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We’re proud of the awards we’ve won as New Zealand’s Best Accommodation, but don’t take our word for it – see what our awesome guests have to say.

Clean, central, well-equipped hostel. My first experience at a Haka Lodge, really enjoyed it, the small room size were comfortable as were the beds with the privacy curtain which I always appreciate at hostels. The kitchen and lounge areas were large and well equipped. Washrooms and shower areas were clean. Only wish that the receptionists could have provided better local knowledge about the surrounding areas, as in local insider knowledge. They were only able to tell me the same tours which were found in the touristy brochures around town. Other than that, great hostel!


Excellent. It was a wonderful, friendship place to stay and to relax and to enjoy Paihia. The bed was excellent to rest and I think Haka Lodge has all things people want when we want to enjoy nature, be quiet and to take a rest of the work.


Amazing hostel. Excellent location, excellent staff, excellent facilities. Amazing views from the living. Everything was very clean, very comfortable rooms and bed. I've booked a tour in the hostel and they made me a discount.

Julian vera

Great hostel in a great location. Great private beds. Fast, reliable wifi. Friendly staff. The common area overlooking the bay is beautiful. Location is in the city center by restaurants, shops, the grocery store, and marina. Highly recommend Haka Lodge in Bay of Islands.


Good. My stay in the Haka Lodge was really good! The staff was very friendly and helpful all the time. The kitchen and the bathrooms are really clean and from the kitchen you have a really nice view. Unfortunately the rooms are really tiny. But all in all I definitely would recommend that place!


Awesome hostel. One of my best hostels I did in New zealand. Amazing waterfront view. There is coffee tea and sugar for guests. The room are clean and the bed are very good. The reception is very nice and they do some desserts. Lovely

Matthieu heckmann

Best hostel I stayed in all of New Zealand. Very friendly staff rooms were beyond what I expected and the common room was both spacious and friendly with a great view of the water. Everything you need with in walking distance. Over all just a great place to stay!


Great place! We were very happy with our stay in Haka logde. The room was nice, clean and had comfortable beds. The view was beautiful and the location perfect, in the middle of everything! We really enjoyed the big common room and the kitchen where we cooked some meals. The only downside as often in places with common areas is that people don't clean up after themselves in the kitchen, but the lodge cannot be blamed for that. Recommended! Would love to come back!


Nice View! I was only one night in the Hostel but that was really nice. The kitchen is quite big and the view out of the windows are amazing. The Staff was nice and the beds are very comfy. If you want to go to the bay of islands stay at Haka lodge!!

Johanna F

Perfect alone or in a group. Beautiful and centrally located in Paihia, worked well when traveling alone on business and again when I brought a group of 24 college students. Staff was professional and helpful. Facilities were great. Definitely plan on returning.