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Ariki Backpackers

3.5 of 5 Hostel   |   25 Ariki Street, New Plymouth, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014
Alan G Tauranga, New Zealand
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

Stopped here on a last minute road trip with no real plan, we rocked up late and were greeted by the most pleasant and informative bacpacker owner I have ever met. Rooms were basic but spotless, on saying that we had a tv, in a bacpackers! Wow! Facilities are excellent and it is so close to the centre of town... More

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Roll our of bed, walk downstairs, have a Tue and a sammie then off to surf. Very inexpensive - lacked publicly accessible wifi when I stayed there. Booked a private room that shared a shower - toilets are communal. It's a hostel not a hotel - just the basics at a basic price. Bar downstairs can be noisy, but then... More

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Granville, Ohio
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

My stay at Ariki was accidental, but I am so glad it happened! Very clean, good price, and comfortable. They have a big tv room with free dvds, a kitchen, a sitting area, and a sun deck. I stayed in one of the larger dorm-style rooms and was pleased. Although I had to share a room with other people, I... More

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Elsenham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Really enjoyed my two nights here. I wish I could have stayed longer! The staff really friendly and knew everyone by name! Really family run! Loved the fact there was a shower in the room! The staff were so helpful with what to do and where to go and actually wanted to get to know as a person and all... More

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Mannheim, Deutschland
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

The Ariki is located next to iSite, Library and Puke Ariki. Nice terrace that offers the view on these facilities. Female dorm smelled really bad, the window couldn't be opened more than 5 cm, but they want to improve this problem. Meanwhile, a ventilator should help, but it's just noisy and togehter with the bar on 1st floor, it doesn't... More

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Singapore
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19 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

The female 4 bed dorm was good. With bathroom attached. When we returned, we checked into private room which can accommodate 3 adults was spacious and attached shower. Shared toilet is just outside the room. Nice place. Felt safe. City centre. In order to get here, book a n airport shuttle instead of taking the cab as it was way... More

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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013 via mobile

Our first impression of this place was the smell. It smells of old carpet - no surprise when you see the hideous 1970s carpet and mangy old sofas around the place. Our room smelled even worse, like a hundred thousand other people had passed through in the last month. The 1950s light switches were grubby, the windows dirty and the... More

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Hamburg, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

Friendly service, great location in center of town, beach and parking garage across the street. No A/C, room smelled of body odor, bed was noisy and club downstairs. ok for price, could be better. Looks nice from the Parking garage but once I was inside I had second thoughts.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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13 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

This backpackers is heart of city. Good rooms and bed. Kitchen is clean n well equipped. But i would not recommend to stay on weekends as there is a club downstairs which mean u have to either party 3am or be sleepless !!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013 via mobile

I have stayed here a couple of times and it is fantastic! Wonderful service, clean and tidy and best location! I would definately recommend to anyone staying in New Plymouth on a budget. I will be going back for sure

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Address: 25 Ariki Street, New Plymouth, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Taranaki Region > New Plymouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ariki Backpackers 3.5*
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