Overview of Criterion Art Deco Backpackers

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3.3 / 5
54 reviews
Guests rated this property 3.4/5 for cleanliness.


  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen


What's nearby

Popular LocationOpossum World3 min walk
Popular LocationMarine Parade3 min walk
Popular LocationOcean Spa6 min walk
AirportNapier (NPE-Hawke's Bay)14 min drive

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  • Double Room, Shared Bathroom

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    • Sleeps 2
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  • Twin Room, Shared Bathroom

    5/5 guest room rating

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    • Sleeps 2
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  • Twin Room, Private Bathroom

    4/5 guest room rating

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    • Sleeps 2
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  • Single Room, Shared Bathroom

    5/5 guest room rating

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    • Sleeps 1
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  • Double Room, Private Bathroom

    5/5 guest room rating

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    • Sleeps 2
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  • Triple Room, Shared Bathroom

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    • Sleeps 3
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  • Family Room, Private Bathroom

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    • Sleeps 4
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  • Shared Dormitory, Women only, Shared Bathroom

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    • Sleeps 3
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  • Shared Dormitory, Shared Bathroom (8 beds)

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    • Sleeps 1
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  • Shared Dormitory, Multiple Beds, Shared Bathroom (10 beds)

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    • Sleeps 1
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  • Quadruple Room, Mixed Dorm, Shared Bathroom

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    • Sleeps 1
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  • Shared Dormitory

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About this area


Criterion Art Deco Backpackers is located in Napier. Mission Estate Winery and Church Road Winery are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's going on at McLean Park, or consider a night out at Napier Soundshell.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Opossum World - 3 min walk
  • Marine Parade - 3 min walk
  • Ocean Spa - 6 min walk
  • Napier Prison - 11 min walk
  • Nelson Park - 5 min drive

Getting around

  • Napier (NPE-Hawke's Bay) - 14 min drive

About this property

Criterion Art Deco Backpackers

Adults-only hostel in Napier
This smoke-free hostel features a microwave in a common area, a fridge in a common area and a library. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a TV in a common area. This hostel has 25 rooms. Limited housekeeping is available.
Criterion Art Deco Backpackers offers 25 forms of accommodation with a safe. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.

Property amenities


Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

No on-site parking available


No lifts

Guest services

Front desk (limited hours)
Housekeeping (limited)

Languages spoken



If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


Shared microwave
Shared fridge
Smoke-free property
TV in reception

Room amenities



Food and drink

Shared kitchen access





Check-in between 2:00 PM and 9:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 15


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 9 AM - 9:00 PM


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children younger than 16 are not allowed at this adults-only property; all guests 16 and older are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types

American Express
Diners Club
JCB International

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No on-site parking is available.
  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve on-site parking.

We should mention

Guests under 16 years old are not permitted at this adults-only property

National rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

Guest reviews

Guest rating
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Nice stay in an interesting town....

I had a nice stay and liked the simple accom central in Napier.

Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020


    Very nice for the price. The bunk bed was extremely wobbly and moved quite a bit when either some one in the top or bottom moved.

    Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020


    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    Photos on the internet were misleading and gave the impression that the single rooms were more modern and hotel like.

    Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2020


    • Liked: Cleanliness
    • Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities

    This property is in an awesome location and would be amazing if it was upgraded. Our room was adequate, but there were so many things 'not working' that it became a bit of a joke. Electrical outlets and light switches that didn't work, and a double kitchen sink in our room that had had the taps removed....??!! The whole property had a stale odour about it too. Having said that, we were perfectly comfortable for our one-night stay and you can't beat the location.

    Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020


    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
    • Disliked: Property conditions & facilities

    The building has all the character and charm of the period and is kept clean however repairs are needed to some facilities

    Stayed 4 nights in Jan 2020