Duke Hostel Reviews
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Hostel Duke is an old building, but the managers take good care of it. Greatest problem was (but it's widely spread throughout New Zealand) the lack of a good heating system. We had a tiny heater in our room but it had a timer and it took us four hours to get the temperature up. Kitchen was awesome; showers not so much because they were tiny and very cold. The staff is awesome and they do everything they can to make you feel comfortable.
Follow blog link below for full review. Awesome hostel that feels like you're staying at your aunt and uncle's house (your cool aunt and uncle, not the weird ones). The kitchen is EMMACULATE. Big common area. Owners give great advice and make sure you're going to see everything you should. THEY MAKE YOU SOUP. Every day. My mom doesn't even make me soup. It just felt welcoming. Easy walk to grocery/liquor store/train station/etc. http://wp.me/p6eWQf-39
It's like being an extra in That 70's show in this colourful hostel. The owner is lovely, very help and knowledgeable about the area. He offers free bike hire and even gives you a biscuit of arrival- so cute. I am sure in peak season the lounge and bar are a great place to hang out.
Dory was awesome. He runs the whole place. Always willing to help and literally a phone call away! Location was excellent. Rooms were clean and complete. Bathrooms were clean. Free bike rental. Close to subway and grocery store.
Very friendly staff. Several bathrooms, several showers. The hot water works great. There's a nice big kitchen with soup available at night. The owners were very gracious and welcoming. Fun, colorful hostel.
the duke hostel is a fun stay. the manager is great, you get free beakfast and soup, coffee and tee, free wifi and when yoiu check in he shows you on a map where to go, what to do etc. the atmosphere is chilled out, the people great and the beds comfortable. it's clean and showers and kitchen facilities are good. super great stay!
Very different to other Hostels. Wierd colors and maybe wierd guests, but a very nice hostel with a Great atmosphere, unlimited wifi and Bread and Jam for breakfast!
It was a bit cold and rainy when we visited but the staff was really friendly and full of energy so it was ok anyway.