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"Location great. Lovely old deco exterior. My room was next to the shared bathroom (mens). Not soundproof. Receptionist patronising and rude. Towels ... " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 05 Jan 2020

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Hotel Description

At Criterion Art Deco Backpackers you'll be within steps of MTG Hawke's Bay Museum and Napier Soundshell.

Safes are featured in all 25 rooms. Limited housekeeping is available.

This smoke-free hostel offers free WiFi in public areas, a library, and a television in a common area. Other amenities include a microwave in a common area and a refrigerator in a common area.

Attractions within a 15-minute drive of this Napier hostel include Church Road Winery and Mission Estate Winery.

Double Room, Shared Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
NZ$70* Per night/room 13 Mar. - 14 Mar.

Single Room, Shared Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Double Room, Private Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Shared Dormitory, Multiple Beds

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Triple Room, Shared Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Family Room, Private Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Criterion Art Deco Backpackers ratings based on 8 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
2.6 out of 5 2.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 2.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 0.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 2.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Criterion Art Deco Backpackers

Everyone (3) Family (1)
3 out of 5
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.

Posted by on 5 Jan. 2020

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1 out of 5
The hostel was dirty and smelly. It was also very run down.

Posted by on 16 Dec. 2019

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3 out of 5
Location is great It needs to be upgraded up to today’s standards

Posted by on 22 Sep. 2019

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4 out of 5
Cool old building. Very basic rooms but good kitchen, lounge, pool table etc

Posted by on 17 Jul. 2019

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17 Jul. 2019 by AMIT

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3 out of 5
Right in the center of town so great for getting around. Could definitely do with a re-vamp and good clean, stains on pillow cases and furniture. kitchen a bit gross, but can’t expect too much from a backpackers I guess. Ok for a quick stopover if your going to be out most of the day. Staff were friendly

Posted by on 19 Jun. 2019

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2 out of 5
The place is run down and in dire need of some basic maintenance and a sparky to look over all the electrics. - I got locked in the toilet within minutes of arriving with a dodgy door catch - The heater in my room was controlled by a timer switch in another guest's room that kept getting turned off!!!! Put a proper switch with a flap on it so it can't get inadvertently swtiched off!!!!! - The replacement heater provided stopped working. - Then the wall heater on the timer gave up the ghost even when the timer was on - the thermostat knob on it was somewhat melted on arrival. There were large, visible indentations in the mattress from where the springs had gone -The mattresses, pillows and bed linen are so old and nasty they need throwing out. - One of the female showers didn't drain properly. - The breakfast cereal was all crumbs and inedible and there were no staff on in the morning to request better food. - The walls are so thin I could actually hear the person in the room next door breathing in their sleep like they were in the same room!! + The staff were as helpful as they could be in the circumstances - they were the only good thing about my stay next to me leaving! + The retro glazing window was a good addition This is a beautiful old but terribly tired and unloved building in a great location. With a little care and attention it could be absolutely fabulous. As it was it was one of the most disappointing and overpriced backpackers I have ever stayed in.

Posted by on 27 May 2019

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3 out of 5
The bathrooms were in terrible condition. There were hairs in the shower, the ceiling was full of stains from humidity and also the vent was covered fungus. There was still the masking tape at the top of the ceiling, partially coming loose, the dishcloths in the kitchen were dirty, the curtains in the bedrooms were partially ripped off the hooks. I have also taken photos of these things I was talking about.

Posted by on 22 Feb. 2019

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2 out of 5

Posted by on 2 Nov. 2018

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About the Criterion Art Deco Backpackers

Location 48 Emerson St, Napier, 4110

Property Features

As a guest of Criterion Art Deco Backpackers, you'll find a library, a television in a common area, and a microwave in a common area. WiFi is free in public spaces. This Napier hostel is smoke free.

  • 25 guestrooms or units
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Library
  • Television in lobby
  • No smoking on site
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area

Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Transport

  • Parking:

Room Amenities

Criterion Art Deco Backpackers offers 25 accommodations with safes. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.

  • Communal kitchen
  • Housekeeping (limited)
  • Safe
  • Heating

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 9:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 15

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 9 AM - 9:00 PM.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 9 AM - 9:00 PM.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children younger than 16 are not allowed at this adults-only property. All guests 16 and older are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. No onsite parking is available. Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve onsite parking.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • No lifts
  • Minimum guest age is 16
  • Debit cards
  • Caters to adults only

Hotel Names

  • 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

You should know

  • This is an adults-only property and guests under 16 years old aren't allowed.

National Rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our rating system.

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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.