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Verandahs Backpackers Lodge Reviews

4-6 Hopetoun Street, Auckland, New Zealand

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46 Total Reviews
  • 90%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 84%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 96%Cleanliness
  • 94%Facilities

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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.


I had a great time there!!


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


Me and my boyfriend stayed 3 nights at the Verandahs and really enjoyed it. It was a good location with only a 10-15 min walk in to the city centre and a 2 min walk to the closest conveinience store and bar&restaurant street. The rooms were simple, but nice and clean and the kitchen was really big and equipped with whatever you needed. There is a really nice park right outside which is perfect for a morning walk or a picnic in the sun - all in all, really enjoyable first stay in NZ! :)

  • 19th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Beautiful hostel. Lovely and clean and the proprietor was a very nice man to deal with. Close to the city centre with comfortable rooms. I would highly recommend this hostel.


No security lockers, but great facilities. Picked up the keys after-hours so didn't actually see the staff, but awesome that it's a possibility!

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