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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 weeks ago
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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11 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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18 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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43 hotel reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
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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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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 

Maribor, Slovenia
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Stayed there for a longer period and it was a great experience. The lounge area, the kitchen and the storage are great. Everything is clean and neat. So are the rooms and the bathrooms. The hostel itself is perfectly located- on the corner of the K'Road and Ponsonby, not too far from the city center, and it has a great,... More 

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

Hi Anna, thank you for your kind review and we hope everything is going well for you back in Slovenia. You mentioned in your review about the internet. Since mid 2014 we have completely changed and upgraded our internet service. As soon as ultra fast broadband became available in our area we got it installed. There were a few issues... More 

Houston, Texas
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113 reviews 113 reviews
38 hotel reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

As with any hostel, a lot of the experience will vary depending on other guests, but the hostel facilities themselves are average to above-average. PROs: + Good accommodation of late check-in (they leave a key in a lock box and send you the code) + filtered water tap in the kitchen + boiling water dispenser + adequate food labels &... More 

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Petoskey, Michigan
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3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

What a neat backpacking lodge! My husband and I had a small private room during our last nights in New Zealand and loved it...the historic charm of the building, the old-fashioned, pillared porches where you could enjoy a cup of tea as the sun went down over Auckland, the convenient kitchen area, a big green backyard, the adjacency of some... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I stayed here in a three bedroom dorm for 17 nights. I wanted somewhere quiet because I was studying, and this place was perfect! Lovely location, really close to the city and cafes. The staff were excellent!! so nice and helpful. The kitchen was incredible, heaps more facilities then what I have encountered at other backpackers- people were cooking roasts,... More 

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Clyde, New Zealand
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11 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Booked two nights separately. As I booked through the bbh site, which I am a member, I was upgraded from a multiple bunk dorm room to a four bed one, which was nice. First night in a three bed dorm with two smelly guys and the the next night in a four bed dorm with others I didn't actually see... 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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