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The Attic Backpackers Reviews

15-31 Wellesley Street, Auckland, New Zealand

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88%

Rating
234 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 81%Atmosphere
  • 85%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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77%

Good location for both security


91%

Very pleasant stay -staff are friendly and helpful and it is easy to meet people due to the size of the hostel. Great location!

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Thanks for your awesome feedback! We're pleased you enjoyed our great location and friendly staff. Hope to see you again next time, Cheers-The Attic Team

94%

The Attic is a fantastic hostel, right in the center of downtown. I stayed here when I first arrived in the country on a working holiday visa. The staff were very helpful ad knowledgeable about getting an IRD number, ID card, bank account, etc. I definitely recommend staying here.

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Thanks so much for your lovely feedback, it was so nice to read! We are pleased that you enjoyed our awesome location, helpful staff and aid in getting everything set up, we were more than happy to help! Hopefully we will see you again soon, don't hesitate to pop in and say hello next time you are passing! Cheers- The Attic Team

100%

Probably the nicest hostel I've ever stayed at! Super clean, friendly staff, HUGE kitchen, awesome location close to Queen St, Ferry Building, etc. Elliot Stables is in the same building and a fun place to grab a bite.

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Thank you for leaving your amazing feedback! We are so pleased that we are "the nicest hostel you've stayed at!" You're right, the Elliot Stables is a great place to grab some yummy food! We hope you'll visit us again should you return to Auckland! Safe Travels- The Attic Team

91%

great hostel in a centrel location, lots of people to talk to and have a drink with in the kitchen and outdoor area. you did have to pay a $20 deposit for extra blankets, i understand why they do it, but i had no cash only just arrived in the country, had to pay by card and had to incur bank charges..

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Hi Ciara, Thanks for your feedback. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our central location, social atmosphere and kitchen and outdoor deck :-) In regards to the blankets, we do have to cover ourselves with the deposit unfortunately, though we don't charge any fee for rental, just a refundable deposit :-) We hope you will come back and visit us again next time! Cheers, The Attic Team

100%

Couldn't fault it. Had everything you would need and was super clean with a great atmosphere!

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Thanks for your awesome feedback, please do come back again! Cheers-The Attic Team

74%

A descent hostel in a perfect location, right in the city centre. A bit "hidden away", truly up in the attic, reached by riding an old elevator, this place has all the facilities you need, but lacks a bit in character and coziness.

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Thanks for your feedback. We are pleased that you enjoyed the location of The Attic, though are sorry to hear you felt it lacks character and coziness. The Attic is a place that we created, we put a lot of ourselves into making what we deem to be a fantastic hostel, bursting with character, right down to the quirky old lift ;-) We have several "chill out" areas in the hostel which make it quite cozy :-) Hopefully you will consider us again next time! Safe Travels-The Attic Team

83%

I stayed 4 nights in a 10 persons dorm, and I like it. Good things: It is very well situated in Auckland, it´s quite spacious (Rooms, kitchen, bathrooms...etc). Beds are quite good. I found good ambience (and I have been lucky that anyone staying at my room snored ;) ). I think it´s good value for money. The only thing, the tourist information I got didn´t match with the reality sometimes...But definitely I would recommend it.

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Hey thanks for the review, We do try hard with customer service so find it unusual with the tours information. Saying that we are just in the process of changing the way our travel desk works, so please check us out next time your in Auckland to see the improvements :) Cheers The Attic Team

91%

I only stayed here one night, but I will recommend to a lot of people. Staff were very friendly from the get go with showing myself and another gent through the hostel...very friendly staff, the whole atmosphere was fantastic.

  • 31st May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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Hi there, thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the friendliness of our awesome team here! We do hope that you will come and visit us again, Cheers The Attic Team

97%

Much bigger rooms than I expected, lots of extra space! I never had an issue not getting immediate access to toilets, showers, etc. They even had a blow dryer and straightener! Very open and friendly environment, great location in town in walking distance to great restaurants and bars! Would definitely stay there again and recommend to others.

  • 30th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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Thanks for taking the time to leave your lovely feedback! It's great to hear that you enjoyed the spaciousness of our rooms and made use of the hairdryer and straighteners ;-) Hope to see you again in the not too distant future! Cheers, The Attic Team

83%

Really difficult to find! Otherwise, the hostel was very pleasant.

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Thanks for your feedback, sorry you had some trouble finding us. Hopefully when you visit us next time, it'll be a little easier to find ;-) See you then! Cheers, The Attic Team

94%

IThis was my first stop on my travellers and being a solo traveller felt a bit overwhelmed when I arrived! I can't remember the guys name on reception but he was very patient with me and helped out alot! He gave some great advice about my onward travels :)

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Thanks for your lovely feedback! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us! Please do visit us again should you return to Auckland! Cheers-The Attic Team

86%

Had a very nice stay at the Attic. Calm and yet friendly. The only downside was that internet was a bit expensive for the speed provided, but then again it is often the case in NZ. The staff was particularly nice.

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Thanks for the Awesome Review! We are glad you enjoyed the staff, and we work hard to make sure they are the best of the best! The internet speed can vary dramatically depending on the amount of people in the hostel using it. It does usually sit at over 20mbps. Come and see us next time your in Auckland! Cheers The Attic Team

80%

Nice hostel. Can recommend to stay here.

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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)

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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.

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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.

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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

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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!

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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

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