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Criterion Art Deco Backpackers

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Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

A week before i arrived i made a booking over the phone, because their website doesnt work. I was promised to be booked in, unfortunately when i arrived i was told that there is no booking for me. The owner told me he forgot about...More

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Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

The outside of the building is fantastic and very charming. The bed was comfy but the rest of the place needs a bit of a refresh. The kitchens were so overwhelmed with people that they quickly became quite messy. Staff seemed friendly enough but it...More

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Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Love this hostel. Have stayed here for a month and I am planning on staying a month longer. The atmosphere in the hostel is homely and I became comfortable within a week. The facilities are excellent, there is free WiFi, free breakfast until 9.30am and...More

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Reviewed 23 November 2016

This hostel had it's good and bad elements. Location was very central to everything, but I found that the town had a yuppy feel to it - lots expensive things that are hard to afford on a backpackers budget. The staff were really lovely and...More

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Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Kay is the loveliest person I've ever met. We are like a big family and it's not expensive as well. The breakfast is from 7:30- 9:30. You can knock at her door evertime. The service is very very nice in there.

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Breakfast included
Self-Serve Laundry
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US$38 - US$40 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
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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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