"Awesome location, layout, great staff, good management "

Staff were very pleasant and I'll definitely return :) All the staff were very friendly and helpful during our stay. 
The location is great, it's walking distance to the aquarium and the i-siteI loved my time here and really didn't want to leave.
It's an awesome place to stay. Very homie atmosphere. The owner is lovely, also other staff are amazing people. Would recommend it to anybody!
06 April 2019 Simone Maria Germany 

"Excellent, Very clean, very good standard, best I have stayed in. Keep up the good work"

Grand for price. New Management has Made it Clean, Tidy and Very Affordable.The Carpets have been steam cleaned Today, Rooms have new tidy sheets.I call this Good Value , Affordable .Kitchen is clean and Tidy- New Crockery too.Thoroughly enjoyed my stay.
 April 2019 Nilanjan UK

"Relaxing, friendly, comfortable and close to the centre. Enjoyed the continental breakfast, tea, coffee - What more would you want!! "
"Clean environment. Extras like breakfast were nice. We were very happy in our stay"
"This place has the feel of a hotel, so it was a welcome change for us. It has the perfect location too, close to the beach, the pool and the main street"
"I have been in Napier and this backpackers for 3 weeks and would rate it the best hostel i have stayed in. The look and feel of the place reminds me of a late 30's hotel and the old photos help you picture the history. Can't and won't give advice of other places."
"Wow, what a lovely hostel....I am convinced that I am staying in one of the best looking buildings in town, with friendly staff and top facilities to boot..."
"The staff at this backpackers are some of the friendliest and most hospitable people on my trip to Australasia. Well done guys".
"I have been traveling a lot in England, Ireland, Scotland and South Europe but have never seen such a nice Backpacker as the Criterion."