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Nomads Fat Camel Hostel

4.0 of 5 Hostel   |   38 Fort St, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
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    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I would never stay at this hostel again. It's nearly put me off hostels in general for the following reasons that might apply to all travelers regardless of age/orientation/budget: 1. My room and the common room were filthy. I'm not a nancy, but unventilated multi-bunk rooms with mildewing towels and scattered empty tins of food beyond what any traveler should... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed at the fat camel nomads for night & really couldn't wait to leave. We booked based on our excellent experience in Wellington with the same company. We assumed the free meal upgrade would cost $2, however in Auckland it costs $8. The rooms were absolutely tiny, no room whatsoever for suitcases. Our room was packed and there were... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Previously stayed in Nomads (next to it) so thought I'd see if Fat Camel was a bit different since I had a friend who said it had a better vibe. Very average, city-type hostel. Room a little bigger than the one in Nomads and each floor has their own small, communal areas which was great for hanging out and meeting... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed 2 nights in a 8-bed-room with a very uncomfortable mattress and no space for the luggage! The other 2 nights i stayed in a 6-bed-room with a slightly better mattress and enough space for the luggage. My roomcard worked four times not, such annoying! They have a room to Keep luggage for a couple of hours (maybe when... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent one night at "the camel". Really really nice. Very friendly staff, clean, quiet, and cheap. Awesome bar with lots of fun activities and a free feed. Really easy to get to and from airport. Will definitely be staying there again.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

I stayed here for a week.. The first time I'd ever been away from home and travelling on my own. When I arrived reception were very friendly however they just gave me my key and told me where to go.. I was not shown around so had no idea where the laundry facilities were for example. Once in my room... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Stayed here for 2 weeks. Reception is super friendly and nice. There is also yummy snack meal every night. Location is good. What I didn't like about the place is the paper thin walls. You can hear the music downstairs every night and especially during the weekends. You can also hear people chatting outside at the common area. Basically you... More

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

Hi Jo, Thank you for taking the time to place feedback and we are stoked you enjoyed your time at the Fat Camel and the complimentary snack meal in the evenings. As our budget hostel and being located in the heart of the lively, trendy Britomart area it can sometimes be a little bit noisy in the weekends with everyone... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Staff on check in were helpful and nice. The location here is great as literally all the bars are around you. The living conditions are not so great. We stayed in a double room since we were a couple. We had a shared bathroom / kitchen. To be honest there were clothes all over the place and the kitchen although... More

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

Hi JayJay, Thanks for taking the time to leave feedback on your stay. Unfortunately we are unable to do anything regarding extra soundproofing as we do not own the building. The owners have plans to renovate the entire building which keep getting postponed so we have actually just started refreshing one apartment at a time. We have completed two so... More

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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I stayed here a couple of nights with some friends. The girl at reception was very nice and helpful and we had a free snack on the first evening of our stay. The location is great, basically in the city center, only a few minutes away from Queen St. The cleanliness and the general state of the apartment we stayed... More

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

Hi Marta, Thanks for taking the time to place feedback and we are stoked you enjoyed the location, free snack meal and friendly staff. I can assure you the hostel is cleaned thoroughly once per day with 2 more shifts that cover the kitchens and bathrooms of the apartments. The building is quite old and we are waiting on a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Just came up for the rugby stayed 1 night. Awesome friendly staff and altho they were clearly busy check in was pretty quick. Good central location close to pubs and restaurants and train to eden park. Room was simple but clean and comfy. All good. Will stay again

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

Hi AJ, Thanks for taking the time to leave feedback on your stay at the Fat Camel and we are stoked you enjoyed your time with us! I am sure it was made even better by the All Blacks winning! See you next time! More

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Address: 38 Fort St, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Nomads Fat Camel Hostel 4*
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Nomads Fat Camel Hotel Auckland Central
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The Nomads Fat Camel Hostel is perfectly located in the heart of Auckland, near to the Skytower and Viaduct Harbour. We have apartment style accommodation, with shared dorm rooms and private rooms, even a female only apartment. Security Swipe Card access 24 hours and 24 hour reception and internet access. Free Meal every night you stay, free activities in the bar. ... more   less 
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