The Backpackers Hostel is the Drake. Proud. The Drake stands tall. Has seen much but talks of nothing. All secrets are safe. The thing about Ducks & Drakes Backpackers is that you will never forget your experience here. From the quirky décor, to the many living space options to suit any mood, you will instantly feel at home. Isn’t this what travellers want? The place is cleaned from top to bottom every day. Fresh clean towels daily? Yes, you got it. Electric blankets, heaters and spare blankets in every room. Heaters, fireplaces and joyous sunlight in the common areas. Free wi fi* (conditions apply) and 50 Sky channels mean you stay connected.
Our largest dorm has only 5 beds. There is a female only 4 bed dorm, a couple of 3 bed rooms as well as doubles, twins and some cosy singles.
The perfect base to explore Mt Taranaki, the many surfing spots along Surf Highway 45, the myriad of parks and gardens but especially the world renowned Pukekura Park which is within walking distance. Not to mention the Coastal Walkway, Puke Ariki Museum, Govet Brewster Gallery, TSB Stadium, The Racecourse and the many cafes, bars and restaurants all only a couple of minutes walk away.
Friendly staff. Fantastic coffee. Great service. International and local travellers with stories to share and tales to tell.