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Verandahs Backpackers Lodge

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6 Hopetoun Street | Auckland Central, Auckland, New Zealand
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1 room 1 adult
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Vienna, Austria
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I loved staying here. This was my first hostel experience in New Zealand and I had no idea what to expect. I was very pleasantly surprised by the style of the building and the excellent location facing western park. You also get a nice view of the top of the Space Needle. Good eats on nearby Ponsonby Street. Also, close... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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527 reviews
81 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The building is stunning and it's in a great location, especially if you're catching stray/ kiwi bus. The streets have great bars, cafes and restaurants. The hostel is lovely and really clean with a nice atmosphere and a great garden BUT my 'executive' 4 dorm had a permanent president in it who snored so badly. I was shattered by the... More 

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Munich, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ponsonby is great, the hostel is close to fantastic bars and restaurants, you can easily spend the whole day just wandering along and checking out the cute little shops! From the hostel you have a beautiful view of the city, the beds very comfy and all in all it's a lovely hostel and wonderful to stay at!

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Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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351 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The building was dated and had character so the rooms obviously were't very modern. Overall felt clean though. It has great location next to Ponsonby road which has loads of trendy bars, restaurants and shops. Staff were very friendly and helpful.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for one night after arriving in Auckland. Everything was clean and well kept,which is not often seen in a hostel. Great location on ponsonby road which boasts many restaurants,shops and cafes. The hostel overlooks a small park giving you a nice view and opportunity to stretch your legs. Would most definitely stay here again.

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Helsinki, Finland
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

I really liked this hostel for my stay of 2 nights in Auckland around Christmas. It is walking distance from the city centre, and you can park your car on the street in front of the hostel (not sure how much the parking normally costs, I was there on public holiday so parking was free). I stayed in a room... More 

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Hinckley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Located in Ponsonby, a cool part of the city with lovely bars and restaurants, this is a really good place to stay. Nice and quiet compared to the city centre hostels but only about a 20 min walk away. Booked own room with ensuite bathroom for 3 nights, very clean, linen, towels and soap all provided. Nice surprise to also... More 

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New York City, New York
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19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Spent two comfortable nights in a clean double room, with ensuite bathroom, which did the job for our short stay in Auckland. Reception staff were very friendly and helpful. Didn't use the kitchen facilities, but seemed to have everything one might need. Location was great for us: 20 minutes to the marina to take the ferry to Waiheke Island (highly... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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37 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

Definitely a very nice, clean, comfortable hostel. Staff were helpful, location is prime (with Ponsonby road and K-Road both close by), and views are great from the verandah itself. However no wi fi, which is surprising, as it's not exactly a super cheap hostel. Best part was that it's in a quiet location, so it was great for my first... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

The manager Campbell is a friendly guy with a car that we loaned and we enjoyed going to the Ponsonby centre for meals at the fish n chip shop there and the burger and pizza were to die for . A night out at the cocktail bar was fun there too . The Verandahs backpackers has an amazing kitchen and... More 

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