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The Brown Kiwi Travellers Hostel

7 Prosford St, Auckland, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Prague, Czech Republic
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Brown Kiwi hostel is located in a fun relaxed area of Ponsonby, and the hostel itself is a really pleasant welcoming place. The very friendly helpful staff saved me from being homeless and along with fellow travelers made me feel like home. It is truly a great place to be, both to explore nice parts of Auckland or just... More 

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Bielefeld, Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The brown kiwi is a very welcoming little hostel in ponsonby, Auckland. It has a nice kitchen where everybody meets for breakfast and dinner. The livingroom was always crowded with people either watching tv or talking and hanging out. The outside area is very comfy and you can have a drink and maybe get a free avocado. The neighbourhood is... More 

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niels f, Owner at The Brown Kiwi Travellers Hostel, responded to this review

Hi thanks so much for your very kind review! More 

Folkestone, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

As soon as we arrived here we felt at home! We checked in at 9pm and the member of staff on duty was really helpful and super polite! There is a good size kitchen and lounge area where there are lots of friendly guests for you to chat to from all over the world! The whole hostel was spotlessly clean,... More 

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Adie S, Owner at The Brown Kiwi Travellers Hostel, responded to this review

Really appreciate your feedback. Thanks and all the best for your travels. Damaris More 

Nelson, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

When we arrived, the manager was out but we were let in by some of the other guests. The hostel is very welcoming with a large kitchen and lounge full of books. We didn't stay in the main building but had a room in the next door flat that has four bedrooms and two bathrooms with washing machines. It is... More 

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Adie S, Owner at The Brown Kiwi Travellers Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your comments and great advice for prospective guests. All the best from the Brown Kiwi team More 

Guelph, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

We (my wife and I) spent two nights at the Brown Kiwi at the beginning of our NZ adventure. We hiked the 3 km from downtown upon arrival, but looking back we should have taken the bus which stops just a few minutes walk from the hostel door. It was also a big plus that we were able to check... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

I should preface this review by saying that this was our first hostel in New Zealand so we had no local frame of reference, and that we only stayed for one night. It's on a quiet street in Ponsonby, beds are comfy, showers are warm but the bathrooms are very small so there is a bit of a squeeze when... More 

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Adie S, Owner at The Brown Kiwi Travellers Hostel, responded to this review

Hi we're really sorry you had a bad experience. As we are a small hostel we cannot be open 24 hours. Check in is 11am as it is at most hotels because we need time to check out guests and make up rooms. We have a night manager on until 10pm. However guests who arrive very early as you did... More 

London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
34 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Auckland - Brown Kiwi Only a short walk away from SkyCity in Ponsonby but get the green or orange bus if you've got a lot of luggage to carry up the hill. Well located and surprisingly quiet for Auckland. The dorm room was comfy if a tad hot (what do you expect in December) but we just flung the window... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

I am so happy that I have stayed here with friendly hosts around. I feel like a sweet home meeting old friends for the first time. The experience is value for money, with convenience location, comfortable environment, nice dining area to meet friends and prepare meals, and comfortable room to exchange travelling experience with new friends. A sweet home that... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

My Wife and I stayed in the Brown Kiwi from 4 weeks in November & December 2013. The whole set up is to a very high standard and ideal for any backpacker or traveller looking for a cheap place to stay either short or long term. Hannes and the team are all extremely helpful and create a very homely environment.... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

I have been there for a couple of times. It's a lovely, tidy, small Backpackers in Auckland's most beautiful district. It always felt homelike, the stuff is super nice and helpful and takes care of everyone and everything! Super recommendable! I would always come back to the BK. Naomi

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Address: 7 Prosford St, Auckland, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
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