We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 73 Auckland accommodations

City Garden Lodge

3.5 of 5 Hostel   |   25 St Georges Bay Rd | Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand
Hotel amenities
City Garden Lodge
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
Save Saved
You added City Garden Lodge to your Saves list
Certificate of Excellence 2014
A recent review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014
Dominik M Osnabruck, Germany
Write a Review

71 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (12)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
  • Mar-May only
  • Jun-Aug only
  • Sep-Nov only
  • Dec-Feb only
All months
Osnabruck, Germany
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
23 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The Hostel is alright it's a 20 minute walk from the City. Can be really exhausting with your backpack. But you can use the bus. Guess the location has it's pro and cons. When you don't need to be in the city itself you can definitely stay there. Really close to the museum and to a street where you can... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Santiago, Chile
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I like small hostels, but this one didn't accept how small it is. We had to pay 20 dollars to sleep in our car. 20 dollars!!!!!, ok it's auckland I understand. Check out is at 10 am, and you have to leave the premises. This is the first time ever, and I have been in hostels around the world, for... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

I liked the hostel - I stayed in a dorm - it's really cozy and yes there could be some renovations but it is okay. you can wash and dry your stuff, sit on the porch or cook in the well equipped kitchen. it's located in Parnell, which is the oldest and cutest district of Auckland. But this also means... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cambria, California
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

A nice hostel with very friendly and helpful hosts. We arrived in Auckland at 6am after a long flight from Los Angeles. They made up our room first so we could get some much needed rest. It was a nice double upstairs. They help each person when they arrive get information on the area. Nice quiet neighborhood. Short trail to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Zurich, Switzerland
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Positive: Quiet location not far from Inner Circle Line bus stop; garden; free coffee&tea. Negative: My room (- maybe the worst in the house -) was smelly, an uneven vitrified terrace (window front over three sides, too bright in the morning). Sometimes responsible and informed reception staff was neither on site nor accessible by phone: I couldn't modify a booking... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Denver, Colorado
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Too bad this beautiful location and original property has been so compromised by the management overloading the premises. The off-street parking spaces were filled with people sleeping in their cars; more people were accommodated in tents in the backyard, mattresses in the yoga room, and a camper in the side yard. This meant overcrowding of the toilet and shower facilities,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
35 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Excellent location, within reasonable walking distance of the Auckland CBD (and even closer to Auckland Domain and the Auckland Museum), in a rather upscale and very quiet neighborhood, about the perfect distance away from the nearest busy street. Both Inner Loop and Outer Loop buses stop a block away on Parnell St., which is lined with shops and a variety... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Copenhagen, Denmark
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

We stayed 5 nights at this beautiful house, former summerresidence of the queen of Tonga. Very nice place, quiet at nights - the owner see to that, nobody can sits outside and talk the whole night. The owner is very friendly and try to help his guest with everything.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014 via mobile

I spent about a week in this place and I can say that I was a bit sad to leave! Really nice place management is really nice and generous (and I saw people mentioning something bad about the owners but it's not the same one any more!) Highly recommended place with a good location and free parking in the street!... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Remuera, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

I stayed here for a few nights on arrival into the country and found this to be a quiet hostel with very nice and helpful managers. |The hostel itstelf could do with a little maintenance but it is in a very pretty area of Parnell and there is plenty of free parking (not so easy found in cities...).

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to City Garden Lodge? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about City Garden Lodge

Address: 25 St Georges Bay Rd | Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — City Garden Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 39
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Agoda, Hotels.com, Priceline, HostelWorld, HostelBookers, Odigeo and Tingo so you can book your City Garden Lodge reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
City Garden Hotel Auckland Central
City Garden Lodge Auckland, New Zealand

1 photo of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (2)
Hotel & grounds (2)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay