Backpacker Hostels in New Plymouth, New Zealand

3 Hostels for Backpackers available. Prices start from $10 for a dorm bed.

Hostels in New Plymouth

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Digital Nomads Family-Friendly Hostel Party Hostel Solo Traveller
"…Internet is available, but not for free. However, the Wi-Fi signal from the library is free and reaches the outdoor deck. People in this hostel seem to keep to themselves a bit. There are quite … More
from $8.83
Digital Nomads Quiet Rest Solo Traveller
"…Rooms and Bathrooms Ducks & Drakes offers a variety of single, twin, double, share, and dorm rooms. In the garden they also have a couple of cabins. Bathrooms are shared and are the same for … More
from $10.38
Adventure Hostels Digital Nomads Family-Friendly Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…Excellent place. Nice and clean and friendly, and great facilities. - The location of Egmont Eco Lodge makes one feel well away from the bustle of a city such as New Plymouth, yet it is only a … More
from $9.26

Campsites in New Plymouth

"…The Coastal walkway at doorstep and the closest beach is 5 minutes away. Almost all our cabins have an amazing panoramic sea views. Our cabins range from the fully Self-contained to Ensuite … More
from $31.16

Backpacker Hostels in New Plymouth, New Zealand

3 Hostels for Backpackers available. Prices start from $19.00 for a dorm bed.

Get to know New Plymouth (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 can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel.

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 expertz for New Plymouth

Written by local expertz for New Plymouth Amanda Haehl

New Plymouth 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 New Plymouth, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 3
Average dorm price $22
Average private room price $66
Cheapest Hostel in New Plymouth Ariki Backpackers with $18.5
Party hostels in New Plymouth Ariki Backpackers (1 in total)
Most New Plymouth hostels are located in Westown
Average rating of all hostels 7.9

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