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Borders Beyond

8 Nixon Street | Grey Lynn, 1021, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Really nice small hostel, with nice staff, confortable beds and 15min by walk from main attractions. The reasons why I can t give more stars are that there is only one hour of free wifi, if you want more you have to pay. The same with the showers, each time you want to take a shower you need to put... More 

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Lorient, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

One of the most familiar backpacker I've stayed. Whether you arrive from your never-ending flight or during your trip in NZ, the staff is really helpful, with good tips! I stayed few days and then came bqck for a long stay while I was working in Auckland. Rooms, living room, kitchen and showers are cleaned every morning. Some places to... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

My girlfriend and I stayed here for 3 nights in a private room, the room was fine, it was clean and a decent size. The reception staff seemed friendly and then atmosphere around the hostel seemed good but as we were their only a few nights before flying out we didn't really get involved with the social side of the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

A nice hostel close to the main scene of bars, resturants and such. There was a lot of French clientele with myself and another couple being of English speaking backgrounds. You have to pay 50 cents for a warm shower which lasts I think around 6 minutes " I think" I know it wasn't a long time. But enough to... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Myself and my brother decided to take a trip to Auckland for a few days as we had just spent 9 months in Australia and are on our way back to England. We stayed at Borders Beyond for 5 nights and it was a nice small hostel, everyone one was friendly, it's what you need when you are new to... More 

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Borders B, Owner at Borders Beyond, responded to this review

Hi and thank you for your review. We changed our WIFI system and it is an ADSL speed now. The leak is sorted too. You should have mentioned those to the manager during your stay in order for us to take action immediately. Regards More 

Nice, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Borders Beyond is a lovely welcome backpacker. It was a really nice stay, good ambiance, clean, respectfull.. The manager are always available, generous, give much of advices, and look after to keep quite and safety . More, it's located just 15 min to Queenstreet and 10 min to ponsonby street.. It was a relly good experience where we met fantastic... More 

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The owner, David, is very helpfull, generous and gives heaps of advices... He was keen enough to let us share a double room as 4 beds dorm room, making the room at a better price. he even gave us a sim card! The kitchen is well furnished, clean and large enough to allow people to cook at the same time.... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

I really enjoy this Hostel, the place is not too big, it's a house and you feel like you're at home with great roommates! this place is nice if you want to work in Auckland, close to the CBD and Ponsoby road! and it's better because you can really meet some great people, as we have a common area really... More 

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

The staff seemed not to be really happy to help me when I needed. The kitchen was very good and the place was clean. The showers had to be payed apart ($0.50) and time was limited (6 minutes). The location is walking distance from the city centre (25min).

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Beds were wholly uncomfortable and clearly hadn't been washed when we arrived despite our booking well in advance. The room was deplorablly untidy hardly the hostels fault, but there seemed to be no real rules in the place. The corridors actually stank, nauseatingly so. In terms of facilities the kitchen was well equipped although the whole 50c per 6 minute... More 

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