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Ariki Backpackers, New Plymouth

3.5-starOfficial New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®
25 Ariki Street, New Plymouth, 4312, New Zealand

City-center hostel in New Plymouth
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  • Awesome location right In the CBD of New Plymouth. TV and WiFi work great in the room.…Oct 31, 2018
  • Very close (right at the center) of the bus station, the information centre is just…Mar 4, 2018
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Ariki Backpackers, New Plymouth

from $44
  • Family Room, Ensuite
  • Queen Anne Suite with Ensuite
  • Double Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Twin Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Shared Dormitory (10 Person, Mixed)
  • Shared Dormitory (5 Person, Mixed)
  • Shared Dormitory (6 Person, Mixed)
  • Shared Dormitory (6 Person, Female Only)
  • Double Room, Ensuite

What’s around Ariki Backpackers, New Plymouth


  • Heart of New Plymouth
  • Centre City Shopping Centre - 2 min walk
  • Wind Wand - 3 min walk
  • TSB Showplace - 4 min walk
  • Puke Ariki - 4 min walk
  • Govett-Brewster Art Gallery - 4 min walk
  • Saint Mary's Church - 6 min walk
  • Observatory - 11 min walk

Getting around

  • New Plymouth (NPL) - 15 min drive
  • Free parking nearby
  • Onsite parking not available

At a glance

Key facts


  • 10 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 floor


  • Check-in time 11 AM-10 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Express check-out
There is no front desk at this property. If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM please contact the property at least 72 hours in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact this property in advance to arrange check-in. Please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas *



  • No parking

  • Free nearby parking
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Free use of nearby fitness center
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount)
Working away
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas

In the room

Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
Freshen up
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Digital TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Shared accommodations

Special features


The Good Home Bar - Overlooking the garden, this restaurant specializes in Modern European cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available.

Ariki Backpackers, New Plymouth’s small print

Also known as

  • Ariki Backpackers
  • Ariki Backpackers Hostel
  • Ariki Backpackers Hostel New Plymouth
  • Ariki Backpackers New Plymouth


Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Optional extras

WiFi is available in public areas for NZD 5.00 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)

Wired Internet access is available in public areas for NZD 5.00 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 35 reviews

Ariki Backpackers, New Plymouth
Would stay there again
This was a second stay at this hostel. The private room is great. The rooftop terrace is the best :)
Klara, au1 night romance trip
Ariki Backpackers, New Plymouth
Great place to stay in New Plymouth. The staff was friendly and gave a lot of tipps about the area and the location is really central with lots of eateries, shops, etc. I really liked the cozy commonrooms which so that you can chat with the other visitors if you wanted to.
Klara, au1 night romance trip
Ariki Backpackers, New Plymouth
Very Good8.0
Conveniently situated backpackers
Ariki is a backpackers not a hotel, and offers value for money without any frills. Good points were location (near Intercity coach stop, seafront and town), friendly and helpful guy on reception, and we had our own twin ensuite room. Useful to be able to use shared fridge etc in main kitchen, and the establishment felt friendly and safe. The downside was that it was a bit scruffy, furniture was old and surfaces were dusty, and outlook from our rear room was onto a blank wall across a narrow alley. Pub downstairs was doing a good exclusive deal for people staying at the backpackers, pizza and a beer.
Ross, gbOther trip
Ariki Backpackers, New Plymouth
Very Good8.0
Fantastic location.
Great location but of course that comes with a noise factor. We were warned on arrival that Saturday nights are noisy. We were even offered ear plugs. Lol. We just dealt with it as best we could. Sunday night was fine. Kitchen was often messy with unwashed dishes left around but tgat cant be blamed on the hostel but on lazy other guests. Door of our shared shower was really difficult to lock . Probably needs fixing. We got a park right outside the front door which was a great stroke of luck.All in all, 2 nights here worked ok for us.
Susan, nz2 night trip with friends
Ariki Backpackers, New Plymouth
Not many other options in New Plymouth
I was disappointed in this hostel considering how highly rated it was. Pros: staff where nice and informative: Cons: kitchen was always a mess but this might be who was staying at the hostel, bunk beds were really saggy and uncomfortable almost hammock like, security was poor as there was no lockers, dorm door was usually left open and no locks on the showers. Also in a really noisy area by a bar making it difficult to sleep.
, ca2 night trip

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Ariki Backpackers, New Plymouth

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