Ariki Backpackers
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Ariki Backpackers

25 Ariki Street, New Plymouth CBD, New Plymouth, New Zealand, 4342
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    Ariki Backpackers Reviews

    8.6
    Excellent
    /10
    (77 reviews)See what guests said
    8.8
    Excellent

    "Staff is very friendly as well as the rest of the peoples st..."

    Chiang

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    December 27, 2016

    9.0
    Exceptional service
    Recommended by 93% of guests

    Things you’ll love about Ariki Backpackers

    Things you'll love

    • Airport transfer

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

    • Bar

    Exceptional
    Location
    9.5
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    Exceptional location
    Popular
    Nearby
  • Pukekura Park820 m
  • Value for money8.6
    Location rating9.5

    Rooms available at Ariki Backpackers

    7.8
    Very good
    Room comfort & quality
    Dormitory
    Dormitory
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Dormitory - 1 Single Bed in 10-Bed
    Dormitory - 1 Single Bed in 10-Bed
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Dormitory (5 Adults) with Shared Bathroom
    Dormitory (5 Adults) with Shared Bathroom
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Double Room
    Double Room
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 double bed
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    Family Room
    Family Room
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 double bed and 1 bunk bed
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    Twin Room
    Twin Room
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 double bed and 1 bunk bed
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    Dormitory -- Female Only
    Dormitory -- Female Only
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Queen Room
    Queen Room
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 queen bed
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    Shared Dormitory (10 Person, Mixed)
    Shared Dormitory (10 Person, Mixed)
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      Twin Room
      Twin Room
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        What people love about Ariki Backpackers

        • 7.6
          Very good
          Location

          "The hostel is very well positioned in the heart of town, convenient for museums and galleries"

          Philip

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          March 3, 2017

        • 9.6
          Exceptional
          Staff 

          "Staff and people there were very friendly."

          Marion

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          June 15, 2018

        • 8.8
          Excellent
          Spaciousness

          "Room are spacious and generally clean (we stayed in the Family room)."

          Chiang

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          December 27, 2016

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        8.8
        Excellent

        "Near to lots of places of interests such as Puke Ariki, Len-..."

        Chiang

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        December 27, 2016

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        What they offer

        10.0
        Exceptional

        "Love staying here."

        'Michelle

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        October 23, 2018

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        Reviews of Ariki Backpackers from real guests

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        Agoda Reviews (77)Booking.com Reviews (551)
        8.6
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        10
        Cleanliness8.2
        Facilities8.3
        Location9.5
        Room comfort and quality7.8
        Service9.0
        Value for money8.6
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        10.0
        Exceptional
        HECUN
        Solo traveler
        Double Room
        Stayed 1 night in May 2019

        Exceptional”

        Affordable price and friendly staff

        Reviewed May 27, 2019
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Chen from Taiwan
        Solo traveler
        Dormitory - 1 Single Bed in 10-Bed
        Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

        I wish I could stay longer ”

        Robert is a lovely receptionist, warm and nice hospitality, there's a lady working hard in this backpackers, she keeps everywhere tidy , besides, she makes lots of compliments for everyone. No matter where, as long as she's there, always hear laughters, feel good vibes. Strongly recommend this accommodation!

        Reviewed May 26, 2019
        8.4
        Excellent
        Linh
        Group
        Dormitory -- Female Only
        Stayed 1 night in March 2019

        Excellent”

        - Good: Literally steps away from the bus terminal, with loads of restaurants and attractions within walking distance. Staff are friendly and helpful. The common area (next to reception) is filled with books about Taranaki region and the radio also plays the regional channels, which add to the cosy vibe. - Bad: There is an adjacent bar which plays loud music outdoor late into the night every weekend.

        Reviewed May 15, 2019
        10.0
        Exceptional
        John from Australia
        Solo traveler
        Double Room
        Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

        Great place with a few quirks”

        A terrific location in the heart of New Plymouth and close to everything; the coach interchange is nly 50 metres away. Comfy and clean. Super-helpful, staff. Plenty of nearby eating options. Good, lively pub right next door. A real bargain with a nice, friendly vibe. No parking at the hostel but the lot around the corner is free between 5pm and 9am; $2 an hour thereafter. Just a few little things to point out: The place has an odd arrangement whereby the ensuite showers for rooms 2 and 3 are separated only by flimsy shower curtains; it adds fresh meaning to showering with a friend! I wasn't over-concerned myself but it could give the unsuspecting or nervous a fright! Also, the TV remote took a lot of fiddling to switch between stations. There is only so much religious programming one can bear to watch!

        Reviewed April 03, 2019
        8.4
        Excellent
        Malgorzata from Poland
        Solo traveler
        Dormitory - 1 Single Bed in 10-Bed
        Stayed 1 night in January 2019

        Nice”

        Nice place. Fast wifi. Perfect location. Low water pressure in the showers.

        Reviewed January 28, 2019
        10.0
        Exceptional
        'Michelle from New Zealand
        Couple
        Twin Room
        Stayed 1 night in October 2018

        good as always ”

        love staying here..

