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The Attic Backpackers Reviews

15-31 Wellesley Street, Auckland, New Zealand

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87%

Rating
261 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 81%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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89%

I loved the atmosphere here and made a lot of friends - meeting people in the Attic was one of the highlights of being in Auckland.


97%

One of the nicest hostels I've stayed at in New Zealand! It's very chilled so if you're looking for a party atmosphere this isn't the right hostel for you but if you want to relax and keep things low key then this is a great choice.

  • 10th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

This is one of my favorite hostels I've stayed in! It definitely deserves a higher rating than it has. Everyone staying there had just arrived on a working holiday visa so it's a good place to start if you're here to work. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful and the location was very central.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for the Awesome Review! We are glad you enjoyed yourself, and we couldn't agree more, we definitely deserve a higher rating ;-) Our staff are our greatest asset! They are good huh? Some have been here slightly longer (nearly a year now!) so have excellent advice when it comes to travel and getting around New Zealand, but also know exactly how to get travelers on their feet here. Come and see us again soon! Cheers Attic Team

91%

The hostel is great and I would come back, but they should pay attention that sometimes the female bathroom is way cold and also the water in the showers sometimes were not warm enough and also get completely cold in the middle of your shower.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for spending the time to leave us a review. The bathrooms are normally slightly colder first thing in the morning, this is due to us needing to keep good ventilation in there to make sure there is no damp. The water can also take a little bit to heat up in peak times (good old morning rush!) you will get this with any hostel, the water does get toasty though if you give it a bit of time :-) We are glad you enjoyed your stay! come and see us again soon! Cheers The Attic Team

69%

The Attic was ok, but I don't think I'd stay again. They start charging you for extra things the moment you check in and the girl who checked me in got kind of nasty with me when I questioned it. Nothing in this hostel is free, even the blankets. To be fair, there was some pretty great staff (minus the girl that checked me in), but overall I was left with a "money grubbing" feel from this hostel.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi There, we are sorry to hear that you were left with this impression. We definitely don't feel that we "money grub" from our guests. Our lockers, blankets and keys require a deposit only and are full free to use, the deposit just covers us against loss and damage, upon returning said items, your deposit is returned. We offer all guests 3 hours free wifi which is unlike other hostels too and an added bonus. Hope to see you again next time to give us another chance. Thanks-The Attic Team

89%

Coldest room that we have stayed in during the trip however warmest and comfiest beds. Good lounge and pay for wifi was speedy

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for the Review! We do understand the winter has been hard on us here, we were a little bit surprised at how cold it got! (it was our first winter in this building) That being said we do have free blankets (refundable deposit) and we are really glad you appreciated the beds, they are rather toasty and comfy! Be sure to come and check us out again when you come back to Auckland! Cheers The Attic Team

91%

Nice and clean hostel with very friendly staff who where really helpful with booking tours for my (without adding a booking fee). Location is good, a bit noisy but it is in the middle of the city so thats just how it is. It was relatively cold in the rooms and facilities, you can get an extra blanket for free so be sure to get that!


83%

The hostel is in a great location in the center of the city and the staff was really friendly and helpful. The facilities are pretty clean. This is a busy hostel with people partying and working so be prepared to have people coming and going in a dorm room in the night and early morning.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for the awesome review! We are glad you enjoyed your stay here with us. In terms of the hostel being busy, that means a lot of people stay and love it here too! We do have a selection of rooms including smaller dorms and private rooms if you want to get out of the hustle and bustle of the bigger dorms, maybe treat yourself to one of those next time ;-) Come and see us again when in Auckland! Cheers The Attic Team

86%

Really good hostel with very friendly staff who know their stuff. Very relaxed atmosphere. All in all very impressed and would recommend to anyone.

  • 16th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for spending the time to leave us a review We are pleased you enjoyed yourself here! Please come and see us again when in Auckland Again! Cheers The Attic Team

86%

Best feature about this hostel is being right at the city centre. You have many attractions nearby. Hostel has friendly staff, good kitchen and a lovely outdoors area (right next to kitchen). My room was too cold, and no extra blanket or heater available, finding a hot shower (winter season) was hard, although toilet has a good size and only hostel I've seen with hairdryer, and I could hear noise from the streets in my room.


97%

Great hostel, great location on Wellesley St. very near Queen St. Around the corner from restaurants, a good coffee shop, and Elliot Stables. The place is clean and comfortable. No lockers in the room, but plenty of small lockers down the hall. The staff also lets you store your bags in a locked room while you're out for the day. Three free hours of WiFi, plenty if you are out doing things instead of holed up in your room. Staff was friendly and helped with travel ideas and setting up tours.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for the Awesome Review!! Pretty much exactly how we describe the hostel so its amazing to hear that our guests think so too! Come and see us again when back in Auckland - Don't forget to tell everyone on your travels where to stay in Auckland! Cheers Attic Team

80%

plus: big supermarket nearby, staff helpful and friendly, you can book tours here, rooms spacious, free food shelf, great roof top terrace, 30 min of free internet, great Irish Pub right next door minus: no heating! (it was freezing in the rooms and bathrooms), no lockers, in the winter it was really quiet, reception closed midnight to 8am, so if you leave early make sure you get your key deposit back! internet really slow


89%

Good, clean hotel. Great location. Great staff. It's a good place to stay regardless of if you want to party or if you need to get some sleep.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there! Thanks for the review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us here in Auckland. The hostel is perfectly located for whatever you want to do here! Come and see us again when here Cheers The Attic Team

91%

I stayed at the attic for four nights! Staff was very friendly, the location was great! I stayed at a mixed 10 bed dorm which made it very easy to meet new people. Highly recommend to stay there if you are in Auckland!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for spending the time to review us. Our staff are our greatest asset, they are awesome huh?? Glad you enjoyed and make sure you tell everyone on your travels where to stay in Auckland! Cheers The Attic Team

94%

Really friendly, helpful staff. They gave great advice for things to do in Aukland and Waihike Island. We only stayed one night but would have liked to stay longer!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for the awesome review! We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us, our staff are local experts so we can always keep you busy exploring the Auckland Area Come back and see us again when you are next in Auckland! Cheers Attic Team

100%

I would highly recommend this hostel as it is clean and spacious. The staff are also very friendly and happy to help.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for the Awesome Review! We are glad you enjoyed your time here with us! We are very proud of how hard our staff work to make sure that everyone gets the most out of Auckland and New Zealand! Come and see us again when you are in Auckland! Cheers The Attic Team

80%

Great place. Only comment is that most people there are long-term. Thus, a different mind set. Great place though.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for spending the time to leave us a review, we are pleased you enjoyed yourself! We do have a few people in long term at the moment, mainly due to winter! They are a great bunch and add to the atmosphere! Come and see us again when you are back in Auckland! Cheers The Attic Team

89%

Best location ever and really clean facilities. The staff was helpful, but not especially friendly... so not a complaint from my side really. Would not consider other hostels if I needed to stay in Auckland again!


91%

I love the Attic! It's in the centre of Auckland only minutes away from all the important spots. The staff was is lovely and always very helpful. The facilities are in good shape and everything was clean and tidy. Great stuff!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback. It's awesome to hear that you loved our hostel! We are glad you found our staff to be friendly and liked the facilities! We hope to see you at The Attic again! Cheers- The Attic Team

100%

Little cold in July but could ask for extra blankets. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Great facilities. Nice atmosphere. Modern warm decorating. Would recommend.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback. We are very pleased to hear that you found our staff to be friendly and enjoyed our facilities and atmosphere! We hope to see you again next time! Cheers- The Attic Team

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