Hostels in New Plymouth, New Zealand, Oceania

4 Hostels and other properties in New Plymouth, New Zealand
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Ariki Backpackers

Hostel - 0.32km from city centre - Show on map

Ariki Backpackers New Plymouth Ariki Backpackers is a fun, friendly, laid-back hostel in the heart of New Plymouth. Ariki Backpackers offers a range of dooms, including a girls only dorm, private rooms, and a family room. Sleeps up to 42. Ideal for sports...

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Prices from €17
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Ducks and Drakes

Hostel - 0.38km from city centre - Show on map

A warm welcome awaits you at Ducks & Drakes. We love it when our guests tell us it is more like staying in a large house than staying in a hostel. Ducks & Drakes started its life as a private hotel in the 1920s

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Prices from €21
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Egmont Eco Leisure Park

Hostel - 1.53km from city centre - Show on map

We're New Plymouth's highest-rated backpacker Wake to birdsong in our modern backpacker's in central New Plymouth. We're situated in our own peaceful seven-acre valley with three acres of native trees and a bubbling stream. You can laze in a hammock under...

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Prices from €15
Great Location
Marvellous Staff

Bella Vista New Plymouth

Hotel - 0.57km from city centre - Show on map
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast
Covid-19 safe

If you're looking for a selection of units to suit your travelling needs, then look no further than the centrally located Bella Vista New Plymouth!

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Prices from €47

We have 4 Hostels in New Plymouth with an average rating of 7.7 based on 721 reviews.

About New Plymouth

Gleaming modern buildings against the towering peak of a snow-capped volcano: that's what you'll get in New Plymouth. On the western shore of New Zealand's North Island, this major city combines urban fun with a windswept coastal backdrop. Stroll around botanical gardens and cool art galleries in town or head straight to the beach to surf and look for penguins. Further afield, you can delve into New Zealand's famously jaw-dropping natural sights with trips to forests, waterfalls and national parks.

Stay in a New Plymouth hostel that first opened as a hotel in the 1920s or pick an ultra-modern place with communal spaces for meeting other travellers. To be close to nature, choose a hostel in seven acres of lush valley. Lots of New Plymouth backpackers hostels offer free Wi-Fi, so it's easy to keep in touch with home. You can grill yourself some burgers at a hostel with a barbecue or grab a cold beer at a spot with its own on-site bar. 

The centre of New Plymouth has everything you need to get to know the town. Come here for surf shops, cool bars and new art galleries. Okato is a small village not far away if you'd prefer a rural spot with access to swimming holes along the Hangatahua River. For something a bit different, the Sugar Loaf Islands were once a volcano but today play host to canyons, reefs and sandy beaches just waiting for visits from explorers.

Get a view of the town from above at Paritutu Rock, a popular place with climbers. You can also tackle 12.7km of Taranaki coast by foot or bike on New Plymouth's famous Coastal Walkway. Learn about Maori history at the Puke Ariki Museum, where free entry makes it an ideal option for budget backpackers. The mirrored facade of the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery alone is worth a photo, not to mention the work by local artists inside. Grab a surfboard and head to either Fitzroy Beach or Back Beach for the best of the waves.

From New Plymouth Airport, it'll take you around 12 minutes to get to the city via taxi or hired car. If you're coming from Auckland or beyond, intercity buses will drop you at the main New Plymouth bus station in the centre of town. To get around, you can go green and hire a bicycle, hail a local bus or rent a car.