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Borders Beyond Reviews

8 Nixon St Ponsonby Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

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438 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 82%Security
  • 82%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 93%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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Helpfull and friendly staff! Poor toilet/bathroom facilities.


Pretty central, good rooms and friendly staff!

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thank you have a nice trip!


Good hostel where I stayed one night. The location is pretty nice and quiet, especially practical if you have a car. The beds were nice, the one hour free wifi worked perfectly. It's small and cosy. Only "annoying" thing was the fact that the cleaning team was cleaning the kitchen before check-out time, which made it kind of a challenge to use the kitchen before checking out.


You have to pay 50ct for 6min hot shower and wifi is relatively expensive. There is a big kitchen and you can use the fridges and geht a box for your food. The sitting room can be really cold because the doors to the outside are opended over the day so sometimes its torquey. It's 90% french people even the owner is a frenshman. But although most people only speak french in there everybody is nice and matey and if your in a luck they will even talk to you in english :-D had a good time there


There's a really lovely atmosphere, a great place to meet people


The feeling and athmosphere is Stränge if you are not able to speak the french language, because everyone is speeking french!

  • 5th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Owner was very friendly... Place had a great feel seemed like a great backpackers lovely people.


Borders Beyond looked to me a Home right after I first stepped into the kitchen/living room, where other people where living their stay as house mates. It does not feel to be in a pack and go, fast and busy place, it got atmosphere!!It is not a huge hostel, therefore allows for quiet living. David, the owner, is super nice and helpful, making is very easy to arrive to a totally new place and settle down as if having been there all the time. Definetely the place I'd call Home in Auckland.

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