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Archies Bunker Backpackers

14 Herschell Street, Napier 4110, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The location of BBH is excellent! It is centrally located in the city. Opposite of museum, same row of art deco shops, shopping street is few blocks away only, and the beach is 1 block opposite. The room we stayed was big, ensuite with bathroom and TV. The bed was comfy, clean & tidy. One thing need to highlight is... More 

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Rotorua District, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed our overnight stay at the bunker.It has a fantastic location and Grant was really friendly and welcoming. The only thing i would say is that you should plan your shower times carefully to avoid queuing as I can imagine there might be a bit of a wait at peak times. We would definitely stay again.

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Archiesbunker, Manager at Archies Bunker Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for your review!! All feedback is important as it encourages us to continue what we do well, and provides us with opportunities for improvement. We're very happy that you enjoyed your stay. Our aim is (always) to provide for a positive experience at "Archies" and have guests depart having had a positive experience with both Archies in lovely sunny... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This is a good quanit hostel. Gayle who running it was fantastic. She is so friendly and helpful. I would recommend this place for her alone. The facilities are decent with a big spacy lounge area with pool. I stayed in 2 rooms over my 2 days upstairs and downstairs. It's definitely worth getting a room upstairs if you can... More 

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Archiesbunker, Manager at Archies Bunker Backpackers, responded to this review

thanks heaps for your great feedback! It is always heartwarming to know that when a guest leaves here they not only leave with a positive experience from our beloved Archies but a positive view of Napier and New Zealand. We do our very best to create a home away from home as most people such as yourselves staying in our... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We were quite pleased with our stay. We had an ensuite family room, plenty of space for us to put our stuff and still being able to move around. Top bunk bed was squeaky but not a biggie. The one thing that bothers me was prob the fact the room is next to an alleyway then next door's hotel's kitchen... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The building looks better from the outside than the facilities actually are: had a 4 people share room on the ground-floor that would have been pretty full if we had guests with luggage in all beds. But the much bigger point are the kitchens: they are not "fully equipped" like the BBH describtion says. The lower one had an under-sized... More 

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Orangeville, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Good location, not a long walk from the bus stop and minutes from the ocean. Friendly, welcoming and accommodating owners. We were two people and had a four person (two bunk bed ) room with ensuite which was fine for us, although not a lot of from to spread out our stuff...could use a fewshelves or hooks...especially if there were... More 

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New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

We judge a place on how happily we would go back there, and we would happily return to Archies Bunker. All that we needed for just one night, centrally located, clean and tidy. Quiet except for the boiler that heats the radiators, but happily that shut off before 9pm. Many thanks.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Not bad, not awesome, just fine. And great service. The guy running it was really friendly and helpful -- he was wonderful! The location couldn't be better. Within a few steps you're on the waterfront, losing your mind because Napier is SO gorgeous. Especially on a sunny day. While you're here, you'll be happy to know you're also just around... More 

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England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for a few nights in a private room, one of the rooms with no windows. We weren't sure what to expect but actually the room was fine, amazing nights sleep as so dark and quiet. Also one of the only hostels we've stayed in with a TV and DVD player in the room and they have a... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We spent one night there and we had a very good experience. The host was very nice, the place was quiet and the backpacker facilities where good. Tidy room, great location. Showers quite good too and, last but not least, great DVD collection!

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