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Ariki Backpackers Reviews

25 Ariki Street, Taranaki, New Plymouth, New Zealand

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124 Total Reviews
  • 81%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 96%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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Awesome location, friendly staff, great kitchen and lounge; my only complaint is that the bar downstairs was very noisy both nights I was there and it was possible to hear them from everywhere in the hostel.


The cleanliness was very poor especially at the restroom.

  • 19th Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Thailand
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


Great hostel with an excellent location. The facility is great with a nice patio for nice days and some board games for less nice days. It was really easy to meet people here and is just a 30min drive from Mt. Taranaki. Shower and bathroom ensuite was convenient.


Very friendly, helpful staff. Great value for money.Would definitely return to Ariki Backpackers

  • 8th Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Staff was great and in a very convenient location


Nice hostel, friendly management. I have spent just one night but it was enough to understand is a good place to stay even longer

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