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Verandahs Backpackers Lodge

6 Hopetoun Street | Auckland Central, Auckland Central, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I needed a one-night stay at the last minute for myself and my pre-teenager, near Auckland Zoo. Saw this highly recommended in Lonely Planet and Trip Advisor, and it worked out great. Campbell was very helpful on phone, and his Mom helped settle us in on arrival. Twin room rate was great, Ponsonby location cannot be beat, and staff were... More

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Victoria British Colombia
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9 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a great hostel. Verandahs is right off trendy Ponsonby road, just far enough up the hill to be out of the downtown touristy area but a quick and enjoyable walk to both. The harbour and the Art Gallery and the Museum and even Queen St. The hostel backs on to a beautiful park. If you step out on to... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

This is probably the best backpackers I've stayed in while travelling. Really clean, airy and friendly atmosphere. Great views of Auckland from the balconies and great location just out of the centre, but near the action on Karangahape and Ponsonby Roads. About 20-25 mins to walk to the waterfront area too. The owners really care about the hostel and make... More

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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

This is a really high-class backpackers. It's clean - spotless in fact - has large airy rooms, a comfy seating area and a really well-stocked kitchen. It's a large hostel so attracts a varied crowd: great if you're travelling alone and want to meet some new people/travelling companions. Campbell the owner is really helpful.

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New Zealand
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8 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

We always stay here when in Auckland. Superb location and excellent facilities. Campbell the owner is very helpful. Very neat to some fine cafes and bars along Ponsonby Rd, cheap eats at the food hall. Easy walk down into the centre of the city and waterfront.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Great hostel, clean with amazing facilities and good vibe. Campbell is very helpful in planning travel throughout New Zealand and seems sincere and genuine. Close to downtown and the 'hip' area of Auckland, Ponsonby Rd. Only complaint is wifi charge is quite expensive, $8/24hrs.

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Camsmith, Manager at Verandahs Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We have just introduced High Speed Wifi, we also provide $3 for one hour WifFi access in addition to $8 for 24 hours you have mentioned. More

Boulder, Colorado
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5 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

My experience at Verandah's was average compared to other hostels I've been to but it might be nice for Aukland. It's located in a little outside of Queens street and downtown so I'd imagine it is a bit quieter than other hostels; however, it is right by several nightclubs that are VERY loud on the weekends. The owner is friendly... More

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Camsmith, Manager at Verandahs Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review. Just to reply regarding the noise issue arising from one bar in the weekends. This is not a common occurrence. By 11 pm this bar is required by law to keep all noise to a minimum. It is a rare occurrence that the bar breaks the law. I am aware of the night you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Verandahs is an excellent place; it's clean, facilities are outstanding, good showers, excellent kitchen to name the just few of the available facilities (car-hire, internet, laundry etc) This is our second visit & it was better than the last. Staff very friendly & full of information about the local area.

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24 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Verandahs is probably the nicest hostel I've ever stayed at. It was clean, quiet, and comfortable, and a great value for the money. Not your typical backpacker haven, this place is perfect for adults. It was walking distance from a big row of restaurants and bars in Ponsonby. The buildings themselves are well-maintained and quaint despite being in a city.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014 via mobile

First visit to New Zealand started well with choosing this hostel, liked the area and the character house, set behind a park with garden and good view of the tower. Room was spacious for a 4 beds, clean shower and well equipped kitchen with tea and coffee! Quiet, rather comfortable place. I have already gone back and will again.

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Also Known As:
Verandahs Backpackers Hotel Auckland Central
Verandahs Backpackers Hotel
Verandahs Backpackers Lodge Auckland, New Zealand
Address: 6 Hopetoun Street | Auckland Central, Auckland Central, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland Central
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 70 Specialty lodging in Auckland Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Verandahs Backpackers comprises of 2 beautiful Victorian Villa's built in late 1800's and early 1900's, renovated to surpass their original grandeur. ... more   less 
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