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Freemans Lodge & Apartments

65 Wellington St. | Ponsonby, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
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Ranked #25 of 59 Auckland B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a lovely time at Freemans lodge. The manager is very nice and very helpful. Kitchen well equipped. Bathroom very clean Closed from downtowns (15 mm walking) and Ponsoby district (5mn walking) Big supermarket at 10 minutes We enjoy our stay!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here over a week to prepare our start with our work and travel visa. The place itself is pretty nice, the rooms are clean enough and the bathrooms are cleaned everyday. The kitchen is rather small so it can be full of people specially when it´s dinner time. What I liked the most about this place is the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 via mobile

Free parking- ONLY if there is a spot on the streat and only for certain hours, hotel provides NO parking 4% charge on creditcard No fridge/ TV in room as shown when booking Free WIFI is VERY instable Very rundown place , a thourogh cleaning would do every now and then Good is though the nice people working there

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Stayed for 2 nights and that was more than enough. It is quite close to Ponsonby which has nice bars and restaurants, however it is quite a walk into the city. The wifi in our room was very good which was a positive. The building itself is in desperate need of a facelift. The shared bathrooms are not nice at... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This was my first backpacker in New Zealand and I was so disappointed. I booked a while ahead and for a single room and paid more than other backpackers, due to good profile here.... But was actually disappointed... the room was fine but it constantly stank from the cooking in the kitchen. The kitchen looked clean on first impression but... More 

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Seremban District, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Its my very first backpacker hostel ever, yayyyy for me :) The reviews are great, I was so surprised that it turn out to be good, great environment, sufficient space & cleanliness. *they provide tent sites for those hardcore travelers, I've never seen this before in my entire life :( Located at Freemans Bay, it is accessible & walking ard... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

A nice hostel in a great location. Only a short and easy (impossible to get lost) walk to the city centre, but far enough from the traffic noise. The staff is friendly, although it was sometimes hard to find them as there's no real reception. The rooms we stayed in were all in all clean but a bit dusty and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Pros: 1. Quite equipped communal kitchen 2. Adequate bathrooms with acceptable cleanliness. Cons: 1. Website said walking distance from CBD, indeed 20 mins is nothing if you are not carrying a big backpack and a luggage. Directions not clear, and none of bus drivers or passers by we asked know about the place. 2. Rooms bit stuffy, humid and dusty.... More 

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

When we arrived in NZ was our first hostel and suddendly we found an awesome enviroment in it, we went around NZ in so many placeces but everytime we were in Auckland our home was Freemans lodge. The staff is the best that you can find and the owener is friendly and ready to help if you need. I enjoyed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

the most best hostel in Auckland. placed in a strategic position in the city' good cleaning and the rooms are clean one of the few hostels where I have found a good free internet I recommend to everybody to try this hostel

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