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My stay at the City Garden Lodge was very pleasant. The hostel is nice, quite spacious rooms and the atmosphere of the house is nice, it is an old villa, with a large garden around it. The kitchen is fine too, all the things you need are there, clean teatowels, good knives etc. And at night it is quiet. The area of Parnell is a very good area of Auckland to stay in, like a small village in the city. Buses etc are close. The only thing is that a bigger supermarket is pretty far away.
Full of noisy Germans who were talking loudly & drinking outside our window well after the outdoor area was supposed to be closed. Also German family who's child was noisy outside very early in the morning. We didn't sleep well the first night and wanted to move to another hostel but they would not refund our second night.
- Novice Nomad
- New Zealand
- Couple, 31-40
- (1 review)
Nice hostel with garden in beautiful suburb. On the downside, we had only one bedside lamp working, the other one and the main light did not work. Also, the information that the hostel put on hostelworld.com about the airport shuttle prices was outdated so that was not a nice surprise to have to pay 11 dollars more than anticipated. Hope this will be fixed soon.
Little bit pricey compared to the hostels in the CBD but it is worth the few extra dollars. The atmosphere is good, with many areas to relax (including a garden) and meet people. The neighbourhood of Parnell is chilled.