A really nice, homely place with very friendly and welcoming staff. It is a bit of a walk out of Napier itself though, which is slightly annoying.
Good location and quite nice and clean and modern, but I found it harder than usual to make friends as the rest of the hostel was full of huge groups on the Kiwi Experience. Would have liked a larger communal area to make it easier to meet people. The staff were quite hit and miss and the woman that booked the Alpine Crossing for me wasn't very knowledgeable about it. The kitchen was very badly equipped, with only about 3 pans for the whole hostel! Did have a great time though.
Crash Palace is an amazing, quirky, homely hostel where it is easy to feel right at home. They run free activities every night so it is easy to make friends if you are travelling alone. Loads of free stuff for backpackers on a budget. Staff were so nice and welcoming and they have a DJ on the decks all day every day! Stay here!
Small, friendly and homely. Staying at Mount Backpackers is like joining a little family! Amazing vibe and very clean and modern. Loved staying here and will definitely be back for longer!