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Archies Bunker Backpackers

14 Herschell Street, Napier 4110, New Zealand
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San Mateo, California
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

See Jan 15, 2015 review. I saw the same, although I did not stay more than an hour, and that was to reserve a motel because this place was that unpleasant and I had to leave. WiFi is $4 for 24 hours on Gossip service, must turn off your current cell provider from your device, card is activated at time... More 

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Thank Meg S
Archiesbunker, Owner at Archies Bunker Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Meg, Thank you for your review. It is disappointing to get a bad review, however,my manager did mention you to me at the time. In the Hawkes Bay the hostels all fill up with backpackers looking for seasonal work and we all rely on this for our survival. The manager would have offered you a private room downstairs, separate... More 

Rotorua, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Love Archie's, best backpacker in Napier, great location, great building, awesome friendly owner, no annoying surprises just a comfortable, spacious, fun place to stay next to the beach and in the middle of town. Meet some new interesting people and do it cheap and stay a while!

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Whangaparaoa, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

Great place to stay for the weekend of catching up. Very clean and tidy. Amazing staff very friendly and accommodating. Close to everything in the centre of town. Awesome rates. Thanks team for adding to A great weekend of rugby league. We will be back.

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

Thanks for your feedback, its a good feeling to know we've assisted in ensuring your stay at our much loved "Archies" in sunny Napier was a positive and memorable experience. We genuinly love our visitors as we get to meet so many lovely and interesting people such as yourselves. We look forward to seeing you again! More 

malaysia
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11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The location of BBH is excellent! It is centrally located in the city. Opposite of museum, same row of art deco shops, shopping street is few blocks away only, and the beach is 1 block opposite. The room we stayed was big, ensuite with bathroom and TV. The bed was comfy, clean & tidy. One thing need to highlight is... More 

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Rotorua District, New Zealand
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed our overnight stay at the bunker.It has a fantastic location and Grant was really friendly and welcoming. The only thing i would say is that you should plan your shower times carefully to avoid queuing as I can imagine there might be a bit of a wait at peak times. We would definitely stay again.

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

Thanks for your review!! All feedback is important as it encourages us to continue what we do well, and provides us with opportunities for improvement. We're very happy that you enjoyed your stay. Our aim is (always) to provide for a positive experience at "Archies" and have guests depart having had a positive experience with both Archies in lovely sunny... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This is a good quanit hostel. Gayle who running it was fantastic. She is so friendly and helpful. I would recommend this place for her alone. The facilities are decent with a big spacy lounge area with pool. I stayed in 2 rooms over my 2 days upstairs and downstairs. It's definitely worth getting a room upstairs if you can... More 

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

thanks heaps for your great feedback! It is always heartwarming to know that when a guest leaves here they not only leave with a positive experience from our beloved Archies but a positive view of Napier and New Zealand. We do our very best to create a home away from home as most people such as yourselves staying in our... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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31 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We were quite pleased with our stay. We had an ensuite family room, plenty of space for us to put our stuff and still being able to move around. Top bunk bed was squeaky but not a biggie. The one thing that bothers me was prob the fact the room is next to an alleyway then next door's hotel's kitchen... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

The building looks better from the outside than the facilities actually are: had a 4 people share room on the ground-floor that would have been pretty full if we had guests with luggage in all beds. But the much bigger point are the kitchens: they are not "fully equipped" like the BBH describtion says. The lower one had an under-sized... More 

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Orangeville, Canada
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122 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Good location, not a long walk from the bus stop and minutes from the ocean. Friendly, welcoming and accommodating owners. We were two people and had a four person (two bunk bed ) room with ensuite which was fine for us, although not a lot of from to spread out our stuff...could use a fewshelves or hooks...especially if there were... More 

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New Zealand
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9 hotel reviews
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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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