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Verandahs Backpackers Lodge Reviews

4-6 Hopetoun Street, Auckland, New Zealand

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53 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 78%Security
  • 84%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 94%Cleanliness
  • 92%Facilities

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Great Breakfasts, The room was very cramped but clean. WE stayed in twin share room and it was on the 5th floor, there was a giant industrial fan in the room which made the tiny room seem even more cramped, there was no where to put or open our luggage. The staff were excellent and friendly who knew lots about London and traveling around it. The location is grew at right next to Hyde park. The showers are very small and there is not enough ventilation in them.


What an awesome place. This hostel is perfectly located and is immaculate but at the same time with tonnes of character. The atmosphere is such that it is a magnet for cool people and I had some great chats to some fellow adventurers at heart.


This is your home away from home. Most people here stay for several weeks and have jobs, so not too noisy at night. Also, everyone keeps it clean. People hang around in the big kitchen (where there are two big wooden tables) and the living room and are glad to meet new faces as well. The bathrooms include shower, toilet and sink in the room (you have it all to yourself). And the cold is not that bad, promise ;) and internet alternative: computer in a convenience store for NZD1/h on queen street


Very comfortable place to stay. Fantastic location. Overall an a great experience.

  • 24th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Nice old rooms but wifi only worked in the main lounge room which was inconvenient as our room was in he other building.


Lovely receptionist but cleaner was a little pushy in the morning.. coming into our room at 9:50 and telling it was 10am. We were all packed up and left then but it was quite impolite.


Great Hostel! Wifi costs 25$ a week, thats a little poor. Cheaper/ free would be appreciated

  • 17th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Clean and spacious rooms in a beautiful house. However, it was really cold in the house, including the room and the kitchen. It's located right next to Ponsonby Road, which is a pretty cool place. It's about a 20 minutes walk to Queen Street and about 10-15 minutes to the closest Countdown. The kitchen was huge, and well-equipped. The hostel is located right next to a park and the place is probably really nice during summer when it's warmer and you can use the garden.


Quite a nice place, great kitchen and common area. WiFi is not free, its $3 an hour so quite expensive. Its a bit of a walk away from the centre and could really do with lockers in the dorms. Very clean and pretty though.

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