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Nomads Fat Camel Hostel Reviews

38 Fort Street, Downtown, Auckland, New Zealand

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73%

Rating
982 Total Reviews
  • 72%Value For Money
  • 72%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 70%Atmosphere
  • 63%Cleanliness
  • 63%Facilities

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89%

A little worn around the edges but still good for the money, plus free small meals each night

  • 2nd Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


80%

Hostel was alright, definitely bang for your buck because it's not to expensive. Isn't to much going on, I only stayed there for 1 night but it didn't seem to lively (could of course be because I wasn't there long enough) Facilities and rooms are alright, beds are not to great but it works. Has a bar downstairs with FIFA World Cup matches and $10,- great breakfast which was good.


91%

Staff were great and very helpful. Great backpackers


77%

Cheap convenient hostel with good location. I wouldn't stay more than 1-2 nights.


89%

I like the location.

  • 23rd May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Thailand
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

The camel's team was awesome !!! I stayed there for a while and they we're really friendly and helpful ! They became more than staff but friends. It was cool to feel like home. I will highly recommend this hostel for backpackers.

  • 22nd May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


60%

Should have free wifi at the hostel


69%

Stay in the all female dorm was much better than previous stay in mixed.


51%

Dirty, bad atmosphere, no air conditioning in the rooms, no power points in rooms, no lockers in room. BUT the staff were awesome. So so helpful.

  • 4th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


60%

Handy location. Close to the center. Staff are lovely. Beds uncomfortable beds with no ladder for some bunk beds. A fairly good budget hostel.


77%

Great location and friendly staff. However the facilities aren't great and the top bunks are hard to get into as most don't have ladders. If you don't plan on hanging out at the hostel much, then the price can't be beat here! Free wifi outside too, otherwise you pay to use Internet there.


77%

Good location, close to the main CBT although very close to the bars and clubs. The dorms are very small and get very hot, you need to open the window and all you can hear is music all throughout the night. The beds are the most uncomfortable I have come across in 12 months of travelling, the mattresses are like cardboard and the cleaning staff are extremely noisy at 10am. The common areas are very good, front desk staff extremely helpful and the free evening snack is a great little touch.


69%

Horrible bat no seating but free snack in the evening is a bonus. No wifi only a free 30 mins down the road.


80%

Great location, friendly staff, and good price for private room in Auckland make this a great hostel! Kitchen to use, clean-ish bathrooms, nice views out windows on high floors. Would stay here again for sure!


74%

Whatever you do, do not book the 8 bed dorms- far too small for that many people; making it too hot to even sleep. With the constant added noise of the outside bar and clubs playing music you will find it a struggle to get an hours sleep at the most. The other rooms are okay though- although you will still hear the loud music from the clubs and bars.


60%

We spent the nights in a 8 bed room. The room was too small. It was hard to find a space for the luggage. The matress were so thin that we felt everything of this bed. Its really noisy in the night. The bathroom is too small and no space to put your clothes somewhere. The hostel wasnt that clean. Every night we had a free meal. It was ok but pretty small. The staff was nice and helped us a lot.

Owner Comment (Hide)
HI Franziska, Thanks for taking the time to place feedback on your stay and we are stoked you enjoyed the free snack meals and staff. The apartment you stayed in does have a small bathroom and 8 bed dorm set up so please advise us in advance if you would like to stay again and we will organise a room upgrade for you at no charge. We are waiting on a long promised building renovation by the owners that will involve new beds and mattresses! Kind regards

80%

All my stuff got stolen by some bloody Foreigner staying with us in the same room highly recommend taking photos and names of room mates before leaving anything in your room and if they still steal your stuff got to the cops and get them deported other than that it's a good place with friendly people

  • 19th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


54%

Loud, late night music from the bar + early morning garbage trucks + stuffy rooms requiring open windows = no sleep. The apartment set up sounds great, but the facilities don't accommodate the needs of 30+ people. 2 toilets and 2 showers is simply not enough. The "extra" toilet in the stairwell is shared by multiple floors and is often occupied. The kitchen is tiny: a 4-burner stove, a full size fridge and mini-fridge for 30+ people?? We met people who'd had bedbug issues. Will not be returning.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi Katie, Thanks for taking the time to place feedback on your stay with us and we are devastated it did not live up to your expectations. With the great location the hostel can sometimes be noisy on weekends with windows open in the warmer months. I hope you were aware of the free snack sized meals in he bar each night and that there are toilet/showers on all stairwell landings not just one! A long promised upgrade of the building by the owners which will see one brand new kitchen on level 1

37%

DISGUSTING. Didn't want to touch anything as everything was black with dirt. Felt dirtier after showering than beforehand. Not even enough room to swing a cat in there! We nicknamed our room the 'dark hole of stink' and couldn't get out of there quick enough! God knows what the 4 bed with no window would have had to offer! The only positive note to add is that it seems we escaped the bedbug epidemic unharmed!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi Emma, Thank you for taking the time to place feedback on your stay with us and we are devastated it did not live up to your expectations. A bed bug epidemic does sound pretty dramatic and would be a great line in a movie but I can assure you we have not experienced this and would be just as horrified if we did! Kind regards

66%

This hostel was ok. The fact that they have a travel shop made it impossible to get independent advice. They couldn't tell me much more than what they were trying to sell, even basic things like what to see in the city.


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