Soak up the cosy atmosphere of this character house with sub-tropical gardens. Clean, small, friendly and just 70 metres to the beach, bars and cafes and 5 minutes to the town centre. Relaxing balcony with sea views, 2 sun filled lounges with roaring fires in winter.
Books, games and laundry. 3 well-equipped kitchens and BBQs. All rooms heated. Dorms with luggage lockers. FREE… WiFi, tea & coffee, off street parking, tennis and petanque, bag storage & tour bookings service. Well-travelled hosts: Nikki & Jake.
Freephone: 0800 402 8182
Telephone: 09 402 8182
Mobile: 021 898433
What do the guests say?
Guests noted that it felt like a second home and would definitely stay again. They also liked the view from the backpackers and location, being close to shops and restuarants.
Loved the staff
Say the location is great
Say it’s very clean
Would stay here again
What are the rooms like?
Alongside the facilities and balcony with beautiful seaviews and seating area, the Mousetrap Backpackers provides you with the following amenities:
|Smoking – smoking is only permitted in outdoor areas.|
|Kitchen – three well equipped kitchens with free tea and coffee.|
|Laundry – coin operated washing machines, dryer and washing lines available.|
|Storage – free bag storage before check in and after check out.|
|Heating – enjoy our roaring fires in our comfy lounges during those winter evenings and the heating in all rooms.|
|Tour bookings – helpful recommendations and free tour bookings with some discounts available.|
|BBQ – enjoy a few drinks around the outdoor BBQ area whilst grilling your favourite foods.|
|Lounges – two large comfortable lounges with warm fires in winter.|
|Parking – we have free off-street and on-street parking.|
|Internet – free 1 GB internet per day available throughout hostel.|
|Tennis – free entry for our guests to our local tennis court, free rackets and balls included.|
Frequently Asked Questions
We check guests in between 13.00 and 20.00 hours.
Please contact the hostel in advance to arrange a late check in after 20.00 hours, but no later than 22.00 hours.
Our office is open from 8.00 to 20.00 hours
Check out is between 8.00 to 10.00 hours. An early check out can be arranged with reception in advance.
Yes we offer free tour bookings and provide guests with a free local map and explanation of the local area.
Yes we offer free luggage storage before check in and after check out.
We can ONLY offer female share dorms in the quiet winter months.
All payment is on arrival and you can pay by NZ dollars, Eftpos cards and VIsa or Mastercard.
Credit cards must be present for payment (2.5% fee on credit card transactions). We also request a $20 cash key deposit.
Mousetrap Backpackers is located at 11 Kings Rd, Paihia, Bay of Islands. Some of the activities near this location are:
- Hole in the Rock boat tours with dolphin viewing and island stop-overs
- Swimming with dolphins
- Sailing trips around the Islands
- Fishing: snapper, kingfish and marlin
- Skydiving over the Bay of Islands
- Waitangi treaty grounds and culture show
- Ferry to Russell to visit the flagstaff hill, museums and long beach
- Mountain bike park
- Bike trails
- Walks (2 to 6 hours) Haruru falls, Opua and Russell
- Day trips to Cape Reinga with sandboarding
- Visiting the two largest Kauri forests in NZ
- Wineries, glow worm caves and hotsprings