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Verandahs Backpackers Lodge

6 Hopetoun Street | Auckland Central, Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Stuttgart, Germany
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The best hostel I ever stayed in! Been there twice, in March and April 2014. First of all, the whole hostel is clean, tidy and furnished more like someone's home rather than a hostel. The beds are supersize, compared to any other hostel as are the showers/toilets. The manager(s) are very helpful and friendly and even gave us a tour... More

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Klang, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My friends and I checked in Verandahs just before sunset. I didn't manage to explore the surrounding of the lodge but the kitchen at lower ground floor. The kitchen is well-maintained and equipped most appliances you may need. The best kitchen i ever entered for my Kiwi trip. The room was neat and there was a fireplace in the room,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The owner let us check in late, check out early, change our reservation last minute, and store out luggage. Basically he was really good about putting up with us. It was clean and warm and well maintained. It was also quite close to the main downtown area which was nice and convenient as well. I loved it!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We only stayed here for one night and got in after reception closed. We were promised a room together for the 4 of us and they divided us up between 2 rooms (1-4 person, 1-2 person) with other travelers. When we called to sort out the problem, the gentleman was not helpful. However, it worked out and they refunded half... More

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austrailia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Like everyone else this Place is One of the Best I have Stayed in The cleanliness of this Hostel and the amount of people who use these facilities is 10 out of 10 I had My own room double with ensuite on the first floor was emaculant upon arrival My first Impression is always my way of have I choose... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Location is spot on - just off Ponsonby Road, with its great collection of shops, cafés and bars. Parking was better than expected - Verandahs had about 7 or 8 spaces which were free and had no time limit. There is also free, 2 hr parking on the street. The staff were friendly and helpful. The wifi was quite costly,... More

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Princeton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My experience at Verandahs was great! The staff was friendly and helpful, the facilities were clean, and the rooms were cozy. The location is outstanding--I wasn't aware before arriving in Auckland just how convenient the Ponsonby locale really is! Verandahs was a short walk for dozens of restaurants, cafes, and bars, as well as a nice walk from the harbor... More

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Derry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hostel is really the closest thing to a 'Home away from home' that you'll find in New Zealand. Campbell and his staff work very hard to maintain the highest standards here. I stayed here a number of times between September 2013 and May 2014 while I was working and traveling in New Zealand. Rooms are comfortable and very clean.... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I have already been there 3 times. Around 30 nights in total. Well located, close to ponsonby street, but very quiet and peacefull. Jouxting a big park with huge trees. The manager, Campbell and his staff are always friendly and helpfull... Defenitly the best backpaker in Auckland.

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Valparaiso, Chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Great hostel: perfectly clean (rooms, bathrooms, kitchen, lounge), quiet, confortable beds, VERY HELPFUL staff, big kitchen...they even have a piano in the lounge ! Not too far from the city centre (20 min walk) and close to bus stops

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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): $
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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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