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Ducks and Drakes Reviews

48 Lemon Street, New Plymouth, New Zealand

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70 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 76%Cleanliness
  • 86%Facilities

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Shame about the bathrooms otherwise this would have been an overall good stay at Ducks and Drakes. Unfortunately downstairs they have 3 separate rooms, one shower room, one toilet & one sink and shower room combined. Unfortunately this means that there is only one sink to wash your hands in after going to the toilet, so if someone is in there showering, you're screwed! I can only imagine the amount of people who don't bother washing their hands. Maybe upstairs is better. Lovely hostel otherwise




This reservation was cancelled directly with the host a few days prior to arrival. I did not stay here. Please disregard the ratings. I did not stay here


Free wifi the family that runs it are fantastic people.

  • 12th Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


hi, fyi: the power point in room 10 wasn't working - I am pretty sure it was the point rather than the things plugged into it. Also the handle to the shower tap has been snapped off in the upstairs show. It is still usable but annoying.

  • 20th Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Very good hostel, just 5 min with car and 6 dollars with taxi from st aubyn st ( for naked bus for example). It s a quiet place with towel every day. Bathroom is big and clean, very important for ladies ahahah. Sauna for 5 doll. Lounge room is cosy and warmful. This place is best of New Plymouth!!! Thank you for staff


Excellent hostel and I've stayed in heaps across NZ. The whole place is very clean and comfortable, bedroom had a towel, a great radiator loads of storage space. Free tea and coffee, really good location too, especially for the park. The two dogs are beautiful!

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