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Welcome to Ariki Backpackers

Ariki Backpackers is the fun, friendly laid-back hostel in the heart of New Plymouth. At Backpacker prices, it has a range of rooms, including a girls only dorm, private rooms, family rooms and the famous Queen Anne Room for that special night! Sleeps up to 40, is ideal for those sports teams young and old. Taranaki has come in second in a list of the world’s top 10 regions, according to a renowned travel publication. Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2017 lists Taranaki as one of its top 10 regions, placing second to Choquequirao in Peru.

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— Why Stay Here? —

Free Wifi

Amazing Ocean Views

Central Location

Next to Transport Links

Great Facilities

Friendly Bunch of People

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Taranaki ranked second in Lonely Planet’s
top 10 regions in the world

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“Love, Love, Love this place! Delightfully friendly, great atmosphere and the best mattresses in the world!”

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This place really is something special …

you’d be mad to miss it

Free WiFI

We offer free, high-speed WI-FI to all our guests, accessible throughout the backpackers.

Transportation Links

Within minutes of walking distance to all main transport hubs, including major bus routes. It’s that easy!

Amazing Views

Relax in the sun at the Good Home Rooftop bar and enjoy the vistas of the ocean and the city.

Bathrooms Galore

No waiting in line with your legs crossed here. Plenty of bathroom and toilet facilities for all to enjoy.

Central Location

The most centrally located backpackers in the city. A few footsteps to shopping, cafes, pubs and coastline.

Friendly People

Travel is all about the people you meet. Our friendly staff will make your trip memorable.

The Good Home Restaurant & Roof Top Bar

You don’t have to go anywhere for great food and drinks with our new rooftop bar directly above Ariki Backpackers.

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Call us +64 6 769 5020

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