The Pickled Parrot Backpackers

9 Greys Lane, Paihia, Bay of Islands, North Island, 0247, New Zealand | Hostel
Prices starting from $43.00

Travel Blogs from Paihia

Waterfalls but no eels

A travel blog entry by steffielou


We packed up our stuff and headed out of the campsite pretty sharpish as we saw the owner man start to walk around the campsite.
We caught the ferry back to Paihia minus the weird fishy smell thank god, and made our way into the town centre to meet Matt. It's been ages since we saw him so it'll be nice to have a catch up. He took us to El …

Auck.. no wait, Paihia

A travel blog entry by groteboze


Still suffering from a bit of jetlag, especially in the evenings, I'm starting out writing the next few entries at the the of the second day in new zealand. What you missed so far:

After landing, getting trough customs (my walking shoes had to be de contaminated, by stepping on some soapy cushion), we got our car. We didn't have the exact …

Cape reinga/spirits bay

A travel blog entry by alexcampa


früh morgens nach cape reinga wo die meere tasman sea und pacific ocean zusammenfliessen. sehr inspirierender moment. danach weiter zur spirits bay, schöner strand, praktisch keine leute da der strand doch recht abgelegen. nach weiteren 3h autofahrt erreichten wir dann paihia. kleines gemütliches dorf direkt am meer.

I am a fisherman!

A travel blog entry by eileenj


Hello everyone

After a weekend of getting my bearings in Auckland I decided it was time to get out of the city. I headed north to an area called the Bay of Islands, specifically to a town called Paihia. By bus it's about 4 hours from Auckland but it is a world away.
I found the drive up there interesting as there is plenty of farmland …

Cape Reigna

A travel blog entry by evalyn


A quick update since I've been receiving fan mail regarding my blog; it's Niko's birthday today and it's already 8 PM and we need to get out to have dinner to celebrate! (and to fill our stomachs without kitchen disasters of course)
So today we had to get up very early to be ready by 7:15 AM to catch the tour bus to do our day trip. As with …

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    TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Pickled Parrot Backpackers Paihia

    Reviewed by groteboze


    Reviewed Feb 27, 2014
    by (1 review) Groningen , Netherlands Flag of Netherlands

    Nice place, friendly people, a little jungle hideaway at the gateway to the bay of islands

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    Reviewed by steffielou

    small but good facilities

    Reviewed Feb 13, 2014
    by (22 reviews) Bingley , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    cheapish, small site but good showers and kitchen area

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    Reviewed by alexcampa

    gemütliche zimmer

    Reviewed Dec 21, 2013
    by (6 reviews) , Switzerland Flag of Switzerland

    saubere, gemütliche und freundliche unterkunft

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    TripAdvisor Reviews The Pickled Parrot Backpackers Paihia

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

    Traveler Photos The Pickled Parrot Backpackers Paihia

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