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Choice Plaza Backpackers

10 Wellesley Street East | Central City, Auckland, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not a great hostel at all. The kitchen is by far the smallest I've ever seen for a hostel housing a lot of people. The beds were severely uncomfortable and I think I'm still suffering a bad back having slept on the metal frame for a week. Bring your own mattress if you stay here. Each floor only has 2... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were there for one night with my wife and daughter on 22/11. The room looked nice and fine but as we were ready for bed, started to see and feel this nasty bugs crawling over our bed/sheets, realized they were probably bed bugs. Told reception and they changed the sheet and all but that was it. Upon checking out... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked as it was the cheapest place for a double room and indeed you get what you pay for! The rooms were clean and the reception staff were friendly and helpful! Other than that there is nothing going for it. The hostel needs a complete refurbishment - the rooms are ridiculously basic and beds are uncomfortable. Kitchen is cramped and... More 

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Ho Co Minh City
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7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Stayed here for a couple of nights because it was cheapest, but I wouldn't choose to do it again. Fork out the extra 10 bucks for better hostel. This place is always noisy, the kitchen is ridiculous sized, and be prepared to spend precious time waiting for a shower. On the other hand, the staff was really really nice and... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We were staying in the Hostel Fat Nomads before, which was awful so we changed. We were very happy with the Choice Plaza Backpackers! We were staying in a double room in the 9th floor where we had a very big room with a fantastic view! We could sleep very well here and we were also content with the amenities.... More 

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Skovde, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

Me and my friend stayed at this hostel in march 2013. Since we we're only staying a couple days we thought it seemed like a good hostel to stay at since it was so cheap. We stayed in a 8 bed female dorm. I thought it was a great place to stay at, cheap, good location and very clean. I... More 

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Stockholm, Sverige
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

This is the worst hostel in Auckland, and I've stayed in plenty. I stayed in a room with some of the guys that work in the hotel and it was nasty! There was no space to put my bags, since their stuff was everywhere. They rolled joints in the rooms everynight which made it stink and were very inconsiderate to... More 

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Choice_Backpackers, Public Relations Manager at Choice Plaza Backpackers, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear that there has been cause for disappointment. Some of the staff we employ in cleaning at our hostel are backpackers that just work for accommodation and also live here. However, we strictly separate staff from our guests without any exception. It is therefore impossible for you to stay with our staff and evaluate the tidiness... More 

Westport/Christchurch
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

Rough and ready, cheap and fun, this is the place to go stay in Auckland if you are hitching or busing, a short walk from cheap takeaways and cheap booze and cheap thrills (K rd). By the time you have had enough of the nightlife a varied mix of nationality people will be partying spilling out onto the street, good... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

I stayed here a couple of times on my trip to New Zealand. It isn't the most luxurious or well equipped hostel that I've stayed in but the staff are very friendly and it has a nice atmosphere. It's in the city centre so the location is excellent All valuables can be left behind reception so I'm not sure what... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2012

If you like crazy people, wild parties and do not mind being among outstandingly numbers of thieves and carry no valueables on you, this is the place to go. Ah you should not need sleep, cos people vandalizing in the room next to yours are totally accepted by the managment. They will say , that it will never happen again,... More 

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Choice_Backpackers, Public Relations Manager at Choice Plaza Backpackers, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear that there has been cause for disappointment. The only concentration of higher noise levels, we tolerate is located at the ground floor/community area. A strict noise control applies to all the dormitories after 10pm, parties are not allowed at all on any other floor than the ground floor. Staff in checking every 30 minutes for... More 

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Address: 10 Wellesley Street East | Central City, Auckland, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 40
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Choice Plaza Backpackers Hotel Auckland Central
Choice Plaza Backpackers Auckland, New Zealand

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