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Frienz Backpacker Hostel Auckland

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Auckland, New Zealand
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 and leave and won't want to wait for half an hour. But what is really...

1Thank ExplorerMS1986
Frienz A, General Manager at Frienz Backpacker Hostel Auckland, responded to this review

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 came across as a genuinely nice guy until something got in his way, e.g. noise...

Reviewed 23 July 2016

I've stayed at this hostel long term twice now and it's still one of my favourites. If you need somewhere long term and don't want to stay at a chain its a pretty good option. Rooms are pretty cheap, beds are comfortable and showers are okay. Biggest downside is the VERY expensive wi-fi, but there are computers in the lounge...

1Thank DMon13
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Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

I had to move from one hostel to another and the staff recommended Frienz.. The price was cheapest of all hostels I've stayed in, $26 for a 12 bed dorm, and location was great with good security. That's about all that was worth while about the place. I felt like I was back in Southeast Asia with how uncomfortable the...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

I don't normally care that much about free wifi but I just fine free computers but no free wifi to be so strange. I did actually need to get some things done on the Internet but needed to use my laptop but no you have to pay for that. Get a grip- the entire city of Auckland provides free wifi...

Thank Mullen89
Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 January 2016

So after 11 months of traveling New Zealand I had 3 weeks to kill in Auckland. A friend told me about Frienz and I thought I'd give it a go (thinking it would be more welcoming than the bigger hostels) I didn't like the fact you got 'allocated' a bed in the dorm, so you couldn't choose if you wanted...

2Thank Vicki T
Reviewed 12 December 2015

The reception staff here were absolutely brilliant. Cannot fault the two girls that i met and talked with. The hostel is kept incredibly clean and much much nicer than other places i have stayed. It's pretty cheap and i returned once and was greeted as if id known them for years. It was brilliant!

Thank David G
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Reviewed 23 November 2015 via mobile

Apart from the staff at the reception who was really nice and friendly, it wasn't the best stay I had. People in this hostel are long term so if you are a traveler who wants to meet new people, just forget it. People even didn't dare to reply my hello when we crossed in corridor or bathroom or stairs! Bathrooms...

Thank habitantdum0nde
Rotorua, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 November 2015

Surprisingly clean, spacious and comfortable 12-bed dorm for the CBD. Cheap rooms, which is even better and an awesome location just off Queen Street (so less noise comes through the windows). Nice staff and silly pink building.

Thank AmandaPressly
Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

This hostel has potential to be a really great place. We checked in super late, and was pleased to have been informed with how to get in and what to do. We tried to get off to sleep as we had arrived at 2am and needed to complete our check in at 9.30am the next morning. Whilst trying to get...

Thank SarahMR15
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 October 2015

The frienz was the first hostel I stayed in at Auckland. As I arrived there, staff was friendly and told me that NZ is gonna be an expensive place to stay. When we got to our room, it was cold up there and the room was okay. As we went to bed at night we felt like in the mountains....

Thank Lorenz M

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Additional Information about Frienz Backpacker Hostel Auckland

Address: 27-31 Victoria Street East, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
Price Range: RM69 - RM215 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 21
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“Water pressure in third floor showers is poor - try and stay on 2nd or 4th.”
DMon13, 22 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Level 4 seems to have alot of long term residents, some working there probably for accommodation. one came into my dorm”
fadingfootsteps, 7 Jun 2015 | Read review
“away from the road and not next to a cleaning cupboard!!”
786hazelm, 30 Nov 2014 | Read review
“Dont stay here.”
Unknown255093, 29 Sep 2013 | Read review
“I had a private room and couldn't sleep in there because it was damp and moldy and I did not get a refund.”
jennak_11, 17 Sep 2011 | Read review
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