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Lejre, Denmark
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

I spend 3 nights here and it is a greah hostel for backpackers. The rooms are clean. The bathrooms are VERY clean (THANK YOU!!). The staff is super helpful and polite. I was missing 2$ in cash for my payment and the receptionist was just like "nah, it's fine". Really enjoyed my stay here. The only thing was that my...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 April 2016

If you like art deco, you'll like it here. Loads of character, great communal space, nice rooms that are in the process of being done up, and great location in the centre of town. And the staff were friendly too.

1Thank Alan C
Queenstown, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

This hostel is full of character! The common areas are done in an old lounge style making them unique, spacious, and a great place to chill. Also features a second floor balcony which is a great place to watch the hustle and bustle on a sunny day. Excellent well equipped kitchen that has everything you need. A great choice for...

1Thank I_Test44
County Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 10 April 2016

We initially booked with Archie's Bunker Backpackers in Napier but they forgot our reservation so we have been directed to Criterion Art Deco Backpackers. We stayed only one night but we could have stayed at least a week, it was so nice. The manager was really cool and welcoming and she made us pay only $60 for the room instead...

2Thank Justine G
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 7 April 2016

Housed in a 1932 converted hotel it is in the best location right in the heart of Napier. They have a variety of different room options to choose from, a huge lounge area and a huge kitchen. Only thing lacking is an outdoor area, although they do have a skinny little balcony off the lounge. They even offer a free...

1Thank JazzyPerth
Hamilton, Canada
Reviewed 2 April 2016

Great location Free street parking Saturday night and Sunday Free WiFi did not work We had planned to camp in Taupo but there was so much rain we tried to find a hotel instead but all booked. We called the Criterion who held one of the last rooms for us so we made the drive to Napier and were very...

1Thank HojasRojas
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

The Art Deco facade and interior are really lovely. Well equipped, large kitchen and plenty of great communal space furnished in the style. Very spacious and generous, including wifi. Outdoor areas are very limited. Central to everything!

1Thank Noela O
Raglan, New Zealand
Reviewed 24 February 2016

I stayed at the Cri last year for Napier Art deco weekend and again this year. Had the best time - I cannot fault the place. Best place for a view of the deco parade. Plenty of room and a comfy bed. True there is no parking but it is an art deco building in the main street in the...

1Thank McTon
Weymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

What a lovely place right in the centre of it all. A mission revival style building outside n some faded art deco glory inside. Check out the door knobs n stained glass panel as you go down the stairs. Free continental breakfast, cereals , tea n coffee. Large comfortable lounges. Big kitchen area. Clean n comfortable rooms. Limited off road...

1Thank Pauline A
Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

Really cool Art Deco building in the centre of the city by the beach (you'd have the Main Street right below and the beach could be seen from the balcony of the hostel). The kitchen is big and very well-equipped, even though it does get crowded around dinner time. Lots of bathrooms and showers, big main area to relax, LOVELY...

1Thank Linnéa Ö

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  • Free Internet
  • Breakfast included
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Criterion Art Deco Backpackers

Address: City Centre 48 Emerson Street, Napier 4110, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region > Napier
Price Range: $51 - $56 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 24
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“Get a room back away from the common area.”
SimonK755, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Various room options from dorms to ensuite doubles”
Timari2, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Can be street noise if on the side of the Rose Bar across the street. I just wore earplugs on weekend nights”
McTon, 23 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Go somewhere else”
salsunny, 20 Dec 2015 | Read review
“10 person dorms are actually split up into two rooms, 6 in one and 4 in the other”
PaigeV440, 16 Mar 2015 | Read review
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