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Napier

Napier was devastated by a huge earthquake in 1931, as a result of which most of the city had to be rebuilt. As Art Deco was popular at the time, there are many fine examples of this type of architecture throughout the city, as well as Spanish Mission -style buildings.

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YHA Napier

YHA Napier

My friends and I had a great stay at the YHA in Napier. It was a basic, clean place to stay for 2 nights. There were three of us in a 4 bed share. They cleaned the bathrooms and kitchen daily, and had an assortment of kitchen supplies for our use. And a great outside patio with picnic tables. ... more

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4
Portside Inn Backpackers Lodge

Portside Inn Backpackers Lodge

Good place, with friendly staff, especially Chris the handyman, quite a character! ... more

Overall
4
Stables Lodge Backpackers

Stables Lodge Backpackers

Good location, friendly staff but 44$ for a 4 bed-dorm (during the rugby world cup) bathroom very cold especialy in the early morning of september !! overall satisfaction is good ... more

Overall
4

Napier Discussions

  • Napier for the weekend
    I'm spending a long weekend in Napier in January. Could anyone recommend things to do there? Are the winery tours worthwhile? ...

  • Hints on Napier / Hastings
    Hi there, I will be heading to NZ in early April. Among other places I will also stay for about a week aroung Napier. In a place called Waimaramara Beach. Since I am not really familiar with that area it would be great if there are any local recommendations. I am mainly looking forward to any ...

  • Im going to NZ for 3 months
    Hello I am going to NZ for 3 months at the end of January and I was wondering If I could get some advice from some locals. I believe I am giong to Napier on the east coast, and I heard the cops are pretty tough there. I don't know if this is inappropriate or what but I was wondering if anybody knew ...

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Napier Blog Entries

  • Napier
    The Art Deco capital of the world. After an earthquake in the 1920s the entire town was rebuilt in ...
    Posted in New Zealand & Australia 2012 by mariahenke

  • Napier
    Napier is a city on the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand. In 1931 a large earthquake destroyed most of the city and it was then rebuilt in the Art Deco style. ...
    Posted in Ben's World Tour by BensWorld

  • Napier
    In Napier Lokking for work Getting none Best lead so far is a dairy farm!! Oh the shame!!! Seriously though, prayer appreciated. Really want to be working for monday. Bank manager says so. Robin ...
    Posted in Robin Peake by robinpeake

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Criterion Art Deco Backpackers
84 %

Criterion Art Deco Backpackers

48 Emerson Street City Centre (Map) - Hostel
YHA Napier
84 %

YHA Napier

277 Marine Parade (Map) - Hostel
My friends and I had a great stay at the YHA in Napier. It was a basic, clean place to stay for 2 nights. There were three of us in a 4 bed share.
Portside Inn Backpackers Lodge
81 %

Portside Inn Backpackers Lodge

52 Bridge Street Napier (Map) - Hostel
Stables Lodge Backpackers
70 %

Stables Lodge Backpackers

PO Box 269, Napier 370 Hastings Street (Map) - Hostel
Good location, friendly staff but 44$ for a 4 bed-dorm (during the rugby world cup) bathroom very cold especialy in the early morning of september !! overall satisfaction is good
Parkside Lodge

Parkside Lodge

82 Tait Drive Greenmeadows (Map) - Hotel
The Art House Backpackers

The Art House Backpackers

259 Marine Parade Napier (Map) - Hostel
Econo Lodge Napier

Econo Lodge Napier

85 Meeanee Quay-Napier Hawkes Bay (Map) - Hotel