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Ariki Backpackers

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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good33%
  • Average21%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“great location”(14 reviews)
“coastal walkway”(8 reviews)
“centre of town”(4 reviews)
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Self-Serve Laundry
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3 Star Hotel
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All reviewsgreat locationcoastal walkwaycentre of townstayed longerfriendly helpful stafftwo nightsminute walkwould definitely stay here againhostelmuseumearplugsplymouthsupermarket
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

I enjoyed staying here and met some really nice people. The staff was friendly and helpful. The place is slightly worn and at 30 dollars a night for a six bed dorm I'd say it's slightly overpriced compared to other places in New Zealand, however...More

Thank ChantalGro
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

I stayed in this hostel for two nights and not bad at all. The location is good, not far from the intercity bus station and not far to go for a wonder. The room itself is good and pretty spacious. I really liked the lounge...More

Thank blot17
Reviewed 13 December 2017

This hostel is just a bunch of whole furnitures thrown in together. There was NO SECURITY at all, NO LOCKS ON THE DOORS, and a smelly dog was wandering about the whole place which was not sanitary. The bunks don't have any ladder to climb...More

Thank bunny_deluxe
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Great, friendly helpful staff, nice enough rooms and great location. Only grumble would be the window that didn't quite shut properly, leading to not much sleep thanks to the bars downstairs, but such are the perils of getting a backpackers in the middle of town...More

Thank Dave_the_Slushy
Reviewed 25 November 2017

As soon as I walked up the stairs I was greeted by a member of staff who checked me in. I liked the vibe of the place, the hostel is build from an old hotel and all the sofa's still look very rustic. The rooms...More

Thank Robert S
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Self-Serve Laundry
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US$36 - US$56 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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New Zealand > North Island > Taranaki Region > New Plymouth
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"try to stay in room 8 if you can"
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"Away from the pub"
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"Book early as they do get some very busy and book on weekends when events are happening."
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"Definietly pay the extra for a private room!"
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