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The Art House Backpackers

259 Marine Parade, Napier 4110 New Zealand
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#28 of 41 Speciality lodging in Napier
The Art House Backpackers is located on Napier's Marine Parade with Pacific Ocean views. We offer our guests a funky relaxing environment and a perfect base from which to explore the beautiful Art Deco city beyond. Free Wi-Fi, free tea and coffee, friendly welcoming staff and a beachfront location. Our facilities include a large guest kitchen and dining area, sunny outdoor courtyard, TV lounge and laundry. Less than 10 minutes walk from the bus stop, supermarket and city centre.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Chinese
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Ajm wrote a review Feb 2020
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Dirty and smelly, room did not lock, we had to access our room via another room with people sleeping in it, toilets need cleaned, the place just felt dirty and in kept and would not recommend staying here
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
Sam wrote a review Feb 2018
Birmingham, United Kingdom106 contributions74 helpful votes
My stay was from mon 12 Feb - tues 13 Feb 18 Check-in was very quick and efficient. The staff member was very friendly and she helped me carry my suitcase up the stairs to my room. They have lockers in the lounge room. They have a separate room with a large table where you can sit and enjoy your meals. The kitchen was big and spacious. They have a garden which was very spacious and had 3 different areas you could sit at. The toilet was in a very small space. However there was a sink and mirror in the room which was convenient. They had separate shower rooms. The top bunk bed was comfortable and I had a sea view which was amazing. Overall I enjoyed my stay at the hostel and I would stay there again and recommend it to others.
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Date of stay: February 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
JohnMen wrote a review Sep 2017
Dundalk, Ireland89 contributions30 helpful votes
If your on a budget this place is perfect. Very low key atmosphere and not much happening but comfy beds and clean rooms! Nice sea front views if you get a room to the front! Could probably do with more electric sockets in the bedroom!
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Date of stay: September 2017Trip type: Travelled with friends
Celeste F wrote a review Sep 2017
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Was late to check in but a note with keys was left pinned to the door which I really appreciated. Kitchen was okay. Felt very uncomfortable sitting in the lounge as there are a group of people that make it clear you should move so they can use the TV. Not sure why. Rooms were clean and plug sockets provided. Great view of the ocean. Met some great people here, staff helpful. Whilst packing to check out there were cockroaches all over my clothes which put a bad end to a good stay. Bathrooms terrible with no wash basin and awful shower. Sinks in the bedrooms barely produce an adequate around of water to wash hands. I stayed in room 1 upstairs but rooms 7 and 8 are right by the kitchen and looked terrible.
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Date of stay: September 2017Trip type: Travelled solo
Chloe H wrote a review Jul 2017
Bournemouth, United Kingdom10 contributions6 helpful votes
My boyfriend and I chose the Art House Backpackers as an overnight stop in Napier. We arrived at the hostel, with two heavy suitcases and were turned away at the door, even though we had booked online. A young man came to the door, who was not the owner, telling us that they weren't taking any more guests. Waving our booking sheet at him, he mumbled about how the owner didn't want anymore guests due to renovation. He then told us to take it up with the owner who was a few doors down in another hostel. So we took our bags a mile down the road where we found, 'The Bluewater Lodge'. This was crowded with backpackers but no owner in sight. We eventually got the owners number off another guest, who told us one of the backpackers would find us a room in this new hostel. All in all, the experience was extremely poor and not what you would expect from a reasonably rated establishment.
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Date of stay: June 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$17 - US$64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Andy's Backpackers
New ZealandNorth IslandHawke's Bay RegionNapier
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Art House Backpackers
Which popular attractions are close to The Art House Backpackers?
Nearby attractions include Hawke's Bay Trails (0.2 km), Sunken Gardens (0.3 km), and A Wave in Time Statue (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Art House Backpackers?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, laundry service, and self serve laundry.
What food & drink options are available at The Art House Backpackers?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to The Art House Backpackers?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bollywood Stars Indian Tandoori Restaurant, Rasoi Cuisine of India, and Faith Hope Love Malaysian Eatery.
Is The Art House Backpackers located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Napier.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Art House Backpackers?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Art House Backpackers?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Chinese.
Are there any historical sites close to The Art House Backpackers?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Napier Cemetery (1.5 km).