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Frienz Backpacker Hostel Auckland

27-31 Victoria Street East, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So after 11 months of traveling New Zealand I had 3 weeks to kill in Auckland. A friend told me about Frienz and I thought I'd give it a go (thinking it would be more welcoming than the bigger hostels) I didn't like the fact you got 'allocated' a bed in the dorm, so you couldn't choose if you wanted... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

The reception staff here were absolutely brilliant. Cannot fault the two girls that i met and talked with. The hostel is kept incredibly clean and much much nicer than other places i have stayed. It's pretty cheap and i returned once and was greeted as if id known them for years. It was brilliant!

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

Apart from the staff at the reception who was really nice and friendly, it wasn't the best stay I had. People in this hostel are long term so if you are a traveler who wants to meet new people, just forget it. People even didn't dare to reply my hello when we crossed in corridor or bathroom or stairs! Bathrooms... More 

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Surprisingly clean, spacious and comfortable 12-bed dorm for the CBD. Cheap rooms, which is even better and an awesome location just off Queen Street (so less noise comes through the windows). Nice staff and silly pink building.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

This hostel has potential to be a really great place. We checked in super late, and was pleased to have been informed with how to get in and what to do. We tried to get off to sleep as we had arrived at 2am and needed to complete our check in at 9.30am the next morning. Whilst trying to get... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

The frienz was the first hostel I stayed in at Auckland. As I arrived there, staff was friendly and told me that NZ is gonna be an expensive place to stay. When we got to our room, it was cold up there and the room was okay. As we went to bed at night we felt like in the mountains.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

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 June 9, 2015 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 June 7, 2015

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 June 1, 2015 via mobile

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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