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Nomads Fat Camel Hostel

38 Fort St, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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Nomads Fat Camel Hostel
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A sweet place to come to meet people and have a good night out with cheap drinks and greasy free food. A terrible place to come for an extended stay, or really if you're expecting any cleanliness or personal space. Sticky, hot, rank room in which I didn't dare use the covers and a shower I felt cleaner not using.... More 

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Arran D, General Manager at Nomads Fat Camel Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Lauren C, Thanks for placing a review and we are disappointed it did not live up to all your expectations. The Fat Camel is our budget party hostel and can be a little noisy at times. We are stoked you enjoyed some aspects of your stay and ended up having a great night! We wish you happy travels! More 

Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
26 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here for one night with my boyfriend in April 2015, in a private en suite room, as part of the Kiwi Experience. Our room was the smallest room we've ever stayed in and the bathroom had constant water puddles, including around the toilet. Our mattress had an indented fold half way down it which meant that our bodies... More 

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Arran D, General Manager at Nomads Fat Camel Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Kayla, Thanks for taking the time to place a review and we are sorry our budget private did not live to all your expectations! The Bathroom in that apartment has now been fixed and we are stoked you enjoyed the apartment overall! We wish you happy travels! More 

Crewe, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I live in Auckland me and my mates used to start are night in far camel bar. for the $5 beer. The hostel bar got a nice atmosphere the girls who run the bar crawl is very good at her job. The only downside is the bartender he was always on his laptop and when we went to the... More 

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Santiago de Compostela, Spain
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81 reviews 81 reviews
46 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Oh my... When I get to the hostel was OK. It has a nice bar where you can get a snack for free. But as soon as I entered in the room I realized that it would be a long night. The room smelt like hell. There were tree guys there and the room was a complete disaster. I know... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was in town to see the preview of an opera, written by my absolute idol (Tim Finn) as part of the Auckland Arts Festival. The Eagles were playing, same weekend and this was the only accommodation I could afford. Nothing wrong with the actual hostel, though $10 towel hire is ridiculous! Cheap is as cheap does, but please, if... More 

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Poznan, Poland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here for a cheap getaway in March 2015. Hostel’s location couldn’t be better - 25 minutes by bus from the airport. Almost everywhere else was within easy walking distance of Nomads Fat Camel Backpackers. The staff was extremely helpful and friendly. I had a spacious and comfortable female dorm overlooking the street. First hostel with free snacks at... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

The hostel is perfectly located in Central Auckland and the staff are really nice, unfortunately thats as good as it gets, we stayed in a private room in an apartment style floor, the bed was bent and extremely uncomfortable, the apartment had a really weird smell and if you plan on sleeping in this place good luck the bar plays... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Fabulous location, helpful staff. Clean bed. Only complaint is there was oats on the floor of our room from previous guest, and hair and dust behind the toilet door, so a bit more attention to cleaning is required. Overall, a great place to stay, and would recommend to the budget conscious travellor 😄

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Great location, right in the cbd. Staff was super friendly, the bed was all right, toilets and showers were a bit wet and slippery, it was super hot and they didnt have any fans in the rooms! Over all it was ok.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I've just been one night to this hostel, but i didn't really enjoy it. The location is probably the best you can have. You're close to brittomart (public transport main satation) and in the core of the CBD. But as you're in street with bar and restaurant i could be noisy.

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