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Archies Bunker Backpackers

11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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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...

Thank Meg S
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!

Thank hlhlhlhlhlhl
Whangaparaoa, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 September 2015 via mobile

Great place to stay for the weekend of catching up. Very clean and tidy. Amazing staff very friendly and accommodating. Close to everything in the centre of town. Awesome rates. Thanks team for adding to A great weekend of rugby league. We will be back.

Thank lynnixx
Archiesbunker, Manager at Archies Bunker Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback, its a good feeling to know we've assisted in ensuring your stay at our much loved "Archies" in sunny Napier was a positive and memorable experience. We genuinly love our visitors as we get to meet so many lovely and interesting people such as yourselves. We look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 14 July 2015

The location of BBH is excellent! It is centrally located in the city. Opposite of museum, same row of art deco shops, shopping street is few blocks away only, and the beach is 1 block opposite. The room we stayed was big, ensuite with bathroom and TV. The bed was comfy, clean & tidy. One thing need to highlight is...

Thank stayler
Rotorua District, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 April 2015

Enjoyed our overnight stay at the bunker.It has a fantastic location and Grant was really friendly and welcoming. The only thing i would say is that you should plan your shower times carefully to avoid queuing as I can imagine there might be a bit of a wait at peak times. We would definitely stay again.

Thank LMcKArgyll
Archiesbunker, Manager at Archies Bunker Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for your review!! All feedback is important as it encourages us to continue what we do well, and provides us with opportunities for improvement. We're very happy that you enjoyed your stay. Our aim is (always) to provide for a positive experience at "Archies" and have guests depart having had a positive experience with both Archies in lovely sunny...

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 1 April 2015

This is a good quanit hostel. Gayle who running it was fantastic. She is so friendly and helpful. I would recommend this place for her alone. The facilities are decent with a big spacy lounge area with pool. I stayed in 2 rooms over my 2 days upstairs and downstairs. It's definitely worth getting a room upstairs if you can...

1Thank Robert C
Archiesbunker, Manager at Archies Bunker Backpackers, responded to this review

thanks heaps for your great feedback! It is always heartwarming to know that when a guest leaves here they not only leave with a positive experience from our beloved Archies but a positive view of Napier and New Zealand. We do our very best to create a home away from home as most people such as yourselves staying in our...

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 24 January 2015

We were quite pleased with our stay. We had an ensuite family room, plenty of space for us to put our stuff and still being able to move around. Top bunk bed was squeaky but not a biggie. The one thing that bothers me was prob the fact the room is next to an alleyway then next door's hotel's kitchen...

Thank OdyPudding
Reviewed 18 January 2015 via mobile

The building looks better from the outside than the facilities actually are: had a 4 people share room on the ground-floor that would have been pretty full if we had guests with luggage in all beds. But the much bigger point are the kitchens: they are not "fully equipped" like the BBH describtion says. The lower one had an under-sized...

Thank Milan H
Orangeville, Canada
Reviewed 8 January 2015

Good location, not a long walk from the bus stop and minutes from the ocean. Friendly, welcoming and accommodating owners. We were two people and had a four person (two bunk bed ) room with ensuite which was fine for us, although not a lot of from to spread out our stuff...could use a fewshelves or hooks...especially if there were...

Thank TLAOrangeville
New Zealand
Reviewed 28 June 2014

We judge a place on how happily we would go back there, and we would happily return to Archies Bunker. All that we needed for just one night, centrally located, clean and tidy. Quiet except for the boiler that heats the radiators, but happily that shut off before 9pm. Many thanks.

Thank Kiwiquilter

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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: $49 - $112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“When I left I noticed that downstairs seems much more pleasant - Perhaps private rooms”
rebeccahI3063PO, 15 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Potentially a dorm upstairs if you're claustrophobic.”
SuziandMatt, 5 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Get a private room for cheap. Well worth it.”
MissSarahHart, 20 Apr 2014 | Read review
“Perhaps specify a room with windows if you are prone to claustrophobia!”
MairiC957, 3 Jun 2013 | Read review
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