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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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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was living in a 3ppl dorm. The bed was cosy. Restroom was clean and tidy. Spacious kitchen with storeroom for food. The reception was helpful. I arrived late which out of office hour but I got my key in a small locker and got clear instruction to my room from the memo. And the receptionist arrange helper to change... More 

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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed in June and loved it. Wanted a place that was close to bus route, within easy reach of shops, clean, comfortable, quiet and welcoming and Verandahs excelled. Next time I am in Auckland this is where I will be. Kitchen clean, well equipped and warm comfortable lounge, reading room as well. Campbell organising transport to airport so guests shared... More 

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Roermond, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Stayed here twice in March and April at the beginning and end of our 6 week roundtrip in New Zealand. Stayed in the same room (number 7, self-contained). We chose this place due to the fact that it is affordable and is in a great neighbourhood. Only minutes away from Ponsoby road but still in a quit area. Further it... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We stayed here in June for our final few nights in New Zealand and it was a great place to stay. Big comfortable rooms with heating if needed and great views out over to the city, which isn't too far a walk, maybe 15-20 minutes? There are connections on the inner city bus line to Sky City which we used... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

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 May 26, 2015

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 May 19, 2015

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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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

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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Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
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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Amsterdam
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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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