Located on the west coast of New Zealand's North Island, Ariki Backpackers is just 350 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 9.2 for a two-person trip.

Ariki Backpackers has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Nov 26, 2013

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.4)


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Max adults: 3
Queen Room
  • 1 twin bed and
  • 1 full bed
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Max adults: 4
Family Room
  • 1 bunk bed and
  • 1 queen bed
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4 reasons to choose Ariki Backpackers

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  • The staff speaks English
Closest beaches
  • Fitzroy Beach

    Fitzroy Beach

    8.4 Very good beach
    4,900 feet from property
  • Ngamotu Beach

    Ngamotu Beach

    8.3 Very good beach
    1.5 miles from property
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Area Info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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What's nearby
  • Pukekura Park
    0.1 miles
  • Len Lye Centre
    0.1 miles
  • Govett Brewster Art Gallery
    0.1 miles
  • TSB Stadium
    0.8 miles
  • Brooklands Zoo
    1 miles
  • Yarrow Stadium
    1 miles
  • Port Taranaki
    2.1 miles
  • Te Rewa Rewa Bridge
    2.6 miles
  • Paritutu Rock
    2.6 miles
  • Pukeiti Rhododendron Park
    4.9 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant The Good Home
    0 miles
  • Cafe/Bar The Landing Cafe
    0 miles
Natural Beauty
  • Lake
    9.3 miles
  • Mountain
    18.6 miles
  • River
    0 miles
  • Ocean/Sea
    0.1 miles
Beaches in the Neighborhood
  • Fitzroy Beach
    4,900 feet
  • Ngamotu Beach
    1.5 miles
  • Back Beach
    2.7 miles
  • Bell Block Beach
    2.8 miles
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Amenities of Ariki Backpackers
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • BBQ facilities
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen
Activities
  • Live sports events (broadcast) Off-site
  • Live music/Performance Off-site
  • Temporary art galleries Off-site Additional charge
  • Water park Off-site Additional charge
  • Nightclub/DJ
  • Bowling Off-site Additional charge
  • Cycling Off-site
  • Hiking Off-site
  • Windsurfing Off-site Additional charge
  • Karaoke
  • Skiing Off-site
  • Fishing Off-site
  • Golf course (within 2 miles) Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Snack bar
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not possible) and charges may apply.
  • Accessible parking
  • Street parking
Front Desk Services
  • Baggage storage
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
General
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English
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Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

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

Check-in

4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Check-out

6:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Refundable damage deposit

A damage deposit of NZD 30 is required on arrival. That's about 19.16USD. 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 are considered 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
Crib by request
Free
Extra bed by request
NZD 15 per child, per night
3 - 12 years
Extra bed by request
NZD 15 per child, per night

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The maximum number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check your selected room for the maximum capacity.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

Visa Eftpos JCB Diners Club Ariki Backpackers accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

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. That's about 19.16USD. 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

  • 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
    • Temporary art galleries
    • Live sports events (broadcast)

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at Ariki Backpackers (subject to availability):

    • Parking
    • Street parking
    • Accessible parking

  • 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.

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