Stables Lodge

370 Hastings StreetNapier4110New Zealand
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About Stables Lodge

Situated just steps from Napier’s Marine Parade Beach, Stables Lodge is a budget-friendly backpacker hostel where amenities include a shared lounge and regular socials such as movie nights and beach volleyball games.

Four and six-bed dorms come complete with linens, towels, lockers, and individual reading lights. These dorms, as well as private double rooms, offer access to shared bathroom facilities. A budget studio with a private en-suite and small kitchenette is also available.

Guests benefit from free Internet access and assistance to find local work opportunities. During downtime, Spotify is available as well as a guitar for those who prefer to make their own music. This hostel also hosts horse treks and wine tours.

Stables Lodge offers free tea and coffee and seasonal fruit. Plus, there’s a shared kitchen as well as on-site BBQ grills.

This hostel sits within 700 metres of the i-SITE Visitor Centre and the city’s Art Deco Walk. Bluff Hill Lookout is within two miles of the property.


370 Hastings Street, Napier, 4110, New Zealand
Telephone: +64(6)8356242 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Computer with internet
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Central heating
  • Hairdryer
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Television

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 12:00

Positive Reviews

Popular location near beach and city centre

The location of this hostel is a clear highlight for guests. Not only is the beach just steps away, guests say the property is also in close proximity to the shops, restaurants, and attractions in the city centre.

Great Wi-Fi throughout property

Guests consistently rate the standard of the Wi-Fi here as excellent, often comparing it for the better to the Internet connections previously encountered in hostels. The Wi-Fi here is not only free – it’s fast and reliable too.

Warm welcome and good atmosphere

The owners and hosts of this Napier backpacker hostel offer a warm welcome and plenty of help to guests. This all serves to create a pleasant atmosphere in the property – indeed, many backpackers seem to be inspired to enjoy a long-term stay here.

Negative Reviews

A bit noisy

It seems guests here can be quite exuberant. Apparently, in their excitement at being in this part of New Zealand, they can generate a bit more noise than those trying to sleep consider reasonable.

Limited plug outlets in dorms

Guests in the dorm rooms aren't overly impressed by the small number of plug outlets available. It seems that there are too few outlets for the number of guests in each room.

Bathrooms could be improved

Shared bathrooms aren't for everyone but it isn't particularly surprising to find them at a hostel. Guests find the bathrooms here are adequately clean but report that poor ventilation leads to damp and somewhat unpleasant conditions at times.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 188 reviews across the web
7.6 /10
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  • hostelbookers
    8.1 /10
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    7.8 /10
7.6 out of 10 based on 188 reviews