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Criterion Art Deco Backpackers Reviews

48 Emerson Street, City Centre, Napier, New Zealand

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279 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 82%Security
  • 97%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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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.


A little bit noisy when you stay in the rooms near the bathrooms and the living room ... And cold when your heater doesn't work. I waited a long time the moment when it should be started. And finally never!


Had a great time, close to everything & met some great people, thanks


Great atmosphere and location. The kitchen wasn't particularly clean as some of the quests don't clean after themsleves. When staying in the room you can hear everything from the hall. Or unfortunatelly if you sleap close to the bathroom you hear everything from there as well.

  • 24th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Czech Republic
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (1 review)


The manager was lovely, rooms are basic but have everything you need

  • 18th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Nice downtown location, no WiFi


Fantastic hostel with superb staff!


The best place to stay in Napier for sure. Would love to return!


Very nice hostel, good vibes; I even came back a few months later; Good common area, free breakfast, facilities. Recommended!


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


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


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.

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