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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
    3 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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Ho Co Minh City
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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

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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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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

Down Points - It does not have many facilities - I.E no under bed lockers, but valuables can easily be left in reception, small kitchen with limited stuff, but get over it your backpacking! I have been there a few times and this all the bad points I have on the hostel. On the UPSIDE tho, you can drink in... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2011 via mobile

Except for the central location there is nothing good to be said about the Choice Plaza Hostel. Rooms are crappy, elevator is broken all the time and the kitchen is almost as big a mess as the bathrooms.Those were anything but clean. There are better Hostels in Auckland, so avoid spending even one night there. You will regret it.

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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. All of our bathrooms and toilets are cleaned 3 times a day, based on a fixed schedule. We do recognize your critic about the size of our kitchen and we are already in the planning phase for a new kitchen on the ground floor. We are always willing... More

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Address: 10 Wellesley Street East | Central City, Auckland, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
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As Auckland's second largest hostel, we are offering a great variety of differnet room types. As a short-term budget travellers enjoy the company of new friends at our 10 bed dorm at super accessible prices. Our 6 and 8 bed dorms provide good comfort during short and long term stays. Our 4 bed shares will allow you to stay with your best mates in a small group. Our twin and double rooms provide the best comfort, whether it is you partner or your best mate you are traveling with. Enjoy privacy at the best prices with one double or two separated beds. Finally, our single rooms provide the best comfort, if you are traveling unaccompanied. ... more   less 
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