Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

24 Hour cancellation. Ariki Backpackers require any cancellation or date change to be made 24hrs prior to arrival to avoid forfeiting full booking cost.

Additional Terms and Conditions

Group Agreement to be signed on arrival. $20.00 key deposits per key.Security deposits descretion of Management. Credit Card details required to confirm booking.50% deposit required on confirmation of booking

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Ariki Backpackers New Plymouth

Hilton location, million dollar views at budget accommodation rate

Ariki Backpackers is the fun, friendly, laid-back hostel in the heart of New Plymouth. At Backpacker prices, we have a range of dooms, including a girls only dorm, private rooms, family rooms and a Queen Anne Room . Sleeps up to 42. Ideal for sports teams young and old,also tour and social groups.

10 things you may not know about New Plymouths Ariki Backpackers:

1.Ariki Backpackers is only 100 meters away from New Plymouths city bus centre
2.Ariki Backpackers is only 100 meters away from the Taranakis, world famous Len Lye Wind Wand
3.Ariki Backpackers is 100 meters away from New Zealands award winning Coastal walkway
4.Ariki Backpackers is 100 meters away from New Zealands award winning Puke Ariki Library and Museum
5.Ariki Backpackers is 100 meters away from the amazing Tasman Sea!!!!
6.Ariki Backpackers is 100 meters away from up to 10 cafes
7.Ariki Backpackers is 100 meters away from New Plymouths and Taranaki largest shopping complex Centre City, with over 60 shops and a international food court
8. Ariki Backpackers is situated above New Plymouths Icons Sports bar, which has over 20 TVs to watch all any of your favourite sports, and has Stonegrill Dinning.
9.Ariki Backpackers can book any of your Taranaki experiences from learning to surf to Climbing the summit of Mt Taranaki.. Shuttle and tours arranged upon request.
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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.8

  • Security 9.8

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 9.8

  • Cleanliness 9.2

  • Facilities 9.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    04 Jun 2021
    Awesome place to stay for a few nights.. plenty of good spots to hang out inside the hostel premises.. convenient location in the city centre.. and cool staff too! Thanks Chris and Rob for the hospitality. Will be back here again! Boohyeah!
    Philippines, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    23 May 2021
    Great people running the hostel - very friendly and helpful. Located centrally and the rooms are clean and comfortable.
    New Zealand, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    23 Apr 2021
    New Zealand, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    30 Jan 2021
    This is a great hostel! I visited New Plymouth by myself and the staff were really welcoming and kind. Such a fun atmosphere with a cool outdoor area that over looks the ocean. Prime location for the price! Would absolutely come stay here again!! highly recommend this place:)
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    30 Oct 2020
    Great location, great crew!
    Australia, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    03 Aug 2020
    Really friendly staff and an incredible location, so close to everything! Loved the terrace with sea views. The free on street parking is quite far from the hostel but you can pay for parking closer by and it’s all free after 5pm and before 9am.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    24 Jun 2021
    Enjoyed our stay at the hostel, staff were really friendly, facilities were good and right in the middle of town next to the bars and shops
    England, All Male Group, 31-40
  • 8.6


    04 Jul 2021
    Overall, the hostel was satisfactory. Although some of the facilities were considered a bit old it didn't ruin the experience. The hostel is in the heart of the city, it's possible to walk and find awesome places to eat. The is no car park, when we went we had to park a bit far from the hostel.
    Brazil, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.6


    12 Mar 2020
    The place has seen better days ...
    Iceland, Male, 41+
  • 5.1


    11 Mar 2020
    We were booked to stay for 3 nights and left after 2 - the hostel is currently a big building site for the karaoke bar below. The room stank, the bathrooms were very outdated with only 2 two female toilets for the whole hostel, and the hallways were filled with building materials and workmen. The only saving grace of this hostel is that the staff were absolutely lovely, very friendly and helpful, and refunded us the night we didn’t stay.
    England, All Female Group, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's