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“Really nice” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of YHA Napier

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YHA Napier
Ranked #7 of 36 Specialty Lodging in Napier
Glasgow, Scotland.
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45 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Really nice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2010

Stayed here for one night on our way south through NZ in June 09. Booked through hostelbookers and got a good rate but turned out there was actually a walk up rate at the hostel because it was quiet lo season so phone ahead if you're in NZ already. Really oldy worldy feel that was very "cute". Quite rustic but someone makes soup every night for free that you can help yourself to, very nice touch! Rooms simple but freeeezing in winter no matter how long we kept the heater on for(which was on a timer so we had to keep getting up to turn it back on). So in the summer im sure it would be perfect! Little chinese a block away that did *amaxing* apple fritters, try them :)

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Sandy_85
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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London, UK
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25 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2010

Just come back from 2 nights in Napier. We choose to stay in the YHA as after a week under canvas anything was up market & we didn't want to break the bank!

This YHA, has a great location, 5 minute walk into town, the beach is opposite and Pak n Save is also about a 5/10 minute walk away. The double room we had was not massive but was fine and it was very clean, as were all the communal areas.

The only down side is that if you are there during the week there is no parking, over the weekend however the P120 restricted spaces outside (and all along Marine Parade) don't apply so you can park there no problem from Saturday to Monday 10am.

(We also had our Pizza taken from the fridge on the last night, which put a bit of a downer on the end of our holiday, but these things happen I guess!).

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Lucy_OBrien
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2009

The general location of the hostel was good, right on the beach and close by to shops etc but if you are driving, there is no free off/on road parking unless you are ok with walking about 5-10mins away, which we did. The staff were very helpful and friendly and the kitchen was a good size. The hostel was clean although a little cold.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Carley99_uk
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London
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56 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2009

The staff here are very helpful and friendly and dealt with our queries efficiently. The room itself was a 4 bed dorm with a bunk bed and 2 singles and was clean apart from some stains on the bed sheets but, they looked like dried washing powder. The room faced onto the main road so was a bit noisy, so try and get one at the back of the building. Everything else about the hostel was very good apart from the TV/DVD wasn’t working when I was there but, no problem. The location facing the beach is great especially during the summer.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank truthtelleruk
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Aachen
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2009

+ welcoming staff
+ clean kitchen/bathroom
+ cozy ´living´room
- small bedrooms

  • Stayed January 2009, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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1 Thank Olli81
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Property: YHA Napier
Address: 277 Marine Parade, Napier 4110, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region > Napier
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 36 Specialty Lodging in Napier
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — YHA Napier 4*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on the beachfront close to Napier city centre, the YHA Napier hostel has character, fantastic sea views (all the way to South America!), spacious rooms, cheerful staff and a convivial atmosphere. Originally a waterfront hotel this rambling survivor of the 1931 Napier earthquake is now a top rated backpacker hostel by Hostelworld.com customers. Backpacker accommodation at YHA Napier includes comfortable twin, double, shared and single rooms. ... more   less 
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