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Ariki Backpackers
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Ariki Backpackers

25 Ariki Street, New Plymouth 4342, New Zealand
+64 6769 5020

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based on 581 reviews

Ariki Backpackers
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About Ariki Backpackers

  • Hostel Room
    An affordable stay with shared facilities
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free
Located on the west coast of New Zealand's North Island, Ariki Backpackers is just 100 metres from New Plymouth's shops, pubs and bus terminal. It offers a restaurant, a tour desk and a communal kitchen. Situated above Icons Sports Bar, New Plymouth Ariki Backpackers is 2 minutes' walk from well-known coastal art piece The Wind Wand. It is 6 minutes' drive from both Stadium Taranaki and Brooklands Zoo. This friendly hostel offers a guest lounge with satellite TV, a communal kitchen and a large outdoor patio with BBQ facilities. There are internet facilities, a DVD library and a guest laundry. The tour desk books mountain trips, surfing, farm tours, seal watching and cultural tours. Ariki Backpackers offers dormitories and private rooms. Rooms with private bathroom facilities are available. There are female-only and male-only dorms on offer.

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*Total includes estimated local taxes & fees payable on check out.

Prices are based on 1 night including VAT, excluding local taxes and fees.

Amenities at Ariki Backpackers

  • Restaurant
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Business centre
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
  • Airport shuttle
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Internet
  • Night club

Things to do

  • Hiking
  • Bicycle hire
  • Fishing
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Golf
  • Cycling
  • Skiing
  • Karaoke
  • Bowling
  • Water park
  • Pool table
  • Windsurfing
  • Night club


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Fan
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Air-conditioned
  • Towels/sheets (extra fee)
  • Dustbins


  • Raised toilet
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower
  • Bathtub
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Private bathroom
  • Walk-in shower

Services and conveniences

  • Earplugs
  • ATM on-site
  • Business centre
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Key access
  • Express check-out

Accessibility and suitability

  • Non-smoking rooms available
  • Roll-in shower
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs
  • Designated smoking area


  • Reading light
  • Fold-up bed
  • Socket near the bed
  • Wardrobe or closet


  • Family rooms
  • Carpeted
  • City view
  • Storage available


  • Electric kettle
  • Shared kitchen
  • Kitchen

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • TV


  • Terrace/Patio
  • Grill
  • Garden

Parking and transportation

  • Airport shuttle
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)


  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry service


  • Desk


  • Restaurant

Health and safety

  • Safe

Family friendly

  • Child-safety socket covers

Reviews of Ariki Backpackers

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6.0 Okay
Cons:Way too hot in the rooms


25 Ariki Street, New Plymouth 4342

What's nearby

  • Wind Wand135 m
  • Puke Ariki135 m
  • Centre City Shopping Centre171 m
  • Govett-Brewster Art Gallery279 m
  • Saint Mary's Church347 m
  • Observatory0.6 km
  • Pukekura Park1 km
  • TSB Stadium1.3 km
  • Bowl of Brooklands1.5 km
  • Yarrow Stadium1.6 km
  • Brooklands Zoo1.7 km
  • Sugar Loaf Marine Reserve4 km



Check in anytime after 16:00, check out anytime before 10:00


Cancellation/pre-payment policies vary by room type and provider.

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Cheapest month to stay with an average 65% drop in price.
Most expensive month to stay with an average 32% rise in price.
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Top tips for your stay at Ariki Backpackers

  • If you’re after a cheap room at Ariki Backpackers, then you should consider staying during the low season. The cheapest deals can generally be found in January and February.
  • Prices can also vary depending on which day of the week you stay. For the best room deals at Ariki Backpackers, plan to stay on a Monday or Saturday. The most expensive day is usually Wednesday.
  • The cheapest price a room at Ariki Backpackers was booked for on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $65, while the most expensive was $67.
  • How long should you stay at Ariki Backpackers? KAYAK users usually book their rooms here for 1 day.

FAQs when booking at Ariki Backpackers

  • Where is Ariki Backpackers located?

    Ariki Backpackers is located at 25 Ariki Street, 0.8 km from the centre of New Plymouth. Wind Wand is the closest landmark to Ariki Backpackers.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at Ariki Backpackers?

    Check-in time is 16:00 and check-out time is 10:00 at Ariki Backpackers.

  • Does Ariki Backpackers offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, Ariki Backpackers offers free Wi-Fi.

  • How far is Ariki Backpackers from the airport?

    Ariki Backpackers is 10.9 km from New Plymouth. Ariki Backpackers is 129.5 km from Wanganui.

  • How does KAYAK find such great Ariki Backpackers hotel deals?

    KAYAK scours the web for all room deals available at Ariki Backpackers in New Plymouth and lets you compare them to find the best rate for your stay. Many different travel sites will offer discounts or deals at different times for rooms at Ariki Backpackers and KAYAK will provide you with prices from a huge range of travel sites. That means that you can always find a great deal for Ariki Backpackers.

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Good to know

Value for money


Distance to city centre

0.8 km

Nearest airport

New Plymouth

Distance to airport

10.6 km