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    Criterion Art Deco Backpackers

    City Centre 48 Emerson Street, Napier 4110, New Zealand
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    Traveller (27)
    Room & Suite (4)
    Dining (2)
    • Excellent28%
    • Very good36%
    • Average20%
    • Poor8%
    • Terrible8%
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    “common room” (5 reviews)
    “art deco” (20 reviews)
    Free Internet
    Breakfast included
    Self-Serve Laundry
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    1 - 5 of 94 reviews

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

    1  Thank travelguy1969
    Reviewed 11 April 2017

    This is a good hostel, in the heart of the city. It is not too big or a chain hostel and the owner is friendly and helpful. I enjoyed my stay here - the kitchen is not very big and they could do with more...More

    Thank blot17
    Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

    There is a lot of longterm people staying, so it's hard to connect if you're just there for 2 nights. The common areas and kitchen are really spacious. Everything is outdated and smells kind of old, but we had a lovely calm stay and the...More

    1  Thank alinarc2015
    • Top amenities
    • Free Internet
    • Breakfast included
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Breakfast included
    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Price range
    • US$37 - US$45 (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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