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Oaklands Lodge Reviews

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

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87%

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351 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 90%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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83%

Nice place but people make a lot noise after 10pm and most the people who makes noise are the same people that work there!!!


100%

Excellent staff and very helpful with questions to get anywhere.

  • 13th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


91%

Beautiful spot right at Mt Eden. Dorms with only 4 beds and super cheap! And nice, friendly stuff of course :) I'm really happy I could come back for the end of my travel.

  • 6th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


80%

Really nice hostel, good room, nice kitchen and big shower! :) A little bit far from the supermarket and everything, but i would go back anyway! The guys working at the desk was really nice and helpful!!


97%

We are grandparents enjoying adventure and truly appreciated the professional staff here. The facility was spotless with attention to detail for the comfort of all. A nice perk having free internet card upon check in, and free local calls was most helpful. Proximity to bus transportation was excellent,...just a very nice experience. THANK YOU Sebastion and fellow staff!

  • 5th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Couple, 41+
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
We thoroughly enjoyed having you both staying at the hostel! We are pleased that we could make your stay one never to forget and hope to see you on this side of the world again!

94%

Nice and quiet place only 10min bus drive from City Center. Nothing to complain about except that wifi is limited to 200mb per guest...

Owner Comment (Hide)
I am so pleased that you really enjoyed yourself for the duration of your stay. The Free Wifi, which is given on arrival is limited to 200mb, but you can purchase additional Wifi during your stay.

94%

Lovely friendly hostel at the bottom of Mount Eden. The kitchen is huge and great for cooking. Lovely garden area to relax. Bathrooms shared but VERY clean. Staff (Sebastian and Jonathan) were really friendly and went out of there way to help.


89%

Really nice relaxed place, felt right at home there. All the facilities are great and staff are friendly and helpful. Mount Eden is a lovely part of the city to stay in, cool cafes and shops etc. It's away from the CBD but only a ten minute bus ride to get there so still really handy to get in and out of the centre.


91%

Good all around. Stayed for a few days over Christmas, it's a nice quiet spot only 10 mins out of the city and only 2 mins walk from a bus stop, although the supermarket is a big of a hike. Staff are excellent, and put on regular activities to get everyone mixing and social. Very clean, and great kitchen and bathroom facilities. Most of the guests are long term, and tend to keep to their groups, but are friendly enough.


83%

Nice wooden house, large convenient kitchen and lovely little garden. Bathroom a bit small and bunk beds not very stable - like in most hostels :-)


97%

The hostel is very cosy. The people we met there were really nice and friendly. It's not a party hostel which was exactly what we were looking for.


83%

Cosy place with friendly staff. Nice garden with BBQ. The room was bit small though (private double).


80%

I was in room near back patio door which was a bit noisy with people letting the door bang shut, apart from that nice hostel to stay in, 10 min bus journey into town center.


100%

Nothing is better to feel yourself like at home. At Oaklands Lodge you can.

  • 5th Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


97%

Great place with great people!!! Best hostel I've been to by far.

  • 4th Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


71%

The place is actually a lot older than the pictures showed on the web site, luckily it is reasonably clean and neat, so it is still quite acceptable. The only complaint I have is the wall is paper thin, whenever someone talks in the hall way or rooms near you, it is so loud that it sounds like it is next to your ear. Oh and also the free internet is only for 200MB and only 1 device at a time. So for someone like me who has a phone, an ipad and laptop is a bit of a hassle to log on and off.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, I am glad that you found our place really clean as we strive to make sure our facilities are to a very high standard. The pictures are very recent and taken by the managers earlier this year. The 200mb of data, which is free on arrival, is brilliant. Some hostel don't give any free WiFi, so we are actually very generous. May people come into the hostel with many devices and are very happy with our WiFi setup with additional vouchers available at large discounted rates.

91%

Oaklands Lodge is our favourite. A quiet street. The staff are so friendly, helpful and patient and helped us plan the rest of our holiday, finding and booking further accommodation for our trip. We love Mt Eden Village - so vibrant and Interasting and so easy to get to and from Auckland and the Airport. Maureen & Ian.

  • 26th Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Couple, 41+
  • (1 review)


91%

Very nice hostel, very clean, good atmosphere, one of the best hostels i've ever stayed at.

  • 22nd Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your kind comments! We hope that you can come back before you finish your traveling.

83%

Nice clean place in a friendly area. The mattresses in our room were a little like trampolines and thus quite uncomfortable.

Owner Comment (Hide)
I am glad you like our hostel. The bed is extremely high quality and offer guests with a comfortable soft mattress. We are sorry if it was not to your liking and have checked the bed and it was in very good condition. We hope you enjoy you travels throughout New Zealand!

77%

I had a nice stay there. Perfect for visiting Mt Eden.


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