Ducks & Drakes

48 Lemon StreetNew Plymouth4310 New Zealand
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About Ducks & Drakes

Ducks & Drakes is a quirky and vibrant motel-hostel combo ideally set five minutes' walk from the edge of Pukekura Park in the heart of New Plymouth. The unique Govett-Brewster Art Gallery is 15 minutes away on foot.

From singles to five-bed dorms, each room is equipped with funky colourful decor, electric blankets and complimentary Wi-Fi. Linens and towels are included and bathroom facilities are shared. Additionally, the property includes fully equipped studio and one-bedroom cottages.

Colourful, comfy lounges with fireplaces include satellite TV for relaxation and entertainment. An outdoor courtyard and smoking terrace provide opportunities for guests to enjoy socialising.

Shared kitchens include upscale utensils sufficient for visitors to prepare just about any meal, whilst cottages include private kitchens. Alternatively, Deluxe Diner is 250 metres away for light fare and great milkshakes.

Ideal for a family outing, Brooklands Zoo will take about five minutes to reach by car. The waterfront is just a ten-minute walk from Ducks & Drakes.


48 Lemon Street, New Plymouth, 4310 , New Zealand
Telephone: +64(6)7580404 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

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

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Airport shuttle
  • Computer with internet
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Fan
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Sauna

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Amazing staff

The staff here is given a huge thumbs-up by guests who think they are nothing short of amazing. They are said to be so relaxed, creating a wonderful laid-back and relaxed vibe throughout the property. The warm welcome is highly appreciated by all, and even the friendly dog will ensure that guests feel right at home. They enjoy the hospitality and friendliness so much that most think a return trip is highly likely in the future.

Super clean

Spotlessly clean and beautifully decorated rooms help to create what guests call a happy environment. There seems to be so much attention paid to every detail from a cleanliness point of view, to the extent that guests sometimes refer to the hostel as better than their own homes. They love the unique layout that they find to be so well taken care of by the housekeeping staff.

The best public spaces

Whether guests find themselves in the living room with the stunning scenic wall paintings, on the deck or in the sun room with the arrangement of sofas and chairs, they can't seem to get enough of the ample space they have to bask in the sun, play board games or simply sit and read a good book.

Negative Reviews

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 223 reviews across the web
8.6 /10
  • hostelbookers
    9.5 /10
  • Other Sources
    8.3 /10
8.6 out of 10 based on 223 reviews