Ariki Backpackers, New Plymouthrecommended
Exciting Mountain TripsEmbark on thrilling mountain adventures organized by the tour desk, where you can explore the breathtaking landscapes of Taranaki and its surrounding alpine regions.
Thrilling Surfing ExperiencesCatch the perfect wave as the tour desk books exciting surfing trips, giving you the opportunity to ride the renowned surf breaks of New Plymouth and experience the thrilling world of surfing.
Authentic Farm ToursImmerse yourself in the rural charm of Taranaki with guided farm tours, where you can get up close and personal with friendly farm animals and learn about traditional farming practices.
Enchanting Seal WatchingDiscover the awe-inspiring beauty of New Zealand's wildlife with seal watching tours, where you can observe these playful creatures in their natural habitat along the stunning coastline.
Cultural ToursDive into the rich Maori heritage of the area with cultural tours that offer an immersive experience, including traditional performances, storytelling, and a deeper understanding of the local culture and customs.
Kayaking AdventuresExplore the surrounding waters of New Plymouth with exciting kayaking trips, allowing you to paddle along the picturesque coastline and discover hidden bays and secluded beaches.
- Farm-to-Table Experiences
- Movie Nights
- Outdoor BBQ Gatherings
- Cultural Performances
- Rooftop Terrace with Sea Views
- Breathtaking Hiking Trails
- Cycling Adventures
- Fishing Excursions
- Non-smoking rooms
- No parking
- No pets allowed
- Baggage storage
- Smoke detectors
- Fire extinguishers
- Key access
Sports & Fitness
- Wind surfing
- Golf course
- Shared kitchen
- Electric kettle
- Airport shuttle
- Bicycle rental
- Board games
Spa & Leisure
- Aqua park
- Live entertainment
- Night club
- Sun terrace
- Garden area
- Leisure/ TV room
- Air conditioning
- Garden furniture
- Shared kitchen
- Electric kettle
- Flat-screen TV
- Carpeted floor
Ariki Backpackers in New Plymouth is conveniently located in the heart of the city, providing numerous benefits for travelers. Situated on Ariki Street, it offers easy access to various landmarks such as the Coastal Walkway, Pukekura Park, and the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery. The surrounding area has a vibrant and lively vibe with plenty of cafes, restaurants, and shops nearby. Additionally, public transportation is readily available with bus stops within walking distance, allowing travelers to explore the rest of the city and its attractions with ease.
- City landmarks
Ariki Backpackers Reviews
Just stayed at Ariki Backpackers for three nights last week. The location is perfect, right in the center and close to the bus station. The staff, especially Rob the boss, was incredibly helpful and gave great advice. The upgraded room was a nice surprise and the bed was very comfortable. The common kitchen had everything I needed and more. The soundproofing was excellent and I slept soundly. Plus, there was a beautiful cat!
Would be happy to recommend this hotel.
I had a great stay at Ariki Backpackers! The location was easy to find and convenient for exploring the city and waterfront. The staff were friendly and helpful, cleaning the dorms and bathrooms daily. The kitchen was well stocked and had plenty of space for multiple people to cook. I also loved the deal with the bar next door for a tasty pizza and beer. Plus, the owner's dog was a fun and friendly addition to the hostel.
Located in the heart of the town, this backpackers is conveniently close to the bus stop and a variety of shops and cafes. Guests praised the friendly and welcoming staff, who provided valuable local knowledge and were accommodating to special requests. The room offered comfortable beds, and the security features of the hostel, such as door codes and locking rooms, provided peace of mind. Despite the noise from the attached bar and the street, guests were able to sleep well with the help of earplugs.
The facilities in the hostel, including the kitchen and bathrooms, were in need of improvement and cleanliness.
During our stay, we were delighted with the ideal location of the accommodation. It was conveniently close to all the places we wanted to visit, including iconic spots and tourist attractions. Moreover, the proximity to the sea offered us breathtaking views from the balcony area. The room we stayed in was not fancy but comfortable and clean, providing us with the perfect base for our travels. The friendly and helpful staff only enhanced our experience. Additionally, the availability of cheap bike rentals and washing facilities added great convenience to our stay.
