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8 Nixon St Ponsonby Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

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489 Total Reviews
  • 79%Value For Money
  • 79%Security
  • 72%Location
  • 94%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 69%Cleanliness
  • 78%Facilities

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In the room things were lying around which belonged to previous travellers. It was extremely untidy. There are only two showers and they are in a corner of the kitchen. The kitchen was also very untidy.


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)


It's definitely a nice place. David the manager is really kind and helpful. The atmosphere was friendly and the house is clean. But it is really loud and you don't have the chance to have time for yourself or to read for example. There just too many people and most if them are really young and in party-mood everyday. If you want to connect and have fun times every evening you are right there but you shouldn't choose this hostel if you are looking for a quiet place.


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!

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