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263 Total Reviews
Great Location
Marvellous Staff
Awesome Cleanliness

Property Description

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 the trees and listen to the birdsong or dare to feed our own monster Egmont eels by hand...

Great for groups, family reunions, sport teams or the single traveller to enjoy the company of our many other guests. Short or Long term stays all welcome.

All of this is only a 15-minute riverside stroll to the centre of New Plymouth.

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Jan 21, 2023
I stayed here with my cousin who is visiting from Ireland and we both loved it! The woman who runs it is delightful, the place is immaculate, and the birds, lush gardens and bubbling river nearby, make it an altogether pleasant stay. Haven't used a hostel for over 20 years and this came out tops! Highly recommend.
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Female, 41+
Jan 13, 2023
One of the rooms you sold us was already sold so we had to sleep in a confined bunk room which really smelt bad. My female partner had to sleep in this stinking room with adolescent boys, not cool. The lady in reception was very unhelpful and quite rude, even suggesting we go buy tents from the Warehouse and camp if we’re not happy with the rooms. Altogether a very bad experience.
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Male, 41+
Dec 27, 2022
The rooms were extremely warm, no fans or air con. The solution given by staff was to go to warehouse and buy a fan. If you get room 10, do not accept it! It is a room right next to the lounge and reception and is an oven. We were meant to stay there for three nights and looked for somewhere else as soon as we got in. Room 10 was also very noisy as it was a room off of the lounge area and reception. Don’t go here, get a motel instead.
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Male, 25-30


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    • Free Parking
  • General

    • Security Lockers
    • Common Room
    • Bicycle Parking
    • BBQ
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Safe Deposit Box
    • Card Phones
    • Washing Machine
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • Shuttle Bus
    • Postal Service
    • Late check-out
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Food & Drink

    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities