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Ariki Backpackers

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8.4
Fabulous 210 Total Reviews
  • Value For Money 8.0
  • Security 8.1
  • Location 9.3
  • Staff 9.1
  • Atmosphere 8.4
  • Cleanliness 8.1
  • Facilities 8.0
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8.4
Fabulous 210 Total Reviews
  • Value For Money 8.0
  • Security 8.1
  • Location 9.3
  • Staff 9.1
  • Atmosphere 8.4
  • Cleanliness 8.1
  • Facilities 8.0

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  • Anonymous
  • England, Female, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 8 reviews
1st Feb 2017
9.7

My favourite hostel in NZ so far. Really friendly atmosphere and good facilities. Rob was super welcoming! Cheap laundry, clean ensuite shower. Perfect location and good wifi. Most importantly: toastie maker in the kitchen and free tea and coffee!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland, Female, 18-24
  • Avid Traveller
  • 11 reviews
24th Jan 2017
7.7

A superbly located hostel with a very old-fashioned decor. The rooms were quite cramped, and the showers had no locks. It was acceptable but I'm glad I only stayed for one night.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Norway, Female, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 6 reviews
15th Jan 2017
8.9

One of the best hostels in NZ wohoo! Super close to bus, seems kinda eh at first but it's very social and homely

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • England, All Male Group, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 8 reviews
15th Jan 2017
8.9

Brilliant location, right in the middle of town and 10 second walk from bus station. Very secure as well, with keys needed to access two different doors before entering building. Nice balcony area to enjoy in the evening as well, would return!!!

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Slovakia, Female, 25-30
  • Novice Nomad
  • 7 reviews
14th Dec 2016
8.3

A bit old facilities but besides that everything ok.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • bendufeu2116152
  • England, Male, 25-30
  • Novice Nomad
  • 1 review
10th Dec 2016
3.7

The hostel is above a nightclub. the music stopped at 3am. worst hostel ive ever stayed in.

    • 2.0Value For Money
    • 4.0Security
    • 2.0Location
    • 2.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 2.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 18-24
  • Avid Traveller
  • 13 reviews
29th Nov 2016
9.7

Excellent stay here! The staff were extremely helpful and the location itself was amazing! Highly reccomned this stay to anyone in New Plymouth. Added bonus having the bus stop 100m away too

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • England, Male, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 1 review
25th Nov 2016
7.4

This is a nice place to stay in while in New Plymouth. It has a very chilled vibe there, maybe a little too chilled? Kitchen was equipped and was very accodating when arriving late. The showers were a little strange but nether the less worked and was hot. Would recommend :)

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 41+
  • Novice Nomad
  • 1 review
17th Nov 2016
10.0

Ariki is a great hostel, well located and the best part was the friendly and helpful staff!!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 9 reviews
17th Nov 2016
9.7

We spent a great couple of nights in New Plymouth. Rob was so welcoming and helpful in giving us advice on what to do in the area. There is a noisy bar that backs onto a lane outside the bedroom windows but spend the day climbing Taranaki and you'll sleep so well you won't notice a sound. Thanks for having us!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness

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