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Frienz Backpacker Hostel Auckland

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  • Excellent11%
  • Very good18%
  • Average19%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible34%
12 May 2018
“sleeping ok, but beware.. staff seem unreliable in keeping promises, result losing deposit”
8 Feb 2018
“Well located”
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What's included
Free Parking
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Fitness centre
Pets Allowed
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Location and contact
27-31 Victoria Street East, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
18.2 km to Auckland Intl Airport
421 restaurants are within a 0.5 km radius
0.4 km from Sky Tower
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Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Friend hostel Rating for a mixed dorm with 14 beds. About $25 for a night. Lockers available in your room. Big enough to store a day pack, camera and computer (not a large backpack). Large and clean kitchen with few fridges. Even though we didn't...More

Thank Cecile M
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

I traveled around 95 hostel in the world , and here I had a really bad experience. I booked the Hostel for 2 nights And I called them to say I was coming after midnight at night But I miss my flight and I arrived...More

Thank iLoveTravel27
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Stayed at Frienz for a couple of nights before heading to Rotorua. Positives: Fantastic location, very accessible, reception staff were friendly and helpful, big kitchen and places to store food, clean bathrooms. There's a lift so I could bring my bags up and down with...More

Thank Dian M
Reviewed 11 October 2016

I stayed in this hostel for one night as I was passing through New Zealand to head south, the rooms were okay and the bathrooms were clean however the atmosphere was dull. Everyone in my room was staying long term, they didn't even say hello...More

Thank Lois J
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Good points about this hostel were cleaniness and the familiarity with other backpackers that can develop. But there the critique already starts: The kitchen is being closed for cleaning 3 times a day, which becomes annoying when you want to go eat at the moment...More

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Response from Frienz A, General Manager at Frienz Backpacker Hostel AucklandResponded 22 September 2016

Standard complaint from a guest who we had to ask to leave after multiple issues between himself and not only the staff but many guests also. 9 complaints in a 14 day period all with this fine german in the middle of each situation. He...More

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US$16 - US$60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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New Zealand > North Island > Auckland > Auckland Central
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"Water pressure in third floor showers is poor - try and stay on 2nd or 4th."
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"Level 4 seems to have alot of long term residents, some working there probably for accommodation. one came..."
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"away from the road and not next to a cleaning cupboard!!"
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"Dont stay here."
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