Ariki Backpackers

25 Ariki Street, New Plymouth CBD, New Plymouth, New Zealand, 4342 - See map
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8.6
Excellent
/10
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Housekeeping6
Beach1
Internet1
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Ariki Backpackers

"The staff and other guests were helpful and quiet."

Darryl - May 6, 2017

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9.4

Exceptional

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Exceptional location
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Excellent service
8.9 rating for service
Excellent cleanliness
8.2 rating for cleanliness
Excellent facilities on premise
8.1 facilities on premise
Very good comfort
7.8 room quality and comfort

Had a great time here over New Year, hostel was perfect for mixing with other travellers and having a laugh and a beer.

Stephen | January 3, 2020

Being central it was a stroll to the museum, beach and shops as well as the beautiful gardens overlooking the town.

Darryl | May 6, 2017

Great central location close to everything, staff are awesome and really make you feel welcome.

Stephen | January 3, 2020

A terrific location in the heart of New Plymouth and close to everything;

John | April 3, 2019

Plenty of places to eat near by and the kitchen is adequate.

Darryl | May 6, 2017

Very good hostel located in the centre of the town.

Mavis | November 15, 2019

  • Airport transfer

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Nightclub

  • Garden

Cheaper than 99% of all properties in New Plymouth in the last 24 hoursCompared to 151 New Plymouth properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money8.5
Distance to city center0KM
Location rating9.4

Rooms available at Ariki Backpackers

7.8
Very good
Room comfort & quality
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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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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Queen Room
Queen Room
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen 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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Double Room with Shared Bathroom
Double Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 queen 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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Bed in 10-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom
Bed in 10-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 single beds
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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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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Ariki Backpackers?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to Ariki Backpackers?

Ariki Backpackers is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 25 NZD. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hostel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Ariki Backpackers also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hostel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Ariki Backpackers has a car park available for guests.

What is the smoking policy at Ariki Backpackers?

Ariki Backpackers does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

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What people love about Ariki Backpackers

  • 9.6
    Exceptional
    Location

    "Ideal location in the heart of New Plymouth."

    Marion

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    June 15, 2018

  • 10.0
    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Excellent location and very helpful staff."

    Marcela

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    May 2, 2017

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    "Good, lively pub right next door."

    John

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    April 3, 2019

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Overall rating:
8.6
Excellent
105 reviews
Cleanliness
8.2
Facilities
8.1
Location
9.4
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What travelers say they love:
Clean bedroom, bathroom and spacious kitchen.
Mavis from New Zealand
Couple
More about Ariki Backpackers

More about Ariki Backpackers

Whether you're a tourist or traveling on business, Ariki Backpackers is a great choice for accommodation when visiting New Plymouth. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

Offering hotel guests superior services and a broad range of amenities, Ariki Backpackers is committed to ensuring that your stay is as comfortable as possible. The hotel offers access to a vast array of services, including luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas, family room, BBQ facilities, restaurant.

Guests can choose from 10 rooms, all of which exude an atmosphere of total peace and harmony. The complete list of recreational facilities is available at the hotel, including golf course (within 3 km), garden, water sports (non-motorized), karaoke. Whatever your reason for visiting New Plymouth, the Ariki Backpackers is the perfect venue for an exhilarating and exciting break away.

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Housekeeping
3 mentions
Internet
2 mentions
Food & Dining
1 mention
Beach
1 mention

What they offer

10.0
Exceptional

"Strongly recommend this accommodation!"

Chen

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May 26, 2019

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Agoda Reviews (105)Booking.com Reviews (461)
8.6
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10
Cleanliness8.2
Facilities8.1
Location9.4
Room comfort and quality7.8
Service8.9
Value for money8.5
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9+ Exceptional (21)
8-9 Excellent (15)
7-8 Very Good (9)
6-7 Good (4)
<6 Below Expectation (4)
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Mar - May (15)
Jun - Aug (8)
Sep - Nov (12)
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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
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
8.8
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
9.0
Exceptional
Jalaja from New Zealand
Family with teens
Double Room
Stayed 2 nights in December 2013

A pleasant stay and the hosts were very friendly.”

Friendly hosts, centrally located and well equipped kitchen

Very pleasant, and despite not having a car we were able to see all the things that New Plymouth had to offer as the hotel was centrally located and close to bus stops.

Reviewed December 22, 2013
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
7.0
Very good
Wing from New Zealand
Couple
Queen Room
Stayed 2 nights in October 2013

No quiet sleep expected till 02:30.”

One of the closest distance to the Puke Ariki and the coastal walkway and many points of interest

It is the worse pick of our stay in New Plymouth. This was the fifth times we visit . There is nothing wrong consider the choice of stay in Backpacker style accommodation, it is only that there is a bar\karaoke business below it till 2:30am. You should consider live band music and bright street lamp light with you during your sleep time. You had better ask from the friendly staff for the courtesy ears plugs during your check in if you do not bring along.

Reviewed November 12, 2013
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
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
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
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
Khai from Malaysia
Group
Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in December 2014

Friendliest staff ever!”

Very helpful staff, friendly guests, value for money

It was awesome. Staff was friendly and gave helpful suggestions. There was an event in the bar downstairs so it was a bit noisy, but the staff provided us with earplugs. Overall, it was a great stay. Highly recommended.

Reviewed December 19, 2014
10.0
Exceptional
HECUN
Solo traveler
Double Room
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

Exceptional”

Affordable price and friendly staff

Reviewed May 27, 2019
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
8.0
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
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
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
9.2
Exceptional
Clement from France
Solo traveler
Bed in 10-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in August 2016

Great”

Good location, friendly staff, room with shower

Reviewed August 13, 2016
8.3
Excellent
AKIHITO from Japan
Solo traveler
Dormitory
Stayed 2 nights in January 2016

Enjoyed beach walking”

Location, Cleanliness, Oceanviewing Balcony

Staff were helpful to provide inforation on sightseeing in accordance with your preference. I really liked its breezy sunny balcony as well. It is very close from inercity busstop.

Reviewed January 09, 2016
8.3
Excellent
Brian from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Dormitory - 1 Single Bed in 10-Bed
Stayed 3 nights in December 2015

Great Location”

Location,staff, rooms

Great place shame the showers were so poor. Only a dribble and boiling hot or freezing cold,

Reviewed January 05, 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
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