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Ducks and Drakes Reviews

48 Lemon Street, New Plymouth, New Zealand

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49 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 97%Location
  • 97%Staff
  • 93%Atmosphere
  • 90%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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thought the price was a bit hefty for such a tiny space with only a bed and No other amenities, e.g at carrington st, motel a big room with double bed TV and a room off it with 2x single beds and all amenities in room, shower, tea/coffee stove etc costs $115 per night,

  • 15th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


Clean, friendly hostel with many room options that accommodate backpackers, couples, families, etc. of any age. Full kitchen and $2 wash / $2 dry laundry service. Complementary hot water bottles as well in the winter months.


Nice place, artistic decor, spacious and warm room, large and comfy common areas. Some more electric sockets in dorms would be useful. Wi-fi paid separately, not the fastest, not the most reliable, and quite expensive.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your feedback - I am glad you enjoyed your stay at Ducks & Drakes and were warm now that the weather has turned colder. Unfortunately internet access in NZ is expensive, unlike Europe, and we pass on a small cost - from $2 for 30 minutes. I hope you enjoy the rest of your travels.

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