The Station Backpackers Reviews
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Personally I always leave the sharing rooms as clean as I found, and I also did in the Station backpackers. However, I saw that people don't help to keep clean the kitchen and I think something should be done (more effort on making people to respect the others by leaving things properly). Women bathrooms are not easy to be used for more than two persons at the same time (eg. having a shower), and usually people close the door to have a shower stopping the others from going to the toilet.
The hostel has lots of personality, mostly due to the retro furniture. The staff is friendly. Unfortunately the bathrooms aren't as clean as they could be (buying a larger rubbish bin could help with the overflowing papertowels). There's no freezer, so if you live off frozen tv dinners - this is not the hostel for you.
Very clean rooms with comfy beds yet the bathrooms are awkward.
Close to the city centre and the University. There's a nice communal tv/common area which is a good place to sit, eat & meet people. There are often people around the common area, even during the day. Bedrooms close to the kitchen & common area can be a bit noisy at night though. The wireless internet is free and fairly reliable - fine for Skype & browsing. There are only a few toilets & showers on each level, but they were never busy. The Station Canteen cafe upstairs is great.
Had pin coded lockers in the room which was brilliant. Couldn't fault much, just the lack of atmosphere.
Window in our room wouldn't close, the guy from reception had to bang it shut with a hammer. Loose ceiling tiles. Very cramped 4 bed dorm. No hot water. Really silly lay out with the kitchen/ lounge right outside the rooms so the noise kept us up all night. Think they are currently renovating and the place has the potential to be nice but its not there yet.
Mostly nice. The shower was always cold though
We stayed there for almost a week. First, we could not take a hot shower because there was some construction work outside, but it lasted for a week. The window in the kitchen was always opened because of the same reason so it was freezing inside. We were located in a room near to the common room: sometimes it was difficult to sleep. But the kitchen was well-equiped to cook and Internet was working even if you had to log on often. Rooms (6 beds) are smaller than on the website's pictures.
this hostel is a bit out of the way from the CBD which i personally think is a good thing. it´s a quiet place, no 4am drunk riots of fellow backpackers, again - a good thing. making contact with others is a bit difficult here, not sure why but people tend to stick to their own, not overly social. it is clean and the staff is very nice. the cleaning lady is super sweet! i would recommend this hostel to anyone who isn´t after a party hostel but rather one where you can actually sleep at night
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 31-40
- (1 review)
There was no hot water during our stay which was annoying as we were there during the winter. The WiFi was quite good and free. There was a big kitchen. The television was unfortunately not there as it had been broken. The place felt secure with lockable doors and code lockers. The staff were friendly and very helpful. The beds were amazing with lovely duvets. There wasn't much atmosphere, people weren't very social. There weren't enough plug sockets in the room and only 1 light worked.
- Novice Nomad
- All Female Group, 25-30
- (1 review)
Overall a nice, quiet hostel with clean and comfy rooms. The beds are great! Wifi is free and works good in the common areas, depending on when you use it. Pretty close to a Countdown supermarket and about 10 minutes to Queen Street. The kitchen is pretty small and there's little room for your groceries but it works fine.
The staff was nice and the place was clean.. but the place kinda felt empty when we were there. Most of the people on our floor seemed to be living there long-term and weren't travelling, which meant there wasn't a lot of space to put stuff in the room. The kitchen was was great - really clean and free spices and pasta for you to use. Bathroom were also clean, but very small. For one night it's fine, but I wouldn't recommend staying any longer.
Good hostel but a bit overpriced. Nice homely feel. Lots of free food available, probably from people leaving for the airport. 5 minute walk to countdown, 10 mins to the centre. Free WiFi only downstairs. Would stay again.
Great hostel with good common area. Decent location and good beds and facilities. Would recommend.
The kitchen was a bit small with no space for dry food but it was ok. Not the best location but you can easily walk downtown.