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Overview of Ariki Backpackers

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Terrace/patio
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Individually decorated, desk, blackout curtains, free WiFi
Individually decorated, desk, blackout curtains, free WiFi

Ariki Backpackers

3.5 out of 5

4.3/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Business services
  • Laundry

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Social distancing
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C

Explore the area

    Popular LocationCentre City Shopping Centre2 min walk
    Popular LocationWind Wand3 min walk
    Popular LocationPuke Ariki4 min walk
    AirportNew Plymouth (NPL)11 min drive

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Double Room, Ensuite

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Twin Room, Shared Bathroom

4/5 guest room rating
  • City view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Single Beds

Double Room, Shared Bathroom

5/5 guest room rating
  • City view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Shared Dormitory (5 Person, Mixed)

5/5 guest room rating
  • City view
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bed

Family Room, Ensuite

No guest room rating
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 Double Bed and 1 Single Bed

Shared Dormitory (6 Person, Mixed)

5/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bed

Queen Anne Suite with Ensuite

5/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed and 1 Single Bed

Shared Dormitory (10 Person, Mixed)

5/5 guest room rating
  • City view
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bed

Shared Dormitory (6 Person, Female Only)

No guest room rating
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bed

About this area

New Plymouth

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 Egmont National Park and Pukekura Park. 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.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Centre City Shopping Centre - 2 min walk
  • Wind Wand - 3 min walk
  • TSB Showplace - 3 min walk
  • Puke Ariki - 4 min walk
  • Govett-Brewster Art Gallery - 4 min walk

Getting around

  • New Plymouth (NPL) - 11 min drive

Restaurants

  • The Good Home Bar — 1 min walk
  • Ozone Coffee Roaster - 3 min walk
  • Kathakali - 4 min walk
  • India Today - 4 min walk
  • Monica's Eatery - 4 min walk

About this property

Ariki Backpackers

3.5-star 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.

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

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • 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
  • Return airport shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Bike rentals

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Snack bar/deli

Conveniences

  • Front-desk safe
  • Library
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • Business centre
  • Meeting rooms

Outdoors

  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Rooftop terrace

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Upper floors only accessible by stairs

More

  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains

Bathroom

  • Hairdryer (on request)

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access

More

  • Desk
  • Individually decorated
  • Shared accommodations

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 10 AM
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

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.

Access methods

Staffed front desk, lockbox

Pets

Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

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 credit cards, 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

National rating

Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodation in New Zealand. This Backpacker property has been rated 3 star plus, which is displayed on this page as 3.5 stars.
Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®

Property is also known as

Ariki Backpackers
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

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Ariki Backpackers and receive a full refund?
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.
How much does it cost to stay at Ariki Backpackers?
As of 12 Apr 2021, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Ariki Backpackers on 16 Apr 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.
Is Ariki Backpackers pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at Ariki Backpackers?
Ariki Backpackers doesn't offer parking.
What time is check-in at Ariki Backpackers?
Check-in is from 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM.
What time is check-out at Ariki Backpackers?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Does Ariki Backpackers provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle.
Where is Ariki Backpackers located?
Located in New Plymouth CBD, this 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.

Overall score and ratings

4.3

Excellent

Rating 5 - Excellent. 48 out of 105 reviews
5 - Excellent 46%
Rating 4 - Good. 41 out of 105 reviews
4 - Good 39%
Rating 3 - Okay. 13 out of 105 reviews
3 - Okay 12%
Rating 2 - Poor. 2 out of 105 reviews
2 - Poor 2%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 105 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%

4.0/5

Cleanliness

4.5/5

Staff & service

4.0/5

Amenities

3.8/5

Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Very central to museums, shops, bars, eateries and the coastal walk and cycleway
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2020

4/5 Good

Travelled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Good place. Friendly staff. Our stay was very pleasant
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2020

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Staff very friendly and knowledgable great central location
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019

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