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Frienz Backpacker Hostel Auckland

27-31 Victoria Street East, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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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Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Frienz hsotel is really clean and friendly backpacker in the center of Auckland, just 5 mins walk from Britomart Station, the price are all right especially weekly rates. The rooms are clean and very spacious and the stuff very friendly and helpful, every night they organise something (movies, poker, barbecue...). Really good backpacker!!!!!!

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Ontario, Canada
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10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This place was ok - the location was great. There was no free parking, you needed to keep a code with you to get in (or buzz the front desk), and there were several stairs to go up before you could take an elevator (difficult with heavy luggage). There were computers with internet to use for free, but wi-fi was... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Very nice hostel steps away from queen street where it can take you anywhere in Auckland and also New Zealand! Awesome staff and always friendly faces around!! Pretty clean for a hostel that big! Staff is always making sure everything is good and clean for guests!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Sydney, Australia
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7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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Additional Information about Frienz Backpacker Hostel Auckland

Address: 27-31 Victoria Street East, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 21
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