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Stables Lodge Backpackers

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Front of property
Beach nearby
Beach nearby
Premium bedding, free WiFi

Overview of Stables Lodge Backpackers

Stables Lodge Backpackers

2.0 star property
No-frills hostel in Napier

7.2/10 Good

32 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry facilities
370 Hastings Street, Napier, 4110

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Napier South

Getting around

  • Napier (NPE-Hawke's Bay) - 13 min drive


  • Thai Hutt Restaurant - 3 min walk
  • Raffles Street Cafe - 4 min walk
  • Pacifica - 4 min walk
  • Six Sisters Coffee House - 4 min walk
  • Mint Restaurant - 5 min walk

About this property

Stables Lodge Backpackers

When visiting Napier, Stables Lodge Backpackers is a great choice to consider. Freebies such as WiFi and self-parking are added perks, and guests can keep active with on-site horse riding/hire and volleyball. Fellow travellers say good things about the convenient parking and helpful staff.


English, French, German, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 11 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 8:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children (18 years old and younger) are not allowed
  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas
  • No alcohol served on site

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • BBQs

What to do

  • Volleyball
  • Horse riding/hire
  • Beach nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities


  • Built in 1995
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Library


  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Hairdryer (on request)

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 3 per cent

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place.


This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

Stables Lodge Backpackers Napier
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Frequently asked questions

Does Stables Lodge Backpackers offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Stables Lodge Backpackers does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Stables Lodge Backpackers?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Stables Lodge Backpackers?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Stables Lodge Backpackers?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Stables Lodge Backpackers?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM.
What is there to do at Stables Lodge Backpackers and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as horse riding. Additional recreation on-site includes volleyball. Enjoy amenities such as a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Stables Lodge Backpackers?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Thai Hutt Restaurant (3-min walk), Raffles Street Cafe (4-min walk) and Pacifica (4-min walk).
What's the area around Stables Lodge Backpackers like?
Stables Lodge Backpackers is located near Napier Beach in Napier South, a short 3-minute walk from Marine Parade and 8 minutes' walk from National Aquarium of New Zealand.







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Property conditions & facilities


10/10 Exceptional

Beach side location, friendly staff super rooms ideally for travelers.
3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Get What You Pay For
Kudos to the photographer! Those pictures do this place justice. PROS: The rooms are cleaned each day. The kitchen is well-equipped. It is close to the bus station, shop, and beach (you can’t swim at the beach). Basic, but cheap. CONS: There are “extended stay” guests who work on the farms/orchards and take over the hostel. I made “friends” with the group so felt welcomed. However, if the kitchen is not cleaned the staff turns the WiFi off until such time as the cleaning meets their expectations. The extended stay guests take over the facility. There is NO AC as indicated (may have changed it as included, after my complaint). Kinda weird place, but cheap.
Anne, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Nice hostel that attracted friendly, interactive travelers. This was important to me as a solo traveler where, in other hostels, folks were more interested in their phones than meeting/talking with others. My private room was clean and quiet, and the shared baths were tidy. Shower “rooms” were individual and allowed ample space to dress without getting your clean clothes wet.
Katherine, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

The property is recently under new ownership and the new owners are making several upgrades (adding outlets to rooms, regular cleaning, etc). My dorm was one of the smallest but the bed was comfortable and there were plenty of other places to hang out. Each bed has a chest that you can lock if you have a lock. The location was perfect!
4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great place for an overnight stay just a block away from the beach. Easy check in, just forgot to ask for early check out, so we had to leave $20 key deposit.
Sandra, 1-night trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Safe, friendly and well run hostel
Look...this is a hostel so it's a bit "hippy which means it can look a bit 'unkempt' Actually it's solid. Staff helpful. It's clean and safe. Great vibe and wide mix of ages and people from all over the place. Easy access to shops (Warehouse is across the street if you forgot your towel like I did or need more sunscreen). Beach is right on the doorstep and theres free parking our front. Great value for money.
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10/10 Exceptional

Great stay at the stables. Wonderful relaxed atmosphere. Good location.
Frank, 2-night romance trip
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6/10 Good

Only really for backpackers looking for one night
It was extremely hot and stuffy in our room with only windows to open no fan or air conditioning, other guests sat outside our room and were able to look into our room- which gave us no privacy the bed was too close to the ceiling so got really hot and stuffy during the night we kept hitting out heads on the ceiling too. The facilities were brilliant and we are glad we are glad we had a fridge and kettle.
1-night romance trip
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4/10 Fair

worst if you do a midnight check-in
Cannot go Inside as the staff didn’t pick ip the call for midnight booking. They made me to stay Inside a car for one night in cold. Be careful next time folks
Dylan, 1-night trip
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