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Verandahs Backpackers Lodge Reviews

4-6 Hopetoun Street, Auckland, New Zealand

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84%

Rating
59 Total Reviews
  • 78%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 82%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 88%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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83%

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


60%

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)


74%

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.


100%

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.


89%

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


89%

Very comfortable place to stay. Fantastic location. Overall an a great experience.

  • 24th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


74%

Nice old rooms but wifi only worked in the main lounge room which was inconvenient as our room was in he other building.


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86%

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.


100%

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)


80%

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.


80%

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.


91%

I had a great time there!!


77%

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.


89%

Great location -near tons of good food and queen street. Helpful staff, big comfy rooms


91%

My best friend and I had an excellent stay at Verandahs'. We felt very comfy, safe and welcomed. I would say it was the best hostel we have stayed at during our time in New Zealand!


77%

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)


100%

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.


89%

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!


100%

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.

  • 17th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


89%

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 :)


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