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Nomads Auckland Reviews

16-20 Fort St, Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

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79%

Rating
1195 Total Reviews
  • 73%Value For Money
  • 81%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 81%Staff
  • 73%Atmosphere
  • 75%Cleanliness
  • 74%Facilities

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69%

First of all this is a DRY hostel which isn't clearly stated on entry. We had our alcohol confiscated, went to the kitchens everyone was drinking...the fire alarm wen off at 1.30am and we stood outside for 2 hours. We've heard this happens a lot. The staff were so unhelpful, after sending us on a wild goose chase to park our car (they previously had said they had parking) when we asked where else to park she shrugged and said 'no one's complained before).


91%

The rooms smelled and there weren't enough plugs in the dorm, some were right by the door which is a bit of a hazard. The beds were comfy however the structure of the beds seemed like death traps as bars were missing/damaged. The bathrooms were big and the showers were hot and powerful and always clean. There were several bars nearby which didn't help with sleep quality (wear earplugs) a communal room downstairs with computers and a TV for group viewing with lots of seating which was good for chilling out. The wifi is pretty poor as everyone is using it plus having paid for it it feels like salt in a wound. it has a good location as it is practically in the dead centre of Auckland city for everything you'll want, there is a countdown nearby for shopping (pick up a discount card when you're getting the airbus shuttle from the airport) about 5-10min walk. The hostel runs activities every day and is a good source of local and travel information.


86%

Really nice bar, free jaccuzi and co, I only stayed a couple of nights here and there but perfect if you're passing through Auckland


89%

This is a wonderful place to stay in Auckland. Especially if this is where you're starting your New Zealand adventures. Internet and all the booking/information you could possibly need to see all NZ has to offer. It's quite a large hostel, with several common areas and a kitchen.


51%

crowded hostel. kitchen too small for so many people with only 2 fridges. sauna was broke and didn't work. super small rooms for 8 or more people.


91%

My and my girlfriend stay about tree weeks on this fantastic place and we can only say Thank you for everything. The staff is so gentle and friendly , Manuel its a great host. The facilities are great, modern and clean. The kitchen its big enough and organized. Bay Adventure stay in our hearts and we recommend it for everyone, no matter if you are old or young, single or in company. You absolutly find your self comfortable in this place.

  • 17th Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Chile
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


83%

Very good location, staff is friendly. Very crowded kitchen. Over all, good stay!

  • 15th Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


83%

fun hostel, close to everything and lots to do


83%

Nomads was in a great location in the centre of Auckland, within walking distance to most places. The staff were friendly and helpful. The hostel was clean and had great meal deals.


91%

Located in Central Auckland only a walk away from everything. Really good atmosphere... Big hostel with lots of travellers. Always someone to go out with. Under bed locker is perfect for keeping stuff safe. Unisex bathrooms but are kept clean. The bar attached is great with $5 beers and wines 😃


60%

Staff is helpful and the location is great. But if you want a good night's sleep, don't count on it. This place is way too happening and bumpin' for any good night's sleep.


57%

Security at the hostel is poor, anyone can just walk in from bar next door. Kitchen is very tiny and there is definitely not enough space for guest's food as staff is using all the space. Rooms are very tiny as well, and if your room is facing the street sleeping is just impossible without earplugs. Goog for party people. Location is nice so as spa and sauna at the roof top.


71%

It was really noisy at night so I could sleep very well because the music was until 5 o clock in the morning


60%

An expensive room without window...

  • 5th Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


74%

Had a good atmosphere but I had a broken bed and there were bed bugs.

  • 5th Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


86%

Great location, helpful staff, kitchen is a bit small for the number of people staying there and not all the cookers work. Other than that great place

  • 1st Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


80%

Unfortunately kitchen is pretty small and there are not enough fridges .. But everything else is great


86%

Great place to meet people, and much better than other Nomads I've stayed in.


86%

Great for the younger backpackers. Very centrally located. The bathroom on my floor (4), had only 2 working sinks which caused some traffic jams in the morning. The bar on the 1st floor was really fun, but difficult if you have a window facing it and are trying to sleep. The staff was nice but seemed a bit overwhelmed by the high volume of people checking in all the time. I felt a bit anonymous in this place and I think it lacked charm. Besides that it was a good experience.


100%

More like a hotel with the atmosphere of a hostel! Best hostel I've stayed in in New Zealand! Reception area brings a great atmosphere when you arrive. Great location. Only bad thing I could say is that with it being so big, maybe there could be another kitchen area? Was always so busy. Same with the hot tub but i guess that's to be expected!


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