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Criterion Art Deco Backpackers Reviews

48 Emerson Street, City Centre, Napier, New Zealand

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286 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 99%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 79%Facilities

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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.


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!

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