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The Attic Backpackers Reviews

15-31 Wellesley Street, Auckland, New Zealand

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86%

Rating
323 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 79%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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83%

The Attic Hostel is conveniently located in downtown Auckland, close to Queen Street. There is a really nice rooftop patio. Rooms are alright, but there is not a lot of room for luggage.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, thanks for your review. We are pleased to hear that you liked our awesome location and cool rooftop area! As we keep our lockers in a separate locker room, we feel our dorms/rooms are actually rather spacious. We do hope you will come back next time you are in Auckland! Thanks-The Attic Team

80%

The hostel has all you need, is rather clean and location is excellent. It is lacking a bit of atmosphere in my opinion but I would stay again.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your feedback! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the cleanliness and awesome location of our hostel. Sorry to hear you thought the hostel lacked atmosphere, we are always looking for ways to improve and will ensure to take this into consideration. :-) Hope to see you again! Thanks-The Attic Team

83%

Evrrything was really good. The bed was amazing and the staff were really helpful considering I had to check out before the front desk opened. The only thing that I can criticize, and this is just what very small thing is that it took a couple of minutes for the shower to earn up in the morning.

  • 27th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. We are so pleased to hear that you really enjoyed our comfy beds and helpful staff! Due to the size of the building we are situated in, it can take a few short minutes for the shower to warm up nicely, but rest assure it always will! :-) Hope to see you again next time! Cheers-The Attic Team

97%

The moment I arrived, I felt at home. The staff was extremely helpful. I can't stand when I go to a hostel and ask for recommendations and they hand me brochures. It was the exact opposite at Attic Backpackers. They even offered to show me a map of New Zealand and tell me places to go throughout the country! The space is very clean and the it is a really easy place to meet people, which was top priority for me as I was traveling alone. I would definitely go back if I stay in Auckland.

  • 26th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks so much for taking the time to leave your awesome feedback! We are so pleased to hear that we made a lasting impression on you! Customer service is our main priority and it's always lovely to hear that our staff have shined through! Look forward to hosting you again on your next visit to Auckland and enjoy your travels! Thanks-The Attic Team

97%

This hostel is set up more like a college dorm than any other place I've been too, but it works very well. There are lots of showers and toilets, so waiting is at a minimum. The kitchen is huge and there are both indoor and outdoor eating areas. Rental towels available for cheap, as well as a few other necessities at the front desk. Super close to a lot of neat bars, restaurants, and shops, as well as a short walk to the pier. And he staff were excellent! I'd stay here again any day.

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Hey there! Thanks for taking the time to leave your awesome feedback! We are glad you liked the setup of our hostel as well as our great staff and location! We hope that you will visit us again should you come back to Auckland! Cheers-The Attic Team

83%

Great place to crash the first night in town. I was really impressed by the staff.

  • 26th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your feedback! It's great to hear that our staff impressed you and you enjoyed your stay! Please do come and visit us again! Cheers- The Attic Team

100%

Thanks for the extended stay :D

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Glad you enjoyed your stay! Please come and see us again! Thanks-The Attic Team

86%

If you do not need to park a car the place is good and friendly and clean. Staff is really nice.

  • 25th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your feedback! Unfortunately as we are in the centre of the city, parking is a premium! We do hope to see you again next time! Thanks-The Attic Team

100%

Loved my stay I extended it for 2 more nights :D One problem I can only pick at is the showers..... I slipped. A bath mat might be handy, unfort I didn't have a spare towel to put on wet floor. Free to use hairdryers and straighteners, now you cannot get that anyway else :-). And free 3hr WiFi = Epic! I am deffo making another last stay next year. I be back :-)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your valued review! We are so sorry you slipped in the shower. We are currently looking into flooring options that are none slip so that this doesn't happen again, thanks for your feedback on this, we appreciate it! We are glad you made use of our free straighteners and hairdryer and made use of your free wifi! :-D See you again soon! Cheers-The Attic Team

66%

Pretty standard, but apparently better than most in Auckland. Didn't have "luxuries" like shampoo dispensers, bedside lamps, etc. but fairly clean, comfy and accomodating.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your feedback. We are the top rated hostel in Auckland, so it's fair to say we are at the best ;-) As a budget backpackers, we do feel that we offer good value for money providing free lockers for guests use and offering all guests 3 hours free wifi on check in (which many hostels do not). That being said, we are pleased to hear that you found the hostel to be clean, comfy and accommodating as this is paramount to us. Hope to see you next time! Thanks-The Attic Team

83%

Nice, clean Hostel in the middle of town. Especially appreciat the fact, that you can store any bags here for free for a while, that makes traveling a lot easier.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi There, Thanks for taking the time to leave your valued feedback. We are pleased that you enjoyed our awesome central location and use of our free bag storage for guests! Please do come back and visit us again next time. Cheers- The Attic Team

89%

Knowledgeable and friendly staff. Great location for the money, in the centre and close to the airport bus route.


83%

We made a 2 separate bookings for a mixed dorm room for 8 people. After doing the booking we sent them a email asking if we can all stay in the same room and they tripled saying it was fine. When we checked in they moved us all into separate dorms and said that don't do group bookings. I asked several times for a toilet paper to be replaced in the ladies bathroom. Great location, hang out areas were really nice. Some staff were ok.


91%

By far the best hostel (of 4)I've stayed in in the auckland CBD in terms of cleanliness, facilities, noise and location. The place is well thought out, has friendly helpful staff, and although is so central, was relatively quiet at night

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thanks for your awesome feedback! We are stoked to hear that you had such a great stay with us! We are glad you liked our cleanliness, facilities, staff and location. We are lucky to be in such a great location and also benefit quiet evenings! We hope you will visit us next time! Thanks Holly

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

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