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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hostel is ok. A male who lives in a flat downstairs who I assume is the manager is so rude. He screamed at a girl for cooking one minute past 10.30pm which is the time the kitchen closes. Made a fool out of her in front of everyone and asked her if she was blind and pointed to the sign...

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed staying at this hostel staff and guests all very friendly everything you need and a really nice building to stay in. Would definitely recommend - in walking distance of town - can park outside but only for 2 hours in daytime - but there is parking on the road behind.

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Thank sambeck23
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

This hostel is very cozy and has the most comfortable beds that I have encountered in my travels through New Zealand. The bathrooms are all single toilet/shower combinations which is a nice change of pace from dorm style. The hostel is within easy walking distance from the main drag of Napier as well as a stone's throw from the ocean....

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Thank WanderLust406
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Well equipped hostel in great location close to sea ad supermarket. Comfy beds and friendly staff. they hire bikes ($20 per day which is the cheapest you will find) and have laundry machines. there are lots of bathrooms so you wont have to wait long which can be a problem in some hostels.

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Thank Lucy G
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Great hostel. Tidy rooms but they are small. Large communal space makes up for it. Great facilities. Friendly staff. Bed was just ok - no springs in the mattress on the bunk beds so a bit stiff on waking. No fly screens on the windows and no fans in the room so I got eaten by sand flies in the...

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Thank Gabrielle B
Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

This delightful survivor of both the earthquake & the developers chequebook is perfect for those who travel with a backpack. It is unsuitable for those in cars because parking is only on the street & that is nearly impossible on Marine Parade. I arrived by bicycle & was welcomed with a smile & storage for my bike & trailer. Yes...

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Thank darbynwest
Braunschweig, Germany
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Definetly not a bad hostel. I only expected a little more, because this place is a little bit too run down for a Yha. Staff was helpfull, free fast wifi. At least the bathrooms were clean enough. Overall good but could be better.

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Thank Lionheart92
Catania, Italy
Reviewed 9 January 2017

In the center of Napier, we stayed in this lovely hostel only for one night but it was very nice. Looks like a little family house. Clean. Good kitchen and cosy tv-room. Nice staff. Good facilities. Cheap.

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Thank Marie-Anne M
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Older more run down hostel. However the rooms are big and the bathrooms lovely and clean. Stayed in a double corner room with greats views of the ocean with big windows. Bathroom short walk down hallway. Great price for a night stay would recommend to anyone.

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Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

The hostel is in a good location. The beach is right across the road. The room was a little small (but probably average for a hostel). The kitchen and fridge were good size. Parking is limited to just what is on the side of the road.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located on the beachfront close to Napier city centre, the YHA Napier hostel has character, fantastic sea views (all the way to South America!), spacious rooms, cheerful staff and a convivial atmosphere. Originally a waterfront hotel this rambling survivor of the 1931 Napier earthquake is now a top rated backpacker hostel by Hostelworld.com customers. Backpacker accommodation at YHA Napier includes comfortable twin, double, shared and single rooms. ... more   less 

Additional Information about YHA Napier

Address: 277 Marine Parade, Napier 4110, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region > Napier
Price Range: $53 - $63 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — YHA Napier 4*
Number of rooms: 50
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“Choose somewhere else, the worst hostel I have ever stayed at. Dorms did seem slightly better than the doubles/twin rooms.”
richiemurray, 7 Feb 2016 | Read review
“It's a converted hotel with meandering extensions so rooms vary. Upper levels naturally allow you to see more.”
Bustopher_Deane, 22 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Shop around”
kirstyc407, 22 Dec 2014 | Read review
“Being a 100 year old+ building, there are some plumbing noises etc. that they can't do anything about, but once you know what it is you learn to live with it.”
mummakook, 1 Sep 2014 | Read review
“Just not the room I described.”
Xunliang_Lin, 28 Jul 2014 | Read review
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