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
  • Awesome 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.
Experience the thrill gf Dam Dropping !
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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.4

  • Security 7.4

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 7.0

  • Cleanliness 7.1

  • Facilities 6.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    03 May 2019
    great cool hostel , very chilled
    England, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    30 Oct 2019
    This was a great place to stay for me - very central as well as being friendly and comfortable.
    Australia, Female, 41+
  • 9.4


    06 Apr 2019
    Fantastic location if you're getting the bus in, and really close to the coastal walkway, bars, cafes, and restaurants. Lots of adverts for activities. Has everything you need and a good kitchen. Staff were super friendly and helpful. Be aware that due to the good location there's lots of noise on weekends, but we were still able to sleep well. Main downside would be the showers as there was nowhere to leave your towel or clothes so they don't get wet, and they do take a while to warm up.
    England, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 8.6


    12 Mar 2020
    The place has seen better days ...
    Iceland, Male, 41+
  • 8.6


    04 Dec 2019
    It was a great few days away
    New Zealand, Male, 31-40
  • 8.6


    18 Oct 2019
    Very friendly and helpful staff. Some interesting characters to meet. I KNOW it's above a bar so if course it's noisy .......I would suggest that you offer free ear plugs in recognition if the noise factor.
    New Zealand, Female, 41+
  • 6.0


    02 Jan 2020
    Chris was really friendly and welcoming but it wasn't enough to make up for the fact that the bar downstairs keeps you up all night. Both nights I stayed there the music and scream singing went on well into the am and didn't get any sleep at all. It was also extremely hot all the time, why would the heat be on in the summer I have no idea.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 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
  • 4.0


    03 Dec 2019
    Not recommended. And I've been to lots of hostels. There are construction works ongoing so it is very noisy starting from 7am. Lots of people go in and out, little security. There was water dripping from the ceiling onto my head during the night. I had to cross one dorm to access my dorm. The showers had a translucent door, which meant anytime someone used them, you heard + had the light. The microwave was out of order. Little space in the rooms. Quite expense for what it was - close to a dump.
    France, Female, 25-30
  • 4.0


    18 Apr 2019
    Everything at the kitchen was dirty, the bathroom from our room was dirty aswell. Too expensive for just one shower in the room, no one taking care of anything after 10! I think you can find better places for this price. :(
    Spain, Couple, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Airport Transfers
  • ATM
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Pool Table