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Criterion Art Deco Backpackers

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  • Excellent28%
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  • Average19%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible10%
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Very well located in the heart of the art-deco city of Napier, this old art-deco style hostel is an invitation to travel back in time. The personnel is very welcoming and the complimentary breakfast, even simple, is an opportunity to discuss with other backpackers. Very...More

Thank Raphael H
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Dirty, corridors without working lights, our room had been given away to someone else so we had to have separate rooms. Dingy like cheap student digs with a musty smell. My wardrobe door had a hole the size of a foot in it. Awful place....More

Thank Mike N
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Lovely building with great potential.I thought the open lounge kitchen was great good mixing and loved seeing the young people interact and cook. Sadly the decoration was shoddy,ripped sofas,carpet in my room needed replaced,pillows have lost their spring( just old),bed was clean .In general it...More

Thank mcelroy88
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

This is the worst backpackers I've stayed in in NZ. Terrible vibe and no house rules. Some rules are needed to help educate those who have no respect for others. Felt unclean and unorganised. Couldn't wait to leave. It was dark, dingy and creepy. Would...More

Thank carolinegoingglobal
Reviewed 27 September 2017

This is an interesting backpackers hostel. The place was built in 1932, one year after the earthquake. It is a very solid building but you can tell it has been greatly neglected. The current owners are trying to bring it up to speed. The kitchen,...More

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Free Internet
Breakfast included
Hotel Amenities
Breakfast included
Self-Serve Laundry
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Price range
US$39 - US$42 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Kitchenette
Number of rooms
24
Location
New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region > Napier
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"Try not to get a room facing the main street as street cleaning and garbage pick up trucks start making noise..."
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"Get a room back away from the common area."
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"Various room options from dorms to ensuite doubles"
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"Can be street noise if on the side of the Rose Bar across the street. I just wore earplugs on weekend nights"
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