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14 Herschell Street, Napier 4110, New Zealand
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Archies Bunker Backpackers
Ranked #15 of 31 Specialty lodging in Napier
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  • 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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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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

When we arrived we were greeted by a jolly fellow called Grant, who told us about the local points of interest. He was extremley friendly and welcoming. The hostel was of a very high standard, very clean and tidy and recently renonvated throughout. Prices were very reasonable and the double bed nice and comfy as well as having our own... More

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

Hi guy's, Thanks for the kind words! It was really great to meet you both and was a pleasure to have you stay with us. We wish you both well as you continue with your travels and you will always be welcome to stay with us here at Archies if you ever come back to NZ. Take care, Kind regards,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

Stayed 3 nights, really relaxed and friendly owners. Secure, not the warmest, but it's a big building to keep warm. Kitchen and showers decent and very clean. Undergoing an upgrade so sure it will be lovely in the summer. Very close to bus stop, isite and Ocean Spa.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Firstly this Backpackers has a great location - right around the corner from Marine Parade. Probably a 1 minute walk to the Fountain and the Pania of the Reef statue. Quite cheap for a backpackers at only $65 for a private double room - so I won't complain too much. The rooms were clean and tidy with a heater, Tv... More

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

Hi Mairi, Thanks for your feedback after staying with us. We find that the Bunker rooms get mixed feedback from guests with some, like yourself, not sure if it is their thing, and others that say they have had the best sleep ever because of the darkness. We are slowly chipping away at upgrading and improving the place as we... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 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.

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Address: 14 Herschell Street, Napier 4110, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region > Napier
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