Located on the west coast of New Zealand's North Island, Ariki Backpackers is just 328 feet from New Plymouth's shops, pubs and bus terminal. It offers a restaurant, a tour desk and a communal kitchen. Located above Icons Sports Bar, New Plymouth Ariki Backpackers is 2 minutes' walk from well-known coastal art piece The Wind Wand. It is 6 minutes' drive from both Stadium Taranaki and Brooklands Zoo. This friendly hostel offers a guest lounge with satellite TV, a communal kitchen and a large outdoor patio with BBQ facilities. There are internet facilities, a DVD library and a guest laundry. The tour desk books mountain trips, surfing, farm tours, seal watching and cultural tours. Ariki Backpackers offers dormitories and private rooms. Rooms with private bathroom facilities are available. There are female-only and male-only dorms on offer.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.4)

FREE parking!


Availability

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Room Type
Number of guests
 
1 twin bed
and
1 full bed
1 bunk bed
and
1 queen bed
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Property practices

This property told us they've implemented certain practices across some or all of these categories: waste, water, energy and greenhouse gases, destination and community, and nature.
Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
9.6
Facilities
8.3
Cleanliness
8.3
Comfort
8.4
Value for money
9.0
Location
9.4
Free Wifi
8.8
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Guests who stayed here loved

  • Kate
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Excellent location. We took our two children (3&6) and stayed in the family room. It was perfect for us.
  • Margaret
    United States of America United States of America
    Really friendly reception and comfortable beds. Very clean facilities and nice big kitchen. Great place!
  • Erin
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Very nice stuff, everything just meets your needs. Room is clean and warm.

Area info

Amenities of Ariki Backpackers
Great facilities! Review score, 8.3

Most popular amenities
  • Free parking
  • Free Wifi
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Bathroom
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Linens
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
Activities
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
  • Live sports events (broadcast)
    Off-site
  • Live music/Performance
    Off-site
  • Temporary art galleries
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Water park
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Nightclub/DJ
  • Bowling
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Cycling
    Off-site
  • Hiking
    Off-site
  • Windsurfing
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Karaoke
  • Skiing
    Off-site
  • Fishing
    Off-site
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    Additional charge
Internet
Wifi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
Services
  • Shuttle service
    Additional charge
  • Grocery deliveries
    Additional charge
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Baggage storage
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
General
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Carpeted
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Accessibility
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Languages Spoken
  • English

House rules
Ariki Backpackers takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in
From 16:00 to 20:00
You need to let the property know what time you'll be arriving in advance.
Check-out
From 06:00 to 10:00
Cancellation/ prepayment
Cancelation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Enter your stay dates and check the conditions of your selected option.
Refundable damage deposit
A damage deposit of NZD 30 is required on arrival. That's about US$17. This will be collected as a cash payment. You should be reimbursed on check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full in cash, subject to an inspection of the property.
Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 13 and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Extra bed upon request
NZD 15 per child, per night
Crib upon request
Free
3 - 12 years
Extra bed upon request
NZD 15 per child, per night

Prices for cribs and extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction
The minimum age for check-in is 18
Pets
Pets are not allowed.
Accepted payment methods
VisaDiners ClubJCBEftposCash

The fine print
Must-know information for guests at this property

Please inform Ariki Backpackers of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

A damage deposit of NZD 30 is required on arrival. This will be collected as a cash payment. You should be reimbursed on check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full, in cash, subject to an inspection of the property.

FAQs about Ariki Backpackers

  • The nearest beach is 0.9 miles from Ariki Backpackers. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Check-in at Ariki Backpackers is from 4:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • Ariki Backpackers is 2,600 feet from the center of New Plymouth. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Ariki Backpackers offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Skiing
    • Bowling
    • Fishing
    • Karaoke
    • Windsurfing
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Water park
    • Nightclub/DJ
    • Live music/Performance
    • Bicycle rental
    • Temporary art galleries
    • Live sports events (broadcast)

  • The prices at Ariki Backpackers may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.