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Criterion Art Deco Backpackers

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

If you like art deco, you'll like it here. Loads of character, great communal space, nice rooms that are in the process of being done up, and great location in the centre of town. And the staff were friendly too.

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016 via mobile

This hostel is full of character! The common areas are done in an old lounge style making them unique, spacious, and a great place to chill. Also features a second floor balcony which is a great place to watch the hustle and bustle on a sunny day. Excellent well equipped kitchen that has everything you need. A great choice for... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

We initially booked with Archie's Bunker Backpackers in Napier but they forgot our reservation so we have been directed to Criterion Art Deco Backpackers. We stayed only one night but we could have stayed at least a week, it was so nice. The manager was really cool and welcoming and she made us pay only $60 for the room instead... More 

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

Housed in a 1932 converted hotel it is in the best location right in the heart of Napier. They have a variety of different room options to choose from, a huge lounge area and a huge kitchen. Only thing lacking is an outdoor area, although they do have a skinny little balcony off the lounge. They even offer a free... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

Great location Free street parking Saturday night and Sunday Free WiFi did not work We had planned to camp in Taupo but there was so much rain we tried to find a hotel instead but all booked. We called the Criterion who held one of the last rooms for us so we made the drive to Napier and were very... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016 via mobile

The Art Deco facade and interior are really lovely. Well equipped, large kitchen and plenty of great communal space furnished in the style. Very spacious and generous, including wifi. Outdoor areas are very limited. Central to everything!

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Raglan, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

I stayed at the Cri last year for Napier Art deco weekend and again this year. Had the best time - I cannot fault the place. Best place for a view of the deco parade. Plenty of room and a comfy bed. True there is no parking but it is an art deco building in the main street in the... More 

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016 via mobile

What a lovely place right in the centre of it all. A mission revival style building outside n some faded art deco glory inside. Check out the door knobs n stained glass panel as you go down the stairs. Free continental breakfast, cereals , tea n coffee. Large comfortable lounges. Big kitchen area. Clean n comfortable rooms. Limited off road... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016 via mobile

Really cool Art Deco building in the centre of the city by the beach (you'd have the Main Street right below and the beach could be seen from the balcony of the hostel). The kitchen is big and very well-equipped, even though it does get crowded around dinner time. Lots of bathrooms and showers, big main area to relax, LOVELY... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016 via mobile

Really great place to stay. Couldn't fault their cleanliness, toilets and showers were always pleasant to use. Kitchen was cleaned down thoroughly after meal times. Extremely friendly and helpful staff right from the start which continued throughout the stay. Lots of long term travellers there who were mega friendly and great fun. Made it feel very homely. Definitely recommended if... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Additional Information about Criterion Art Deco Backpackers

Address: City Centre 48 Emerson Street, Napier 4110, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region > Napier
Price Range: $39 - $43 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 24
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