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Ariki Backpackers Reviews

25 Ariki Street, Taranaki, New Plymouth, New Zealand

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121 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 97%Staff
  • 77%Atmosphere
  • 78%Cleanliness
  • 78%Facilities

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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


We arrived late in the night and the blonde guy at the front desk was very helpful! The worst thing about the whole place was the smell of the turtles in the front office but that was temporary the only real long term issue was that other people had to walk through our room to get to their room, and there are no lockers available.


Great hostel - Matty was very helpful and friendly. Facilities were real good. Location was great. Would happily stay again!


Great hostel. Loved the towels each day and the first hostel bath I've come across in the ensuite! Friendly staff too made it very welcoming.


Staff were very accommodating and friendly. Hostel has a nice comfortable atmosphere.

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