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25 Ariki Street, New Plymouth New Zealand
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#7 of 22 Speciality lodging in New Plymouth
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
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Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Coffee shop
Bicycle rental
Golf course
Airport transportation
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Paid wifi
Snack bar
Nightclub / DJ
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
Sun terrace
ATM on site
Self-serve laundry
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blot17 wrote a review Jan 2018
London, United Kingdom84 contributions16 helpful votes
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 and social spaces. There is a large tv in the lounge and plenty of books and games to select. The kitchen is not that big but well equipped and clean. There is also a rooftop where one can drink. When I was there the weather was not great but it was good to hang out in the hostel and I met some people. I would definitely stay here again and recommend it! Cheers
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Date of stay: August 2017
Celine C Rvr wrote a review Dec 2017
Nantes, France35 contributions11 helpful votes
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 up, so I had to hop on a desk to prop myself up on my upper bunk. The furnishing makes no sense: two desks in a backpackers? BUgger them out and replace them with shelves or closets... It feels old and musty, many long-term guests that behave like they own the place. Upside was being refunded the 2nd night I had booked because I changed my plans at the last minute.
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Date of stay: September 2017
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Dave_the_Slushy wrote a review Nov 2017
Hamilton, New Zealand11 contributions9 helpful votes
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 on a Saturday night.
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Date of stay: November 2017
Robert S wrote a review Nov 2017
Norfolk, United Kingdom134 contributions15 helpful votes
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 vary from large to small but all are well maintained. I felt safe leaving my stuff in the room and chatting to other guest was very easy. The place is well looked after by the staff and are very friendly and helpful. The only thing I struggled with was that, there is a bar right below the hostel, this means that you can hear a lot of music. Overall I liked my stay and would stay there again if I stayed longer in New Plymouth.
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Date of stay: November 2017
blyons33 wrote a review Nov 2017
Boston, Massachusetts2 contributions1 helpful vote
just enjoyed 3 days exploring taranaki and had the perfect base at ariki backpackers. such a sweet terrace with stunning view of the sea. hostel was clean, cozy, comfy. the vibe was really friendly and met a nice group of travelers during my stay. big thanks to matty and rob for great hospitality and all of helpful advice for exploring new plymouth and taranaki. definately going to be back for a return visit!!
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Date of stay: November 2017
US$38 - US$56 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandNorth IslandTaranaki RegionNew Plymouth
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