Verandahs Backpackers Lodge Reviews
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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! :)
- Novice Nomad
- 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!
This hostel was just lovely - quiet, clean, great location and good off-street parking. Only one suggestion - a mirror in the room would have been nice.
- Novice Nomad
- New Zealand
- Female, 31-40
- (1 review)
This is a wonderful hostel that was recommended to me. I was happy to stay here a few nights and look forward to going back there again soon. :) Very pretty house, nice outside area, large kitchen, friendly and helpful staff. Am recommending this to everyone :)
Spacious, nice, light rooms. Very friendly staff, amazing day- and nighttime view onto the skyline/ tower of Auckland. Stray bus has a pick-up just around the corner. Lovely area for several restaurants, little shops and pubs. Unfortunately, closest supermarket is quite a walk away (25min one way - uphill back). Overall amazing hostel, strongly recommendable.
We came in after reception closed so they left a key for us, great. However that's all there was, no note with explanations or anything. The next morning when I met with the reception to pay they told me nothing. I had to ask where the showers were, there was a lovely big kitchen but we didnt find it till the end (as we werent told and the property is spread over 2 buildings). The showers were wet rooms and not all that clean and our bedroom had a dank musty smell. It was well positioned though.
Hostel reception was very helpful, patient and polite, which made me feel very welcomed and comfortable =) I was there for 2 nights, hostel toilets were always clean and fellow travellers were polite and interesting to talk to =) Thank you for the hospitality! =)
Great location (we loved it!) and affordable price. We stayed in a 4 bed dorm and the bed was comfortable and there were plenty of blankets to keep warm. Would've been nice to have a locker in the room or somewhere accessible out of the reception hours. Kitchen had everything you'd need.