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The Attic Backpackers Reviews

15-31 Wellesley Street, Auckland, New Zealand

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88%

Rating
212 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 97%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 86%Facilities

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80%

Nice hostel. Can recommend to stay here.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for the Review We are glad you enjoyed your stay! Enjoy your time in New Zealand Cheers The Attic Team

71%

It's difficult to escape the conclusion that this hostel is effectively the converted floor of an office building with a few wooden boards put in to make up rooms of different shapes and sizes. Since it was never conceived as a hostel, things like ventilation, heating etc are left wanting. The staff were very pleasant and helpful and the kitchen was pretty well equipped with plenty of space. The beds were also new and comfortable. Apart from that, it's all pretty rough and ready.

  • 15th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for spending the time to leave us a review. As with most hostels they will never be purpose built, due to the budget nature and entire idea of hostels. That aside we feel and other reviews feel we have done well with our hostel. We would invite you to stay in a few more hostels then re-review us. We are glad you enjoyed our staff and facilities and hope you enjoy your travels and getting to stay in a few more hostels around the world. The Attic Team

86%

Melissa on the travel desk was really helpful with suggestions of how to spend my few days in NZ. The washrooms were really clean (one of the few hostels where I didn't feel like I needed to wear flip flops in the shower). The 6 bed dorm I was in had a few single beds, which was nice.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for the awesome review! We are glad that Melissa could help you out, she is a great member of staff. The facilities are great here, we work hard to keep them clean and tidy. Thanks for spending the time reviewing us, come and see us again when you are in Auckland! Thanks The Attic Team

97%

Comfy tv room, good kitchen facilities and great central location.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for making time to leave us a review, Have a great trip and see you back here soon. The Attic Team

94%

A Great place, loved my stay here. By far the best hostel I've stayed in so far

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for spending the time reviewing us. We are glad you enjoyed yourself! We work hard to keep ourselves at the top of all the hostels in Auckland and are proud that it shows Come and see us again when in Auckland! Cheers The Attic Team

91%

Really nice hostel to stay in. Great facilities and staff.


89%

It's a good base as it's right in the centre of town. Staff is very helpful and friendly + does a good job, beds are comfy, the kitchen is well equipped and everything is nice and clean. Would go back!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for spending the time to leave us a review. We are very proud of our staff and lovely comfy beds! Whenever you are back in Auckland come and see us again. Cheers The Attic Team

94%

I appreciated the friendliness and helpfulness of all the staff, and how eager they were to make my stay in New Zealand enjoyable. I could tell how much care and thought was put into everything, from the kitchen to the reception. I especially am grateful for the new travel planning desk and Melissa's professionalism. I also enjoyed eating at Elliot's Stable. My only complaint is how the hot water wasn't working my first night there, so thereafter I avoided showering when most people shower.

  • 1st May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your Review Jea! We are glad you liked our staff and our awesome tour desk staff! (Melissa!) We work hard to make sure everyone enjoys this awesome country and gets the most from it. We are also very lucky to be so close to a fantastic eatery like the Elliot Stables. We hope you enjoy the rest of NZ and make sure you come in and tell us about your travels when you are back! Cheers The Attic Team :-)

89%

Excellent with great staff and great location. The only difficulty was finding it -- the buildings are not numbered!

  • 29th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for the review, We have upgrade our signage now, so it is a lot easier we now have a super bright led sign just outside our entrance :) Cheers The Attic Team

100%

Kitchen is awesome. Staff is very helpful. Enjoyed the stay here!


83%

Fab kitchen and roof terrace

Owner Comment (Hide)
Great review, Enjoy your time here in Nz. Cheers The Attic Team

97%

Very clean, neat and modern. Will stay there again!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your feedback! We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay-please visit again! Thanks- The Attic Team

83%

Good place, in the centre of the city, near supermarkets and other things.

  • 24th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • augustofick
  • Brazil
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your feedback! We are glad you enjoyed your stay, please come and visit us next time you are in Auckland! Thanks-The Attic Team

77%

Too noisy in ten-bed dorm, did not fall asleep for the whole night. Kitchen is a little bit small.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Sorry to hear you had trouble sleeping in the larger dorm, however we do have smaller dorms available, 3/4/5/6 bed dorms and single rooms. Perhaps you would have been better to book a smaller dorm if you have trouble sleeping with many other people in a room or could have worn ear plugs (we have these available at reception too) We do feel that our kitchen is more than an adequate size for the number of people in our hostel. We hope that you will consider us again-Cheers, The Attic

74%

The internet kept dropping out and the hot water was not stable at all. However, it's nice to have hair dryer in the bathroom and the hostel was clean. The bathroom was closed for half an hour at night time for cleaning and I think it's inconvenience for people as that's peak shower time.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for the review, We are pleased to say that all these small issues have been resolved now. Cheers The Attic Team

100%

Definitely the best hostel I have ever stayed in. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The hostel very clean and comfortable. The location was just perfect!!

  • 22nd Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Argentina
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for taking the time to leave your wonderful feedback! It's great to hear that you liked our hostel so much and found it to be the best you have stayed at! We do pride ourselves on having awesome friendly staff, so we are glad to hear this was reflected in your stay. Please do come back and visit us again, you'd be welcome here any time! Take care and safe travels- Thanks, The Attic Team

86%

Great location very close to airport bus stop. Central to everything with good quality rooms and well-stocked kitchen. Very pleasant, helpful staff. The showers in general always sort of looked like they could use a good bleaching, but they were by no means disgusting. Lockers would have been nice, as well as taking off the wifi limit, but overall a very good stay.


94%

Second time I've stayed at attic. Staff are lovely. Really clean and spacious hostel. Comfy and quiet. Excellent facilities. Highly recommend. Will be back before I leave NZ

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your awesome feedback! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and came back again! Hope to see you for a 3rd time! Safe travels- The Attic Team

86%

Security was so good we almost didnt get in! There is a buzzer outside the door and it took a while for someone to answer us. Also I didnt get a key until an hour or so after I was checked in because they couldn't find mine. Otherwise the people were amazing, the facilities were cool, I really liked the TV room, it felt cosy like home and the balcony. You cant beat the location for the price :)

  • 20th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your review, Apologies on the wait you had, We have reviewed this and this will improve :) Were glad you enjoyed the common areas, Have fun in NZ and catch you again. The Attic Team

86%

very nice and comfy hostel with lots of common space. Only the toilets could be cleaner.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your feedback, sorry to hear that you didn't find the bathrooms as clean as you would have liked. We do have them cleaned every single night and check them through the day, so we will look at this. I see you are staying with us again at the moment, so it's great to see you decided to return! Thanks-The Attic Team

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