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Uenuku lodge Reviews

217 Ponsonby road, Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand

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53 Total Reviews
  • 66%Value For Money
  • 72%Security
  • 84%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 72%Atmosphere
  • 62%Cleanliness
  • 60%Facilities

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A rather tired looking hostel. It needs freshening up with new carpets, grouting and paint, and it will be lovely. The rooms are equipped with sinks which is a great addition, the beds are comfy and the location couldn't be better. The outdoor area is a good place to meet other travellers and it has a relaxed vibe. Upon arrival every guest should be shown how to close a door, slowly and quietly. This would avoid the incessant slamming of doors. Earplugs are a must if you fancy a lie in!


The place is old in the wrong meaning of that word. The bathroom and toilets are very small and there are not enough for the all floor. You have to wait to go to toilets and because locks aren't working properly if someone is taking a shower, you need to wait to go to the toilets People at desk not very helping, hardly saw them. People in the hostel are not respectful of other's sleep and the walls are VERY thin. It's far from the CBD. Go to another place!!

  • 30th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Location provided on Hostel World is incorrect. Make sure to use Google to check it's true location, which is quite a hike from the centre. The hostel was a bit dirty. Rubbish was left in the room for days, bathrooms were very dusty and moldy and there were pubes on my bed when I arrived. Biggest problem is noise. There is no such thing as quiet times and staff allowed (and participated with) other guests playing really loud music and shouting all night right up to 05:00 when I checked out.


Little expensive, but everything else was great!

  • 29th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


If this hostel were a pizza it would definitively be of the "happy" variety. People from all corners of the world have gathered here to bake in the morning, drink in the afternoon, talk clichéd existential nonsense and listen to that one infected mushroom song. You'd hope for a people so open minded they might go outside and see something of the world now that they've flown 9k miles round it. Positives: location, free parking, washed linens, location and ample internet. Cons: drum circles.

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