        Reviewed October 23, 2018
        7.6
        Very good
        Jiaqi from China
        Solo traveler
        Dormitory (5 Adults) with Shared Bathroom
        Stayed 2 nights in September 2018

        Very good”

        Kitchen needs to be cleaned more often

        Reviewed September 29, 2018
        9.6
        Exceptional
        Marion from France
        Solo traveler
        Dormitory - 1 Single Bed in 10-Bed
        Stayed 1 night in June 2018

        Perfect”

        Ideal location in the heart of New Plymouth. Staff and people there were very friendly. Great outdoor deck!

        Reviewed June 15, 2018
        8.8
        Excellent
        Brit from Estonia
        Solo traveler
        Dormitory
        Stayed 2 nights in February 2018

        Excellent”

        This place really needs a bit of renovation work, as it looks quite worn. Even a new coat of paint on the walls would help a lot. The amount of posters and flyers on the walls in common areas and kitchen (and thus color and text absolutely everywhere) made me feel slightly uncomfortable. And the bunk beds were really squeaky as the metal ones unfortunately are. On the plus side, the location is really good (bus stop literally a minute's walk away), staff (including the dog) are really friendly, bathrooms and showers are nice and mattresses very comfortable. Having a fluffy clean towel is also an awesome bonus for a backpacker.

        Reviewed February 25, 2018
        6.0
        Phil from Hong Kong
        Solo traveler
        Dormitory (5 Adults) with Shared Bathroom
        Stayed 3 nights in December 2016

        Above average”

        can't connect the internet

        Reviewed September 24, 2017
        7.2
        Very good
        po from Hong Kong
        Solo traveler
        Dormitory -- Female Only
        Stayed 2 nights in October 2016

        good”

        good location, clean and nice staffs, but they should provide a personal locker that would be better.

        Reviewed August 28, 2017
        8.0
        Excellent
        Darryl from Australia
        Solo traveler
        Twin Room
        Stayed 4 nights in April 2017

        New Plymouth Central”

        The staff and other guests were helpful and quiet. Being central it was a stroll to the museum, beach and shops as well as the beautiful gardens overlooking the town. History tours are available through the museum. Staff also help with other trips. Plenty of places to eat near by and the kitchen is adequate.

        Reviewed May 06, 2017
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Marcela from Czech Republic
        Solo traveler
        Dormitory (5 Adults) with Shared Bathroom
        Stayed 4 nights in April 2017

        Exceptional”

        The bunk bed was a bit rickety, but other than that it was great. Excellent location and very helpful staff.

        Reviewed May 02, 2017
        7.6
        Very good
        Philip from United Kingdom
        Couple
        Double Room
        Stayed 3 nights in February 2017

        Fine, but...”

        we had a room facing the library, above a bar that turned out to be very noisy. On two successive nights we were woken after midnight by rowdy revellers in the street below. The hostel could have done with its clientele clearing up better, as things were often left in sinks and worktops left unwiped. The hostel is very well positioned in the heart of town, convenient for museums and galleries

        Reviewed March 03, 2017
        8.8
        Excellent
        Chiang from Singapore
        Group
        Family Room
        Stayed 3 nights in December 2016

        near lots of places of interests”

        Stayed at Ariki Backpackers from 23-26 Dec. Staff is very friendly as well as the rest of the peoples staying there. Near to lots of places of interests such as Puke Ariki, Len-Eye and Coastal Walk. Room are spacious and generally clean (we stayed in the Family room). However, it can be quite noisy as there is a bar located downstairs, which partied till 2am. No carpark around, so need to park at the nearest carpark near the Intercity bus-point.

        Reviewed December 27, 2016
        9.2
        Exceptional
        Clement from France
        Solo traveler
        Dormitory - 1 Single Bed in 10-Bed
        Stayed 2 nights in August 2016

        Great”

        Good location, friendly staff, room with shower

        Reviewed August 13, 2016
        8.8
        Excellent
        Victor from Singapore
        Group
        Family Room
        Stayed 1 night in June 2016

        Good clean Backpackers”

        Good location, clean, nice balcony, very friendly staffs.

        Reviewed June 07, 2016
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Zeping from China
        Solo traveler
        Dormitory - 1 Single Bed in 10-Bed
        Stayed 1 night in May 2016

        nice and clean”

        it was a lovely stay with all the other backpackers!

        Reviewed May 24, 2016
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Muhammad from Malaysia
        Group
        Twin Room
        Stayed 1 night in April 2016

        Everything is awesome..love the host..”

        love this hotel..near to tourist attractions..

        Reviewed April 10, 2016
        9.0
        Exceptional
        SAEROM from South Korea
        Solo traveler
        Dormitory -- Female Only
        Stayed 1 night in December 2015

        Near the beach, valuable”

        Cheap, Location, Staff

        I stayed here 3 times within 3 months. Ariki backpackers is located just in front of the New plymouth beach?Sea? Anyway, It has very nice location. and the staffs are fab. They are kind. There is a restaurant on the ground floor, name of HOME. They have a special menu everyday and night. I recommend you stay this backpackers and eat in this restaurant

        Reviewed February 02, 2016
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