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Verandahs Backpackers Lodge Reviews

4-6 Hopetoun Street, Auckland, New Zealand

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119 Total Reviews
  • 92%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 94%Cleanliness
  • 95%Facilities

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What a great place to stay in! All the facilities are clean, well maintained and the kitchen well equipped. The staff is super friendly and gives a great intro about what to see and where to go in the city. The view from the veranda is just superb. Also the huge garden is a great place to hang out. Would stay there again!


I really recommend this place.


One of the best hostel I lived in New Zealand. Loved the room and family. I arrived at Christmas and the lunch in the afternoon is one of the fondest memory of NZ.

  • 25th Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • India
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Unfriendly cleaners, friendly reception. I slept in two rooms and both had problems with the door locks, therefore average security only. Small number of beds in big spaces, great. No shelfes or drawers, unfortunately.

  • 22nd Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Nice place, not far from the city center. Wifi was good. Facilities are clean, and bedrooms are nice. Looks like two old houses converted into a hostel, pretty nice place. Bathrooms and kitchen were very clean, staff was nice. I would stay there again!


Overall impression was very good! Just one thing about the security, the backdoor wasn't locked at night. I don't know if that's always like that or a one timer.

  • 3rd Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (1 review)


fantastic - if in NZ again we will stay here!

  • 26th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)

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