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Toad Hall Backpackers
Ranked #26 of 35 Speciality Lodging in Napier
Stockholm, Sweden
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19 reviews
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“Best staff and location in town!”
Reviewed 6 August 2014 via mobile

Its a family own hostel and the owners really loves own a backpackers! So they take really good care of you. You get a double room for the same price that you get a dorm in the time.

The kitchen ks well organized and the front room is 24h noisy area for the loud people and you cant here it in the rooms! And its BYO.

Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 10 March 2014

I always stay at Toad Hall when I come down to Napier for Art Deco events. Ruthie and the rest of the team are super friendly and so accommodating and helpful. Great value and such a good location with beautiful rooftop views over the town.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 10 January 2014 via mobile

This place has a lot of character, great location and a nice roof terrace with lots of communal space. The staff are also friendly. However, my friend and I had a twin room here for 2 nights, we found the room was very small, the building was poorly maintained and my friend came away with a load of horrible bed bug bites, which we had to go and seek treatment for. This place has great potential but definitely in need of some TLC.

Stayed January 2014
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Toadie358, Owner at Toad Hall Backpackers, responded to this review, 19 January 2014
Dear Anna
Bed bugs are an industry nightmare but I am pleased to advise that all our rooms have since been treated by an expert using a very effective fogging process. We have had no incidents previous, and non since.
We wish you safe and happy travels.
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Russell, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 July 2013

Stayed for four nights.... Great host...thanks heaps Ruthie. Close to the beach and town centre, just minutes to walk to most either. There is a cool roof-terrace with a BBQ and a much loved pool table on the foyer. big, well equipped and a big TV too.And there is a club with live music right next door..sweet. Tumbs up for 'Toad Hall'

  • Stayed June 2013
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Toadie358, Owner at Toad Hall Backpackers, responded to this review, 7 September 2013
Many thanks for your kind words. We're coming into the summer season so roof top bar b q's are becoming more popular. We hope to see you again soon.
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 11 June 2013

This was our second happy visit to Toad Hall. A big thank you to our generous hosts Ruthie and Gareth, for providing us with a wonderfully large room, with heater, king size bed, feather duvet, clean cotton linen and en-suite. Ruthie went out of her way to make our stay an unforgettable experience - she invited us to join them to watch the All Blacks thrash France at the local pub.
Next door to Toad Hall is located the legendary Cabana Music Club - well worth a visit if you like New Zealand music - everyone who's anyone has played there. We will be back!

Room Tip: Leave it to Ruthie, she'll sort you out.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Bargara, Australia
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Reviewed 22 February 2013

Just an overnight stay after watching cricket at McLean Park. Very welcoming hosts - offered a couple of double rooms for price of singles and Gareth waited up to meet us as we arrived quite late. Larger than expected - plenty of facilities and very clean - plus a cool roof terrace. Didn't get much sleep due to some random drunken singing out in the street in the early hours. Good location below Bluff Hill only moments from CBD. Stayed at the Criterion last time, but overall this was a far better backpackers, although it could do with a lick of paint.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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Christchurch
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Reviewed 21 January 2013

Simply the best backpackers in New Zealand. A home away from home. Ruthie and Gareth are awesome people. Short walk to the bar, grocery stores, or marine parade. Pool table, grilling out, drinking beers in the back courtyard, it's a great place to spend 1 night or 3 months.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled solo
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Property: Toad Hall Backpackers
Address: 11 Shakespeare Road | Bluff Hill, Napier 4110, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region > Napier
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Ranked #26 of 35 Speciality Lodging in Napier
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Perfectly located city accommodation. Breakfast is included in room rates. Room types to suit your needs. Self-catering kitchen, TV room, games room, outdoor areas with barbecue and views over the city. We make it easy for you to enjoy Napier. Book on-line or call us. ... more   less 

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