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Archies Bunker Backpackers

14 Herschell Street, Napier 4110, New Zealand
Archies Bunker Backpackers
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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Auckland, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Never been to Napier before so I asked the shuttle bus driver to recommend a hostel. He said his clients always had good things to say about Archie's Bunker and dropped me off there. I was thrilled at the great location - you can see the beach, shops and restaurants right there , museum & art gallery across the street.... More 

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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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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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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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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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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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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

One of my 2 favorite backpacker around the country, very nice host, excellent location, very good room with tv and free dvd on demand, super clean bathroom and bed! Would recommended to anyone! Thanks

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Stayed here for a while in a bunker room downstairs by myself. This place is really clean and tidy and room was great if you like your sleep as they are nice and dark. was quiet and the hosts grant and lisa were also very friendly and helpful. Kitchen was a good size downstairs and has everything needed to cook... More 

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