Unique Spanish Mission/Art Deco Style building Located in the heart of Napier and just minutes from the Visitor Information Center( i-Site), the Criterion Art Deco Backpackers is Hawkes Bay premier Hostel. It enjoys a 4 Star Plus status and currently holds a 85% Hostelworld customer rating and 79% with BBH.
The Criterion is Napier's largest Spanish Mission / Art Deco style building and one of the most photographed. Originally built as a luxury hotel in 1932 after the famous Hawke's Bay earthquake, the Criterion has recently been refurbished and now provides travelers with a comfortable base for exploring the Hawke's Bay area. (Please note our hostel is suitable for children, we have a family room available.)