Hostel is not cheap but located conveniently on Manhattan, few blocks from A,C,E subway. Because of queue of people waiting for check-in the receptionist isnt very talkative and informative but there are some flyers. WiFi is free but available only in the common area 8am-11pm! During day anyone can enter the place and there were some people sleeping in luggage storage area. Luggage storage lockers are NOT FREE, but you can leave your backpack just lying on the ground.. Bathroom ok, 2b. room nice
Hostel is located cca 10mins walk from metro, near Chinatown. Reception is at 3rd floor. Staff were kind and informative. There is a small free breakfast available. About security - both house and floor doors are locked but the room itself has no door! There is big storage lock-able space beneath the bed. Showers are nice but there is just one toilet per floor of twenty people. WiFi is free, as well as using 2 computers and printing tickets. Only a bit issue is leaving before 8 AM.
Eventhough its located just a few dozens meters from Hollywood Blv, the Schrader Blv itself feels a bit dodgy. Its 10mins walk to metro. Staff at reception are very kind and informative, but since there are many people staying, cant spend that much time talking to you; but they allow you to print a few pages for free! Wifi is free as well. You can have pancakes for breakfast. Hostel organizes a lot of trips around LA. My room, 8-dorm/4bunkbeds was so-so-spacious, with lockers and personal socket
This hostel is located in true paradise and I stayed in the best room - just at the terrace with views over the ocean... Reception lady is very kind but is available only for a few hours a day. They arrange airport transport for 10 nzd. I stayed in 5 bed dorm, simple but nice, no bunkbeds. Security might be an issue, since we left the room open all the time - but then, you are in Raro... There are two kitchens and three bathrooms available. Tap water is supposedly not drinkable but we were fine.
Just a short walk from Queen-Karangahape intersection, the area may seem a bit dodgy but offers plenty of asian cuisine places. Hostel is new and run by asians so its clean and efficient but lacks the "traveller spirit" a bit - maybe later. Staff are kind but were not much informative about surroundings, anyway there is plenty of flyers. Bathroom nice and clean. There are no wine glasses in kitchen:) My room, 6 dorm/3bunkbeds was nice, spacious, with lockers and personal power socket. FREE Wifi.
Hostel is located about 10mins walk from i-Site, away from center. The place itself is very nice, few houses and a garden in the middle of them. Kitchen is nice, big, perhaps could have a bit more tables. Staff - Martin, was amazing, super friendly and super informative, like the best receptionist ever(ywhere). I stayed in 4 bed dorm - no bunkbeds, room very spacious and clean, bathroom as well (shared with another twinroom). Only con - wifi is not free (but McDonald is not faraway).
Located just next to railway station and bus stop! Reception staff were kind but since this is a big place, they arent as relaxed and cant spend that much time talking to you. There is a bar on the 1st floor so probably there are some drunken noisy people in the night. WiFi is not free, 4 nzd iirc, but no need to pay! - there is McDonald and free city wifi on the street. My room, 4bed / 2bunkbeds was very spacious. But, tap water in bathroom run very slow, almost impossible to wash hands (3rd F)
Located about 15-20mins walk from a bus stop. The receptionist (an american guy) was super friendly and very informative. WiFi is FREE! Free WAFLES for breakfast! I didnt feel very sure about security though since anyone can enter the place and my roommates kept doors open whole day. There is a pub as well, but closes soon so no worries about noise in the night. I stayed at 4 bed dorm, 2 beds and 1 bunkbed. The room was so-so big for 4 people, but for 2 nights it was ok. Bathroom is very nice.
Located near a shop and atomic bus stop. Staff are kind and informative and are willing to store your valuables in their safe so you dont have to spend money on the paid locker outside. I stayed at 6 bed dorm, 3 bunk beds, the room is very spacious and was nice and clean. Showers are a bit tiny, but kitchen is huge again. I liked the "among mountains" setting very much, you can watch the prettiest night sky in here. But your sleep may be disturbed by screaming kea birds (around 9-11pm).
Hostel is located just a few meters from the place a bus dropped me, very convenient. Staff was kind and very informative, they also cook evening soup. Reception is not open 24h. I stayed at 6bed dorm, 3 bunkbeds, room is spacious but there are no lockers. There are two showers and toilets per floor. WiFi is for 3 NZD, which is like one of the cheapest wifi to be found in New Zealand.
Located at the center of this small town. WiFi is not free, IIRC 5 NZD. The receptionist wasnt much informative (maybe is more communicative towards women) and is to be found rather at the adjacent pub tapping beer. Bathroom was clean and very spacious, but the room! I stayed at 4 bed dorm, 2 beds, 1 bunkbed, and it is not possible for 4 people and their stuff to stay in there, so small and cramped! And my upper bunk bed - very soft and noisy, my every turn was heard!
Hostel is conveniently located in the city center. Staff are very kind and informative, with lots of maps, flyers etc available. WiFi is not free (IIRC 4AUD). There is free breakfast and light evening meal, but lots of people waiting for it too; with that many people staying in there it all feels like a giant factory. I stayed at 6 bed dorm, 3 bunkbeds. Room is spacious, with small lockers and a balcony. No alcohol after 9 PM!
Location is excellent, just a few minutes walk from the railway station. Staff at reception are super kind, friendly and very informative. On the other hand I felt like anyone may enter the hostel. WiFi is free, luggage storage as well. I stayed at 8-bed dorm, there were big lockers to keep your backpack. Both the room and bathroom were a bit messy but thats probably because of people who use them.
I stayed in a 9bed dorm, with three 3-bunk-beds. Each bed has a curtain and a power socket. There are lockers but are small for a bigger backpack. There is a sink outside of bathroom so you can wash your hands even when bathroom is occupied. WiFi is free and available everywhere, also there are 2 PCs at the reception. Staff at reception were kind but not very informative. Location is excelent, just a few steps from metro and tram.
If coming by airport bus, finding the hostel is more difficult, since you cant use Exit No5. Mia, the owner, seemed a bit sick and tired on the first day, so we actually didnt enjoy much of her famed hospitality, but it was ok. A room for two was nice, actually more spacious than a hotel room we were at before.
A nice, clean hostel situated half-way between the train station and the city center. The staff was kind and helpful, with leaflets about Taroko trip available. A bathroom in the room for four was very nice, big and clean.
A nice, clean hostel with very helpful staff, thank you Jean! Only downside - a room for two doesnt have any window.
Hostel in situated in a heart of China town, next to the Smith street full with food stalls. Facilities were clean but small, as was the room. Six people and six backpacks, the room was full. Also the room didnt have any window, which makes waking up a big problem. Eating breakfast at a table on street, in front of the hostel, was amazing.
Staff was kind, heplful, but available only 8-6PM, so if you need something during the night, dont know whom should you contact... also this means that anyone who knows entrance code may enter. Room and shower was clean. Shower and WC was actually in one room (sort of home bathroom), so if one person locks in a shower, its not possible to use a toilet in the room. There were only two of these shower/WC rooms. Our room had windows just above sidewalk, luckily there was no noise after midnight.