Napier Prison

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55 Coote Road, Napier, New Zealand

Napier Prison Reviews

mellemelle mellemel…
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A unique opportunity to 'get nicked' and 'do time' behind the walls of the oldest prison in New Zealand. Jun 27, 2011
The hostel is an actual prison built more than a century ago that was shut down in the early 1990s. Now it's back open, housing backpackers instead of prisoners. Doubles and singles are in the actual old cells, while the dorm beds are in other areas of the prison.

In general, it's a nice place to stay if you're willing to overlook some of the quirks that come along with staying in an old stone prison. If you're looking for clean and tidy it would pay to look elsewhere, but there is a charm to exploring the old prison areas, including the hanging yard, and reading the newspaper clippings and stories on the prison's history.

One downside is that online booking is not offered for this Hostel. Contact them for availability and reservations .
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Snafflepuss Snafflep…
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Napier Prison Jun 18, 2011
A great place to visit - the oldest penal complex in New Zealand! Hear all about the history of the place, listen to tales of the inmates, visit the cells and hanging yard, or take a spooky ghost tour. I would recommend this place to anyone visiting Napier.
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