Reviews: Anonymous

Bamber House

Auckland, New Zealand
74%

Nice place in every way. But try to get a room away from the deck outside the kitchen as this can be noisy at night.


Backpackers Central Hamilton

Hamilton, New Zealand
66%

I stayed in this hostel in 2013 in a nice ensuite double. So I booked the same room type again this year (2014). But I was put into a room across the corridor. This side of the building shared its exterior wall with another building so there were no windows in the room. Also the corridor is kept freezing cold with air con but there is none in the rooms, so the only way to keep the rooms cool is to open the door to the corridor! But I was offered a full refund for the second night.


Criterion Art Deco Backpackers

Napier, New Zealand
80%

Friendly hostel with a good atmosphere right in the centre of the town.


Rainbow Lodge Backpackers

Taupo, New Zealand
66%

Good atmosphere and helpful staff. I had an ensuite room and while I was out the room was entered by the staff and the windows were left open with my stuff inside. more clean tea towels would be good and about half the gas cookers didn't work. But it was a nice place anyway.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for comments. The windows are opened every day as its the middle of summer and very hot here in Taupo. All windows have safety latches so none of them can be opened more than 3 inches so nobody can in. Enjoy the rest of your travels :-)

Bamber House

Auckland, New Zealand
71%

A very nice hostel where the units had recently been decorated in a nice modern style. Everytning was fine except there is a deck outside the kitchen where people sit and talk, once until I actually asked them to stop at 2.15 am. This deck is close to the external units, so something should be done - there should be a curfew of say midnight which should be enforced.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay in our nice hostel! Regarding the noise level, we are monitoring it as much as we can with regular tours from the managers team. Many signs are clearly disposed as well in this area with a 10.30pm curfew. It can happen that some people are talking a bit loud, but at 2.15am there is usually no guests around as we are not a party hostel.

The Lazy Shag

Kaikoura, New Zealand
77%

Very friendly and helpful manager. Well located just a short walk from town and the Whale Watching terminal. Can be a bit noisy at weekends. Kitchen could do with a bit of an overhaul. Plenty of parking.


Sequoia Lodge Backpackers

Picton, New Zealand
74%

Nice hostel friendly atmosphere very helpful staff. Bit far from town. Free pick up from ferry was great.


Rainbow Lodge Backpackers

Taupo, New Zealand
77%

Very friendly atmosphere and helpful staff. Good location on edge of town - only 10 minutes walk to lake and all shops but away from noise. More tea-towels needed!


Crank Backpackers

Rotorua, New Zealand
66%

Too noisy - my room was on the street and noise till 3 am. Free wi fi good but hard to find a quiet place.


Backpackers Central Hamilton

Hamilton, New Zealand
86%

Extremely helpful and friendly staff. Good location - not too central so quiet but only 5 minutes walk to CBD. Nice room (en suite) but noisy on first night as located next to door to outside stairs and someone kept going out for a smoke during the night. Mentioned this to manager and no problems second night. Wi fi a bit weak - only adequate signal in lounge which also doubled as TV room. Car parking appreciated.


Bamber House

Auckland, New Zealand
74%

Very friendly and helpful staff. Everything was fine although it would have been nice to have had either a quiet lounge (the lounge was too close to the tv room) or wi fi in the ensuite rooms. But minor grumbles, very good hostel overall.