We did encounter some minor inconveniences. The bathroom facilities, particularly the shower, could use some improvement in terms of water pressure and temperature control.
The location is convenient, close to the beach and various cafes/bars. It is also near the Inter City regional bus service, making it easy to explore the area. There are supermarkets within walking distance, and the street parking is generally easy to find.
Limited parking options and having to carry baggage a few blocks away raised concerns about the safety of the car overnight and the potential cost of a parking ticket.
This hotel is in the perfect location in the center of town, making it easy to explore all the nearby amenities. The staff here are young and helpful, always ready to assist with any requests. The rooms are comfortable and well soundproofed, ensuring a peaceful night's sleep. The common kitchen is small but fully equipped with everything you need, and even a little extra. The warmth and compactness of this hotel creates a welcoming atmosphere, making it easy to connect with fellow travelers. The friendly staff add to this pleasant ambiance, ensuring that guests feel at home. Additionally, the hotel offers a wide range of facilities and services, such as bicycle hire, housekeeping, and a laundry service, making for a comfortable and convenient stay.
I highly recommend this place to others.
Friendly staff, amazing Chinese lady at reception, great location near the beach and bus station, comfortable beds, well-equipped kitchen, cozy common area with regional books and radio.
The location of Ariki Backpackers was ideal, with easy access to the coastal walkway, shops, and cafes. We found the staff to be friendly and accommodating. Despite some outdated facilities, the room we stayed in was clean and comfortable. I would recommend this hotel.
Walking distance to all amenities and the highlight of the day was visiting the museum. The kitchen setup was big and spacious, and the staff were friendly and helpful.
Heavy rain restricted our day plan, missed out on scenic walks. No free parking, had to park a few blocks away.
The staff were allergy-conscious, changing the duvet for a hypoallergenic one. Great advice on activities and transport. Laid-back staff made everyone feel welcome. Super helpful Rob, Chris, and Julia. Fantastic location with a view and nearby amenities.
I had such an amazing experience staying at this place! The staff were incredibly friendly and welcoming, always going out of their way to make sure I had everything I needed. They had so much local knowledge and were happy to share it with me, making my trip even more enjoyable. The location of this hotel is absolutely perfect, right in the heart of town. I could easily walk to the iSite, Library, and Puke Ariki, which was filled with books about the Taranaki region. Plus, being so close to the foreshore walkway, bars, cafes, and the city center mall was incredibly convenient. The service provided here was top-notch, with amenities like bicycle hire, housekeeping, laundry, and even an airport shuttle available. The staff really went above and beyond to make my stay here an absolute gem.
I highly recommend this hotel to all my friends.
We stayed at a backpackers in a great location, just steps from the bus station. The staff were friendly and helpful, especially Rob who gave us a tour and provided useful advice. The kitchen was well-equipped and organized, and the sleep facilities were nicely separated from the lounge and kitchen areas. We also enjoyed the company of their friendly pet dogs, including a well-behaved pup.
We had a great experience staying at Ariki Backpackers. The twin room with shared bath was clean and comfortable, with all linens and towels provided. The hostel is conveniently located near shopping, bars, restaurants, the iSite, and the ocean. We especially enjoyed hanging out on the great deck. I'll definitely recommend this place.
I had a great Easter stay at this hotel. They offered two nice complimentary features that made me feel welcome. The location was perfect! It was so easy to explore the area since it was only a short walk to the water and all the supermarkets were nearby. Another advantage I enjoyed was the en suite bathroom in the dorm room that added a bit of privacy.
There were a few negative aspects during my stay. The lighting in the room was poor and a bit grubby in some communal areas.
Stayed at a backpacker's with a lovely guest lounge and outdoor patio. Great opportunity to avoid summer and winter in the Alpine regions. Amazing performances and food at WOMAD festival.
Oh, I just loved the dog wandering around the place, not everyone's cup of tea but hey, it added a certain charm.