1.Â Criterion Art Deco Backpackers
Situated in the grand historic Criterion Hotel, this Spanish Mission/art deco style building is one of the most photographed in Napier. Free continental breakfast and WiFi are always a plus, but a lot of backpackers are drawn to the spacious and historic feel to the hostel.
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2. Stables Lodge Backpackers
Stables Lodge is an ultra-modern hostel in Napier. With hammocks, an outside courtyard, guitars on hand, Spotify and thousands of movies to choose from, you’re likely to have a comfortable and entertaining stay. The hosts are keen to help people have a good time in Hawke’s Bay, as well as help people with finding work.
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3. Archies Bunker
With a super location nearby to Napier’s attractions, such as the beach, art gallery and town centre, you can’t really go wrong with Archies Bunker. It is a good option for long-termers working in the area, as they can provide you with help and offer long-term rates, as well as people looking for a quick and convenient stay.
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4. The Art house Backpackers
As the name suggests, this a backpacker hostel with a funky arty themeÂ with the walls are covered in colourful murals. Soak in the Hawke’s Bay sun in their outdoor seating area or take in the ocean views.
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5. Rotten Apple Backpackers
Stay in the city centre of Hastings and get help finding work with the Rotten Apple Backpackers. This colourful hostel with a social atmosphere has all the essentials for a quick stay or long-term stay in Hastings. The team can assist in finding work and even help with IRD numbers, bank accounts and all that nitty-gritty. Plus, this BBH hostel puts on some hostel events throughout the week.
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6. A1 Backpackers
A1 Backpackers is a convenient base for exploring the city of Hastings or finding work in the Hawke’s Bay area. It is located near the PickNZ office, Post Shop, banks, pharmacy, shops and bus stops.
7. Portside Inn Backpackers
Ideal for those travelling in a campervan, the Portside Inn offers powered sites, as well as backpacker dorm rooms. Get a refreshing view of the port side, away from the hustle and bustle of Napier city centre. This hostel is located in the suburb of Ahuriri.
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8. Toad Hall Backpackers
Toad Hall or “Toadies” is a great option for seasonal stays and short stays. Enjoy some nice treats in their free continental breakfast, as well as their courtyard and roof terrace with a quirky design.
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