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Nomads Fat Camel Hostel Reviews

38 Fort Street, Downtown, Auckland, New Zealand

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71%

Rating
1141 Total Reviews
  • 68%Value For Money
  • 72%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 80%Staff
  • 66%Atmosphere
  • 56%Cleanliness
  • 62%Facilities

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71%

Definitely could be cleaner! No lockers. Lots of people living here long term rather than just backpackers. Really good location.


74%

The beds were incredibly rickety, and this was highlighted excessively by the guy on the top bunk who wouldn't stop masterbating ALL night. And the window wouldn't close. The location was convenient and price was competitive.

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


71%

All together not a bad hostel, good location, nice staff, reasonable price. Also the concept of apartments with shared kitchen/bath is nice. However, the room I stayed in (cheapest cat., 4 beds) had neither window nor air condition. Only a small fan on the ground got us some air in this room. I understand the problem, given the location in the middle of the house. An A/C would improve the place greatly though. Apart from that, not too clean, but that's because of lazy travelers not the staff


66%

My room had no window, it should be clarified the common area had no ventilation, and people cooking there kind of a hazard. The hostel being next to a "gentleman club", gives it a really bad touch

  • 18th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


29%

Why do you not have includet Towels and why are the windows in the rooms not to close. Its very loud there.


69%

Stayed here for two nights on two separate occasions. Room was very hot with no fan and when we arrived at 8pm the rooms were not made up from the people the night before. The second time we stayed the key system was broken so we had to leave the door open all night. Nonetheless, it was cheap and cheerful and I would stay here again as the location is good.

  • 9th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


46%

Did not enjoy the stay at all. The staff did nothing at all to make guests feel welcome. The room was filthy. No powerpoints worked. Shower was always wet because the door was broken. The lockable cupboards were all broken. The fridge was a mess and due to not having any shelves, food was left to accumulate on the bottom together. I would have given this hostel less but I assume it got some points for its location, which was pretty good. Going back to Auckland soon but never will I go here again


66%

We stayed in the budget room - so you definitely get what you pay for, with no windows or air ventilation. Thankfully there was a fan in the room to circulate air at night. We were quite concerned our room was left wide open two nights in a row, despite being the only ones in there. The staff weren't able to give us a reasonable explanation. Thankfully nothing was stolen, but definitely concerning as it happened twice. For $20/night it was what we were after, but we likely wouldn't stay again.


57%

Good Points - Most staff were very helpful and kind. Location is a 2 minute walk to Queen street which is perfect. Atmosphere is pretty standard for a hostel. Bad Points - Lockers in my room had been smashed, so the door key falling off the hinges, forcing me to carry my laptop and camera everywhere. Whole building feels completely out dated and smells pretty rancid in parts. Single fridge to share between a whole floor of people. Smells of rotten food too Not worth $25 per night

  • 29th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


46%

Possibly the worst sleep I have ever had in a hostel. The noise from the bar downstairs is ridiculous. Everyone congregates, drinking in common areas outside the rooms before and after visiting the bar meaning more noise. There were no lockers and the room, kitchen and bathrooms were dirty. Positives: free dinner.


89%

Great hostel. Really friendly staff. Located just down the street from an airport shuttle bus stop! We enjoyed our stay and would return.


74%

For that price in the center of auckland its perfect, had a bed in a doorm without windows Best price in auckland :-) But dont expect too much

  • 12th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


83%

Decent hostel with nice staff.


69%

I'vee been in this hostel before, but this time I found it in bad conditions


71%

It's not too bad just in the bed room so hot the air can't go in side this room

  • 11th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Thailand
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


63%

the staff and location were great. we stayed in a private room in one of the apartment, there was a very unpleasant smell in the apartment during the whole stay, the bed in the room was bent and crooked and very uncomfortable, the wifi should be free, sleeping wasn't easy either with the bar playing music full volume until 2-3 in the morning


100%

Really cool hostel. Amazing staff and super close to the waterfront and the main street in Auckland, but I still think they should provide free wifi.


71%

It's a decent hostel for someone who is just looking for a basic place to sleep. Ear plugs are a must, as the neighbourhood is rather noisy - that's the price you pay for such a prime location, though! Rooms are quite small, especially that the lockers provided are very slim and won't store your backpack. Shower facilities and the kitchen are passable, but could do with an upgrade. I really liked the complimentary food, it was always very tasty!


71%

It's a decent hostel for someone who is just looking for a place to sleep. Rooms are very basic but generally clean, shower facilities and the kitchen are passable, but could do with an upgrade. I really liked the complimentary food, which was always yummy (and came for free). Location of the hostel is great and staff is friendly.


46%

The only good thing is the free dinner. Bar is empty every day, things are old and smells bad.


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