Located in New Plymouth, Ariki Backpackers is in the city centre and by the ocean. Fitzroy Golf Club and Sentry Hill Winery are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Pukekura Park and East End Reserve. Observatory and Brooklands Zoo are also worth visiting. Kayaking and surfing/boogie boarding offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with hiking/biking trails nearby.
Eco-friendly New Plymouth hostel in New Plymouth CBD with coffee shop/café
This hostel features a coffee shop/café, a snack bar/deli and a rooftop terrace. Additionally, WiFi in public areas, coffee/tea in a common area and a business centre are on-site. All rooms are shared and offer free WiFi and desks.
Ariki Backpackers offers 10 forms of shared accommodation with blackout curtains. This individually decorated accommodation includes desks. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.
Awards and affiliations
Green/Sustainable Property This property participates in Qualmark, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.
Cleaning and safety practices
Enhanced cleanliness measures
Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.
Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: WiFi (NZD 5.00 per 24-hour period), Wired Internet (surcharge)
Parking and public transport
No on-site parking available
24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)
Food and drink
1 coffee shop/cafe
Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
Front desk (limited hours)
If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
The front desk is open daily from 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and lockbox information; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact this property in advance to arrange check-in.
Staffed front desk, lockbox
Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)
Service animals are exempt from fees
Children and extra beds
Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.
Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: NZD 5.00 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
Fee for wired Internet in public areas: NZD 5.00 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
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
This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, Diners Club, JCB International, debit cards and cash
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property
This Backpacker property has been rated 3 star plus.
Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®
Property is also known as
Ariki Backpackers Hostel
Ariki Backpackers Hostel New Plymouth
Ariki Backpackers New Plymouth
Ariki Backpackers New Plymouth
Ariki Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Ariki Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation New Plymouth
Frequently asked questions
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
As of 26 Oct 2021, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Ariki Backpackers on 6 Nov 2021 start from NZ$74, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Ariki Backpackers doesn't offer parking.
Check-in is from 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM.
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Yes, there's an airport shuttle.
Located in New Plymouth CBD, this eco-friendly hostel is steps away from Centre City Shopping Centre, Wind Wand and Puke Ariki. TSB Showplace and Govett-Brewster Art Gallery are also within 5 minutes.
Yes, Ariki Backpackers offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Ariki Backpackers cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Overall score and ratings
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