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Ducks & Drakes Hotel

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48 Lemon Street, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
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1 room 1 adult
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice and well run hostel in a good location close to the New Plymouth downtown. Shopping possibilities are also close by. Brett offered a shuttle service that made it possible for me to explore and hike awsome Mt. Taranaki.

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Thank Christoph K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a comfortable stay in one of the "boutique" motel rooms adjacent to the backpackers. Lovely vibrant colour scheme as seen on their photos. The room was clean, the beds comfortable and it was nice that the room opened onto a grassy area with tables and chairs rather than onto a carpark. We also loved having the free unlimited... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The hotel is situated just next to the hostel building. Only 3-4 parking slots available on the premise of which some are occupied by the owners. Room is colorfully done up and although there is no aircon, the breeze from the sea easily cools down the room when the windows are opened. Room has all the basic amenities and clean.... More 

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Thank Syn C
North Yarmouth Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great room, lovely back yard, well endowed kitchen, great lounge areas, easy walk into town along the river, helpful friendly family hosts, good environment for guest interaction, QUIET!. Perfect pick for Wanganui

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Thank Epeters4
Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A really great nights sleep capped off an otherwise neat time at Ducks and Drakes. The hostel was walking distance to pretty much everything. the bathrooms were neat and tidy, the rooms really, really nice and the bed....wow, I have not slept that well in a long time :) Thanks Brett and co, it was a great time and we... More 

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Thank Divvy1980
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The facilities were great, the staff were friendly, what more could you want! I would highly recommend this place to anyone! The room was setup as a Motel room along side the main backpacker facilities, and had its own cooking facilities and was serviced for us while we were out in town which is great service!

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Thank michaelnes007
Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ducks and Drakes was a lovely, friendly place to stay. My husband and I felt right at home. Great location close to the center of town, with ample parking opportunities. Will definitely be back someday!

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Thank fuchsiagem
Brett and Paula B, Owner at Ducks & Drakes Hotel, responded to this review

Our aim is to have people feel right at home fuchsiagem and we are thrilled that you did. We look forward to seeing you again sometime and thanks for taking the time to send in a review. More 

Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really enjoyed my stay in Ducks & Drakes, the hostel is perfect! It's clean, really nice, big shared rooms with space for everybody and for the bags (I've been in hostels where everyone is squeezed, not this one)

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Thank MartaDiazSola
Brett and Paula B, Owner at Ducks & Drakes Hotel, responded to this review

Really pleased that you felt that way MartaDiazSola. Our team takes great pride in ensuring the place is spotlessly clean for our guests. Enjoy the rest of your travels and thanks for the review. More 

Villigen, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely a marvellous place! Great sleeping comfort, great room, great kitchen. Very well equiped and very clean. And hosts who do a brillant Job! Thats toplevel tourisme! Walking distance to all three big supermarkets of New Zealand and to Downtown.

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Thank Thomas S
Brett and Paula B, Owner at Ducks & Drakes Hotel, responded to this review

Thomas! Great to host you both and it was our pleasure. You both looked very comfortable during you stay in one of our studio boutique motel rooms. Enjoy the rest of your travels and we hope to see you again. More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You will find all you need at the Ducks & Drakes, if you want cheap back packers, with awesome amenities, or a private hotel room, this place has it all. Fabulous functional kitchen with a dining room, and two lounges. You will meet other travelers and have fun chatting away. Or if you want to stick to yourself, you can... More 

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Thank Cheryl R
Brett and Paula B, Owner at Ducks & Drakes Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks Cheryl R. We appreciate you taking the time to send in a review. It was fantastic that you took the time to immerse yourself into the Ducks and Drakes space the way you did. We work hard on trying to provide the offer that you so neatly described. Happy travels and stay safe. More 

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