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Yaping House

79 Owens Road Epsom, Auckland 1003, New Zealand
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed here in 2014 for 6 nights. At the time, a lot of places were booked out leaving only very expensive rooms! So we decided on this place as the location seemed really nice. Mt Eden is a good location and close to a nice cafe called Circus Circus. It was good to do the walk up the volcano... More 

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Terrible place . Bathrooms are filthy . Kitchen is tiny and packed with very loud Chinese. Bedrooms are musty and damp. No heating in building. Loud Chinese woman who runs the place charges different prices to everyone .She charges whatever she thinks you can afford. Not cheap. Doesn't listen to complaints.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

I started and ended my trip to New Zealand at the Yaping. It's located in a large, rambling house with a lovely view over the city. The house is a bit tatty, in need of redecorating, but perfectly comfortable. The owners are friendly and helpful - they even greeted me with a Christmas present! I slept well in a comfortable... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

By far the worse place I have ever stayed at in my life way overdue a overhaul in every way ...the toilet was disgusting it was never clean although the other guests were mainly to fault but at the same time the management should of cleaned on a more regular basis and if someone had the washing machine on u... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013 via mobile

I stayed here for a few weeks to save a bit if money. Mount Eden is nice and quiet and only a 20 min bus ride into town. Nice walk up the old volcano behind the hostel. If your in any way fussy you won't like this place, if your happy to make do on a budget then you'll be... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

This place is a long way from Auckland central as stated. Good views and nice English guy on desk. But thats all the good I can say about it. This place has heaps of potential but badly run down. Cockroaches ,mice etc, damp rooms. No heating, when heating is requested as has been done by various guests they are ignored.... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2011

Stayed here with my partner late oct.11. Would not recommend this place to anyone. Cockroaches, rats mice etc. Thin walls where you can hear everything in the next room. Dirty place . Run by Chinese woman a control freak who isnt interested in your complaints. A rude obnoxious person. English guy on desk a pleasant man but thats the only... More 

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Vancouver
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2011

My husband and I stayed here for 6 nights. We were biding time until flying out of Auckland and had run out of steam to keep exploring after 8 months on the road. So, we wouldn't have stayed that long if we were just passing through. We negotiated a deal over the phone based on the booking deals on one... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2011

positive,free internet(when works,not if more than 8 people connected at same time). is a quiet neighbourghhood,and have a free car park,David the co owner is a nice guy that will help you on everything. negative,safety,3 guys were stolen during my stay,one maori guy was blamed,i´m not sure was him. Noise,if u plan to take a rest there forget it,the other... More 

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Heidelberg, Germany
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2011

My boyfriend and I stayed in this hostel for a weekend to check out Auckland. Although we had trouble finding it (there are no signs indicating it and it's way up a hill) we enjoyed our weekend here. The receptionist was very friendly and upon arrival showed us around the hostel and the common area and kitchen. Our double standard... More 

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