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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 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 Taranaki's, world famous Len Lye Wind Wand.
3.Ariki Backpackers is 100 meters away from New Zealand's award winning Coastal walkway.
4.Ariki Backpackers is 100 meters away from New Zealand's 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 Plymouth's and Taranaki's largest shopping complex Centre City, with over 60 shops and a international food court.
8. Ariki Backpackers is situated above New Plymouth's Good Home Restaurant/Bar and Icons Sports Bar, which has over 20 TVs to watch all of your favourite sports, and has Stone Grill Dinning (Accordingly, Thursdays - Saturdays it is very noisy at the hostel between 11pm-3am.)
9.Ariki Backpackers can assist in 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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Late Arrivals need to make prior arrangements please

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Very Good
Oct 22, 2022
I booked in through, and unfortunately, you were booked out. But Rob, was awesome and phoned me to let me know. And he called me back an hour later to tell me some one had cancelled and I had a room. Rob is awesome. I turned up at 10:30, there was good instructions to get in. I left at 2am, and went and slept in my car, down by the lake, because there was so much noise from the night clubs, I could not sleep. Rob 10/10 Noise 0/10 Probably wouldn't stay again.
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Male, 41+
Very Good
Oct 07, 2022
I enjoyed my stay here. For a certain type of traveller looking for a certain type of experience, I’d recommend it. Pros: awesome staff, great location, some cozy couches and a low-key social vibe. Cons: NOISE, you will need earplugs, it shares the building with a karaoke bar and the noise on the weekends is unreal. Facilities: only one shower and it’s in the dorm and it gets gross. The toilets have trouble flushing, the beds are flimsy. Still though, it has heart and soul, I quite enjoyed it.
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Male, 31-40
Apr 08, 2022
A very central handy location above a busy bar and restaurant, so pretty noisy into the night. The decor is very tired, but clean. Very friendly staff.
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Couple, 41+


  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free City Maps
    • Towels Included
  • General

    • Common Room
    • Bicycle Parking
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Utensils
    • Cable TV
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Safe Deposit Box
    • Microwave
    • Washing Machine
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Airport Transfers
    • Bicycle Hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • Housekeeping
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Food & Drink

    • Restaurant
    • Bar
    • Cafe
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • DVD's
    • Board Games