All Hostels in Napier

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Napier Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Napier, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.

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Cheapest hostel in Napier


(Criterion Art Deco Backpackers is the cheapest)

Party hostels in Napier

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Most Napier hostels are located in

Bluff Hill, City Centre, Hawke's Bay

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Hostels in Napier for all Traveller Types

Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.

Get to know Napier (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Napier. To help you make friends with Napier before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Napier is a cute costal town surrounded by beautiful vineyards and agricultural land in Hawks Bay, New Zealand. You can reach Napier easily by car or bus from Taupo or Wellington and the small town of Hastings is close by as well. In Napier, you can watch the blue waves crash into shore as you stroll along the waterfront walkway and take in the scenery of Art Deco architectures throughout the city.

The waterfront is a perfect place for an picnic or an afternoon of people watching. Although it is a small town, there are plenty of cute cafes for a morning coffee and classy vintage pubs for a glass of wine. The thirties' style Art Deco architecture makes this town truly unique and also draws large crowds each year for the Art Deco Festival. Around February each year, you will see pristine vintage cars driving from all corners of the country to arrive in time for the weekend of festivities when everyone dresses in their best Art-Deco-era suits and dresses and strolls along the waterfront looking at old cars and enjoying picnics on the lawn. This is the best time to visit Napier as long as you don’t mind the crowds -- the weather is perfect and the ambiance is friendly and fun.

If you venture a little out of town, you will find amazing wines in the Hawks Bay region; an area specializing in chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon, merlot, and syrah. You can also find beautiful quiet beaches nearby for a relaxing afternoon in the sun. This is a vibrant little town and there are great Napier hostels from which to choose. Most hostels in Napier are close to the ocean with plenty of shops, cafes, and groceries stores nearby. For a step back in time, beautiful beaches and amazing wines, Napier is the perfect destination.

Written by local enthusiast for Napier hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Napier hostels Amanda Haehl

Other Nearby Cities
Hastings Hastings (18 Km / 11 mi.)
Whanganui Whanganui (85 Km / 53 mi.)
Taihape Taihape (98 Km / 61 mi.)
Turangi Turangi (110 Km / 68 mi.)
Taupo Taupo (114 Km / 71 mi.)
Tongariro National Park Tongariro National Park (118 Km / 73 mi.)
Ohakune Ohakune (130 Km / 81 mi.)

FAQ about Napier Hostels

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A hostel in Napier costs on average $21 for a dorm. A hostel in Napier with private rooms costs on average $64. shows all 6 Hostels in Napier. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay. compares prices for 6 hostels in Napier, New Zealand.

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    Travel Tips for Napier - from the Community

    Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Napier. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Napier. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

    Napier is a really cute place to stay for a few days! There is loads to do including the spa (which is so cheap), the aquarium and mini-golf! There also seems to be a lot of dance classes happening - salsa was really fun. Pubs are good, but not really a clubby place! Had a really good time here!


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    Your Packing List for Napier

    Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Napier and New Zealand.

    You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

    1. Padlock
    2. Earplugs
    3. Sleeping Mask
    4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
    5. Head Lamp

    These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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