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I may be biased because I have stayed in a lot of hostels in New Zealand and around the world that were great. This was just good, nothing special. Great location and mellow.
Really liked it here! Very clean, lovely comfortable beds, spacious bathrooms and fully equipped kitchen!! Thought it was great.
Probably the best hostel in downtown Auckland. Only real complaint is the staff can be super chummy with long term guests, making short term guests feel a bit out of place. Also, the cleaning staff starts cleaning dorm rooms before check out time, annoyingly opening window curtains when guests are still sleeping. It appears they've gotten new cleaners so this is hopefully no longer an issue.
Great location in the middle of lots of stuff. Pros: The staff is one of the friendliest I have ever encountered. The kitchen is large and clean. The travel desk was really helpful in figuring out what to do in Auckland and other areas of New Zealand. Cons: The rooms can get quite chilly at night during the winter months. If you get too cold, the front desk has thicker blankets (deposit required). Some showers lacked hooks for hanging things, which really isn't that big of a deal.
A nice hostel, quite cold though! Beds are comfotable and the kitchen is great. Wifi was pretty poor while we were there.
We stayed at The Attic Backpackers for three nights. The first night we stayed in a six person dorm and then the next night we had to upgrade to a two person dorm because there was no other rooms available. Our overall experience was great! The location was perfect for traveling and seeing downtown Auckland. The Attic has a great kitchen area and TV room. Very clean hostel. The only drawback is that there are no heaters making it cold in winter & some of the front staff are not overly friendly!
I have literally no bad things to say about this hostel. The staff was extremely helpful and friendly. They helped me and my sister plan our trip in New Zealand even though we had limited time and were on a budget. The facilities are great and very inexpensive. I definitely recommend this place for anyone staying in Auckland, the location is impeccable.
Good location in the city center. Would stay again.
I loved my stay at the Attic! The staff were really accommodating and friendly, shout out to Dennis! The kitchen and common area was very cozy as well. Unfortunately, the hostel was freezing... there was no heater and it was bone chilling cold. Take some warm clothes, or call ahead to make sure they have added a heater to their hostel. Highly recommend the place though!
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
I spent some weeks at the Attic at the start of my working holiday and I found the hostel to be clean, with friendly staff and with a great location. The staff was very helpful and helped me out with a lot of the things I needed to sort out for my stay in New Zealand. It is great to have staff that is in a similar position as you and can help you out. Thanks to the Attic team for everything! Marvin, Razz, Becka, James, Dennis and Charlotte, thanks guys!
Getting to the hostel from the airport is pretty easy and it's in a nice location. The elevator is a bit weird and people have gotten stuck there, but the alternative is the set of stairs (hostel is on the 5th floor). The bathrooms were really clean and nice (awesome showers). Kitchen was alright and there is a cool patio area to hang out in. People weren't really around/being social while I was there but it's an off season. The staff helped me sort out my travel plans so that was cool.
Had a great stay. Place was clean. People were very helpful.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 18-24
- (1 review)
We had a really good to eat the attic backpackers, firstly it was a great location in Auckland. The staff were all so helpful and friendly, the beds and quilt were super comfy. There was lots of places the chill, the kitchen was big and really clean. We really loved our two nights here so we are returning to this hostel when we return to Auckland!!
Atmosphere was a little bland. Overall cleanliness was good. Although Auckland is a little lame the Attic was in a very good location. Staff were friendly and helpful, especially the travel agent Raz. He got me hooked up with a good deal on a Stray bus. I booked for 7 nights but left two nights early on my Stray tour and they allowed me to carry over my two remaining nights for when I came back, I appreciated that.
It is overall a very pleasant hostel. sometimes it only smells a little bit. I suggest that the cleaner and the reception should check that weekly. Women shower should be cleaned 2nd time after everybody leaving around 10-11am.
Great spot in Auckland, was very close to everything in the city. Kind of up on one of the many hills, but apparently a lot cleaner than some of the other backpackers/hostels. The facilities were fine, no complaint, the rooms were clean, walls a little on the thin side but which hostel walls aren't? Great experience, very helpful staff, would definitely reccommend if staying in Auckland. Also VERY close to the university and student housing if visiting anyone.
Absolutely loved our stay at The Attic, we stayed in a private twin room upon arriving in NZ and it was lovely. Unfortunately it was just a bit too expensive for us so we've moved elsewhere, but it's definitely worth the money. Clean, comfortable, beds had soft sheets, great chill out area, clean kitchen with loads of utensils, terrace area, towels provided, there was even straighteners and a hair dryer for use in the girls loos. They think of everything. Perfect, thank you!!
Super clean, friendly staff. Sort of cliquey because a lot of workers stay there but a lot of hang out rooms. Good location and worth the 30$. The staff were super helpful especially the Travel guy. He booked our whole Stray trip and it was amazing. Big kitchen and many showers/washrooms.
The Attic Backpackers is one of the best hostels I've stayed at. Great, helpful, reliable staff, clean faciilities, friendly travellers. They also have a sweet patio. The Attic is the right amount of socializing and partying without getting too rowdy. Next time I'm in Auckland I will definitely be at the attic.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 18-24
- (1 review)