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FAQS for Haka Lodge Paihia

What are the check in and check out times?

CHECK IN is from 2pm to 6pm, 7 days a week.

Late check in is available if you are arriving in Paihia during the evening, please contact our reception team to arrange this. 

CHECK OUT is by 10am, but if you would like to check out a little later, please let us know, this can sometimes be arranged for an extra fee.

BAG STORAGE is available.  If you would like to leave your bags with us before/after your stay please let us know, we are happy to help.

Is there any lockable storage?

Yes! All of our lodges have slightly different facilities, however most of our amazing bunk beds have large under-bed storage lockers big enough to fit a large backpack or medium-sized suitcase. You must provide your own padlock (we sell these at reception) & all luggage is stored at the owner’s risk. All of our private rooms are accessed via key.

Are we allowed to bring alcohol?

You are welcome to drink alcohol that you have purchased in the common areas. Please do not take alcohol into the bedrooms and we ask you to be mindful of our other guests – we enjoy a drink or two but we are not a party lodge!

Is smoking allowed?

Haka Lodge Paihia has a strict no-smoking policy throughout the lodge – this includes e-cigarettes and vaping. You are welcome to smoke outside, but we ask that you smoke away from the building to be considerate to our other guests.

Do you offer a discount for long term stays?

We do offer backpacker accommodation at a reduced rate for long-term guests during the off-seasons. The minimum long-term stay period is one week. To check what we can do for you, please get in touch.

Why do you need my credit card during booking?

We require credit cards as a security measure. Please note, we will charge this if you fail to show up for your booking, leave without paying, you cause any damage, or cause the fire alarm to go off (it is a $1,500 charge!). Please be careful around heaters and take care when cooking.

Can you provide me with a proof of address?

Yes, we sure can! If you want to open a bank account in New Zealand because you are here on a work visa, we will (for a $5 fee) write a letter stating that our address is your proof of address.

Do I need to bring my sleeping bag or pillowcase?

No. We provide all bedding. Please do not bring your own sleeping bag or linen. Just relax in our clean sheets and blankets and enjoy the comfiest hostel mattresses in Paihia!

What are the house rules?

Great question! Please visit this page to find out about what happens when at the lodge and what to do with your dirty sheets.