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Ariki Backpackers & Accommodation

Hostel | 25 Ariki Street, New Plymouth, New Plymouth, New Zealand 4312

91.3% Overall Rating

22 out of 24 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (14/03/2014)

"The staff were so friendly and helpful! They were interested in having a conversation and getting to know you."

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  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Free city tour
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Restaurant
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Bicycle hire
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Bar(s)
  • BBQ area
  • Common area / room
  • Outside area
  • Television room

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen
  • Towel

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 11:30
Latest Check-out: 10:00

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to New Plymouth?

Contact us directly


Hilton location, million dollar views at budget accommodation rate
Ariki Backpackers in New Plymouth has it all!!!

Qualmark 3+ Star!!!

Ariki Backpackers is the fun, friendly laid-back hostel in the heart of New Plymouth. At Backpacker prices, it has a range of rooms, including a girl’s only dorm, private rooms, family rooms and the famous Queen Anne Room for that special night! Sleeps up to 40, is ideal for those sports teams young and old. Read more

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About Ariki Backpackers & Accommodation

10 things you may not know about New Plymouth’s Ariki Backpackers:

1. Ariki Backpackers is only 100 meters away from New Plymouths city bus centre
2.Ariki Backpackers is only 100 meters away from the Taranaki’s, world famous Len Lye Wind Wand
3.Ariki Backpackers is 100 meters away from New Zealand’s award winning Coastal walkway
4.Ariki Backpackers is 100 meters away from New Zealand’s award winning Puke Ariki Library and Museum
5.Ariki Backpackers is 100 meters away from the amazing Tasman Sea!!!!
6.Ariki Backpackers is 100 meters away from up to 10 cafes
7.Ariki Backpackers is 100 meters away from New Plymouth’s and Taranaki largest shopping complex Centre City, with over 60 shops and a international food court
8. Ariki Backpackers is situated above New Plymouths Icons Sports bar, which has over 20 TV’s to watch all any of your favourite sports, and has Stonegrill Dinning.
9Ariki Backpackers can book any of your Taranaki experiences from learning to surf to Climbing the summit of Mt Taranaki with mountain shuttles with one of our reputable Maori guides.

Accommodation Information

Ariki Backpackers has a number of room configurations to choose from, at very affordable prices.
Qualmark 3+ star!!

Room 1 - Private twin/single room
Room 2 - Private double room
Room 3 - Private double room
Room 4 - Private twin/single room
Room 5 - Sleeps up to 10
Room 6 - Queen Anne - sleeps up to 3
Room 7 - Dorm two - Girls room - sleeps up to 6
Room 8 - Dorm three - sleeps up to 6
Room 9 - Private Family room - sleeps up to 5
Room 10 - sleeps up to 3

Dorms rooms: $27-$30.00

Private: $70.00 - $90.00

Peak rates apply

All pricing is in New Zealand Dollars

Credit card details are require to reserve bookings.

- Long stays welcome upon request application

- Groups welcome

Location Information

By air, sea or road, Taranaki is an accessible region neatly poised halfway between Auckland and Wellington on the western seaboard of New Zealand’s North Island.

BY AIR: Air New Zealand fly’s direct from either Auckland or Wellington and often has a early Bird $69 fare if you are quick, Check out www.airnewzealand.co.nz.

BY ROAD: There are two Main Arterial routes into Taranaki.

From the North State Highway 3 brings you along the dramatic coast of North Taranaki from Te Kuiti.

From the south state Highway 3 brings you from Wellington through Wanganui through the great South Taranaki Dairy country, to Hawera, having the option to travel up Surf Highway 45, Taranaki’s famous Surfing coast line, or travel through Stratford to New Plymouth.

And from the East, enjoy the adventure and history of the forgotten world highway 43(NZ first heritage trail), starting at Taumarunui the 155 kilometre highway winds its way through rugged hill country to Stratford.

Regular bus services to Taranaki operate from Auckland and Wellington.
Check out www.intercity.co.nz and www.nakedbus.com - Fares as low as $1 !!

Ariki Backpackers is only 100 meters from the New Plymouth bus centre. The closest and only Backpackers in central New Plymouth!

Situated on the corner of Ariki and Brougham Street New Plymouth.