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The Criterion Art Deco Backpackers is located at 48 Emerson Street, right in the
heart of Napier. In addition to being one of the main attractions and most photographed
building on the Art Deco Walk, the Criterion is only a few steps from the unique
Market Street precinct; a short walk to the Visitor's Information Center, Bus depot,
Beach, Ocean Spa, Marineland, and Aquarium; and just minutes from supermarkets.
The Criterion is also conveniently located within the midst of the vibrant bars,
cafes, and restaurants.
Discover the vibrant architecture, numerous wineries, spectacular outdoor adventures,
and stunning landscapes of Hawke's Bay, one of New Zealand's most appealing destinations.
In addition to being one of the first places in the world to see the sun rise, Hawke's
Bay is enriched in history, culture, and activities for backpackers of all ages
"Very welcoming, friendly staff, clean excellent facilities. One of the best hostels
I have styed in"
- Robert, England
"One of the loveliest places I've been to since I got to New Zealand. Thank you".
- Yonat, Israel
Thanks for the hospitality! Napier is a fantastic city. This Backpacker is a good
place to stay and has a really original style"
- Melanie, Switzerland