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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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Its Happening in New Plymouth

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

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Our Guests Raving!

“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

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Transportation Links

Within minutes walking distance to all main transport hubs, including major bus routes. Its that easy!

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Amazing Views

Relax in the sun on our large 2nd story deck and enjoy the vistas of the ocean and the city

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Bathrooms Galore

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

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Central Location

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

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Friendly People

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

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The Good Home Restaurant & Bar

>> Great food

>> Great Drinks

>> Special Offers for Backpackers

Its not a house, its a home …..

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Latest News

Keep up to date with the latest news and happenings in New Plymouth

Taranaki … 2nd Best Place to Visit

Lonely Planet names Taranaki one of the world's best regions to visit in 2017 The rest of the world is about to find out what people in Taranaki have always known - the region is one of the best. Well, the second best, according to Lonely Planet....

The Extravaganza & Xmas Twilight Special – (Gypsy)

We have a special treat for you Taranaki - A Christmas Twilight Extravaganza Special. 3 nights of twilight fun, open for all your Xmas shopping, find that unique gift you were looking for - or just come on down with the family for some of...

Paritutu Rock – What a View!!!

The short climb to Paritutu Rock is well worth the effort, paritutu Rock and the Sugar Loaf Islands were formed by volcano's. Captain Cook named the sugar loaf Islands. Paritutu Rock and the sugar loaf Islands were set aside as a marine reserve in 1986,...

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Stay at the most centrally located backpackers in New Plymouth

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