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YHA Auckland International Reviews

5 Turner Street, PO Box 68-149, Auckland, New Zealand

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563 Total Reviews
  • 76%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 84%Staff
  • 79%Atmosphere
  • 79%Cleanliness
  • 77%Facilities

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I guess the best hostel i have been in New Zealand


I think that the staff from the staff could smile from time to time. They should be friendly and helpful not making you feel as if you were loosing their time.

  • 22nd Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Argentina
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The staff are very helpful

  • 21st Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


Just upgrade the size of the lockers in the room and it will be perfect :)

  • 17th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Good stuff: Definitely the location! Right in the heart of the city and near bus stops which the Airbus Express to/fro Auckland airport run. Staff are friendly too. Not-so-good stuff: The kitchen gets very crowded most of the time during our stay and a bit messy too. Also, the WIFI is NOT free. It is only free for YHA members, and travellers who come from afar and have not stayed at YHA accommodations would not have a need for the membership. Otherwise, there's a 10min free wifi for everyone.


This review is for Auckland CITY hostel and not INTERNATIONAL. Hostelbookers messed up my booking by confirming my booking in what turned out to be a fully-booked hostel! Both hostels are pretty good value for money but INTERNATIONAL is much better. CITY has renovations going on and is a lot more cramped in general.


Not very good.


Nice place to stay, the only real disappointment was that there was no free wifi, unless YHA members.


Clearly it's a place where people live while working in Auckland, this adds sort of a strange element to the atmosphere of the place. It sucks that their wifi is only for members!


Smelly room, lack of power points but clean kitchen and nice with private bathrooms.


This was a nice hostel. Great kitchen and eating area, plenty of space for everyone. Nice atmosphere. Prices a little high, but this is typical of NZ. We liked that the beds in the 4-bedroom dorm weren't bunks.

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