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Ponsonby Backpackers

2 Franklin Road | Ponsonby, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved PB. The atmosphere was friendly and welcoming - it's - Smaller backpackers than others so easy to meet people. In comparison to another BP I stayed in, this felt totally comfortable. The room I had was a private double, warm, comfortable and quiet. The kitchen is small but is well equipped and easy to use. The chill out... More

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PonsonbyBackpackers1, Manager at Ponsonby Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Bryony, Thank you so much for your feedback. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed our welcoming and friendly atmosphere and had a comfortable stay! It's also great to hear that you found our staff to be friendly and helpful. Our bathrooms are rather petit, though we keep them spotlessly clean and as you say there's always... More

Ireland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pros: The dorms are very clean and the staff are pleasant and helpful. It is good value for money and is right next to the bus stop for going to the city. Cons: I found the toilet to be a little bit smelly and the shower rooms could have been bigger. Our dorm was right across from the kitchen and... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here on my first night travelling to New Zealand alone and it was perfect. The staff and everyone I met staying here were friendly, the place was clean, homely and not too big so it was easy to meet people, not too far to walk to the city centre and plenty of bars, restaurants, cafe's and a supermarket... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only stayed at PB for one night, so I can't say too much about the state of the kitchen, the bathrooms or the dorms because I didn't spend a lot of time there. Whenever we happened to pass through the kitchen, it was clean. It's not the biggest kitchen, so it might get uncomfortable when several people are trying... More

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Bielefeld, Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Ponsonby is a nice hostel in the heart of ponsonby in Auckland. The dorms are simple and clean. The kitchenis for everyone's use and it has got everything you need. The supermarket is just around the corner and it is only a 15-20 minute walk downtown. The staff is very nice and helpful with every inquiry yo0u have. I can... More

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Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Where to even start.. I've been at PB for about 7 weeks now (can't be bothered to look for a flat and have no desire to leve this place either) and I have nothing but the best to say about it. It literally felt like home within the first few days of being here. The staff are amazing, they're not... More

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Perth, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I'm a lone female traveller and stayed here over the course of about 10 days coming and going. They will store your bags for you if you venture off for a few days. I stayed in a single room, the all female dorm and a mixed dorm. The single room was a bit small and the mattress was really bad.... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This is the first hostel that I've stayed in my life and the experience of it was pleasant. Ponsonby is situated near the city area but the streets are not as busy which meant that it isn't as noisy as hostels located around Queen Street. The location of the hostel gives easy access to Queen Street by walking. Buses to... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Ponsonby backpackers is a great choice to avoid having to stay around queen street at a reasonable price in a great suburb. Ponsonby is a great location with good transport links due to the inner circle link bus and has a fantastic range of options for brunch, dinner. The staff are great and the rooms kept clean. Whether you want... More

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PonsonbyBackpackers1, Manager at Ponsonby Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Gary, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We are very pleased to hear that you you enjoyed your stay in the awesome Ponsonby suburb and that you found our staff to be helpful and friendly and the rooms nice and clean. Please do come back and visit us again should you return to Auckland!... More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We like quiet hostels so this one fit the bill. Great location, nice staff (thanks Holly), and nice kitchen area (if somewhat small). Only booked for 1 night originally but ended up staying 4 nights. Highly recommended.

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PonsonbyBackpackers1, Manager at Ponsonby Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Guys! Thanks for your lovely feedback! It was great to accommodate you and I hope you will be back to visit in the not too distant future! Thanks, Holly & The PB Team More

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Address: 2 Franklin Road | Ponsonby, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 45
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