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Archies Bunker Backpackers
Ranked #24 of 34 Speciality Lodging in Napier
Level 6 Contributor
130 reviews
61 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 April 2013

The host was just amazingly friendly. I didn´t book a hostel for Napier and everything was full but then I stumbled upon this, yay! Don´t think Napier is worth to stay in for more then a couple of hours but this hostel made it ok.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled solo
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Bournemouth
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Reviewed 3 March 2013

We stayed one night. The room was basic, but very clean and nice. Showers were a bit of a walk, but that's hostel life. Grant couldn't have been more helpful. He has only been there less than a year, I understand, and has plans to make it better.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Napier
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Reviewed 26 December 2012

Probably the best hostel that I've stayed in.
Grant and Lisa were super helpful and extremely nice and friendly.
Stayed there for a month and enjoyed every day.

The atmosphere is exceptional and trying to find things to do is easy as the managers could tell you what is good to do.

Sad to be leaving such an awesome hostel.

If you have any problems, Grant is happy to help out with it.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled solo
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Level 5 Contributor
47 reviews
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Reviewed 17 December 2012

Cool place, with mostly working backpackers so the place stays lovely and quiet during the day, but still had lots of people around in the evening socialising.

Plenty to do around and in town and Grant (the manager) will be more than happy to help you out with places and
directions.

Really enjoyed my stay here

  • Stayed December 2012
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Farnham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 November 2012

We were there early August and I think it's fair to say that this is not Napiers busy time! We only saw one other person in the hostel and we couldn't even find a restaurant that was open in the evening! The hostel is ok, definitely not the best we stayed in whilst travelling for 2 months but also not the worst. We stayed in a double room and the good points were that the room was a reasonable size, it had our own flat screen TV (massive bonus!), reception has 300+ DVD's to choose from to watch on the TV and they allowed us to check in early which was great. On the down side the overall feel of the hostel was very run down - paint peeling off the walls, kitchen utensils had seen much better days. Also, when we woke up in the morning there was no power for at least an hour. Not a massive issue but there was no apology or any mention at all of the inconvience.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 September 2012

Pleasant and tidy place to stay! Cheap and friendly, close to everything in napier, car parking outside. Can't find a downside with this place! Would definitely recommend to anyone. is perfect for friends travelling on a budget, or a family. the service provided was great and helped us through the booking process, (we were first timers). Everyone staying there was friendly and met some lovely people from around the world.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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Auckland
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 30 April 2012

On a first trip to Napier just recently I stayed here. The place is very clean, with basic kitchen, bathroom amenities etc. Was always tidy and clean. Is based in the city centre within easy walking distance of all things required, and most of the tourist stuff (except wineries). I had booked a single room but was upgraded to a double which was nice. Had a TV in my room that even has Sky Movies. Jemma who I dealt with by email, and on check-in was very lovely, and efficient. Management is about to change, and I met the new owner whilst in training, who seemed nice also. Would stay here again for sure.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled solo
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Property: Archies Bunker Backpackers
Address: 14 Herschell Street, Napier 4110, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region > Napier
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 34 Speciality Lodging in Napier
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Archies Bunker Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Napier's finest Backpackers Accommodation facility. We are situated opposite the Napier museum, in a quiet tree-lined street within sight of the Napier information centre and only metres away from shops, bars, cafes and restaurants. We provide low cost, clean, comfortable accommodation. Our facility sleeps over 50 people in spacious surroundings. We have two large lounges; both with Sky TV, DVD players and an extensive DVD library which is free to guests. One lounge is a peaceful retreat, while the other provides a pool table, large screen TV, board games etc. Off the main lounge we have a deck and large BBQ, ideal for relaxing and enjoying the traditional kiwi way of life. ... more   less 
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