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  • Excellent56%
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  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“new zealand”(42 reviews)
AMENITIES
Wifi
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Rooms
Laundry Service
Self-Serve Laundry
Breakfast included
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All reviewsnew zealandnice garden areafavourite hostelbig living roomcity centrehome away from homefelt like homewell equipped kitchenbunk bedsfree wifibus stopsingle roombars and restaurantscommon areasother guestsshared bathroomminute walk
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hostel advertises free parking, but they only actually have 2 parking spots for 40 beds. There is street parking, but it is only 2 hours parking, from 8am to 6pm, so be preprared to have to constantly be moving your car! The hostel is...More

Thank aprilsfirst
Response from AklHostels, General Manager at Ponsonby BackpackersResponded 6 days ago

Hi thanks for taking time to leave us a review, We have two free off street parking spots that are used on a first come first served basis. Even if we had twenty free parking spots we still could not guarantee you a parking space...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Made a last minute booking bu booking.com for a late check in. They left a key out with instructions and as it was so late upgraded me to a single room so not to disturb others! Clean, tidy and friendly. Handiest location too. CheersMore

Thank Eddie L
Response from AklHostels, General Manager at Ponsonby BackpackersResponded 6 days ago

Hi thanks for leaving us an awesome review, We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you got a sweet free upgrade! :) Our housekeeping staff work really hard to maintain a high standards of cleanliness throughout our hostel...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place makes me feel like home. I stayed for just 3 days and Sandra & Lukas have been absolutely helpful in assisting me with the place. I met so many cool and awesome people and I will definitely visit again on my next trip...More

Thank Yan Jun P
Response from AklHostels, General Manager at Ponsonby BackpackersResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi thanks for leaving us a review, We are so happy to hear that you felt so at home here! We like to make all our guest feel welcome and at home and pride ourselves on having great staff whom are always friendly and helpful....More

Reviewed 12 June 2018

Stayed there twice and I must say I felt relieved to get back there after some bad experience in other backpackers lodges. This place is quiet and the team welcoming and very devoted to your comfort and settlement procedures. The only con I'd stress is...More

Thank ldegrossouvre
Response from AklHostels, General Manager at Ponsonby BackpackersResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi thanks for making time to leave us a review, So great to hear that you have come back again to stay with us!! :) On the other hand we are sad to hear that you had some bad hostel experience's throughout your travels. Stoked...More

Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

I had a great stay here for my first week in New Zealand. The hostel is homely and welcoming in a trendy part of Auckland just outside the city centre, close to shops, bars and supermarkets - would recommend for anyone passing through.More

Thank Heather R
Response from AklHostels, General Manager at Ponsonby BackpackersResponded 11 June 2018

Hi Thanks for taking time to leave us a review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed you stay with us and that you loved our awesome location in the heart of Ponsonby with lots of great shops and eateries near by and with...More

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Amenities
Top amenities
Free Parking
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Laundry Service
Self-Serve Laundry
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Price range
US$18 - US$55 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Details
Price range
US$18 - US$55 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Traveller (21)
Room & Suite (5)
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"The bathrooms are upstairs."
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"I would choose a room upstairs where the bathrooms are."
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"Rooms at the bungalows are quieter but you cannot choose your room"
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"Quiet floor is upstairs on the second floor. Room 7 is peaceful and beautiful."
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