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Nomads Fat Camel Hostel

3.0 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
  • 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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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58 reviews 58 reviews
3 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

First of all we need to say that the guys and girls working at the hostel were extremely friendly. That service was really good. Unfortunately we got really uncomfortable beds, in which we basically were sleeping in a whole as there was no wooden bottom on all places. Besides that it was extremely noisy outside, but that is nothing that... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Location is brilliant but everything else about this hostel is quite the opposite. Rooms are tiny and do not have enough room for your cases. I stayed in an 8 bed dorm and it only had 4 lockers for some strange reason. Mattresses were so thin it was impossible to get a good nights sleep. It wouldn't of matter anyway... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After my second night at the hostel I woke up with my body all covered by bed bugs bites. Even though the hostel is super cheap and well located it isn't worth it if the day after that you are gonna be all itchy. They have to solve this problem soon. I'd rather not having a free snack but a... More 

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Bakersfield, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a nightmare! My daughter has well over 200 bed bug bites from her dorm-style room. She woke up to bugs biting her all over. She killed several and the sheets were covered with blood droplets. She was moved to another room, comp'ed the night, could launder her things for free, but the proprietors only changed the sheets for the... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This was the cheapest hostel I stayed in during my 2-week NZ trip and it wasn't too bad for the price. However, I would recommend shelling out a couple more bucks at a different hostel. The location is pretty good, but so are the 3-4 other hostels along the same street. The mattresses are very thin so you can feel... More 

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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Location was great with buses at end of street brittomart just down the road for train travel and shopping at supermarket was good as near by and reception staff couldn't have been better real helpful . The sheets weren't the cleanest on one of the beds

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5 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The location of this hostel right in the CBD has made it convenient to do some shopping as well as to catch the public transport. However, the room is a bit stuffy and has some weird smell. Luckily we just spent the nights in the room with most of our day time spent outside, so it does not bother us... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Fat camel is in a good location just off of Queen Street so great to reach all the main parts of town. The hostel is average nothing special, clean tidy beds, okay bathrooms. There are nicer hostels around but it's not too bad. Reception staff weren't the friendliest

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

Hi Laura, Thanks for taking the time to place feedback on your stay and we are stoked you enjoyed the experience. Our staff are usually rated really highly by our guests so it is concerning you didn't find the team as great as they should be and normally are! Kind regards Arran More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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79 reviews 79 reviews
20 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Great Location, very close to shopping, Brittomart, ferry Terminal, Airport bus. Friendly helpful staff, but ... We booked 2 double rooms ( travelled as 2 couples ) we were given 1 room on 3rd floor, 1 room on 5th floor. Room 302 consists of 5 or 6 double rooms with 1 toilet, 1 shower, 1 basin ( all shared )... More 

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

Hi Mike, Thanks for reviewing your stay with us and we are disappointment it did not live up to all your expectations. The Fat Camel is our budget property in Auckland is is awaiting a long overdue renovation of the entire building by it's owners which unfortunately keeps getting pushed back. Once this is done the few budget no window... More 

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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 via mobile

Arrived early in the morning at this hostel, welcomed by a friendly member of staff. All positives end here! 6 bed dorm was really small, foam mattresses were thin, beds creaky, no ladders. Room was a complete mess, dirty and old. 3 showers between 30 people in the 'apartment style' hostel, which were dirty and one was out of order.... More 

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

Hi Tommy, Thanks for talking the time to review your stay and we are disappointed it did not live up to your expectations. Unfortunately we do not let guests partake in International calls as we have been burnt in the past with people slyly calling friends and family or tying up the phone lines for up to an hour. Most... More 

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Additional Information about Nomads Fat Camel Hostel

Address: 38 Fort St, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Nomads Fat Camel Hostel 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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Nomads Fat Camel Hotel Auckland Central
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