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Saltwater Lodge has set a new standard of accommodation in New Zealand, offering the countrys first Qualmark five star rating for back-packer lodges.

rated: bbhqualmark5*rated 5/5

Year-round comfort, affordability and luxury make us the accommodation choice of travellers, families and groups from all over the world.

Saltwater Lodge is situated 50 metres from the beach and is still the closest backpackers to the waterfront. It's surrounded by trendy cafes & bars and is only 5 minutes walk to the wharf, town centre, shops and bus terminal.

All rooms have their own en-suite bathroom, are heated and situated off a large balcony. There's a...

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... large fully equipped kitchen with free tea and coffee, herbs and spices. Also a spacious lounge and dining area with Internet facilities and free videos.

Booking agent for all tours. Bag storage is provided free of charge.

specials from Saltwater Lodge

monday - bbq tuesday - video time wednesday - sailing on undine thursday - piss up friday - hangover saturday - hair of the dog sunday - say goodbye to weekend bit-of-fun monday - groundhog day

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business ★★★★★
very nice and clean rooms

 by halvor petersson over a year ago : 2nd December 2007

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umgezogen - aber immer noch Paihia

over a year ago : 19th January 2008
ich habe die saltwater lodge verlassen. hier haben einfach schon zu viele leute mitbekommen, wie verspult ich bin. Hab immer wieder vergessen, bescheid zu sagen, dass ich lnger bleibe, hab vergessen zu bezahlen und so weiter. als ich auf dem Segelboot war, hab ich Louise (CA) kennengelernt, die im...

Paihia, the Saltwater Lodge, Part 2

over a year ago : 19th January 2008
Hey Leute ICH HAB NEN JOB Echt cool. Bin jetzt waitress in nem hotel. Da mach ich mit anderen Backpackers das Buffett (fruehstueck und dinner). 9,60 per hour nach den steuern, is normal. Und da ich die moeglichkeit hab noch nebenher fuer meine unterkunft zu arbeiten hab ich richtig wenig aus...

Paihia, the Saltwater Lodge

over a year ago : 19th January 2008
Gerade sitz ich in Paihia. Werd wohl jetzt dann auf mein Zimmer verschwinden. Ist nen ziemlich schoenes Ortschaeftchen hier mit vielen Hotels, die hoffentlich nen Job fuer mich haben. Weil ich durch den Autokauf und alles was danach gekommen ist, ziemlich arm darstehe. Aber das wird schon werden, wi...


over a year ago : 6th December 2007
Web site Saltwater Lodge, Paihia, Bay of Islands Saltwater Lodge opened in 2001. Its just a block from the beach and is in great condition. Pros: Good character; very clean; great kitchen and community room; very helpful desk staff...

my Bay of Islands trip

over a year ago : 6th December 2007
I visited this area of the world: northland New Zealand. I Lived Here: Saltwater Lodge, aka backpackers, aka Hostel. SO FUN. And Sailed on Shes a Lady, but there was no wind...

Bay of Islands

over a year ago : 6th December 2007
Saimos correndo da ilha porque a tempestade chegou Great NZ weather Paihia Beach. Saltwater Lodge. A garrafa de Absolut que compramos pra tomar no barco durou ate voltarmos pra city .mas nao por muito tempo rsrsrrs. karaoke queen...

Paihia, Saltwater Lodge, Part 3

over a year ago : 6th December 2007
Am Samstag war ich mit Leuten von der Farm auf nem kleinen Segeltrip in den Bay of Islands. Da haben die ein grosses Kriegsschiff versunken um daraus eine Tauchattraktion zu machen. Das Segeln war echt schoen und das Wetter war auch gut...

Our First Leg is Over

over a year ago : 6th June 2007
Anyway, we apologize for not blogging for a few days. We were up in Paihia, in the far north of NZ, just relaxing a bit. While there, we were able to stay at a really magnificent hostel called the Saltwater Lodge....

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over a year ago : 25th May 2007
Our long weekend Mai 2, 2007 Today, Id like to tell you something about my last weekend for diving. Then we rode to Poor Knights Islands, which are about 45 minutes by boat, and started into the car and drove up North to Paihia. There we stayed in a backpackers called The Saltwater Lodge and me...

May 18, 2007 - Whangarei

over a year ago : 8th May 2007
Stayed a few nights in the Saltwater Lodge in Paihia, where we went on a big cruise of the Bay of Islands. Saw some neat islands, and some neat water, and some wild bottlenose dolphins which we snorkled with. Met some German guys on the...

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