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Ariki Backpackers Reviews

Cnr Ariki and Brougham street, New Plymouth, New Plymouth, New Zealand

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80 Total Reviews
  • 75%Value For Money
  • 82%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 77%Atmosphere
  • 78%Cleanliness
  • 75%Facilities

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quite average

  • 18th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Africa
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


Great Location, the rooms are a bit outdated but it was somewhat charming anyway.


Very friendly and helpful staff. But how can you place a hostel on top of a nightclub? Apparently the same owner too. So the place is not as nice thu - sat...


Location is not everything! Apparently queen Elizabeth stayed at the hostel when it was a hotel, I don't think they've changed it since! The beds were rocky and squeaky, the bar downstairs has karaoke until 1am and I had a whole issue in the morning with the light in the bathroom! I stayed in New Plymouth two more nights but moved to another hostel.

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