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8 Nixon St Ponsonby Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

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480 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 76%Security
  • 75%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 72%Cleanliness
  • 75%Facilities

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A very good hostel not far away from city centre. Lot's of french people so you can improve your english as a german person.

  • 22nd Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Excellent hostel, very nice, cosy, with a very funny French manager. The only problems were the showers' hot water activation, which was sometimes a trouble (you have to put 50cts for starting hot water, which is sometimes failing, and it's +/- funny to go to the office, wrapped in a towel, a few meters away but outside) and the WiFi network, whose quality was not good even though you pay for having it (one hour free when you check in)... But I've heard a better network could be installed soon.


Lockers in room which all hostels should have, but they're pretty old. Location is quite far away from center of town, but not in a quiet, nice neighborhood... Not too loud either though. It's not a terrible location but there are much better located hostels in AKL. Staff was very nice. Atmosphere... well almost every single person who is here is French. So if you want to speak French it will be a great place to stay. I think the bunk beds are a little old and not the best.


All the staff at the hostel was just great in all ways, very friendly and helpfull! The atmosphere there was nice and very close to nice restaurants and coffees. It was a pleasant experience being there!


Timelimited wifi and paying for hot showers is poor.

  • 21st Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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Thank you for your feedback. But It is written in the description of the property. It was not hidden when you have chosen to book with us. It feels unfair to complain about it now.


The positives on this hostel is the location and also the guy on reception,proper sound he is! He is very laid back and you can have a laugh with him. The downside is that if your not from France you may want to look else where, you may come across a couple of Germans but the vast majority are French. Which as a Brit I found the atmosphere a bit hostile.If your from France this is the place for you,it should have a French flag outside!

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