Ariki Backpackers - New Plymouth Accommodation

Ariki Backpackers - Located Above The Good Home

The fun, friendly, laid-back hostel in the heart of New Plymouth

At Backpacker prices, it has a range of rooms, including a girls-only dorm, private rooms, family rooms and the famous Queen Anne Room for that special night! Sleeps up to 40, is ideal for those sports teams young and old.

Located conveniently above the Good Home, a stone’s throw away from our stunning foreshore, and centrally located to the nightlife, a perfect starting point for your New Plymouth stay.

Sandra Lima
Sandra Lima
O quarto família que nós ficamos era antigo, todavia era grande e confortável, oferecia TV e banheiro privativo. O atendimento foi muito preciso, gentil e simpático. Os hóspedes ordeiros e não temos nada a reclamar.
leila peralta
leila peralta
En el centro de la ciudad y a buen precio. Limpio y cómodo. Súper recomiendo, los propietarios súper amables. Me encanto la vibra del lugar. Thanks Rob, great place 👍
Kristen Mummert
Kristen Mummert
We stayed at Ariki for just under 2 months in one of the double rooms. It was a fantastic stay. The kitchen and bathrooms were cleaned daily (no bugs in sight, even in summer!). Duvets are changed between every guest. It’s a backpacker— it isn’t going to be pristine, but it’s a cheap and homely stay. There is a really chill vibe to the place that makes it feel like home. Some weekends get a bit loud, but in our experience/in our room the sound dies down around midnight, which worked well with our schedule. I can count the number of nights that noise was an actual problem on one hand, and earbuds helped with that. The location is mint, right next to everything you’d want and a ten-fifteen minute walk to the grocery. The library is right next door. The staff is friendly and welcoming. I highly recommend this backpacker!
Boaz Seager
Boaz Seager
Great location, right where you want to be, nice and central. Rooms are good and price is reasonable. But the highlight is that this hostel has a very cool vibe. Everybody here is super friendly, staff and fellow backpackers. You meet new people and have some real good chats and laughs. Was given lots of tips and advice on places to see, etc. You can rent a bike for $10 a day and explore the city which was awesome. I would have liked to stay longer but sadly ran out of time.

Free WiFI

We offer free, high-speed WI-FI to all our guests, accessible throughout the backpackers.

Amazing Views

Relax in the sun at the Good Home Rooftop bar and enjoy the vistas of the ocean and the city.

Central Location

We are the most centrally located backpackers in the city. A few footsteps to shopping, cafes, pubs and the coastline.

Transportation Links

Within minutes of walking distance to all main transport hubs, including major bus routes. It’s that easy!

Bathrooms Galore

No waiting in line with your legs crossed here. Plenty of bathroom and toilet facilities for all to enjoy.

Friendly People

Travel is all about the people you meet. Our friendly staff will make your trip memorable.