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Verandahs Backpackers Lodge Reviews

4-6 Hopetoun Street, Auckland, New Zealand

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62 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 80%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 91%Atmosphere
  • 91%Cleanliness
  • 86%Facilities

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As a mature couple we were delighted with our private room. The shared facilities were kept very clean and it was very relaxing and an excellent start to our two months in NZ. Location near Ponsonby and the park was great and only a half hour walk to ferry terminal. Highly recommend .


The staff was awesome...so helpful...great kitchen...good mix of people


The actual hostel itself is a beautiful building however the rooms are very basic for the price, with very basic facilities and also heard someone banging on the door downstairs at about 3am which was a bit surprising. Felt more like a B and B rather than a hostel -

  • 13th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


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

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