"Awesome location, layout, great staff, good management "
"Quiet rooms, good nites sleep for the 1st time in days + GOOD free breakfast included in great dorm price"
"Excellent, Very clean, very good standard, best I have stayed in. Keep up the good work"
"Quiet ,clean, great value for money"
"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."