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Criterion Art Deco Backpackers

48 Emerson Street, City Centre, Napier 4001, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stayed at the Criterion as a backpacker for a few nights and I really can't fault it. If you're in Napier for the art deco, the Cri is the place to stay (and ask Geoff, the manager for a tour of the building, he'll be more than happy to show you around). I had a 3 bed dorm for... More

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

If it weren't for the fine Art Deco building, I'd say this was below average. The building interior is beautiful but tired. Needs a refurb. Staff are good and the place has a nice atmosphere. Not keen on the shared dining room / tv room as adult films sometimes playing while eating your dinner (so no good for kids staying).... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Thank you Jeff and your friendly team. The Criterion is centrally located in the Napier shopping area and close to the beach. We were very happy with our room. The bathrooms were clean and kept tidy. The kitchen, dining and lounge areas were spacious. Clearly this is a popular place to stay. The breakfast was a bonus. Thank you again... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

This hostel is OK! If you just want a bed for the night (with free breakfast, pool table and TV) then it is perfectly acceptable. The bathrooms are kept clean and the rooms are OK, with a basin in each double room - this hostel used to be a hotel so is quite vast in size. The big downside for... More

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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

The double room was good and the kitchen was a decent size. Free pool table as well! The reception area is Art Deco and very interesting to look at. We were told to go to the i-site when we asked a few questions about the area, which was a bit annoying - we weren't even offered a map and were... More

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Blenheim, New Zealand
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

At the beginning of January I stayed two nights at this Backpackers Hostel. My experience were ok. Not bad but also not great. The beds are average quality, the bathrooms either. The kitchens is big and has good facilities. The living room is made to make contact with each other. That's nice but it depends at you. The location is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013 via mobile

I booked by phoning the day before and said I would be arriving late, I was told it would not be a problem and was given a phone number, I arrived and the door was still open, the manager was just leaving and directed me to another manager upstairs, she was extremely friendly and helpful! The building is Spanish mission... More

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Yes, as everyone says, the manager was rude at 1st when I arrived there. Stayed there for a week for $120, which was a good deal as healthy breakfast was provided together with the room package. Huge kitchen, well-equipped with cooking utensils. Backpackers would love this place because most backpackers adapt well. All we need as backpackers, is a good... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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75 reviews 75 reviews
58 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

When we arrive here there was no one around. A girl cleaning showed us our room. A double bed and a sink. The bed looked Un-inviting, the carpet looked as if it hadn't been hovered in quite a while and there were the previous persons rubbish (including flight details) still in the bin. The hostel itself could be lovely it... More

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Gisborne, Gisborne, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Under new management. Being upgraded. Very friendly. Comfortable bed, room a little crowded with two beds. Good ensuite. Excellent common living area and good breakfast. Excellent location for bus travellers.

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Address: 48 Emerson Street, City Centre, Napier 4001, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region > Napier
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Ranked #21 of 31 Specialty lodging in Napier
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