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City Garden Lodge

25 St Georges Bay Rd | Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed for 3months in my lovely tent at the first no one stay in tent (cost 20$ for your own space and calm quiet at night) had a work in Newmarket . Good location to Auckland CBD and nice restaurant . Normally people take buses to go shopping or hang out into city. But I'm not city person. few... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We hadn't made very good experiences in other hostels in Auckland and so we were very cautious were to book the second stay in there. But this Hostel is a really nice place if you want a quiet room next to the city with a very friendly athmosphere located in a cool House.

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Thank CaroSchnaro
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Staff are a lovely indian family. They even set us up to arrive at 4am! Good pricing on our private double room. Wood floors and gaps under the doors meant noisier sleep atmosphere - ear plugs are always good anyway. Bathrooms and showers were clean. Kitchen was outfitted decently. Other guests were orderly and straight. Decent location, about 15 minutes... More 

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Thank Jonathan J
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Friendly and informative check in, thankyou Daphne!, nice room I had to myself away from the dorms!. :)..there is no tv in the lounge and everyone was on couches not communicating with each other, was weird, everyone on their laptops/smartphones!. However the French people I met outside in the courtyard there, we drank and TALKED lots that night!.This hostel is... More 

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Thank Kiwigregg
Kerikeri, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

For the cost of the hotel and being in Parnell so close to the city center, the hostel is pretty good value. There was some confusion at check in as I didn't have any cash on me and they wanted a $20.00 key deposit, although after some discussion (including confirming that I didn't have a $50 note either as that... More 

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Thank Molhd21
Copenhagen, Denmark
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I had booked well in advance but did not get a room because a mistake was made when my booking was copied manually to a local book at the reception. This is really unacceptabel. It sounded like they have this problem often. The friendly person at the reception solved it by making contact for me to a hostel nearby. Helpful.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

I am utterly disappointed with my stay here. We got a twin room (common sense it'd be 2 single bed) but when we entered it was a bunk bed. Okay, fine i didnt want to make such a big fuss. That's something we can deal with. Secondly the ceiling night wasn't working. The walkway ceiling lights wasn't working. Despite our... More 

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Thank Melissa N
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

This was my first stop in NZ and instantly I met people from day 1. This is one summer ill never forget. The accommodation is a bit weird but it's great. After you get to know the manager and his wife and make an effort to know them they are very helpful and friendly, but you have to get on... More 

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Kawakawa, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Lovely old building and my Room was fantastic* Level 1 lookin' at Rangitoto morning sun blazes in the mornings... I'll definitely book here for any future stays in Aucks* Comfy bed and nicely furnished, easy share facilities and fellow guests were a gr8 mix. Definitely return to stay if I'm overnight in Aucks City-side*

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Thank GrandeBlu12
Greater London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Dismissisve and rude manager. The 2nd night I witnessed people sleeping on tables outside like cattle as there was no room. I asked if these people where given a discount. They had not. The manager seemed to be a joke amongst the quests around the place. Tight fisted and mean spirited. I had arrived on a business trip. As a... More 

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