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    Criterion Art Deco Backpackers

    City Centre 48 Emerson Street, Napier 4110, New Zealand
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    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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    • Excellent29%
    • Very good37%
    • Average20%
    • Poor7%
    • Terrible7%
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    “free breakfast” (14 reviews)
    “common room” (5 reviews)
    Free Internet
    Breakfast included
    Self-Serve Laundry
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    1 - 5 of 92 reviews

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    This is an interesting backpackers hostel. The place was built in 1932, one year after the earthquake. It is a very solid building but you can tell it has been greatly neglected. The current owners are trying to bring it up to speed. The kitchen,...More

    Thank travelguy1969
    Reviewed 10 April 2017

    This is a good hostel, in the heart of the city. It is not too big or a chain hostel and the owner is friendly and helpful. I enjoyed my stay here - the kitchen is not very big and they could do with more...More

    Thank blot17
    Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

    There is a lot of longterm people staying, so it's hard to connect if you're just there for 2 nights. The common areas and kitchen are really spacious. Everything is outdated and smells kind of old, but we had a lovely calm stay and the...More

    1  Thank alinarc2015
    Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

    Lovely hostel, great atmosphere, friendly people. The lady manager Kay was so helpful and informative when asking things to do around town. Always happy and smiling with other guests. The downfall that made me feel ill, was watching the other manager, Kays husband Jeff, yell...More

    3  Thank Hanz44
    Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

    Really nice open environment for meeting people and listening to music or even quiet spaces to chill out and have some privacy. Beds are comfortable and place is kept very clean. Large kitchen area for communal cooking and the staff are suuuper friendly and inviting....More

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    • Free Internet
    • Breakfast included
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    • Breakfast included
    • Self-Serve Laundry
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    • Number of rooms
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    • Location
    • New Zealand >
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    • 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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