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Ducks & Drakes

Guesthouse | 48 Lemon Street, New Plymouth, New Zealand 4310

94.6% Overall Rating

10 out of 10 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (20/06/2014)

Jackie Duncan thinks…

"I had a great stay and was particularly pleased when they called to advise I had left my camera behind and would return it to me."

Read all Ducks & Drakes reviews


  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Washing machines
  • Fax
  • Laundry service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • 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: 14:00
Latest Check-out: 10:00

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Ducks & Drakes is a colourful, eclectic mix of styles, with a unique personality. Originally built in the 1920's as a Private hotel, today it is geared to offer comfortable accommodation to the modern day traveller without blowing the budget. Its quirky decor, unique artwork, ambundant spaces to meet fellow travellers makes it feel more like staying at a friends house than a commercial establishment. Read more

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Shared Rooms Help! A shared room (typically a dorm) is a bedroom which you share with other people from the property. The number of beds in a room is shown in the room name, e.g. ‘5 Bed Dorm’, and you can book as many as you need. Some properties have male only dorms and female only dorms.

5 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)


3 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)


4 Bed Dorm - Female only (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included
Private Rooms Help! A private room is a room that is not shared with other people from the property – in other words, you book and pay for all the beds in the room. If you are traveling alone, for example, but want to book a double room, you must pay for two people in order to book the whole room.

Deluxe Single Garden View (Shared bathroom)


Deluxe Twin (Shared bathroom)


Deluxe Double Garden View (Shared bathroom)


Superior 1 Bedroom Bungalow Garden View (Private bathroom)


About Ducks & Drakes

Ducks and Drakes is a vibrant, fun place to stay. Minutes to the city centre; coastal walkway; parks; museums; galleries and a great base to explore Mt Taranaki or surf our famous beaches along Surf Highway 45. Choose a dorm bed, share room, single, twin, double room or tent site. All beds are made and towels provided. Wifi, Laundry and a sauna available for a small charge. Free bike and surfboard storage, Friendly staff are on hand to make your stay enjoyable and offer advice on exploring the region. Spotlessly clean. Quirky decor. Huge, well equipped kitchen where you can cook up a gastronic delight while meeting new friends; Eat in the dining room at our famous ''long table''; curl up in the sunroom with a good book; relax in the guest lounge in front of the open fire or enjoy one of our outdoor decks for BBQ''s or soaking up the sun.

Accommodation Information

Having been purpose built as a Private hotel in 1920’s, Ducks and Drakes has a variety of room shapes and sizes over two levels.

Shared dorms with a maximum of 6 beds are $30 a night.

Private double or twin room $78 per night; Triple rooms with a double and single bed are priced at $93 a night.

Cozy singles are priced at $58 a night and for those looking for a little extra space the superior singles are $68 a night.

All rooms in the main building share bathroom and kitchen facilities. Regardless of what type of room you book - linen and towels are provided, the beds are fully made.

If you are ready to indulge yourself check in to one of our cottage rooms - self contained with en-suite bathrooms and private cooking facilities, Studio Cottages start at $125 a night for two people. Our one Bedroom cottages can sleep up to 4 people for $175 per night. Each Cottage is different and opens on to a lush green garden.

Location Information

Ducks & Drakes
48 Lemon Street
New Plymouth
New Zealand

Ducks & Drakes enjoys the perfect location - a few blocks from the main street; an easy walk to Pukekura Park; TsB Stadium, the Coastal Walkway; Puke Ariki; and Govett Brewster Gallery and many cafes, bars and restaurants.

2 minutes to the nearest supermarket.

10 minutes walk from the Bus Depot.

Drive for less than 10 minutes and you will reach reach several of NZs best surfing beaches.

Less than 30 minutes drive brings you to North Egmont and the starting point for your ascent of the mountain or perhaps a less challenging bush walk