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Frienz Backpacker Hostel Auckland

27-31 Victoria Street East, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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  • 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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sittard
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed in Frienz hostel for over 2 weeks when I was in Auckland and I really enjoyed my stay!! I stayed in a 4share which was cosy and clean. You get your own locker to put your valuables away. The kitchen is spacious and clean and everyone gets a big box the put away dry food, which is super... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not one to make a fuss if anything I try and avoid fuss. I stayed here for just over three weeks. Our first room on the 4th floor had ants after discovering this we were handed some spray to go and kill them we done this and I got over it very quick and just cleaned it our selfs.... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

frienz is located on a very steep uphill street, be prepared if you have heavy luggage, besides the mini hill there're steps to climb as well. about 4 steps, then their lift don't go to the ground floor when pressed, so you have to climb up to the first floor, and bring it down to ground floor yourself. their kitchen... More 

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New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hostel is absolutely fine if you need a cheap place to lay your head in Auckland! The 16 bed dorms were a bit too big for me (personal preference) and I didn't find it particularly social as there are many long-termers who all tend to stick together. Bad bits: Reception isn't open 24-hour which we didn't realise so couldn't... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

This was my first hostel in New Zealand. I'm pretty happy with my stay here. The atmosphere was lively as there were a lot of people so making friends was not a problem. I liked that the security was good (password which changes daily at front door, key to every level) and that the rooms and shared bathroom were clean.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

My partner and I stayed here on two occasions over our 6 weeks in New Zealand and really enjoyed our stay both times. Check in was easy and the staff were helpful when looking for things to do in the area. We stayed in the 12 bed dorm, which was spacious and clean. The second time we stayed the room... More 

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Christchu
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I booked a night for 5 people using they website, at the end of the booking it appeared that I had paid 6.85 NZ$ but when I checked my bank account I realised they charged 40 cents of NZ$ more, not a big deal. However as this seemed unusual the day of the checkin I asked some clarification. The only... More 

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Hostel was fine, good location. We had a late checkin and we were easily able to obtain our keys but when we got to our room we saw that one of the beds had been slept in. There were items on the bed and the sheets were wrinkled. I really didn't like the idea of sleeping in a previously slept... More 

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

My girlfriend and I stayed here for more than two weeks while we worked in Auckland. The room was a bit small but nice, it did get hot sometimes though. The bathrooms were always well clean and modern, showers were good also. Location was central and near Albert Park. Kitchen was also well maintained and cleaned twice a day! The... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

really nasty hostel, wouldn't recommend anyone to stay here. first off, and most disgustingly, there were bed bugs. second off, it was filthy. and thirdly, there are lots of long-term stayers who seem a bit sketchy. don't stay here

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