Ponsonby Backpackers Reviews
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An extremely nice hostel that you can tell is looked after and ran well. There were very nice common areas (one inside and one outside), with nice bathrooms and kitchen too. The rooms were of decent size, with very nice beds (I slept well!). Location was fantastic, seconds away from a very bustling street, or a 15 minute walk into the city center. Only thing that lacked was no lockers in my room, and no included Wi-Fi (it is 2014 NZ!!!). A shoutout to Cowen who was an awesome staff member!
I chose to return to this relaxed and easy going hostel . Smallish and perfectly placed with unobtrusive staff
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 41+
- (1 review)
Nice and beautiful place in a cool are of Auckland.
The front desk staff are only available certain hours of the day (with random hours off inbetween) Free parking is actually street parking (you get a spot if you're lucky), if not you can pay a lot to park nearby.
Great place. met some nice people. mostly long termers in this place, ut if you sit down and say hello they are really friendly. being outside the city is pretty good, but i suppose that;s personal preference. about a 20min walk to the city. could maybe do with more bathrooms but its not bad. cool chillout area too
Situated in a more trendy part of Auckland (Ponsonby), you're right around the corner from delicious brunches and lunches as well as a variety of banks, etc. The staff at Ponsonby were wonderfully helpful. The hostel feels extremely homey. They offer communal BBQ nights as well. Tokens purchased through the hostel for WIFI were expensive, but that's nothing unusual as the internet in NZ is pretty bad in general. Great hostel. Would stay again.
I really liked this hostel a lot. The location was fantastic. The Ponsonby neighborhood is really cool with a lot of shops and restaurants. It's about a 20 minute walk to the city center, or you can just hop on the bus. The living room and back patio are great little hang outs spots while you are at the hostel. They also were really nice letting leave my bag while I took an overnight trip. The only issue I would say is that the bathrooms were kind of small.
This is a very social hostel with commited staff and nice little extras such as free coffee. The courtyard is great to meet some fellow travellers. Special thanks to Koen fot the great welcome.
Great hostel, arrived really late they left out key and instructions. Location is great, shops, banks and supermarket really close. Is about 15 min walk into city centre or you can get bus. Holly was amazing on reception helped me organise my transport around New Zealand, which I'm very grateful for. Would definitely stay there again, highly recommend.
The showers really are very small, with not much space to put towels and clothes. Great location, helpful staff.