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25 Ariki Street, New Plymouth New Zealand See on map
Free Wifi
Non-Smoking Hotel
Airport Transportation
Family Rooms
Golf Course
3.5 Star accommodation
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Hotel class
Hotel Amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Airport Transportation
Golf Course
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Self-Serve Laundry
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
Price range
USD 34 - USD 49 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New Zealand > North Island > Taranaki Region > New Plymouth
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All reviewsgreat locationcoastal walkwaycentre of townstayed longerplace to stayfriendly helpful stafftwo nightswould definitely stay here againminute walkhostelearplugsplymouthsupermarket
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Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Ariki is the place to stay! Been here a couple of times now and always feel at home. The staff are absolute legends, the place is clean and well equipped, it's right in the centre of town and did I mention how cool the staff...More

Thank Jonnyredlocks
Reviewed 22 February 2018

I enjoyed staying here and met some really nice people. The staff was friendly and helpful. The place is slightly worn and at 30 dollars a night for a six bed dorm I'd say it's slightly overpriced compared to other places in New Zealand, however...More

Thank ChantalGro
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

I stayed in this hostel for two nights and not bad at all. The location is good, not far from the intercity bus station and not far to go for a wonder. The room itself is good and pretty spacious. I really liked the lounge...More

Thank blot17
Reviewed 13 December 2017

This hostel is just a bunch of whole furnitures thrown in together. There was NO SECURITY at all, NO LOCKS ON THE DOORS, and a smelly dog was wandering about the whole place which was not sanitary. The bunks don't have any ladder to climb...More

Thank bunny_deluxe
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Great, friendly helpful staff, nice enough rooms and great location. Only grumble would be the window that didn't quite shut properly, leading to not much sleep thanks to the bars downstairs, but such are the perils of getting a backpackers in the middle of town...More

Thank Dave_the_Slushy
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"try to stay in room 8 if you can"
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"Away from the pub"
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"Book early as they do get some very busy and book on weekends when events are happening."
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