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Criterion Art Deco Backpackers Reviews

48 Emerson Street, City Centre, Napier, New Zealand

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297 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 82%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 84%Staff
  • 76%Atmosphere
  • 77%Cleanliness
  • 77%Facilities

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Good breakfast, very clean, super nice staff


Cool art deco hostel! Not the norm for hostels! Free WiFi wasn't working.


Barely slept when a bunch of guys repeatedly came in and out of the room between midnight and 2am. After that they put on a movie in the 8 bed dorm at 2am. Not the fault of the hostel, but certainly was no effort to prevent it. Otherwise it's a pretty classy building and the staff were very helpful to me. Would consider staying again but in a smaller dorm with less people.


Great location, near to the beach and right in the centre of town. Very accommodating when we arrived late due to our car breaking down. Free toast, spreads and tea for breakfast was much appreciated.


Only stayed there for one night but seemed to be a good hostel. Location was great and the rooms basic but clean.


Everything was brilliant except for the lack of parking! That made it quite tricky to come and go. Would definitely recommend this place to anyone travelling by bus, and anyone who doesn't mind paying for parking.

  • 27th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


I really enjoyed it there - right in the middle of town where I needed to be :-). No free wifi but everything worked that I used. Free breakfast was great!


Good place for the money, nice staff and perfect for cheap and cheerful stay.

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