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Verandahs Backpackers Lodge

6 Hopetoun Street | Auckland Central, Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a well preserved victorian house. Our room with bath was one of the nicer ones we had in NZ. The common kitchen was well stocked and easy to use, even some spices. Easy bus to much of city, and next to nice park. We enjoyed wine on the balcony and breakfast on the lawn picnic table.

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Orangeville, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for our final four nights in New Zealand and were not disappointed. Really helpful and welcoming staff upon arrival who aswerved our many questions patiently and provided us with a good orientation. Our double room was spacious but we wished we had booked an ensuite as the washroom areas could have been a little cleaner and also... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place looks more like a pretty nice old fashion mansion, which was very original to us, also it is well maintained, located, and the staff is very friendly. Everything is clean. We had a double bed room and were very happy with it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here for two nights recently, one night I shared a 3 bed dorm and the second night I had a single room. I received a warm welcome on arrival and both rooms were really clean and fresh. I found the premises overall to be very clean and secure which was important to me as a solo traveller. My... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Until this week, I hadn't stayed in a hostel since 1983. Therefore we chose an en suite room. Nice light, great hot water in the shower and a super convenient location. We'll be back through at the end of our trip, with no concerns at all. So, if you are eager to save $ but unsure if you have the... More 

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New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

It is rare to find good quality backpackers accommodation in the bigger Cities but Campbell (host) has been able to pull it off. The place is spotlessly clean and very comfortable. Campbell seems to have a good eye for what the traveller actually needs. The location of the Lodge could not be better being just 20 metres off Auckland's very... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

So far in 15 years of staying in backpackers, this has to best place I have stayed at. This was very little to complain about. The service from the owner was well above expectations. The phone charger was left in the room and he arranged for it to be posted to my parents. Every time he encountered guests he greeted... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

This place isn't like a hostel at all, it's more like a guest house. It's so homely! The rooms are a decent size. The bed was really comfortable. Plenty of toilets, showers. Excellent kitchen and facilities. They had 2 lounges but I preferred the smaller one as it was nice and cosy and peaceful. Nice and friendly staff. My only... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Verandahs is perfectly located between the cool restaurants and bars of Ponsonby and alternative K Road (which has some great vintage shops). City centre is an easy 15 minute walk away. The hostel is set across two houses giving it a very cosy feel. I was in a four bed room and it was really big so everyone had their... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This place is in a good location, is pretty clean, has good kitchen facilities and nice chill out area, but it is spoiled by the atmosphere. There is a group of travellers who are living there semi-permanently on working visas and they have formed a clique, which can be quite intimidating for anyone passing through who is staying for only... More 

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

Bryony, thank you for your review. We were disappointed that you did not enjoy your stay as much as we would have liked you to. We would like to take this opportunity to reply to some of your comments. I was very surprised to read that you found our bed very uncomfortable, as this bed is only 2 months old... More 

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Address: 6 Hopetoun Street | Auckland Central, Auckland, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 17
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