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Verandahs Backpackers Lodge

Certificate of Excellence
6 Hopetoun Street | Auckland Central, Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    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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76 reviews 76 reviews
28 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Very nice hostel! In an old house that is very well cared for. Real bed (no bunk) and a lot of space in the room. Big kitchen, butiful garden and loundge. For quiet people. Just a little bite outside the city center (20 minutes walk or 50c bus ride 5 minutes). Fair price for wi-fi. Loved my stay!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

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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143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

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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14 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

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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