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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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Perth, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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PonsonbyBackpackers1, Manager at Ponsonby Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for making time to leave us a review. Also huge thanks for pointing out the mattress, we have since replaced the mattress so you will be more comfortable on your next visit. Cheers and have a great trip. More 

Singapore, Singapore
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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PonsonbyBackpackers1, Manager at Ponsonby Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for your great detailed review, Holly is a great asset to the hostel and thrives on helping people out, enjoy your trip and we look forward to your return :) More 

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
7 helpful votes 7 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 

Wellington, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

We spent a few nights here in a double room and it was a pleasant stay. We were given a warm welcome by Holly and a good sized room that had a double bunk bed with a single on the top. The kitchen and living area are rather small and can become crowded quickly but the facilities, free tea and... More 

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PonsonbyBackpackers1, Manager at Ponsonby Backpackers, responded to this review

Hey Steph and Josh, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave your lovely feedback! Please come back and visit us again next time you are in Auckland! Safe travels back to Hokitika and beyond :-) Thanks Holly & The PB Team More 

Blenheim, New Zealand
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61 reviews 61 reviews
29 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

- Good location in Ponsonby, 12 minutes walk to Queen str. - Friendly staff - Old building - Nice organized BBQ - Enough kitchen equipment - Good beds - Your own free locker! - Clean - Medium size hostel - Stayed 1 night - I will be here again

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PonsonbyBackpackers1, Manager at Ponsonby Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave your feedback! We do hope that you will come back and visit us again next time :-) Thanks The PB Team More 

Waterloo, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We were looking for something a little more quiet and private for a decent price. This place is only a 20min (easy) walk from the centre of town and is a much better value than many of the hostels right down town (ie. Nomads!) I stayed at Nomads as well and hated it. At Ponsonby, the staff were very friendly... More 

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PonsonbyBackpackers1, Manager at Ponsonby Backpackers, responded to this review

Hey Guys! Thanks for taking the time to leave your lovely feedback! We are so pleased that you found our staff to be friendly and welcoming :-) We do hope that you will come back and visit us again next time you are in Auckland! Safe Travels-The Ponsonby Backpackers Team More 

Lakeport, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We took a long weekend in Aukland and spent 3 nights at The Ponsonby Backpackers. The location was great for exploring the Ponsonby District ( artsy, lots of good restaurants,bars and cafes as well as original boutiques) You can walk to the harbour in about 45 minutes or hop on a bus. The place was clean, friendly and buzzing with... More 

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PonsonbyBackpackers1, Manager at Ponsonby Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi there! Thanks for taking the time to leave your fantastic feedback! It's great to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and enjoyed staying in the Ponsonby area, which we agree, is very cool! It's great to hear that you found our staff friendly and accommodating, and the hostel to be clean! We hope you will come back and... More 

Guernsey, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

When we first arrived in New Zealand, Ponsonby Backpackers was our first port of call. It really helped us ease back in to the backpacking lifestyle. We had an amazing time there. Out of all the hostels we have stayed in, this one had the best vibe. It made you feel like you were part of a big family. We... More 

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PonsonbyBackpackers1, Manager at Ponsonby Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Guys! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave you positive feedback! It's great to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us so much! Make sure you do come and visit us again should you return to Auckland again! Thanks, The Pononsby Team More 

Perth, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

This place is in a perfect location (15-20 mins walk from the city centre). It is nice and quiet but has a great atmosphere nevertheless. The communal kitchen and outside seating area brings everyone together. I stayed for 6 nights and on 2 of them we had barbecues which were awesome and got everyone socialising. The rooms are clean, the... More 

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PonsonbyBackpackers1, General Manager at Ponsonby Backpackers, responded to this review

Hey thanks for making time to make a detailed review, We are glad you enjoyed our facilities and our awesome comfy couch. We also enjoyed helping you out with your difficulties with your bank. Just in responce to your negative comments. Firstly we are running a business and in business, you get paid for what you provide, So if somebody... More 

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Address: 2 Franklin Road | Ponsonby, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
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Number of rooms: 45
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