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The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? 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.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

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


Criterion Art Deco Backpackers

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  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

The Criterion ArtDeco Backpackers is a Unique Spanish Mission/Art Deco Style building Located in the heart of Napier and just 1 minutes walk from the isite (Information centre) Criterion -Napier's largest Spanish Mission / Art Deco style building and one of the most photographed buildings on the art deco walk..

Originally built as a luxury hotel in 1932 after the famous Hawke's Bay earthquake, the Criterion has recently been refurbished and now provides travelers with a comfortable base for exploring the Hawke's Bay area. (Please note our hostel is suitable for children, we have a family room available.

The Criterion Art Deco Backpackers exceeds all expectations for budget accommodation with friendly and helpful staff, a Free Continental Breakfast , spacious kitchen area ,A relaxing lounge, a cozy large dining and television room with SKY TV, an entertaining pool table, table tennis free local phone calls, free wifi internet and breathtaking sunsets from the verandah.

Need to show photo ID on arrival.

Check in from 1 pm. Check out before 10 am

Reception hours 7:30 am to 11:00 pm

Under 14 years always need a adult for check in

No key deposit

Cancellations made more than 48 hours before 01.00 pm on the expected
day of arrival, avoid a cancellation fee.
Cancellations notified less than 48 hours prior to 01.00 pm on the
expected date of arrival will incur a cancellation fee of one days

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.6

  • Security 7.8

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 8.2

  • Atmosphere 7.3

  • Cleanliness 7.0

  • Facilities 7.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    24 Mar 2019
    Lovely people, lovely hostel.
    New Zealand, Male, 41+
  • 8.6


    04 Apr 2019
    Bathrooms could do with some attention.
    New Zealand, Male, 41+
  • 8.3


    12 Apr 2019
    For a backpackers this was pretty good. I did have issues with bed bugs but I understand the new managers have instigated an eradication program so once this is sorted I'd happily recommend this place. Kitchen is roomy. Lounges and TV room are accessible and there is a good vibe. New managers are very friendly and helpful. Beds are comfortable enough and toilets are generally clean.
    New Zealand, Male, 41+
  • 8.0


    07 Apr 2019
    Great location within city center to check out the Art Deco scene. One downside is there is no reserved parking and you have to find parking further away.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    22 Mar 2019
    The best thing about this hostel are the staff. When I got to my first room someone had been smoking in there so I had a quite word with a member of staff and asked to move room which she sorted out for me without any hassle. The hostel itself was quite dark and maybe a little grotty, and I didn't see many other backpackers there. Great location though, not sure I'd stay again but I've definitely stayed in worse places
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 6.9


    11 Apr 2019
    Good location! Okay hostel. They were really friendly and helpful when I had questions and needed help. They didn't have salt, pepper or cooking oil in the kitchen.
    Sweden, Female, 25-30
  • 6.3


    28 Mar 2019
    Bed bugs present
    Singapore, Couple, 25-30
  • 5.1


    06 Apr 2019
    Security is average. I'm pretty sure randoms were walking in off the street and helping themselves to breakfast and facilities. The place is in desperate need of a birthday, the room we had was clean but run down, the sheets had stains on them (I trust they were clean) and a single sized duvet for a queen sized bed, not ideal for 2 people. Go somewhere else.
    New Zealand, Couple, 31-40
  • 5.1


    29 Mar 2019
    My husband got bitten by bef bugs. We had to sterilise all our cloths.
    Italy, Couple, 31-40
  • 3.7


    23 Mar 2019
    So first of all, there was a dude smoking actual d**** on the top terrace as well as in his room. Like, w*** and cigs I get, but d****?! Gross. Also, blood stains on the sheets and pillow case were SUPER GROSS AND SKETCHY. On top of all of that, I found a bed bug in my bed and bailed out as soon as possible. Lights were out all along the corridor, giving it an extra d***-induced-overdose-vibe. Also, the pictures on your website are CLEARLY taken from another hotel/hostel, which is so misleading.
    USA, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Jobs Board
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Security
  • ATM
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Wake-up calls
Food & Drink
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table
  • Wii