Ducks and Drakes Backpackers

Save 10% on all room types;  Ducks and Drakes is the premier backpackers in New Plymouth. The space is colourful, cozy and comfortable with options ranging from mixed dorms to private one bedroom cottages. Nestled in a quiet street just two blocks from the city centre and three blocks from the world famous Pukekura Park, Ducks and Drakes is “five minutes to everywhere”. An in house shuttle service operates daily to Mount Taranaki and the Pouakai Crossing which includes a free sauna with each booking. A friendly family run business with great music and coffee. Ask about our bed and shuttle package deals.

(Bookings are made via our booking page, please add a note in the booking that you are a member or just give us a call or walk in with your membership, the deal is only available if you book direct and not valid with any other hostel deals, see you soon! )

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Hostel Amenities

Alongside the well equipped facilities and ensuites with certain rooms - Ducks and Drakes Backpackers offers you a number of amenities.
  • WiFi - Free unlimited WiFi is available throughout the backpackers.
  • Kitchen - Fully stocked communal kitchen.
  • Laundry - Washing machine and dryer. Laundry powder available at reception.
  • Coffee - Barista coffee available for purchase.
  • Lounge - Large, homely communal lounge, dining and sun room to relax.
  • Shuttle - Daily shuttle service to Mt Taranaki and Pouakai track. Bookings essential.
  • Sauna - Sauna available


  • How far is Ducks & Drakes from the CBD?
    5-7 minutes walk.
  • How far is Ducks & Drakes from the coastal walkway?
    5-7 minutes walk.
  • How far is Ducks & Drakes from Pukekura Park? TSB Stadium?
    5 minutes walk.
  • Where’s the closest supermarket?
    We have three major supermarkets within a stone’s throw of Ducks & Drakes. Pak N Save is 100 metres away, New World 250m and Countdown around 500m.
  • Do you have Free Wi-fi?
    Yes! Free, Fast and Unlimited!
  • Is there a shuttle to get to the mountain?
    Yes! We provide a shuttle service, please call us for TBG accommodation and shuttle package deals.

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