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Frienz Backpacker Hostel Auckland

27-31 Victoria Street East, Auckland Central 1010, New Zealand
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved frienz backpackers! When you stay in hostels you just want a clean bed and a decent shower and to feel safe and this was that and more. If you expect any more than that for the amount you are paying a night, then you should probley check into a hotel! Nicky the receptionist was lovely and so helpful... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Going in to the hostel I thought it was ok and noticed that they had tried to decorate it nicely despite peeling wallpaper, and they offered many social activities. Once I got to my room I found that I couldn't even get to my bed as the girl below me had dumped all of her things in front of the... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We stayed here for one night in a double room. Receptionist was really nice and helpful. The room and bathroom were clean, the kitchen looked clean too but we didn't use it so didn't get a good look at it. There was no top sheet on the bed and we questioned whether the duvet was clean... Towels were provided. Unfortunately... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

Although the hostel appears to have everything a young adventurous traveller would want it does a poor job of living up to their promises. The free wifi is only available by the kitchen on 6 extremely slow desktop computers. So not only do you have to wait to use them, but you have to wait for them to load. The... More

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Location is central which is great to go to the city, but a noisy nightmare if you are in just for a night of sleep (specially on a Saturday night). I booked a 6 bed dorm to have a quiet night and it was changed to a 4 bed dorm that was really small, flithy and definitely overpriced for what... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

I paid for the wrong amount of nights and they wouldn't refund the extra night only give me a credit to stay at the hostel (not even handy as i wasn't returning to auckland) The place was rundown with wallpaper peeling off the walls, staff unfriendly, bathrooms so moist and disgusting I couldn't even bring myself to shower in them,... More

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013 via mobile

On se demande où est l'isolation des fenêtres. I had hairs on my sheets and I came in my room... No copboards. Tiny rooms. You don't want to stay there longer. The showers are tiny too. I was not felt well in this establishement. A lot of stairs, the lift was out...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013 via mobile

This was leaps and bounds better than the other two hostels I tried in downtown Auckland. One was unsafe, and the other tried to nickle and dime you for everything. The price may be higher than some others, but it seems to have adequate services included. Very few places offer computers for free even if the connection is slow. The... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

The main issue of my stay was no sleep due to all the noise. I guess if you want to be in party central all night, this is the place. But if you wish to get some sleep don't choose this place. The walls are paperthin which results in you hearing all conversations around you while trying to have timeout... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

No idea why this place seems to have so many bad reviews! I stayed at Frienz for just 2 nights but would happily have stayed longer if I hadn't been moving on from Auckland. Location was good, central, easy access from the airport shuttle, friendly atmosphere, met some really nice people in a short space of time. Came on a... More

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Also Known As:
Frienz Backpacker Hostel Auckland New Zealand
Address: 27-31 Victoria Street East, Auckland Central 1010, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland Central
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Ranked #61 of 70 Specialty lodging in Auckland Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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