Staff was probably the most ignorant I have ever met in whole New Zealand. When I checked in I didn't got any info about hostel or Auckland. Also they seemed to be more interesting to chat eachother or facebooking. There are only few toilets per floor and usually they smelled like pee. It was also full of germans so not that good place to meet new friends if you are outside of Germany. Only good thing was big and clean kitchen.
Security at the hostel is poor, anyone can just walk in from bar next door. Kitchen is very tiny and there is definitely not enough space for guest's food as staff is using all the space. Rooms are very tiny as well, and if your room is facing the street sleeping is just impossible without earplugs. Goog for party people. Location is nice so as spa and sauna at the roof top.
Hostel is small and while there full of russians. It is pretty far away from city centre but close to public transport. Atmosphere was pretty scary if you were travelling alone. Staff was trying to be helpfull even they did not speak wery good english.