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Where to Find Cheap Accommodation in Napier

You don’t have to break the bank to enjoy a comfortable stay in Napier. The coastal North Island town renowned for its characterful Art Deco architecture has the accommodation to match, from budget motels on the waterfront to out-of-town holiday parks. Keep the costs low and the quality of your stay high by checking out our list of the best budget accommodations in Napier. There’s something for all traveller types!

While you’re here, you might also be interested in the 11 Free & Cheap Things to Do in Napier or The Guide to Napier on a Budget.

1. Beach Front Motel

Stay in one of the spacious studios, executive studios, or one or two-bedroom family suites at the waterfront Beach Front Motel – all for a reasonable price! The attractive motel with Art Deco architecture and just a short scenic stroll from the city centre has rooms with a patio or balcony and fully equipped kitchenettes to prepare your own meals. Some of the elegantly-appointed rooms also feature a spa bath, while other useful amenities include limited free WiFi, Sky TV and a heat pump.

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2. Bella Vista Motel Napier

You can often find a good deal at Bella Vista Motel Napier, especially if you are flexible with your travel dates. The motel provides a centrally-located stay in Napier has a variety of studios and one-bedroom units to suit your needs and budget with options such as queen, king or single beds, breakfast-making facilities or cooking facilities, accessible units, and more. Rooms are modernly-appointed to the standard of a four-star hotel. Speaking of hotels, you might also want to check out the 10 Best Hotels in Napier.

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3. Sundowner Spanish Lady Motel

A short drive from Napier city centre, Sundowner Spanish Lady Motel offers affordable rooms of almost any type! Two-bedroom units, large and small one-bedroom units, studios and even single rooms, it’s all here for the budget traveller or group. The accommodation is family-friendly thanks to its outdoor swimming pool and children’s play area, while the older amongst us can enjoy the spa pool. All units are fully equipped with a kitchen, shower ensuite, Sky TV and more! See more self-contained stays in our 10 Best Self-Catering Accommodations in Napier.

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4. Kennedy Park Resort Napier

One of the best options for families, Kennedy Park Resort provides the family holiday experience in Napier. Expect holiday park-style accommodation, such as campsites, cabins with or without a kitchen, self-catering holiday units and more luxurious motel units. The holiday park doesn’t just provide a wealth of facilities but entertainment like large heated outdoor swimming pools, a jumping pillow, pedal cars, a children’s playground, Sky TV theatre, games room, barbecue areas and more. See more like this in the 10 Best Family Accommodations in Napier.

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5. Toad Hall Accommodation

For those on a super tight budget, the backpacker hostels of Napier provide an excellent accommodation option. Toad Hall Accommodation is one of the most popular options, offering four-bed dorms, as well as twin and double rooms with or without an ensuite. Drawcards to this budget accommodation in Napier include free WiFi, free breakfast, Thursday dessert/soup evenings, the large communal kitchen, games tables and rooftop terrace. See more recommendations like this in 7 Best Backpacker Hostels in Napier and Hastings.

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6. Parkside Lodge

A lodge with a lot of character, Parkside Lodge makes an interesting choice for travellers on a budget – we mean in a good way! The 21-room lodge is decorated with vintage musical items, bird art and antiques to keep the senses stimulated. The lodge offers a range of well-appointed rooms with TVs, air-conditioning, tea/coffee-making facilities, free WiFi and an ensuite bathroom. There’s a range of room types to suit couples, friends and families. Make use of the lodge’s communal kitchen with fresh herbs, homebaked treats, an espresso machine and an outdoor barbecue. There’s even a game room for those rainy days (or you could always do the 14 Things to Do in Napier on a Rainy Day).

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7. Napier Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park & Motels

An affordable holiday hotspot on the shores of Napier, Napier Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park & Motels is worth considering if you have your own vehicle or you don’t mind taking the city bus (the bus stop is just outside). Out of the 26 units available among the landscaped grounds of this peaceful holiday park, you have budget cabins (sharing coin-operated showers), fully self-contained motel units, sites for camping and even a lodge sleeping 14 people. As for facilities, the pride of the accommodation is its on-site Snapper Cafe, while there’s also a camp kitchen, barbecue area, laundry facilities and more.

