Definetly stay here at not at the Chateau just next to it. I stayed in both, and that one is 100 times better. Rooms are a good size, although no lockers,clean, kitchen well equiped, and was cleaned several times a day, excellent staff, good common areas, good and comfi beds, eco friendly, well organized recycling. Laundry with drying room to hang your clothes.
No windows on most of the rooms, no utensils in the kitcken (at all), a lot of people living in the hostel, linen were dirty, bathrooms and kitchen really dirty, even cocoraches in the kitchen. Do not stay here, pay a couple of extra dollars and stay somewhere else! I stayed also at Nomads Auckland and was so much better!
Location is perfect, Staff was attentive and professional, its a very big hostel, so kitchen is usually very busy, and people just doesn´t clean their mess properly, but it was cleaned several times a day . Bathrooms are not too bad, but I didn´t see them being cleaned during the day. Size of the rooms is ok, but I stayed in 3 and some don´t have windows, or even if they do, as there is no ventilation, they allways smell a lot. Comparing to other hostels, thats the one I will stay when Im back.
Just stay here, everything was perfect, nothing to complain about. Details everywhere!
I booked on the 8 bed dorm, and it was actually a 12 bed dorm. With no space for backpacks/people, and we had to move a bunkbed to close the french door. When complained, they took a bunkbed out of the dorm. No lockers, terrible beds and matresses. Two bathrooms for the whole hostel. Very small kitchen and not enough space for everyone at breakfast (had to wait for someone to finish to be able to seat. Families staying and kids shouting till 12pm. Very loudly, thin walls.
Very helpful staff, good breakfast, clean bathrooms (first time in 4 month that I got into the shower without flip flops)!, very comfi beds, good dinners for a reasonable price, help with booking flights and buses, and possiblity to book tours and rent a car or bikes with them.
I stayed in low seasson and weekdays...so it wasnt good...there was none staying there...but im sure its more than fine in high season. Good location for that price,5mins walk from the beach. Breakfast more than fair,and good service.
5 -10 minutes walk from the center and the bus terminal. Bathroom in each room. Staff very helpfull