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Nomads Fat Camel Hostel Reviews

38 Fort Street, Downtown, Auckland, New Zealand

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70%

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1163 Total Reviews
  • 70%Value For Money
  • 71%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 80%Staff
  • 65%Atmosphere
  • 54%Cleanliness
  • 59%Facilities

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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.


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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.


66%

With the bar down stairs it's good fun going out but impeding to sleep when you are not


60%

You had to scan in several times to get to your room, which made me feel secure, but the lockers in the room were broken.

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


94%

No window or fan, but staff was amazing!

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


66%

very loud hostel with music playing all through the night. the key cards do not really work they way they should and have to be exchanged pretty much several times a day. staff seems 'too cool' to be nice and generally is the hostel far too big to be a nice place up stay.


43%

This hostel didn't heighten my experience of Auckland at all. I have stayed in a lot of 'budget' hostels, but this one wasn't the best by far. The room had no window and the pillows were not particularly clean. The location was ok and there was a locker for my things (although 2/4 lockers in the room were broken). I was after cheap and cheerful for a couple of nights, but this was just drab and run down. The showers were particularly awful. It was manageable for a few nights but not pleasant.


71%

If I passed through here again I would try not to book here but if nothing else was available then I would stay no problem. It was NOT horrible just... wasn't so great. It was loud but that was expected; it was hot but that too was expected. I think I just caught the shower before it was cleaned bc I saw the lady afterwards working on another one but jeeze they were a mess. I don't know I guess it just felt really run down.


63%

The hostel needs a revamp and needs to be redecorated. The showers were not very tidy . The rooms were,nice though the female community area was stuffy and very old skool furniture. However, the staff were very friendly and helpful.


69%

Good location, close to airport bus and many other buses. The girls four bed dorm with no windows is cheap and fine for one night, but real hot with a teeny fan on the floor. The apartment style dorms are nice though, with good kitchen and living room space. Having a cheap bar attached is nice with a free snack everyday at 7pm. $3/hr for wifi sucks though.


66%

Gud backpacker. staff was really friendly and other country people was easygoing&friendly as well. But facilities was not gud and smells bad from toilet.


71%

Really friendly and helpful staff and very sociable and fun atmosphere with a lot going on situated very central in Auckland which was great. The pub crawl was fun! However, the rooms were really hot and stuffy and the kitchen and bathrooms were pretty disgusting.


83%

It was good! Kitchen was not very good, some of the stuff wasnt good enough to cook with. Pots were broken and stuff like that. Otherwise a nice place!


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