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Ariki Backpackers

3.5 of 5 Hostel   |   25 Ariki Street, New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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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Elsenham, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

We only stayed here for one night but we'll definitely be going back. Firstly, we had problems with our transport meaning we would check-in after the reception closed. This was no problem. The manager waited up for us and met us outside the door. He even gave us a free drink for our troubles! The location was excellent - in... More

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

I stayed two nights at Ariki Backpackers early last month. It is pretty much what you would expect from a hostel, but it also has some perks. I got my own toilet & shower, and they also have a cool roof patio. The best part is the location, with Puke Ariki museum right next door and the Coastal Walkway one... More

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Port Moresby
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

My partner and I stayed here with our two young kids (aged 8 and 9). We couldn't have found a better location, being right in the centre of New Plymouth and directly across the road from the museum. The rooms are nice and clean, the kitchen is spacious and well equipped. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The place... More

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Address: 25 Ariki Street, New Plymouth, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Taranaki Region > New Plymouth
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Ranked #5 of 14 Specialty lodging in New Plymouth
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ariki Backpackers 3.5*
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