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Verandahs Backpackers Lodge

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6 Hopetoun Street | Auckland Central, Auckland, New Zealand
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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
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Well located place, with good and large accommodations. The kitchen is clear, with many places. It's near of cafes, and restaurants, downtown it's a little bit far from the hostel but it still can be reached on foot and there are bus stop near of the place. The wi-fi is not free but not that expensive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is the fifth we've tried around Ponsonby and city area and it is far and away the best. Airy, light, comfortable, clean, new-looking but with character. Very close to town and other transport links, Campbell is helpful and efficient and the beds aren't packed on. It actually feels like a hotel. Don't stay anywhere else.

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Backpackers accommodation but so much more. Would stay any time. Close to amenities, restaurants, parks, buses. Friendly helpful staff. Very clean, As they say, its the little things. Also walking distance to city if preferred

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had an extended stay at this gem of a hostel for around 3 months. It truly became a home and it is a wonderful environment to stay in, either short term or long term. It is *not* a party hostel, and is away from the relative chaos of Queen Street and the city centre. The rooms are friendly and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

If you are thinking to go to the central (like Queen Street etc) then be prepared to walk 25-30 minutes, but other than that, it is located in a rather hipster area (Ponsonby/K road), many cafes and I chance upon a lovely produce market as well. I stayed in a 5 bed mixed dorm, reasonable space for everyone. Just a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Verandahs is a nice hostel. The building is well maintained, there is more than enough space in the rooms and beds are good. Besides that, the facilities are great (bathrooms, kitchen, big terrace in a nice garden, a cozy livingroom). It's clean and the staff very helpfull, I absolutely recommend it for those who're looking for a good quality hostel... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The hostel is clean and cozy, with a very warm and laid-back feeling about it and greatly positioned. But is for the attention to the guests that I would recommend it. I arrived late in the afternoon, beyond closing time and without a booking, but the owner went out of his way to find me a place to sleep. He... More 

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Hayward, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I really enjoyed my stay here. Great location, friendly staff (Lorraine is so friendly and has excellent customer service skills!), and a great place to relax and meet like-minded travelers. I am big on cleanliness and this hostel sets the bar high! Comfortable beds! High ceilings. I liked that there were no bunk beds. Everyone got a single bed. Spacious... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

I spent three nights at Verandahs in late February with my partner. It was the end of a long trip abroad. We had a room with a shared bath. Verandahs was so relaxing that we enjoyed simply hanging out. The view from our room and verandah was an excellent place to wind down in the evening with crackers, cheese and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

An old and very well cared victorian house, located in a very nice spot, very close to Queen street and street. The rooms are very clean and very quiet. The kitchen is very big and it has everything you might need to cook.

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