Verandahs Backpackers Lodge Reviews
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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.
- Novice Nomad
- 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
- Novice Nomad
- 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.
Really enjoyed our stay at this hostel. Our room was quiet and had nice high ceilings. The beds were average, and the bathroom facilities were good. The best part of this hostel was the location, right on the top of Ponsonby Road, a great area for eating and drinking. The hostel owner is extremely nice and very helpful in booking tours, answering questions, etc. Would recommend.
Great location -near tons of good food and queen street. Helpful staff, big comfy rooms
My best friend and I had an excellent stay at Verandahs'. We felt very comfy, safe and welcomed. I would say it was the best hostel we have stayed at during our time in New Zealand!