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Frienz.com Backpackers Accommodation Auckland Reviews

27-31 Victoria Street East, Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

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277 Total Reviews
  • 77%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 81%Staff
  • 74%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 73%Facilities

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The security in general is good (they change the code every week). However, my dorm's door was never locked (because of the people in my room). Much more could be done regarding the cleanliness (especially the kitchen). Great location and the staff was cool.


very friendly atmosphere there, the guys at the receiption are really friendly and helpful, rooms are really clean and a perfect location in the heart of Auckland! every time again ;)

  • 26th Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Very few backpackers where staying when I was there. Many students and young people on a work visa who are in employment in and around Auckland. A big number of young people who just hang around, appearing doing nothing. All and all, beds are limited for visiting backpackers.


Good, clean hostel with friendly staff. Not your biggest party spot. Awesome location though!


Our stay in this was great, nice atmosphere, really staff. The were kept very clean, the bathrooms. The beds were a little bit rickety and he were old but apart from that, everything was fine.

  • 5th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


It was an okay experience, nothing really special, there's wifi but you have to pay for it. And the hostel is not really clean but location wise its exellent. Staffs are friendly and helpful as well though.

  • 19th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Malaysia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The hostel is ok, not the best or the worst. The toilet is appropriate but the smell in the building is not adequate at all.


Good hostel. I would say that just the keyboards of the computers are were dirty.

  • 6th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Some of the staff were really rude (especially one lady from the reception and the guy who cleans the kitchen). The hostel really lacks atmosphere. The place is alright if you stay only 1 night, since it's clean and right in the city center.


This was the first hostel I stayed at in New Zealand, and it was a perfect first. The staff is very friendly, the location is superb, and the facilities are decent. The showers are hot and the rooms are comfortable, and there are small lockers in the rooms for your valuables. They also have events every night which is good for meeting people. Everything is cleaned twice daily and it is generally a very clean place. I would definitely stay here again!


Nice hostel. Nothing special.


I stayed here twice thinking it was the best I could find in the CBD, but after the second time I decided, never again! The dorms are only thoroughly cleaned once a week, the kitchen is teeny tiny and always full of dirty dishes, staff are super cliquey and mostly talk to the long term guests. TV area is decent and I found some great books in the library. Nightly events are not really explained so you never know how anything works. And the beds were super uncomfortable!


Location, location, location. Frienz backpackers have best location. You won't spend a dollar with transportation to Auckland's main sites such as Queen St. (Just around the corner), Sky tower, the Viaduct area, Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland's University, also K Road and Auckland Domain. It has the perfect atmosphere if you traveling with friends or by yourself. It got Plenty of activities such as Pub night (Where you win a free drink and prizes are drawn), free icecream and free barbecue.


Perfect location right in the city! 5 min walk to the sky tower and the Main Street with tons of shopping. Countdown just down the street. Lovely staff really enjoyed my stay here!

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