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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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Bexley, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very convenient place to be for bus services and getting around, lots street parking. I stayed in the small single room two years ago and returned there again this week, 25Feb 2015. Very clean and very well organised. Helpful staff, nice garden.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really nice hostel in Ponsonby, close to Ponsonby road with lots of bars, cafés etc. Friendly and helpful staff, good atmosphere! Clean kitchen and bathrooms. Cosy common room. The best hostel in Auckland!

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

Hey thanks for taking time to leave us a review, Always happy to hear that you found the staff helpful and the hostel nice with a great atmosphere. 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. It was great to have you... More 

Sydney, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good service, beds were extremely comfortable and very good facilities, Staff were very good, location was excellent to everything and very good value, bars and restaurants very close so there is no problem finding your way back, note to myself if you are visiting Auckland book the shuttle that Ponsonby Backpackers provide from the airport as the taxi fare was... 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, Glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Always nice to hear you enjoyed our awesome facilities., including our new comfy mattresses and that the staff were good too. It was great to have you stay with us and look forward to catching you up again next year. Thanks PB team More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best hostels I've ever visited. Really nice place, friendly and helpful staff, clean bed- and restrooms. Cool kitchen and a really nice garden. Could be a bit bigger but you will meet nice people there. Stayed for 4 nights and I really enjoyed myself there.

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

Hi thanks for leaving us a review, Really pleasing to hear you enjoyed your time here and that you meet some new friends during your stay. We do pride ourselves on having amazing friendly staff who are always willing to help. It was great to have you stay with us. If you're ever back in Auckland please be sure to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed only two nights at this hostel but immediately fell in love with it. Lovely, old building with very cosy rooms, living area and a garden. Kitchen is very good equipped. Beds are so comfortable! Only the bathrooms were a bit small. Staff is very friendly and helpful. I met great people there. Not a party hostel, rather calm.... 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, Glad you enjoyed your stay in our charming old house and enjoyed all our awesome facilities. including our spacious back garden and our comfy beds. 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... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had a very nice stay. Everything was clean, and the kitchen is fully equipped. The atmosphere is really nice and provokes meeting new fellows. I made new friends. the service personal was extremely kind! It was ni problem checking in earlier and when I forgot a pair of jeans in the hostel, they even sent it to me. I... More 

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

Hi thanks for making time to leave us an awesome review, Always happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and you found everything clean and tidy. Also pleasing to hear you made some new friends and that our awesome staff went out there way to make sure you were reunited with your jeans. :) It was great to have you... More 

London
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our 'twin' room was a tiny room with a squeaky bunk bed! What more can I say?!!!!!! Oh, not enough characters ... well the location was good, the staff really helpful, nice garden, showers the tiniest cubicles I've ever tried to wash in, and no towels provided.

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

Hi Thanks for taking time to leave us a review, Thank you for bringing it to my attention that the beds were annoyingly squeaky, I've now had the suppliers out to take a look and fix the problem, as the beds are recently new. Happy to hear the staff were nice and you enjoyed our awesome location in Ponsonby. If... More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful time staying at this hostel. The kitchen is big, sunny and never too crowded. The best parts about the hostel are the location, the friendly staff and the outdoor living area. If you are looking for a double room, try to avoid #3, it's a bit loud from the street traffic and it is immediately next to... More 

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AklHostels, Manager at Ponsonby Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi thanks for taking time to leave us an awesome review, Always pleasing to hear that you had an amazing time with us during your stay and that you made the most of all our great facilitates. We do pride ourselves on having amazing friendly staff that are always happy to help. It was great to have you stay with... More 

Switzerland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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AklHostels, Manager at Ponsonby Backpackers, responded to this review

Hey thanks for making time to leave us a review. Glad you enjoyed your stay in our charming old house and enjoyed all our awesome facilities. including our spacious back garden. Like most hostels we do close the kitchen at nights and we do feel 10.30pm is still a very reasonable time to close up. It is also safety issue... More 

Koblenz, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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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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