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Verandahs Backpackers Lodge Reviews

4-6 Hopetoun Street, Auckland, New Zealand

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90%

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119 Total Reviews
  • 93%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 94%Cleanliness
  • 95%Facilities

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100%

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!


91%

I really recommend this place.


100%

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)


71%

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)


80%

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!


94%

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)


97%

fantastic - if in NZ again we will stay here!

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


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77%

There should be at least small lockers somewhere in the hostel that could be used to lock small valuable items in, leaving everything out in the rooms or carrying valuables around with you isn't ideal. I have never stayed at a hostel before that doesn't have some form of lockers available for use. This could be be easily remedied and would give better security ratings.


86%

nice house,nice kitchen,no free WIFI.


77%

Great facilities and great stay! I wish there were lockers or safes to store valuables though since I didn't feel 100% secure about simply leaving all my stuff in the room while random people were going in and out but all the guests were very nice and very courteous!

  • 6th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


77%

Decent night stay, comfy beds, big kitchen, and many areas to hang out including sunny outdoor porches with beautiful views. Near K road which has a lot going on. Staff was good, but not really there when you needed them. Atmosphere was friendly, though I was only there one night and didn't meet too many people. Lots of long-term travelers working there in exchange for room and board.


86%

The staff at Verandahs is excellent and very helpful. i enjoyed my stay a lot. I met a lot of people and became good friends with them. Kudos to the staff for always ensuring that the place is clean.


94%

Very clean, great atmosphere, worth the price. A little far away from the CBD but that is why it is great! I would definitely stay there again. However, 2 things to be aware of (1) wifi is very sketchy and hardly ever works for some devices when reception is closed (2) reception hours are not very long. It can be difficult to catch them sometimes. However, despite this I have stayed in other Auckland hotels and this is by far the best.


91%

Cute cottage with a cool vibe and helpful staff. Would have love to have been able to stay for more than one night


89%

A nice hostel a little away from downtown Auckland, but in a very nice area called Ponsonby, with many cafes and a nice international food court around. Owner was helpful with any questions I had. No bunk beds in my 4-bed dorm room. Super clean individual bathrooms. Large kitchen and lounge area. Nice porch and lawn at the back. They do charge a 3% fee for using credit cards. Not a big deal, I just payed in cash. Also, I wish they had free wifi. The payed on wasn't very fast.


89%

Really great location with Ponsonby and K road really close. Friendly staff. Rooms are great no bunk beds! Clean and bright and airy. A lovely garden and right by a park. Only thing that could make this better would be free wifi!


100%

One of the best hostels in Auckland. Great atmosphere, great place. Love everything about it.


94%

Really good hostel! Can highly recommend this one. Nice staff, brilliant location near Ponsonby rd and adorable old buildings just next to a park.


100%

Veranhads A very best spot that is actually three houses beside each other, massive old homes that have been well transformed. Private toilet / shower which was great, quiet and warm and no bunk beds in my room - always a massive bonus!! Kitchen was big and clean with free tea and coffee. Wifi was great as well. Location was the best part as I personally don't love auckland and ponsonby is the only salvation, a funky area of town with actual character and lots of great cafes etc. Just a sham


91%

Très bonne auberge bien située car ni trop centrale (j'ai fait en plein centre et c'est horrible le bruit) ni trop éloignée du centre bus à côté Lieu paisible on a l'impression d'être à la maison ! Je recommande vivement


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