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Frienz Backpacker Hostel Auckland

27-31 Victoria Street East, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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Frienz Backpacker Hostel Auckland
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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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Two lads on reception are arrogant and stuck up. Scottish guy, Andy, probably one of the most arrogant cocky and rude guys I've ever met or anyone is likely to meet. Together they "run the bar crawl" round Auckland. You couldn't find a guy less suited to running a night for backpackers. If you stay here do your best to... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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69 reviews 69 reviews
25 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I stayed here twice and had a great time on both occasions. The room I had was superb: clean, spacious and nicely furnished. The staff were terrific; very friendly and helpful. It's in a great location to see the CBD and the guests were friendly too. Highly recommended!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We stayed here for 4 nights over Christmas. We stayed in the double room which was very clean and had a tv which was great. Bathroom/ shower was shared but always very clean and newly renovated. Hostel staff were very friendly and welcoming. The hostel owner was very welcoming and seemed to have a genuine interest in keeping everyone happy.... More 

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

first of all, for those who actually want to sleep, this is truly not the hostel for you! I have stayed in many hostels before and I understand completely that you will get the odd night which makes it hard to have a good rest. However we stayed for 3 nights and I maybe got about 5 hours in each... More 

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