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Criterion Art Deco Backpackers Reviews

48 Emerson Street, City Centre, Napier, New Zealand

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85%

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261 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 97%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 84%Cleanliness
  • 79%Facilities

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100%

Fantastic hostel with superb staff!


80%

Friendly hostel with a good atmosphere right in the centre of the town.


83%

Beautiful hostel in an old ArtDeco Hotel building. The decoration is really nice and it has everything you need. And the breakfast is great!!!


97%

Good central hostel. An old hotel and furnishings etc a little dated but we found that quite quirky! We had a private room which was comfy. Big communal areas which were clean. Free pool table. Nice atmosphere. Lots of long termers but they were all very friendly. Free brekkie, tea and coffee. Friendly owner. Hostel has a few parking spaces in a nearby car park. Overall very happy with our stay for the price.


100%

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay there except for the stairs. Had we known of them we would not have gone there but everything worked out GREAT And actually would go there again if need be. Thanks

  • 24th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


94%

Very nice hostel with style and a lot of space to chill out, free pool and relaxed atmosphere.


89%

We booked the hostel on the day and didn't realise that you're not supposed to do that. However the owner was sweet with sorting it out for us which was awesome. Everything was perfectly fine, could have done with some A/C in the room though WOW it was hot.


89%

Easy check in and out, value for money, perfect location to beach and shops, good facilities and breakfast and good staff.

  • 17th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Really nice hostel old building with lots of character! Lots of space to chill out!


89%

Loved it. The room was pretty noisy but the atmosphere and staff by far made up for it. The additional sink in the room was surprisingly handy. Loved the retro decor. Would absolutely stay here again.


26%

The worst backpackers I have ever stayed. all facilities are damaged and are not looked after, the kitchen is a nightmare, DO NOT TRUST ON THE DESCIPTION HERE... everything is exaggerated. For example, they say the WIFI is free, but what they do not say is the internet comes from a public service which means that always is busy and the signal does no reach the rooms nor the lobby. Then, they offer a card (to be prepay) if you want internet in your room with a decent signal.


100%

A perfect place


89%

Very nice hostel in a good location. I'd highly recommend.


91%

Great hously atmosphere. Also the owner is putting afford to the people and the hostel. Also nice to stay with christmass. Really a nice place to stay!

  • 23rd Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


89%

The owner of the hostel was so friendly en nice. The first time that I walked in to the hostel I felt like I was home. So warm and open. If you really don't know where to celebrate Christmas, this is defenetly the right place to be!!!! One word: great hostel to stay!

  • 22nd Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

Absolutely loved it here! Met some awesome people, comfy bed, brilliant location and the best balcony ever! Staying here again for sure!


100%

I loved, loved, loved this hostel! An Art Deco hostel!?!? It is so different from the other hostels I have stayed in. It has A LOT of character and is a very grand hostel. It has a warm and friendly environment and the staff are great. The room was great and the surroundings were fantastic. The hostel is a stone's throw from the bus stop, beach and at the centre of town. The kitchen is more than adequate and there are many common areas to relax in.


86%

Main owner was grumpy, his assistant was nice though. Free pool table in the lounge was cool, not much room in the kitchen.


89%

Criterion was an awesome hostel to stay at, I really enjoyed everything about it. Jeff was wonderful!!

  • 15th Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

great place everyone was really nice. great size kitchen and awesome beds one of the better sleeps ive had.

  • 9th Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


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