Room type

Double Room, Shared Bathroom

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child, 1 infant)

Shared Dormitory (10 Person, Mixed)

Max Occupancy: 1 guest

Shared Dormitory (6 Person, Female Only)

Max Occupancy: 1 guest

Shared Dormitory (5 Person, Mixed)

Max Occupancy: 1 guest

Shared Dormitory (6 Person, Mixed)

Max Occupancy: 1 guest

Twin Room, Shared Bathroom

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child, 1 infant)

Family Room, Ensuite

Max Occupancy: 5 guests (up to 4 children, 1 infant)

Queen Anne Suite with Ensuite

Max Occupancy: 3 guests (up to 2 children, 1 infant)

Get an overview of this hotelFamily-friendly hostel with coffee shop/café and rooftop terrace

A family-friendly stay in the heart of New Plymouth awaits you at Ariki Backpackers. Within steps you'll find Centre City Shopping Centre, Wind Wand, and Puke Ariki.

All 10 shared rooms feature TVs with digital channels, and you can enjoy WiFi, wired Internet, and free local calls. Additionally, refrigerators and desks are available.

The restaurant, The Good Home Bar, serves Modern European cuisine and is open for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Added amenities include WiFi in public areas, wired Internet in public areas, and a coffee shop/café. Each morning continental breakfast is available. There's also self parking, along with the convenience of an airport shuttle.

Sights within a 10-minute walk of this 3.5-star New Plymouth hostel include Govett-Brewster Art Gallery and Saint Mary's Church.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The hostel offers a coffee shop/café and a snack bar/deli. A computer station is located on site and high-speed wired and wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. This 3.5-star property offers access to a business center and meeting rooms. 3 meeting rooms are available. This family-friendly hostel also offers a rooftop terrace, a library, and tour/ticket assistance. Parking is available onsite for a surcharge.

Ariki Backpackers has designated areas for smoking.

  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • Total number of rooms - 10 
  • Barbecue grill(s) 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Business center 
  • Coffee/tea in lobby 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Express check-out 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Computer station 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Wired (high-speed) Internet access - surcharge 
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply) 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Library 
  • Meeting rooms 
  • Rooftop terrace 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 3 
  • Snack bar/deli 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Number of restaurants - 1 
  • Television in lobby 
  • Free use of nearby fitness center 
  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount) 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Snack bar/deli  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  


Available in all rooms: Wireless internet access (5 NZD per 60 minutes surcharge), Wired high-speed Internet access (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: Wireless internet access (5.00 NZD per 60 minutes surcharge), Wired high-speed internet ( 5.00 NZD )


Self parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Free local calls 
  • Hair dryer (on request) 
  • Desk 
  • Television 
  • Shared accommodations 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer 
  • Digital TV service 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Wired high-speed Internet access (surcharge) 
  • Individually decorated 
  • Shared/communal kitchen 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 

Where to Eat

Continental breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning.

The Good Home Bar - Overlooking the garden, this restaurant specializes in Modern European cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available.

Nearby Activities

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals on site 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 11 AM

Check-in time ends at 10 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

There is no front desk at this property. If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM please contact the property at least 72 hours in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.
Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact this property in advance to arrange check-in. Please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.


Check-out time is 10 AM

Payment types

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Only service dogs are allowed


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between NZD 5 and NZD 7 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: NZD 5 (for 60 minutes, rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: NZD 5.00 (for 60 minutes, rates may vary)
  • Fee for high-speed Internet (wired) in public areas: NZD 5.00 (rates may vary)
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Complimentary Internet Usage Offer - Rate includes the following:

  • 30 minutes of complimentary wireless Internet use, daily
  • Offer subject to availability. Other restrictions may apply.
  • National Rating

    Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®

    Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodations in New Zealand. This Backpacker property is rated 3 star plus.

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