
OUR WELCOMING CULTURE
When you stay with us, you’ll notice that much of the signage is in Māori. This is in part to encourage our guests to explore the Māori language, and also as a visual reminder to ourselves of our commitment to the traditional Māori value of manaakitanga. Manaakitanga is the act of hospitality where guests arrive as manuhiri (visitors) and leave as whānau (family). As per tradition, we opened Paihia lodge with a powhiri (Māori welcoming ceremony and blessing).
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