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Criterion Art Deco Backpackers

Adults-only hostel in Napier

  • Free WiFi in lobby

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48 Emerson St, Napier, 4110, New Zealand
6.6.Good.
  • Decor quite tired but room was fine, sheets and bedding nice and clean. No power points…

    Nov 27, 2020

  • I was pleasantly surprised by my stay here. There were a few issues (like how most of the…

    Feb 22, 2020

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures

Guests rated location

Walkable
Convenient
Shopping
Dining options
Safe
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 25 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Library
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area
  • Limited hour front desk
  • TV in a common area

What’s around

  • In Napier South
  • MTG Hawke's Bay Museum - 2 min walk
  • Napier Soundshell - 3 min walk
  • Opossum World - 3 min walk
  • Marine Parade - 3 min walk
  • Napier Visitor Information Centre - 4 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Double Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Twin Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Twin Room, Private Bathroom
  • Single Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Triple Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only, Shared Bathroom
  • Shared Dormitory, Shared Bathroom (8 beds)
  • Shared Dormitory, Multiple Beds, Shared Bathroom (10 beds)
  • Quadruple Room, Mixed Dorm, Shared Bathroom
  • Shared Dormitory
  • Standard Double Room

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In Napier South
  • MTG Hawke's Bay Museum - 2 min walk
  • Napier Soundshell - 3 min walk
  • Opossum World - 3 min walk
  • Marine Parade - 3 min walk
  • Napier Visitor Information Centre - 4 min walk
  • Napier Beach - 4 min walk
  • Municipal Theatre - 4 min walk
  • Pania of the Reef - 4 min walk
  • War Memorial Conference Center - 5 min walk
  • Ocean Spa - 6 min walk

Getting around

  • Napier (NPE-Hawke's Bay) - 11 min drive
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48 Emerson St, Napier, 4110, New Zealand

At a glance

Size

  • 25 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-9:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 9 AM - 9:00 PM. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum guest age is 16
  • Minimum check-in age is 15

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

Parking

  • Onsite parking available only on request

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • Caters to adults only
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At the hostel

Food and drink

  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area

Things to do

  • Bicycle rentals nearby

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)

Facilities

  • Library
  • Television in common areas

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the room

More

  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

PetsPay at property

  • Service animals exempt from fees

ParkingPay at property

  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve onsite parking

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Policies

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector on site.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners Club, JCB International, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

  • Criterion Art Deco Backpackers Hostel Napier
  • Criterion Art Deco Backpackers Hostel
  • Criterion Art Deco Backpackers Napier
  • Criterion Art co Backpackers
  • Criterion Art Deco Backpackers Napier
  • Criterion Art Deco Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

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FAQs

  • Yes, Criterion Art Deco Backpackers does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • You can check in from 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Wine Street Restaurant (3-min walk), Trattoria alla Toscana (3-min walk), and Cappadonna (3-min walk).
  • Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as cycling.
6.6.Good.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Nice stay in an interesting town....

    I had a nice stay and liked the simple accom central in Napier.

    Alan, 2 night trip, Feb 22, 2020

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  • 6.0.Good

    Very nice for the price. The bunk bed was extremely wobbly and moved quite a bit when either some one in the top or bottom moved.

    1 night trip with friends, Feb 22, 2020

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  • 6.0.Good

    Bedding only suitable for duster ! Wobbly taps, water not running away properly in shower and the smallest sink imaginable in the room with private facilities. However, the location of this property is great and we enjoyed our stay. On a budget? You couldn’t fault it.

    SuefromUK, 2 night trip with friends, Feb 21, 2020

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  • 6.0.Good

    Photos on the internet were misleading and gave the impression that the single rooms were more modern and hotel like.

    2 night family trip, Jan 23, 2020

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  • 6.0.Good

    This property is in an awesome location and would be amazing if it was upgraded. Our room was adequate, but there were so many things 'not working' that it became a bit of a joke. Electrical outlets and light switches that didn't work, and a double kitchen sink in our room that had had the taps removed....??!! The whole property had a stale odour about it too. Having said that, we were perfectly comfortable for our one-night stay and you can't beat the location.

    1 night family trip, Jan 16, 2020

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  • 6.0.Good

    The building has all the character and charm of the period and is kept clean however repairs are needed to some facilities

    4 night family trip, Jan 5, 2020

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  • 6.0.Good

    Location great. Lovely old deco exterior. My room was next to the shared bathroom (mens). Not soundproof. Receptionist patronising and rude. Towels and sheets had seen better days.

    1 night trip, Dec 28, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Location, staff, clean. Comfortable. The best was the location

    1 night trip, Dec 22, 2019

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  • 2.0.Poor

    The hostel was dirty and smelly. It was also very run down.

    1 night family trip, Dec 14, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    Good value for money but kinda dinghy. Facility is old and rundown. Not the best backpacker facility on the island but neither the worst.

    1 night trip, Nov 26, 2019

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