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The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

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Verandahs Parkside Lodge

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Verandahs operates from two stylish 1900s villas nestled in the heart of Auckland between the city centre, K Road and Ponsonby Road, Auckland's hippest boutique shopping, restaurant and bar area.

Offering double ensuite, double, twin, single, dorms and three- and four-person share rooms, it is suited to almost any kind of traveller.

Large clean kitchens and bathrooms ensure a comfortable stay and common areas provide the excuse you need to meet your fellow travelers.

The large verandahs provide stunning views of Auckland Harbour and Ponsonby and the spacious garden extends out onto Auckland's oldest park, making Verandahs the ideal place to relax, unwind and plan the rest of your travels.

Unfortunately our hostel is not suitable for children under the age of 14

There is free street parking from 6pm to 8 am, alternatively you may pay to park on the street for $1 each hour for the first 2 hours and then $4 per hour after that till 6pm.
If you are arriving into New Zealand, we suggest you pick up your rental car on the day you check out.
It is an easy walk into the city from us and we have the inner and city link bus stops close by. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.3

  • Security 8.7

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 9.3

  • Facilities 8.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    08 Jun 2021
    Excellent stay. Great facilities and perfect location. Campbell was very helpful too.
    Scotland, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    03 Mar 2020
    Lovely spot, well equipped and very comfy and clean. Highly recommend 😊
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    19 Feb 2020
    We absolutely loved our stay here. We stayed in the double ensuite room and it was so huge and spotlessly clean. Campbell was lovely at check-in and Lorraine got in touch when I left something behind after check out so we couldn't have been happier with the staff or our stay overall. Highly recommend!
    Ireland, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.7


    30 Apr 2022
    Nice chill area, great location!
    Germany, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    09 Mar 2020
    My stay was amazing! Nice people, clean rooms/facilities, very fast wifi. But apparently one of my room mates asked for my personal info after I left to the reception, and surprisingly they gave it to him. He contacted me through several SNS later on. I don’t know if that’s ok to just give someone my personal info.
    Japan, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    02 Feb 2020
    Really lovely hostel with a nice garden area right in the middle of Ponsonby. Loved the location and the chill vibe.
    Germany, Female, 31-40
  • 8.9


    02 Feb 2020
    I had a lovely stay at the Verandahs Backpackers Lodge! The owner was really friendly and welcoming and the location was great. Because you're a little outside of town it gives you the peace and quiet but it is only a 10 minute walk to the city centre and harbour. I've met some nice people and I might go back here while I'm still in NZ :)!
    Netherlands, Female, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    30 Jan 2020
    Verandah’s was a decent hostel in a nice location. It’s main down fall was it’s facilities - there are only 3 bathrooms for the whole hostel so you may have to wait and they can get a bit gross if you get up late. The rooms were hot and we had issues with mosquitoes both nights despite ensuring our window was closed. Overall was ok if you are just looking for a no frills kind of place.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 6.9


    06 Mar 2020
    The rooms are spacious and comfortable, the location looks on to the park which is nice. The two downsides were 1) the place needs a deep clean. I don’t expect things to be spotless in a hostel but some surfaces (e.g. top of the microwave, all rails and edges etc) haven’t been wiped down for weeks or months. 2) The atmosphere is limited as the majority of the people using the common area live or work there and are a bit cliquey. Overall a comfortable stay but not enjoyable as a solo traveller
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 6.0


    01 Mar 2020
    No security lockers!! No where to keep your valuables when you’re staying in the shared bedrooms except for a safe that you can only access during reception hours. Reception hours are difficult. 8-12 and 2-7, but they do offer late check in. Rooms were fairly clean but linens were musty. No frills. No extras. Chill vibe, not a whole lot of atmosphere. Quiet place outside the central area.
    USA, Female, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Flexible NRR
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Jobs Board
  • Parking
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Airport Transfers
  • Fax Service
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's