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Oaklands Lodge Reviews

5A Oaklands Road, Mt Eden, Auckland, New Zealand

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591 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 94%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 93%Cleanliness
  • 89%Facilities

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Tidy and neat. I've never seen such a cleanliness in a hostel.

  • 27th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Argentina
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


I loved the hostel. The staff is really friendly, ready to help you. The wifi actually works and the rooms are very cosy. Thank you very much Oaklands Load team.

  • 24th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
We are so pleased that we have made your stay here a memorable one. We are always here to make sure everyone feels comfortable and at home. With us being in a Mt Eden village, it really helps to give that "home" feeling to all our guests with cafes, butchers, bakery, quirky shops and best of all the volcano in front of us. We hope to see you again soon!


Clean accommodation in quiet Mt. Eden. However, there were many long-term residents here when I arrived-very loud and cliquey. All lockers in the dorm room were taken by the long term residents (some were using 3-4 lockers) and refused to move items. Decent place with friendly manager and good lounge but I would recommend getting a private room if you come here.

Owner Comment (Hide)
We do have some people that work during the winter months, due to it being the low season. We would always suggest to new travellers to get out of their comfort zone and approach/talk to your room mates, which is a great way to meet and get to know people. There is one locker for every guest and I have spoken to one of the guests in the room you were in to only use one locker, so thank you for bringing it to our attention. We hope you enjoy the rest of travelling around NZ.


Very clean and tidy. Quiet and in great location. Good value for money.

  • 22nd Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


Oaklands Lodge is located in a leafy, vibrant, suburb with a combination of culture and nature. Close by you can walk to the top of Mount Eden’s volcanic cone for some of the best views in Auckland! Afterwards, take a short and cheap $2.50 one-way bus trip will take you within the heart of the CBD. Cafes, restaurants, fruit shop and bus stop is literally within a 100m. Perfect! The hostel has a great social atmosphere. Showers & toilets are abundant, kitchen is large, and the staff are wondrous!

Owner Comment (Hide)
You have described us perfectly! Thank you for sharing your views for all future travellers who will be staying with us. And thank you for taking the time to review us in such depth.


One of the cleanest hostels I've ever stayed in!! Staff are all awesome, super friendly, helpful and informative. The location is perfect for transport both to the airport and into the CBD, with the local village shops less than 200 metres away! Kitchen facilities are great with lots of pots and pans and utensils and gas stoves (always better than electric ones). Bathrooms are always very clean and showers are good too. This place feels like a home away from home. Thanks Oaklands! :-)


The staff were very friendly and ready to help. I stayed in therror 10 bed dorm and I was anxious about his but it was spacious and had homely feel to it. It is a quiet hostel if you need a good night's sleep. I look forward to returning when I visit auckland again.

Owner Comment (Hide)
We are happy you enjoyed your stay like most people. The 10 bed dorm is nice and spacious as you have mentioned. Hopefully you go the chance to go for a 20 minute walk to the top of Mt Eden volcano in front of us while you were here (amazing views). If not then we look forward to seeing you soon.


nice clean hostel good location in the heart of mt eden. jonny the manager was very helpful and only too happy to help day or night i would stay again

Owner Comment (Hide)
Great you had a great time here. All our staff are very welcoming and will give you information about the local area with cafes, bakery, butchers, fruit & veg shop, etc. With the bus stop 100m away, it is perfect access to get into town or even the bus to/from the airport.


Great stay ! Relly nice and calm hostel, really close to Mount Eden : one of the best view of all Auckland. Very frendly staff always ready to answer any questions and try to do everything to make our stay perfect. Big and full equiped kitchen open 24h/day. Definitly recommend !

Owner Comment (Hide)
Really pleased you enjoyed your stay here at our lovely quiet hostel. The perfect place to relax after a long flight with Mt Eden only a 20 minute walk to the summit.

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