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Ponsonby Backpackers

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2 Franklin Road | Ponsonby, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Hostel clean, staff awesome and people inside are friendly but not the current manager ! But : after staying 2 periods of 2 weeks and 4 weeks, socializing people hanging out, helping staff for the garden... I was kicked out because "since 15th of March" no more than 2 weeks stays. I have a lot of things to say but... More 

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AklHostels, General Manager at Ponsonby Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi thanks for taking time time to leave us a review, Always nice to hear you found our hostel clean and the our staff awesome. Sorry to hear you thought the Manager wasn't friendly, as all the staff try to create a welcoming, fun and vibrant atmosphere for our guests to enjoy, I'm sorry you did not feel this was... More 

Linkoping, Sweden
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Best hostel we stayed at during our trip (New Zeeland and Australia) Great rooms, especially the 4 bed dorms. Nice, clean kitchen with everything you need. The neighbourhood is great, with bars and cafes. No point to stay in the city centre of Auckland if you ask me. You can walk (15-20 mins) or take the bus from here.

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AklHostels, General Manager at Ponsonby Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi thanks for taking time to leave us a review, Always very pleasing to hear that you rate us your best hostel in Nz and Australia! :) Our staff work really hard to keep the place nice and clean. We do consider ourselves lucky to be located in a great suburb- Ponsonby is great for bars and eateries and it's... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed this hostel and will return soon! Fantastically located and only a short walk to the heart of the city. Surrounded by great food and fun bars! Beautiful to boot: tree lined streets and a great neighborhood.

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AklHostels, General Manager at Ponsonby Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi thanks for taking the time to leave us a great review!! We are glad you chose to stay with us while in Auckland. We always love to hear that our guests enjoyed our hostel. We hope to see you again soon! The PB Team :) More 

Singapore, Singapore
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice clean hostel with friendly travellers. location is a bit far from town (queen street). Around 20min bus ride. Hostel is quiet and nice. Toilet is on a small side, difficult to move ard, but on a brighter side, it is clean everyday. So is good for me. Cheers, Jo

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AklHostels, General Manager at Ponsonby Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi thanks for taking time to leave us a review. We are happy to hear yo enjoyed your stay with us. Our toilets are a wee bit small but like you said we do keep them nice and clean. :) If you're ever back in Auckland we would love to have you come back and stay with us. We hope... More 

Los Angeles, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely house & awesome staff just not the right month (may!) to stay there as everything its very nice arranged outside and rooms are getting very cool in the night, but thru summer i will stay again! Thanks !!!!

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AklHostels, General Manager at Ponsonby Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi thanks for taking time to leave us a review, We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and loved our old 19th century house. :) If you are ever in Auckland again we would love for you to come back and stay with us. Enjoy the rest of your travels - The PB team. More 

Vancouver, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rooms were good and clean, the staff make people know about the different location of the bathrooms. Staff easily approachable and helpful. About 30 minute walk from center but lots of restaurants in the area. Free one hour of Wi-Fi per stay. Good common areas.

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AklHostels, General Manager at Ponsonby Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi thanks for taking time to leave us a review, We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and that you found our staff very approachable and helpful. :) If you are ever in Auckland again we would love for you to come back and stay with us. Enjoy the rest of your travels - The PB... More 

1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had a lovely 4 night stay at Ponsonby Backpackers. It is truly a home for a tired traveller: professional staff make it sure everything works without a hassle and one is sure to have a good night's sleep. Adding to the homelike atmosphere at PB are the party killing rules and curfews. Bedtime is pretty much at 10.30 pm... More 

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AklHostels, General Manager at Ponsonby Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi thanks for taking time to leave us a review. Really happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and enjoyed a good nights sleep throughout your stay. Always pleasing to hear the staff were helpful and helped toward you enjoying your time here in Auckland. If you are ever in Auckland again we would love for you to... More 

Perth, Australia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at PB for 2 nights and had a hassle-free, comfortable stay. The double room was a good size, fit for purpose and staff were helpful. Facilities are great- good kitchen with plenty of utensils and a lovely garden space. This is a great place for young and old travellers alike. Location is also fantastic- Ponsonby Road is on... More 

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AklHostels, General Manager at Ponsonby Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Thanks for making time to leave us a review, We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and found it hassle free and comfortable. Nice to hear you made the most of all our awesome facilities and the staff were helpful. If you're ever back in Auckland be sure to come back and stay with us. Enjoy the... More 

Tampa, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

staff are helpful and fun, hostel is spacious and clean, it's not expensive, there's a fabulous outdoor hangout/dining space. ponsonby is a fun neighborhood you might not otherwise explore, but it's not far from the city center and is a super chill area. unfortunately the kitchen is closed at night for cleaning and i'm guessing for noise control, but i... More 

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AklHostels, General Manager at Ponsonby Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi thanks for taking time to leave us an awesome review, We're glad you enjoyed your experience with us and enjoyed our awesome garden. Always pleasing to hear you found our staff helpful and fun. We do find ourselves lucky to be located in a great suburb- Ponsonby is great for bars and eateries and it's still easy to get... More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

I arrived at 1am, the staff courteously arranged a direct shuttle for me and prepared my check-in documents in advance. Everything was waiting for me at the front desk. The staff were exceptionally friendly, helpful and hospitable. I would definitely stay at this backpacker again- very conveniently located and exceptional staff!

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AklHostels, General Manager at Ponsonby Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi thanks for taking time to leave us an awesme review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that our amazing staff done an awesome job of getting everything prepared for your late arrival. Always pleasing to hear that you found the staff friendly, helpful and hospitable. If you are ever in Auckland again... More 

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