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Uenuku lodge Reviews

217 Ponsonby road, Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand

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66 Total Reviews
  • 75%Value For Money
  • 71%Security
  • 84%Location
  • 84%Staff
  • 78%Atmosphere
  • 73%Cleanliness
  • 75%Facilities

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The front door was propped open late. The bag "storage" during the day was the bags sitting out in the open in an office the owner occasionally stepped out of. Location is MARKED WRONG on Hostelworld which meant extra travel time; however, area had a lot of good restaurants and bars. Owner wasn't in the office during office hours and took 15 minutes to track down. Didn't answer posted phone number. Cleanliness was a little lacking with carpeting over a hole in the floor (yes...). Don't recommend


Wrong location on the map!


We stayed in a twin room, which felt like i would imagine a prison cell. A white room with nothing but a sink a black metal bunk bed and a basement lamp. It would be so easy to put some color or a picture somewhere to make it at least a bit cozy. We can't judge the dorm rooms but they looked nicer. A good thing was the free unlimited wifi which is limited in other hostels in Auckland. In the kitchen where about 5 cups and and bowls so at peak times you couldn't really get one.


Free wifi is a great addition. Rooms felt a little dark and musky but overall a good stay.


This seems like a party hostel. I had a lot of fun here, and didn't get much sleep. The little sleep I received was good, however. The atmosphere was really unique and this place is definitely worth a stay. This is one of the few hostels in Auckland with free parking (the arrangement is a bit strange, but fine). The security was less than fantastic - the front door stayed unlocked all night, as did the room I was in. It still felt safe, however. Nothing special, not much negative. Worth a stay.


Its a nice hostel with friendly staff. People were social and i had a great time. Carpets looked a bit old but overall it was good. Location is great.

  • 22nd Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • India
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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