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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed at ariki for two nights and really enjoyed my time there. The location was absolutely perfect for getting around town without a car because it's right in the city centre. The staff are immediately very friendly and take the time to get to know you and show you around. Genuinely awesome local guys. The facilities are clean, kitchen...

Thank Jill R
Reviewed 3 December 2016

I highly reccomend this place! Amazing customer service! We urgently needed somewhere to stay (2 adults and 6yr old child) at 10pm at night and the amazing guy we spoke with on the phone sorted us a family friendly room with no problems at all! The beds were comfortable, all bedding included. We had our own bathroom - with towels...

Thank Dale S
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Probably one of the quietest hostels I've visited so far (but I have just come from QLD Australia!). The staff were soooooo friendly! Walked in and showed me around, the woman who I met at reception knew exactly what the guys were doing in the room I was staying in which shows she talks to everyone. Instantly made me feel...

Thank Helena G
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 July 2016

The location is absolutely perfect - just up the street from the bus station, right across from the beach, and not that far from shops. The staff were super friendly and helpful, and seemed genuinely interested in getting to know a bit about each person that came to stay - the guy that checked in after me was welcomed warmly,...

Thank JSwift1
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

The location was perfect. The staff was very friendly. The community rooms were amazing and full of nice people. It has carpets all over the place so if you go to the bathroom with socks at night you will feel like home. Plus there is a giant blackboard in the hall where you can draw stuff so yeah go there...

Thank Mario A
Ghent, Belgium
Reviewed 2 June 2016

First of all, the location is great and the staff extremely friendly and helpful. But the hostel is really dated. The interior is old, bathrooms as well. I wouldn't recommend it. You will meet a lot of nice people though.

Thank Bocanegra24
New York City, New York
Reviewed 10 May 2016

So I was informed that late check-ins were possible. I arrived past 1am (as I told them I would) and was supposed to be left a key, however this never happened and I was forced to sleep in my car. This is partially my fault for not confirming about my late arrival a few days prior since I booked over...

Thank amira1295
Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

I was here for 2 nights and paid around 27$/night for a 10-bed dorm. Luckily, what I actually got was a 6-bed room which was not even full.. Positive: -I arrived by bus & almost didn't have to walk at all, because the hostel is right next to the bus stop and info-center. There is also a shopping centre, as...

Thank Ariane B
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 April 2016

This is a popular hostel located right in front of New Plymouth's main square, just a few metres from the bus stop, the i-Site, Puke Ariki and the waterfront. It simply doesn't get any better than this location-wise. My friend and I stayed in the ensuite family room, which was great value for money at just over $80/night during Waitangi...

1Thank acarb83
Plymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 March 2016

The place is well located. When I arrived Marie familiarised me with the place, and told me where to go; she was very helpful. The sun terrace is a nice feature, with a good view. I only stayed one night, but I would definitely go back.

Thank Ian M

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  • Paid Internet
  • Meeting Rooms
  • 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: £22 - £46 (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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