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Taupo, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having spent many weeks travelling around New Zealand and using backpacker accommodation all the time, we were disappointed with this place. We had a bunk bed studio room. We hadn't realised that it wasn't a one up and one down but a double bunk up a wooden ladder. There was not enough room to sit up straight when in the...

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Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

One of the best hostels I stayed in so far! Really clean, awesome location (so close to Pak'n'save and the city center!) and fast WiFi that reaches everywhere. Outside areas are really nice! The kitchen could be a little bigger but is has everything that's needed for preparing your meals. Rooms were clean and comfy. If you're lucky you might...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 February 2017

A lot of the questions asked here apply to a hotel, and travellers should bear in mind that it is a HOSTEL and to expect a dorm/uni halls type environment. The staff were friendly and helpful, but in all honesty Stables is much better suited to the young solo traveller, with great opportunities for sharing and socialising. I think we...

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Thank EHopkin
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Do not stay here! Infested with bedbugs. Got over 30 bites in one night. Can't believe there can still be open. Worst night of my life. Better of sleeping on a park bench. Do not stay at this backbackers!

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Thank kingdas
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Kitchen is pretty gross and smells bad. Saw staff clean up the floor with a dish rag, then put it straight back to be used for cleaning dishes. Kept awake every night by people partying until 3-4 in the morning, I'm all down for backpacking to meet new people and have a good time, but the layout means that everyone...

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Thank 94mattyw
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Don't book there unless you are a smoker and enjoy sleeping in smokers' rooms. They don't tell you when you book that you get a smokers' room... we travelled with our kids, stayed in a 4 bed room like we ususally do in the many nice backpacker sin NZ. In Stables Lodge the smoker area is on the veranda. Unfortunately...

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Thank friederikesteinebach
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

We booked this backpackers on the basis of reviews on here and booking.com and we were extremely disappointed. Let me start by stating that we are no strangers to backpackers, as we are currently on a long trip, they have been the staple of our accommodation and so we are by no means 'fussy types who are used to hotels'....

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Thank NJG83
Pelham, Massachusetts
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Warning - if you are sensitive to cigarette smoke don't stay here. You enter the complex through the center courtyard that is also the smoking area. The smoke can drift into the kitchen area and into some of the rooms. Smoking in the courtyard also prevents non-smokers from using the courtyard. Otherwise this is actually a very nice place. People...

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Thank diver1948
Reviewed 9 January 2017

In my personal opinion, this is a great place, and it's a damned shame I only had the opportunity to visit during a stifling family trip. I would highly recommend this place if you're a looking to mix with a smaller, more tight-knit group of travelers than you usually encountered in the chain hostels, or if you're looking for comfortable,...

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Thank Matty B
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Good staff, good Kitchen, clean bathrooms And toilets, bedrooms with private box And doors instead of window. Great terrasse with tables to eat And relax. Playgames, FREE UNLIMITED WIFI. Cosy to talk with people And share some moments. Road noise the morning because of the cars And trucks but vert quiet place in 2min beach by walk. Dont miss the...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Custom built budget accommodation for backpackers in New Zealand's Art Deco city, Napier. 5 minutes walk to city centre, 50 metres to ocean. FREE wireless internet. Horsetreks: beach, river and winery treks available. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Stables Lodge Backpackers

Address: 370 Hastings Street | Napier South, Napier 4110, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region > Napier
Price Range: $51 - $74 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Stables Lodge Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 10
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“Dorms are fine, not crowded, but very "lived in" by long-termers. You're likely to get a top bunk.”
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“All rooms seemed good - Courtyard room is nice for sitting outside”
Ba8ydriver, 8 Feb 2016 | Read review
“I thought there would be a TV in the room and the bathroom wouldn't be shared by the rest of the backpackers as I paid for a premium double room. The TV didn't bother me and the shower had good water pressure. I interpreted the website description differently.”
InternationalT15, 17 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Why not take stay a few days if you are young and on a budget.”
edinburghlover, 26 Apr 2015 | Read review
“They have different rooms to suit everyone!”
  • The views on the  horse trek -10% off for guest at hostel BOUTIQUE HORSETREKS
SamHowson, 25 Apr 2015 | Read review
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