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YMCA Hostel Reviews

Corner Pitt street and Greys Avenue, Auckland, New Zealand

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88%

Rating
121 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 92%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 92%Cleanliness
  • 86%Facilities

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97%

Very good hostel. Friendly atmosphere, no alcohol allowed , so no annoying loud backpackers Competent staff Location is good. Easy to reach from the airport, only 10 min walk into the city


77%

The wifi is pretty expensive compared to the many other hostels we have stayed in NZ. The staff are lovely! Quiet hostel.


100%

Bit cold, could invest in double glazing when they have some cash to spare.


83%

practically, we had a good stay. facilities like the kitchen is not well mentained. the location was fairly good since you need a few walks only to reach a convenience stores. reasonably priced.


80%

The staffs are friendly and the room, the toilet and the shower room are clean! If it has more cooking utensils will be better

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear guest, Thank you for your feedback. Happy you enjoyed the stay with us, we were going through renovations in our Kitchens, new kitchens utensils are now in place, sorry about the inconvenient. Kind regards, Andre Vidoto Centre Manager

77%

Good stay in massive hostel which effects atmosphere. Good facilities; bathrooms and kitchens on each floor. Dorms have own fridge and enough store space. Little noise at night from traffic and quiet warm, but ok.


83%

Very secure, a bit of walk -15 minutes- from city centre. Staff very helpful for hints to sell my van, how to get around the area and for the gym of the neighboring YMCA. There is a lack of atmosphere since the place is huge. I think the place is a bit pricey since it's not close to everywhere, no breakfast and no wifi.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback. Kind regards, Andre Vidoto Centre Manager

86%

Nice "hotel". Very clean and quiet. If you're not there to meet people, it is a perfect place to stay in.

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Dear guest, Thank you for your feedback, Kind regards, Andre Vidoto Centre Manager

80%

The kitchens were really small, and you have to pay for wi-fi. Otherwise pretty good hostel. Atmosphere was a bit boring, nothing partylike arranged by the hostel even on St. Paddy's day


86%

Good overall but really lacks atmosphere and character. Most guests were nerdy Asian types. Liked the gym free trial.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear guest, Thank you for your feedback, We offer several activities in the daily basis, such as; Sunday Movies, Pizza Nights, Friday Competitions, Tuesday Treat, Wednesday Yoga plus a fully equipped gym with a schedule of over 20 Group Fitness Classes, additionally we provide a multi sport indoor court and nice garden. In regards our guests, we do not judge or sterotype, colour, race, gender or country birth, I'm sorry if you do. Kind regards, Andre Vidoto Centre Manager

91%

Friendly reception, was upgraded from a dorm room to a private double room.

  • 14th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback. Kind regards, Andre Vidoto Centre Manager

100%

Stayed in a single room - nice , clean room with a bad and refrigerator. Bright and sunny room, clean bathrooms and shower, great location - only a 5 minute walk to queens street

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Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback. Kind regards, Andre Vidoto Centre Manager

97%

Clean and nice, the lobby is awesome and atmopshere is comfortable. also it is right in between K road, Queen st and Ponsonby so you are walking distance between all of them.


86%

Mostly good, second time I have stayed there.


80%

Facilities rated average because the room was very hot due to sunshine and only curtains and no aircon. Otherwise the facilities are quite good.


100%

The hostel was nice. Got a private room for three which I really liked. The staff member was sweet and patient with us and talked to us in our native laguage (Spanish) which was great. The place i sgood, though the internet isn't very good.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear guest, Thank you for your feedback. Nice that you have a native speaker to help you out, we speak 6 languages in total this is one more service we can offer. Our Wireless speed can vary from time to time, if the demand is high the supply is going to be affected, however we will investigate the issue thoroughly. Once again thank you for your feedback. Kind regards,

97%

A couple of suggestions: a bigger room to allow for people to eat, cook, and socialize together would be great. As well, recycling could be supported by having each floor with facilities. Thanks for a great experience

  • 11th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear guest, Thank you for your feedback. Great suggestions, we are investigating options to enhance the dining experience in YMCA, there are recycling rubbishes in your room as well as in all common areas. Kind regards, Andre Vidoto Centre Manager

91%

Great service from staff. Allowed me to stay an extra night at the discounted price I originally payed for. Security staff were very chatty and tried to help me out with a screwdriver. Thank you staff of YMCA.

  • 5th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear guest, Thank you for your feedback. Happy you enjoyed your stay and our staff helped out to sort out an extra night at a discounted price, glad you had a chat with Security and they helped you too. Thank you for your stay. Kind regards, Andre Vidoto Centre Manager

83%

Nice hostel with plenty of space. Fridge in the room which was a nice touch. Needs aircon or some other way of keeping the sun out. Had some hot nights. Could also do with a fence around the outdoor area/garden plus an enforced noise policy for same. Loud kids yelling a good part of the night and in the morning the local alkies took over.

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Dear guest, Thank you for your helpul feedback. Glad you enjoyed our facilities, sorry about the inconvenience caused, we will take a special note about your suggestions and make some improvements to your next stay, Once again thank you for your feedback. Kind regards, Andre Vidoto Centre Manager

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80%

The ceiling of the showers is reflective, which means the person in e next cuibcle can watch you shower, and vice versa. Also, the shower cubicles bad no dry area for towels and clothers. The whole cubicle got wet.

  • 3rd Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear guest, Thank you for your feedback. I'm not sure about the reflection you have seen, I personally investigated and could not find a problem there, however we may change the lights from cool white to just white and it will cut the reflection down. We are investigating a curtain to be installed in each cubicle which would mitigate this problem, however, we do have extra hooks outside and inside of the cubicle. Kind regards, Andre Vidoto Centre Manager

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