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    Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

    Frienz is in a great location. Right next to the park, right next to queens Street and opposite side of Victoria Street to the local countdown supermarket.

    Nice hot showers, though bathrooms are constantly soaking wet on the floor. Cleaners like to 'mop' them each day and leave them VERY wet with no signage to warn. Otherwise the bathrooms are great and are probably the most modern thing in the hostel.

    Kitchen is ok but always insanely busy in my experience over 4 or 5 days. The time of day did not make it any less busy.

    It seems there are quite a few people staying there long term for work who seem to think this affords them priority over people staying for a few days. they seem to take over the kitchen and basically make it awkward for everyone else.

    The rooms and beds are OK. Old and I need of refurb/painting. But it'll do.

    Roof terrace is lovely.

    Overall ok.

    Stayed: April 2017, travelled solo
    Thank Merkulon
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    Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

    I stayed in so many hostel , almost 120 , and here I found the worst staff Ever.
    I book a bed for 2 nights but I arrived the day after ( of course I called them do inform them about it ) and they cancel my reservation and they charge me the amount.

    They did not even helped me to find another accommodation .

    Never meet a so rude staff

    Stayed: April 2017, travelled solo
    Thank iLoveTravel27
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    Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

    Frienz hostel is one of the cheaper hostels to choose from around the centre of Auckland, and the basic accommodation reflects this price. I stayed in a 14 bed dorm, the curtains didn't close properly which was annoying but not the end of the world. The bunk beds weren't the comfiest but they did the job!

    There are only a few showers and toilet to a floor, and they are separated into male and female, however they were never that busy - even though the hostel was quite busy!

    The place was cleaned like three times a day, particularly the kitchen area, which was amazing - although made it smell like cleaning products constantly!

    The hostel's in a pretty good spot, really close to Albert park. They also have a courtyard and rooftop area which is pretty cool, and you're actually allowed to drink there which makes a change!

    Overall, I would stay here again, it's cheap enough and it was only really the other backpackers that ever caused a problem, but the staff were very friendly and sorted out any complaints quickly (not that we had any, but a few others in our room did!)

    Stayed: February 2017, travelled with friends
    1  Thank jpd1232015
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    Reviewed 14 March 2017

    I've stayed in many hostels and this was by far the worst.

    The mattresses are so thin you can feel every slat, the bed feels like it will tip whenever someone goes up the top.

    There are passive aggressive notes left all over the hostel and the kitchen is always a mess.

    Only positive is location.

    Stayed: February 2017, travelled solo
    Thank Megan A
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    Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

    I stayed one night before flying out of Auckland and have to say it's probably the worst hostel I have stayed in. It was a challenge to cook dinner as nobody puts their plates etc away, at least most people wash up but it was hard to find cutlery or a cup. 6 bed dorm was small and not very clean. Bunk beds were very noisy and unstable, you will feel every movement from the person above/ below you. Mattress and pillow uncomfortable. Would not stay again. Location is central but this is at the price of a noisy night with traffic and drunk people. Thank you to the lovely receptionist from France!

    Stayed: March 2017, travelled solo
    Thank Emma_L_T_1
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