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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

I booked online through their website for 5 people the night before we got to Napier, got a confirmation email and then forgot about it. We got there the next day to hear that they had no idea how I booked online since they don't offer this service, that they had sent me an email saying the room I booked...

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Reviewed 27 May 2016

The name "bunker" fits quite well. My 10 Bed dorm only had a small window you couldn't open all the way so it got pretty sticky at night. Beds are comfy and clean however. Kitchen is a bit messy but sufficiant for short term. Staff at reception is very friendly and if you are looking for a job as a...

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Alice Springs, Australia
Reviewed 23 May 2016

Tina running Archies is awesome, friendly and kind. We were in need of work and she found us jobs within 24 hours. We cleaned for accomodation and worked outsite of the hostel. Everybody is friendly. Archies has everything you need and it has the best location in town. We will be back to visit again someday.

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Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

Don't let one bad review ruin your opinion on Archie's Bunker. I stayed at Archie's for 5 weeks and it was definitely one of the best experiences of my travels so far. The location is good. 2 minute walk to the beach front, and it 10 minute walk into the town centre. The hostel it's self is very clean! You...

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Reviewed 16 April 2016

Was thinking twice to check-in hostel when read review from Tripadvisor. But in the 2 weeks in the hostel, learnt that most of the mess are from irresponsible backpackers who never wash their dishes and messing up lounge. On the other hand, the manager did her best to help find work and managing the staff. Location is good (5 mins...

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Reviewed 16 March 2016

This hostel should be advertised as a long term hostel. It was by far the least welcoming place I have stayed in. The room i was in was nice - light and clean. But In general I really wouldn't recommend staying here as it is grimy, lacks kitchen utensils and reeks of weed. Sorry to give a bad review I...

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Reviewed 6 March 2016

We really enjoyed Archie's. It was a quiet hostel with lots of long-term stayers but friendly nonetheless! Only slight downside was that our room didn't have a window but there was a fan so it didn't get too stuffy. I believe it's only the downstairs rooms that are like this as well and having 'Bunker' in the name of the...

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Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

When we first arrived, we liked this place. Gayle, the previous manager, was really sweet and did everything to help us find work, and Grant, the owner was also really friendly. Big plus for the TV in our room and a big selection of DVDs, and also the wifi which was amazing by NZ standards. We didn't have a window...

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San Mateo, California
Reviewed 22 December 2015 via mobile

See Jan 15, 2015 review. I saw the same, although I did not stay more than an hour, and that was to reserve a motel because this place was that unpleasant and I had to leave. WiFi is $4 for 24 hours on Gossip service, must turn off your current cell provider from your device, card is activated at time...

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Archiesbunker, Owner at Archies Bunker Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Meg, Thank you for your review. It is disappointing to get a bad review, however,my manager did mention you to me at the time. In the Hawkes Bay the hostels all fill up with backpackers looking for seasonal work and we all rely on this for our survival. The manager would have offered you a private room downstairs, separate...

Rotorua, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 October 2015

Love Archie's, best backpacker in Napier, great location, great building, awesome friendly owner, no annoying surprises just a comfortable, spacious, fun place to stay next to the beach and in the middle of town. Meet some new interesting people and do it cheap and stay a while!

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Napier's finest Backpackers Accommodation facility. We are situated opposite the Napier museum, in a quiet tree-lined street within sight of the Napier information centre and only metres away from shops, bars, cafes and restaurants. We provide low cost, clean, comfortable accommodation. Our facility sleeps over 50 people in spacious surroundings. We have two large lounges; both with Sky TV, DVD players and an extensive DVD library which is free to guests. One lounge is a peaceful retreat, while the other provides a pool table, large screen TV, board games etc. Off the main lounge we have a deck and large BBQ, ideal for relaxing and enjoying the traditional kiwi way of life. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Archies Bunker Backpackers

Address: 14 Herschell Street, Napier 4110, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region > Napier
Price Range: $18 - $91 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
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“When I left I noticed that downstairs seems much more pleasant - Perhaps private rooms”
 of 5 bubbles rebeccahI3063PO, 15 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Potentially a dorm upstairs if you're claustrophobic.”
 of 5 bubbles SuziandMatt, 5 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Get a private room for cheap. Well worth it.”
 of 5 bubbles MissSarahHart, 20 Apr 2014 | Read review
“Perhaps specify a room with windows if you are prone to claustrophobia!”
 of 5 bubbles MairiC957, 3 Jun 2013 | Read review
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