Ariki Backpackers, New Plymouth

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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 girl’s 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.

The Most centrally located accommodation with million dollar view , to sit back and relax and watch the world go by !!

10 things you may not know about New Plymouth’s Ariki Backpackers:

Ariki Backpackers is only 100 meters away from New Plymouths city bus centre

Ariki Backpackers is only 100 meters away from the Taranaki’s, world famous Len Lye Wind Wand

Ariki Backpackers is 100 meters away from New Zealand’s award winning Coastal walkway

Ariki Backpackers is 100 meters away from New Zealand’s award winning Puke Ariki Library and Museum

Ariki Backpackers is 100 meters away from the amazing Tasman Sea!!!!

Ariki Backpackers is 100 meters away from up to 10 cafes

Ariki Backpackers is 100 meters away from New Plymouth’s and Taranaki largest shopping complex Centre City, with over 60 shops and a international food court

Ariki Backpackers is situated above New Plymouths Icons Sports bar, which has over 20 TV’s to watch all any of your favourite sports, and has Stonegrill Dinning.

Ariki Backpackers can book any of your Taranaki experiences from learning to surf to Climbing the summit of Mt Taranaki with mountain shuttles with one of our reputable Maori guides.

Ariki Backpackers can hire you, surfboards, Kayaks and even Bikes to enjoy the "World's best places to live“ - voted in 2008”

Location and Contact


• Arki Backpackers is the most centrally located accommodation in New Plymouth, and only 100 Mtrs away from the New Plymouth Bus Stops.
• By air, sea or road, Taranaki is an accessible region neatly poised halfway between Auckland and Wellington on the western seaboard of New Zealand’s North Island.
• BY AIR: Air New Zealand fly’s direct from either Auckland or Wellington and often has a early Bird $69 fare if you are quick, Check out
• BY ROAD: There are two Main Arterial routes into Taranaki.
• From the North State Highway 3 brings you along the dramatic coast of North Taranaki from Te Kuiti.
• From the south state Highway 3 brings you from Wellington through Wanganui through the great South Taranaki Dairy country, to Hawera, having the option to travel up Surf Highway 45, Taranaki’s famous Surfing coast line, or travel through Stratford to New Plymouth.
• And from the East, enjoy the adventure and history of the forgotten world highway 43(NZ first heritage trail), starting at Taumarunui the 155 kilometre highway winds its way through rugged hill country to Stratford.
• Regular bus services to Taranaki operate from Auckland and Wellington.
• Check out and - Fares as low as $1 !!
• Ariki Backpackers is only 100 meters from the New Plymouth bus centre. The closest and only Backpackers in central New Plymouth!
• Situated on the corner of Ariki and Brougham Street New Plymouth.



Address: 25 Ariki Street, New Plymouth, New Zealand

Distance to city center: 1.41 km

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Website Ariki Backpackers New Plymouth
Phone Number: 06-769-5020
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Facilities and Amenities

Digital Nomads

Family-Friendly Hostel

Party Hostel

Solo Traveller


Bike Rental

Luggage Storage

Pub Crawls

Safe Deposit Box


Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons ($5)

Wi-Fi in Rooms


Air Conditioning

BBQ Grill


Board Games

Clothes Dryer

Concierge/Info Desk

Credit Card Payments

Entirely Non-Smoking


Hair Dryers

Hot Showers




Live Music/Performance

Lounge Area

Movie Library/Rental


Outdoor Seating

Pool Table

Power Point/Sockets in Rooms



Airport Pickup


Lockers in Rooms


Wheelchair Accessible

Service Animals


Genders: Males & Females

Max. Age: All Ages

Min. Age with Parent (dorms): All Ages

Min. Age with Parent (private room): All Ages

Min. Age without Parent: 17

Checkout: 10:00 (10 AM)

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Maximum Stay: Other

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: All year except xmas day

Reception Hours: to 11pm. Late Arrivals by arrangement

Size: Medium (30-60 beds)

Female Dorm Only

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