Ariki Backpackers

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Queen Anne Suite with Ensuite | Individually decorated, desk, blackout drapes, free WiFi
Twin Room, Shared Bathroom | Individually decorated, desk, blackout drapes, free WiFi
Shared Dormitory (10 Person, Mixed) | Individually decorated, desk, blackout drapes, free WiFi

Overview of Ariki Backpackers

Ariki Backpackers

3.5 star property
New Plymouth CBD hostel by ocean

8.6/10 Fabulous

113 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Internet access
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
  • Shared kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
25 Ariki Street, New Plymouth, 4312
Main amenities
  • Rooftop terrace
  • WiFi in the lobby
  • Internet in the lobby
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Business center
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Front desk safe
Feel at home
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Laundry facilities
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Barbecue grill(s)
  • Kids' menu

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In New Plymouth CBD

Getting around

  • New Plymouth (NPL) - 11 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Ariki Backpackers

3.5-star eco-friendly hostel in the heart of New Plymouth CBD
Consider a stay at Ariki Backpackers and take advantage of a roundtrip airport shuttle, a rooftop terrace, and a coffee shop/cafe. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with a garden and a library.
Additional perks include:
  • Bike rentals, coffee/tea in the lobby, and express check-out
  • Barbecue grills, luggage storage, and a TV in the lobby
  • A front desk safe and meeting rooms
  • Guest reviews give good marks for the helpful staff and location
Room features
All guestrooms at Ariki Backpackers include comforts such as air conditioning, in addition to amenities like free WiFi.
Other conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Communal kitchens and desks



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 10 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Express check-in/out
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and lockbox information; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival 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
  • For more details, please contact the property 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.

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


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas*
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No onsite parking


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Children's menu

What to do

  • Discount at nearby fitness center
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Skiing nearby
  • Surfing/body boarding nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Bicycle rentals


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Television in common areas


  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only


  • English

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Individually decorated

Freshen up

  • Hair dryer (on request)

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access


  • 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.

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Qualmark Sustainable Tourism Business Award, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Fees & policies

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)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place and cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.


This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

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

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Ariki Backpackers
Ariki Backpackers Hostel
Ariki Backpackers Hostel New Plymouth
Ariki Backpackers New Plymouth
Ariki Backpackers New Plymouth
Ariki Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Ariki Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation New Plymouth

Frequently asked questions

Does Ariki Backpackers offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Ariki 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 to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Ariki 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 Ariki Backpackers?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Ariki Backpackers?
Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Ariki Backpackers.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Ariki Backpackers?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Ariki Backpackers?
You can check in from 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Express check-out is available.
What is there to do at Ariki Backpackers and nearby?
Have fun with activities like hiking, kayaking, and body boarding, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. Ariki Backpackers also has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Ariki Backpackers?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Ozone Coffee Roaster (3-min walk), Social Kitchen (3-min walk), and Escape Coffee Roasters (3-min walk).
What's the area around Ariki Backpackers like?
Ariki Backpackers is in New Plymouth CBD, a short 19-minute walk from Fitzroy Beach and 3 minutes' walk from Wind Wand. Travelers say this hostel is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Good stay
We stayed one night only at a private room. It was spacious and clean. Awesome location, nice staff.
Maria Eugenia, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Really nice stay
Really warm welcoming, explaining everything around the hostel but also what to do. The room was cozy not noisy with ac and with clean bathroom. Really close to the intercity bus stop.
Aurore, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Hohepa, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

It was safe
Rangi, 2-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Extremely helpful & friendly hosts. Backpackers well run.
Karen M, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Staff and other guests all lovely. Great kitchen facilities
2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Samantha, 1-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

Very central to museums, shops, bars, eateries and the coastal walk and cycleway
John, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Good place. Friendly staff. Our stay was very pleasant
Jenny, 1-night family trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

3-night trip
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