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YHA Bay of Islands The Rock Cruise

Paihia, Bay of Islands, New Zealand

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Overall Rating 80%

From 1 Review

Hostel rating (1)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 100%
Cleanliness 60%
Location 100%
Security 80%
Service 80%
Comfort 60%
Green rating 80%

So you like to get your feet a bit wet? For an activity-packed, nature-filled experience on the water, visit our hostel in New Zealand.

10 or more people?
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Bay of Islands Hostel

Hostel Bay of Islands

Welcome to our hostel

The Rock is New Zealand’s biggest house boat, she is purpose built and offers a warm, homely, stable environment for cruising the Bay of Islands. With a capacity of 36, the Rock is suitable for travellers of all ages who enjoy great company, new experiences, and who don’t mind getting their feet wet. The overnight cruise allows guests to encounter everything the Bay has to offer and reflects the adventurous Kiwi spirit.

The Rock features a spacious and open downstairs living area that includes a bar, dining area, lounge, pool table, piano and open fire. Outside has an open deck that is the ideal platform for the onboard activities. Upstairs, all cabins have sea views and doors that open onto observation decks perfect for viewing the scenery and wildlife.

Onboard activities include target shooting, dusk fishing, night kayaking, island walks, swimming, kayaking and snorkelling. Dinner and breakfast are relaxed affairs and a great time to swap stories with other guests. Whether travelling in a group, as part of a tour, or on your own, you will feel at home from the moment you step aboard.

Prices

Prices are non-member prices

  • Available
  • Limited
  • Unavailable

Dorms - Per guest per night

Beds

Private - Per room per night

Rooms

  • Available
  • Limited
  • Unavailable

Important info

  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Children under the age of 17 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are not members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association
  • A discount of 10 % of rates quoted is available to members on arrival.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout

Facilities

Facilities

Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room

Accessibility

  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Restaurant onsite

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Cycle Storage
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available - In Room
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

Reception:
Check-in:
From 16:00 to 17:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +64 9 402 7796

Fax. +64 9 402 7730

jonny@rocktheboat.co.nz

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Cape Reinga (More than 10km)
  • Waitangi Treaty Grounds (2 to 3km)
  • Historic Russell (More than 10km)

See the full list of attractions

Reviews

Reviews

The Rock Cruise personnel claimed that they did not receive any notice of our reservation. They had no cruise planned for the day of our reservation, Sunday, 26 Oct., nor any cruise for the next three days. We left NZ on Thursday and were, thus, unable to reschedule anything. Hence no basis for ratings. Please facilitate a refund of our deposit. Thank you.

80%

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Robert,

Sat 01 Nov 2014

Location

Location
Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (At or next to the hostel)
  • City Centre (At or next to the hostel)
  • Cycle trails (Less than 500m)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (Less than 500m)
  • Mountainous Area (Less than 500m)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (1 to 2km)
  • Nightlife (Less than 500m)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500m)
  • Shopping area / Mall (Less than 500m)
  • Supermarket / Food store (Less than 500m)
Getting to us

Getting to us

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