Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in New Plymouth, New Zealand. You can choose from 4 New Plymouth hostels. In total, there are 6 cheap places to stay in New Plymouth such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $21 for a dorm.
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 New Plymouth. To help you make friends with New Plymouth before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
New Plymouth is just a few hours drive north of Wellington between the ocean and Mount Taranaki. For hikes and driving along the ocean it is a nice place to be. There are several New Plymouth hostels providing places to stay.
You can get a map from the information center with a few places of interests to drive to, including some surf spots and a local brewery. The best part of the city is the boardwalk along the beach which is great for fishing or a long walk on a sunny day with the ocean spraying in your face. There are two movie theaters in the city, one with mainstream movies and the other with artsy and foreign films. The city is fairly large and has a variety of shops, cafes and restaurants. The overall impression of the city is a bit rough and grungy, and it didn't seem like the safest place to walk around at night compared to the rest of New Zealand.
There are a variety of hostels in the city located outside the city as well as in the city center at a fairly decent quality but not as modern as the new hostels in bigger New Zealand cities. There are hostels located near the information center and bus stop which is also conveniently located near the beach boardwalk, however keep in mind that staying in the city may be a bit noisy at night from bars on the street.
The information center in New Plymouth is very friendly and helpful when looking for accommodation, they will even call hostels for you until they find you a bed. A decent city and fine for an overnight visit if you have nothing else to do, but don't sacrifice an extra day in Wellington or Taupo for Taranaki.
Written by local enthusiast for New Plymouth hostels Amanda Haehl
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A hostel in New Plymouth costs on average $22 for a dorm. A hostel in New Plymouth with private rooms costs on average $72.
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