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YHA Napier
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

I stayed in multiple YHAs throughout NZ, found them to be a brand that could be reasonably relied upon...this one was a bit run down. Really could do with a spruce up.

Pros:
Location
Wifi
Found the staff to be fine
Clean enough

Cons:
Cold
Run down
Stain on bed sheets
Not much atmosphere

The acid test of course: if I was returning to Napier where would I stay? Probably somewhere else

Stayed: May 2017, travelled solo
Thank johnseth
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Reviewed 8 May 2017

So we stayed for a short night, just to get some sleep on our journey. Even though we arrived late (7–8 pm) the staff was friendly and helpful. We had a double room which was small but enough space for two people. Shared bathrooms were clean but old (they probably had seen better days). There was a common room, a kitchen and I even think there was laundry service - but we never got around to use any of them.

To summarize: if you're not the sensitive type and wish to spend your money on other things than hotels - this is the place for you!

  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank justMondays
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Reviewed 6 May 2017

the hostel is fairly clean, although a bit dingy. could do with a renovation. staff is not overly friendly. my biggest problem was the cold. the whole hostel is like a freezer, yet the owners insist on keeping the doors wide open. May is not winter yet, but it's still around 5 degrees celcius during the night and max 15 during the day. i hope i didn't catch a cold..

  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled solo
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Thank Dóri A
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Reviewed 6 May 2017

This is hostel is quite outdated, the TV room has a gas fire! But it's all part of its charm. The wi-fi was great, worked in my room. The beds were fine, each one had a little shelf and a light. Could have done with more plug sockets though. There were a few positioned very closely to each other which made it difficult for everyone to use with big travel adapters and it was also high on the wall so you had find something to balance your device on. Other than that they were fine.
Staff were friendly enough. Kitchen was good too. Quite big, plenty of room.
Great location, across the road from the beach, 5 minutes from Pack N Save, 10 minutes from the shopping centre.
Very quiet, unusually so. But this worked in our favour really.
Good value for money.
If your looking for somewhere quiet then it's great.
Not a part hostel. There were families with young children and people in their 60's staying here.

  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled with friends
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Thank NatalieLouise2112
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Hostel is ok. A male who lives in a flat downstairs who I assume is the manager is so rude. He screamed at a girl for cooking one minute past 10.30pm which is the time the kitchen closes. Made a fool out of her in front of everyone and asked her if she was blind and pointed to the sign that stated no cooking after 10. Where are your customer service skills? You don't deserve to be running that hostel if that's how you treat paying customers. Sort it out YHA.

Stayed: April 2017, travelled with friends
Thank OleGunnarG
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Additional Information about YHA Napier

Address: 277 Marine Parade, Napier 4110, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region > Napier
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 34 Speciality Lodging in Napier
Price Range: €34 - €40 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — YHA Napier 4*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on the beachfront close to Napier city centre, the YHA Napier hostel has character, fantastic sea views (all the way to South America!), spacious rooms, cheerful staff and a convivial atmosphere. Originally a waterfront hotel this rambling survivor of the 1931 Napier earthquake is now a top rated backpacker hostel by Hostelworld.com customers. Backpacker accommodation at YHA Napier includes comfortable twin, double, shared and single rooms. ... more   less 
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