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Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 February 2016 via mobile

The hostel is clean and today with a nice rooftop terrace and a great location jaunt round to corner from pubs and waterfront. Still I think it it a bit pricy, 30 dollars for a dorm and 70 in a double room. The rooms where good but quite hot and for a twin you pay as much as for a...

Thank Isabell8785
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had a double room overlooking Puke Ariki, which oddly plays loud opera music from about 6am. We had access to a private shower and the room was clean with its own TV. Husband was impressed with the original Warriors poster outside our room but I preferred the fab retro carpet. Very friendly and helpful staff and...

Thank redheadroamer
İzmir, Türkiye
Reviewed 2 January 2016

It is just in the city centre and few meters away from the bus stop. The location is more than perfect. The building needs some renovation. But, location and kind staff make you say "nevermind". Recommended.

Thank Cuneyt360
New Plymouth, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 November 2015

Great little backpacker, handy to center of city and bus departure / arrival station. good friendly staff full of useful information about what there is to see and do. Clean and tidy rooms and amenities.

Thank 694don
Wunstorf, Germany
Reviewed 1 November 2015

I stayed at Ariki backpackers for 3 nights and had I nice stay overall. They upgraded me to an ensuite room without charging me extra money for, since it was the only one left and told me were to go and what to do. The room was reasonably clean, but the beds were awful! Not comfortable what so ever. Laundry...

Thank Jarnold95
Paris, France
Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

Excellent location, near to isite museums beach bars and restaurants. Very bad wifi connexion, and too expensive!! But you have free wifi everywhere in the Town. Nice service, rooms are ok but not modern.

Thank aidaa997
Whanganui, New Zealand
Reviewed 12 September 2015 via mobile

Wow! This place is the perfect location here in town. Right near the Puki Ariki and Coastal Walkway. Within walking distance of everything and free parking in the city from 5pm and on Sundays. I'm on a road trip around New Zealand and this was a great place to start my trip off in. Trish came downstairs to flag me...

Thank Sara V
Reviewed 2 May 2015

Great location, 2 minute walk from the Bus station and 2 minute walk to the coastal walkway. Ariki is right in town next to shops, cafés, bars and the waterfront. The backpackers was clean, bed was comfortable & security was really good too. Walls were a bit thin and I could hear very clearly the conversation going on in the...

Thank Natasha R
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 March 2015

A clean backpackers with a great view. Friendly staff, nice common areas. They are also fabulously centrally located. The only downside is the backpackers is located right above a bar that gets pretty rowdy on the weekends. I've done my fair share of hostel hopping around the world, and maybe my tolerance is lower these days. I slept really poorly...

1Thank Brittany J
Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 December 2014

I booked a twin room here as last minute accommodation due to weather turning awful, was nervous about arriving late at night after a long drive but we were greeted by the most genuinely enthusiastic and friendly couple of people I have ever met (at 11.30pm). We were given complementary earplugs on arrival and warned about the noise, so for...

Thank sandrahutchnz

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  • Paid Internet
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Ariki Backpackers

Address: 25 Ariki Street, New Plymouth, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Taranaki Region > New Plymouth
Price Range: ₹ 2,504 - ₹ 4,196 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ariki Backpackers 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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“Away from the pub”
 of 5 bubbles acarb83, 9 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Book early as they do get some very busy and book on weekends when events are happening.”
 of 5 bubbles 694don, 14 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Definietly pay the extra for a private room!”
 of 5 bubbles sandrahutchnz, 20 Dec 2014 | Read review
“just don't.”
 of 5 bubbles padz88, 23 Oct 2014 | Read review
“The shared rooms are catch as catch can - you never know who will be in them - so pay the extra.”
 of 5 bubbles 692jessicac, 17 Jun 2014 | Read review
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