Base Bay of Islands
18 Kings Rd, Paihia, New Zealand

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Welcome to Base Bay of Islands backpacker hostel, 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 this island has to offer.

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 where you can meet travelers and locals at the friendliest bar in the bay.

Range of rooms from private en-suites to share dorms
Fully made up beds with hotel quality linen
Under bed lockers in multi-share rooms
Sanctuary wing for girls only
TV lounge & sun deck chill out area
Modern kitchen, dining and laundry facilities
Global Gossip internet access
Spa and swimming pool
Nightly BBQ's
Pipi Patch Bar: party with travelers and meet the locals!
Base Travel: book adventure activity, onward travel
Free on site parking


  • 24 Hour Security 
  • Bar 
  • BBQ 
  • Bicycle Parking 
  • Cable TV 
  • Card Phones 
  • Common Room 
  • Fax Service 
  • Free Parking 
  • Hairdryers For Hire 
  • Hot Tub 
  • Linen Included 
  • Lockers 
  • Luggage Storage 
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool 
  • Outdoor Terrace 
  • Swimming Pool 
  • Tours/Travel Desk 
  • Towels for hire 


We are located 50m from the beach at 18 Kings Road and marked with a red X at the gate. Just 5 minutes walk from the bus terminal, and some bus companies will drop you off outside our gate on request. The Kerikeri airport is a 25 minute drive from Paihia, and airport shuttles are available.