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  • Anonymous
  • Wales, Male, 41+
  • Avid Traveller
Bamber House, Auckland, New Zealand
6.3
17th Apr 2015

Well situated away from the centre of town. Easy access by bus and with the bonus of a free car park. Two different managers while I was there, one helpful, one not so. I had an ensuite in a cabin at the back. Clean and comfortable but safety issue with access. The path to where the units were was never lit and really dark. The cabins are raised on wooden decking with a drop to the ground and a gap bridged by some timber. Very easy to fall. Kitchen often dirty in morning.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Wales, Male, 41+
  • Avid Traveller
Funky Green Voyager, Rotorua, New Zealand
8.3
9th Apr 2015

A 10 minute walk from town but nice and quiet with free parking. Very friendly manager/owner and staff. Nice ensuite room. Small hostel so not noisy and other guests very friendly. Good music!

View Property Reply

Thank you for your lovely comment, I see you didn't rate our location and security very high though, that's a shame, since we do everything to make our guest's stay as safe as possible and we actually think we have the best location in town since we are the closest to the mall (and the super-market), and in the last residential block, which gives us our lovely garden and free parking. I'm glad though that you liked everything else and hopefully we will see you again one day :-)

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Wales, Male, 41+
  • Avid Traveller
Criterion Art Deco Backpackers, Napier, New Zealand
7.4
6th Apr 2015

Great situation in the centre of Napier. Friendly staff, found me somewhere to keep my bike. WiFi not great, only in common areas and kept dropping out. My ensuite room was fine with a good shower. Nice lounge and kitchen, easy to chat.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Wales, Male, 41+
  • Avid Traveller
Bamber House, Auckland, New Zealand
7.4
23rd Feb 2014

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.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Wales, Male, 41+
  • Avid Traveller
Backpackers Central Hamilton, Hamilton, New Zealand
6.6
21st Feb 2014

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.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 4.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Wales, Male, 41+
  • Avid Traveller
Criterion Art Deco Backpackers, Napier, New Zealand
8.0
17th Feb 2014

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

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Wales, Male, 41+
  • Avid Traveller
Rainbow Lodge Backpackers, Taupo, New Zealand
6.6
11th Feb 2014

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.

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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 :-)

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 4.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Wales, Male, 41+
  • Avid Traveller
Bamber House, Auckland, New Zealand
7.1
2nd Feb 2014

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.

View Property Reply

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.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Wales, Male, 41+
  • Avid Traveller
The Lazy Shag, Kaikoura, New Zealand
7.7
22nd Feb 2013

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.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Wales, Male, 41+
  • Avid Traveller
Sequoia Lodge Backpackers, Picton, New Zealand
7.4
21st Feb 2013

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

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Wales, Male, 41+
  • Avid Traveller
Rainbow Lodge Backpackers, Taupo, New Zealand
7.7
17th Feb 2013

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!

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Wales, Male, 41+
  • Avid Traveller
Crank Backpackers, Rotorua, New Zealand
6.6
14th Feb 2013

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

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Wales, Male, 41+
  • Avid Traveller
Backpackers Central Hamilton, Hamilton, New Zealand
8.6
12th Feb 2013

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.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Wales, Male, 41+
  • Avid Traveller
Bamber House, Auckland, New Zealand
7.4
9th Feb 2013

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.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness

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