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8. Sea Breeze B&B

You’ll either love or hate the decor of this quirky B&B, but you’ll certainly love the price! Sea Breeze B&B sits on the waterfront of Napier, just a short stroll on the pleasant Marine Parade walkway into town. The affordable B&B boasts a few vibrantly themed double, twin and triple rooms each with a private bathroom. In true B&B style, breakfast is included, giving you even more bang for your buck.

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9. La Belle Vie Bed & Breakfast

A tranquil out-of-town retreat amongst the birdsong, La Belle Vie Bed & Breakfast is certainly enticing. What’s more, it’s incredibly affordable! The whole downstairs of the main house is dedicated to you (up to four guests across a double bed and sofa bed), complete with a bathroom, living area and stylishly furnished with French antiquities. There are plenty of ways to indulge here with a private spa pool, pantry cupboards stocked with drink-making essentials and muffins on arrival. You’ll even get a continental breakfast in the morning. For more couple-centric stays like this, check out the 10 Best Romantic Accommodations in Napier.

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10. Shoreline Motel

A stand-out motel in its architecture, location and value, Shoreline Motel is a strong contender for the best motel in Napier. Overlooking the Pacific Ocean and just a couple of minutes’ stroll from the town centre, it’s hard to beat the location. As for rooms, there are 38 rooms available, including studios and suites, with or without a sea view. Rooms have basic kitchenettes and a spa bath. Facilities also include WiFi, Sky TV, parking, laundry and breakfast is available. If motels are your thing, be sure to also check out the 10 Best Motels in Napier.

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11. Fern Motel

A popular motel just off the Hawke’s Bay Expressway, Fern Motel is well located to get to the region’s sporadic attractions. While units are quite compact, they are decorated with love ensuring a clean and comfortable stay on top of the affordable price. There are studios to suit couples and one/two-bedroom units for families and groups, all including a kitchenette, lounge and dining furniture and an ensuite. Free WiFi and Sky TV are also available.

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12. Albatross Motel

Located in Westshore, Albatross Motel offers an alternative location for a budget stay in Napier. The motel has 35 well-appointed units with all the essentials including tiled ensuite bathrooms, kitchenettes, Sky TV and free WiFi. There are a variety of double and twin studios available to suit a range of budgets, while the one and two-bedroom units are ideal for groups and families. The motel offers notable touches with the housekeeping, from the note left by your housekeeper to the intricately folded bedding and towels. Other facilities include a guest restaurant, swimming pool, outdoor furniture and more.

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13. Palm City Motor Inn

Stay close to the centre of Napier at the Palm City Motor Inn. Features of the motel include an on-site bar and restaurant open Monday to Thursday, a spa pool, swimming pool, barbecue area and a children’s playground. Choose from a mix of studios, one and two-bedroom apartments, each with free WiFi, heat pumps, Sky TV and kitchenettes/kitchens.

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14. Archies Bunker

With a super location nearby to Napier’s attractions, such as the beach, art gallery and town centre, Archies Bunker is as central as it gets. The hostel has a range of dorms, including a female dorm, as well as private double/twin rooms with the option of an ensuite shower room. We also like that there are multiple kitchens and lounge areas, so the place doesn’t feel overly crowded.

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15. Affordable Westshore Holiday Park Napier

It’s in the name: Affordable Westshore Holiday Park Napier! If you’re not camping, you have the choice of kitchen cabins without bedding (but they can be hired if you don’t have your own) or motel units and studios with bedding, kitchen and ensuite. Accommodation is simple but practical – essentially what you can expect for budget accommodation. The holiday park is located in Westshore, about five minutes drive from the town centre.

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More About Budget Accommodations in Napier

That’s it for our list of the best cheap budget accommodations in Napier, but it’s by no means the end of our advice! Check out more guides to help you plan the perfect trip to Hawke’s Bay:

Finally, if there’s anything we’ve missed, you’re likely to find it in The Travel Guide to Napier on a Budget.


Laura S.

This article was reviewed and published by Laura, editor in chief and co-founder of NZ Pocket Guide. Since arriving solo in New Zealand over 10 years ago and with a background in journalism, her mission has been to show the world how easy (and awesome) it is to travel New Zealand. She knows Aotearoa inside-out and loves sharing tips on how best to experience New Zealand’s must-dos and hidden gems. Laura is also editor of several other South Pacific travel guides and is the co-host of NZ Pocket Guide’s live New Zealand travel Q&As on YouTube.

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