We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Brown Kiwi Backpacker Hostel

Save
Traveller (20)
Room & Suite (6)
Dining (1)
You may also like
Nearby
Overview
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good17%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“ponsonby road”(8 reviews)
“german guy”(2 reviews)
AMENITIES
Non-Smoking Rooms
Kitchenette
Self-Serve Laundry
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
All hotel details
You may also like
Nearby
{"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null}
Reviews (147)
Filter reviews
118 results
Traveller rating
82
18
11
4
3
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
82
18
11
4
3
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsponsonby roadgerman guysmall backpackersladies bathroomnew zealandcommunal kitchenouter linkseparate buildinglonger termrooms are nice and cleanliving roomspent a weekfacilities are greatcommon areas aresecond homecity centregreat place to start
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 5 of 118 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It has been more than two years since I stayed at the Brown Kiwi and I still miss it! I am a 62-year-old woman who stayed once solo and once with my 20-year-old son. I felt SO welcomed and at home. I keep in touch...More

Thank Kathy D
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Stayed here for three weeks when I first arrived in Auckland and it made my first experience in NZ so comfortable. Really a stay away from home. Hannes is so friendly and welcoming, and humorous! Loved staying here, would 100% stay here when returning to...More

Thank Katiemc92
Reviewed 23 April 2018

Our favorite hostel in Auckland. Located in Ponsonby, the nicest area close to the CBD (20 min by walk, 5/10min by bus), this is a very cool hostel, not too busy like the ones in the CBD, very friendly and warm atmosphere. This hostel is...More

Thank Labricout
Reviewed 7 April 2018

I’ve stayed twice at brown kiwi and both times were great. Since it’s a small hostel you get the chance to connect quickly with others and if you are new in town you will find some friensl travelers willing to help you to get your...More

Thank eliwienken
Reviewed 4 April 2018

Very tidy place and a smart Manager always ready to help and to find solutions. Very good ratio quality/price close to Auckland downtown. Easy parking close to the hostel. Very well situated in Ponsonby, close to bus stops.

Thank Raphael H
View more reviews
Most Booked Properties in Auckland Central
See allSee all
About
Description
Hi and welcome to Brown Kiwi, a funky little hostel in the heart of the best central Auckland suburb. We have a lovely sunny garden, a farmhouse kitchen where you can share cooking with new friends and a cosy TV room ...More to watch DVDs. We welcome travellers and provide advice on your trip, buying and selling a car, finding a job and how to make the most of your NZ experience. Brown Kiwi is 2 minutes walk from shops, banks, cafes, bus stop, 5 minutes from supermarket and 20 minutes from the centre of Auckland. Free unlimited internet and street parking outside. Free unlimited access and street parking outside hostel. Less
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Kitchenette
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Kitchenette
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Self-Serve Laundry
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Kitchenette
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Kitchenette
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Kitchenette
Add Photo Photos
Traveller (20)
Room & Suite (6)
Dining (1)
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Damaris9
27 May 2017|
Answer
Response from Damaris9 | Property representative |
yes, this is a good way to ask questions
0
Votes
Room Tips
"it's near CBD centre,so easy enough to get to the centre."
Read review
"Go to Fantail"
Read review
"If you want beer head out and turn right 3 times and there is a bottle shop ( 3 min walk)"
Read review
"Avoid the room by the front door, go up-stairs or outside"
Read review
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing