Ponsonby Backpackers Reviews
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Great hostel in a great part of town! It's on the smaller side, which gives it a really and homey feel. They have all sorts of spices and even some cooking oils for use in the kitchen along with free tea and coffee. There's a cute backyard too. Really enjoyed my stay here and would definitely stay again.
Great place to start (or end) your holiday in NZ!
I liked the hostel. The location is very good. The hostel also offer lots of facilities. The only problem that I had was an uncorfortable bed.
The location of the hostel was great. The staff was very friendly and helpful in giving us directions to the local supermarket which was just a 5 minute walk away. The only criticism I would give to this hostel is that the restrooms were very cramped and the showers needed a good scrub down. Other than that the bed was comfy and clean.
Ponsonby is the best! Friendly atmosphere, helpful staff, well equipped kitchen, and a great garden area perfect for relaxing on a sunny afternoon. Also probably the cleanest hostel I've ever stayed in. I loved this place and ended up extending my stay several times. Much better than staying in the immediate city centre, although it's not far away. I'll definitely stay here again next time I'm in Auckland.
Incredible hostel - Clean rooms & facilities, friendly staff, great atmosphere for meeting people. Great location in Ponsonby, easy access to the city center as well. Would happily visit again!
Decent hostel but the staff didn't promote a fun or welcoming atmosphere. They don't offer any information about things going on or attempt to get the guests involved in anything fun at the hostel.
Bathrooms are a little tight. Staff are great. Not much for group activities, or social events.