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Criterion Art Deco Backpackers

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  • Average20%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible10%
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Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Rooms
Kitchenette
Self-Serve Laundry
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Reviewed 28 March 2017

I stayed at the Criterion for about 3 weeks and the staff made sure i felt as if I were home. The energy is incredible and safe. Kay, the manager, is sweetest and makes sure everyone knows she is here to help 24/7. Literally. You...More

2  Thank FrejaMarieHElrod
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Best hostel so far great people and Kay!!! right next to the beach, shops and pub will defiantly be returning in the future, lovely rooms and great atmosphere!! spotless hostel clean bathroom and kitchen

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Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

The Criterion was a hard place to leave. We stayed 2 weeks and made so many friends, the hostel staff basically became my second parents. The common room is always teaming with life. Chilling on the comfy couches or playing pool (free always), making a...More

1  Thank annaasutton
Reviewed 17 March 2017

I stayed for 3 weeks from the famed Art Deco weekend through St. Patricks day. Every day felt like coming home to family. Most of the long term stay people developed lifetime friendships. Kay the owner, was like a second mother to all of us,...More

1  Thank Simon K
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Came over with some friends, booked last minute and can see why it's ranked so highly and recommended so often. Refurbished old hotel that offers many grandeur sitting areas with a beautiful verandah seating outside on the main floor. Definitely spacious and comfortable and has...More

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Amenities
Top amenities
Free Internet
Breakfast included
Hotel Amenities
Breakfast included
Self-Serve Laundry
Price range
US$38 - US$41 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
24
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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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