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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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Switzerland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
26 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Hostel in a charming old house in the hipster area of Ponsonby, which is a bit of a walk to the downtown area of Auckland. The hostel is very nice, has a backyard, big living room and a large kitchen with dining area. Unfortunately they close the kitchen for the night, so better don't get hungry late. The room (I... More 

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Koblenz, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice People, nice House with a lovely Garden. Good situated just around the corner of Ponsonby Road. Not gar to walk downtown or Take the Bus. You should go here if you like to spend some nice days in Auckland!

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AklHostels, Manager at Ponsonby Backpackers, responded to this review

Hey thanks for taking time to leave us a review, Pleasing to hear that you enjoyed everything about your stay. :) We are lucky to be located in a great suburb- Ponsonby is great for bars and eateries and it's still easy to get into the city. We do hope you will come and visit us again next time you... More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Only had two nights here after arriving in Auckland but cannot fault the hostel. Staff were very helpful and although I didn't use the kitchen facilities they looked clean, as was the outside shower room and toilet. Great mix of nationalities and everyone was very quiet and respectful, definitely not a party hostel which is a major plus for me.

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AklHostels, Manager at Ponsonby Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for leaving us a review. Happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and found our staff helpful. We do aim to keep a high standard of cleanliness and glad you thought so too. We pride ourselves on being a relaxed hostel with good facilitates to socialize and make new friends. :) We do hope you will... More 

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good, homely hostel! Loved the character of the building and the garden area. Location is good - nearby cafes, bars, boutique shops. Staff were very friendly and helpful and ensured I had a good stay. Would definitely recommend staying here.

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AklHostels, Manager at Ponsonby Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for leaving us a review, We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are always happy to hear that you found our staff to be friendly. We are lucky to be located in a great suburb- Ponsonby is great for bars and eateries and it's still easy to get into the city. We do... More 

Maple City, Michigan
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10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was only here two nights and didn't use any of the amenities because I was out the whole time, but the house itself and the staff were wonderful! The staff was super helpful when I was trying to find my way around Auckland and the room and bathroom were small but clean. The was some noise at night from... More 

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AklHostels, Manager at Ponsonby Backpackers, responded to this review

Hey thanks for taking time to leave us a review, Happy to hear you loved the place and the staff were super helpful. Our bathroom are slightly small however like you said always clean. :) We are lucky to be located in a great suburb- Ponsonby is great for bars and eateries and it's still easy to get into the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The owner is a very friendly person and the hostel is located in a great, old, big house. The rooms and common area are nice and there's a huge kitchen and even a garden. The hostel is not in the center of Auckland, so it's quite a long walk into town and to get to the bus terminal or some... More 

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AklHostels, Manager at Ponsonby Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for taking time to leave us a review. Glad you enjoyed the hostel. We consider ourselves to be very lucky to have such great facilities indoor and out. It is a 20 minute walk to town, however the bus leaves every 10 minutes from just round the corner and is only $2. :) It was great to have you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Title says it; I had to change schedules and the staff was super friendly and prompt via email, helped with clear directions how to get to the hostel. Once arrived, amenities like internet and towels were free. It's a comfy old house with lots of character and not too many beds per room. The bathrooms are a little cramped (so... More 

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AklHostels, Manager at Ponsonby Backpackers, responded to this review

Hey thanks making time to leave us a review. Great to hear that we had the best service from all your stays in the north island, we do have amazing staff here. :) The hostel does have a lot of character which makes it feel very homely and comfortable and like you said a great location in around some amazing... More 

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the best hostel so far,we stayed in a 4bed dorm which is big enough,with a cupboard and mirror. The kitchen is really well equiped/clean and there is bbq night on fridays!(free burgers) Staff is very friendly (almost all are foreigners),we arrived to Auckland at 4am on the 1st of January and they had left us a note with... More 

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AklHostels, Manager at Ponsonby Backpackers, responded to this review

Hey thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. Pleasing to hear that you found the rooms spacious and well equipped. Our house keeping staff do an amazing job keeping the place clean and have great standards. Free BBQ's on Fridays is always winner. :) We see ourselves very lucky to have such an amazing outside area where... More 

Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've spent a couples of days in this backpackers and would highly recommend it to lonely travelers from all ages. Very Clean, warm and lovely atmosphere, helpful front desk staff. Ponsonby is a really nice neighborhood and a bus stop front of the backpackers allows you to discover the city very easily.

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AklHostels, Manager at Ponsonby Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are glad to hear that you found our staff to be friendly and found the hostel to be clean, warm and have a great atmosphere. We are lucky to be located in a great suburb- Ponsonby is great for bars and eateries and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was very clean, a small and cozy place, the crew was very warm and welcoming. The house is not too big, the kitchen and the bathrooms were clean. Towels are free to lend. Wifi is 1hour free, after that you could buy another hour for 1$. Wifi was fast. The ladies at the reception were very very friendly!

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AklHostels, Manager at Ponsonby Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed our welcoming and friendly atmosphere and you enjoyed your stay! Our housekeeping staff do a great job in keeping the place clean and tidy. Also great to hear that you found our staff to be friendly and helpful. We hope to see you again... 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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