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Oaklands Lodge Backpacker Hostel

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5A Oaklands Road, Auckland 1024, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We stayed here for 1 night in a 10 bed mixed down. The hostel is cute with a home feel! The room was clean and the beds very comfortable. The temperature can be quite cold, especially if sleeping by the window. They have a great TV area with free movies and a book exchange. Kitchen is clean and great space.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I stayed at the Oaklands Lodge four times. It was the first hostel when I arrived in New Zealand and the last before I left. Had a great time there and made a lot of friends. The big kitchen and the bathrooms are always clean and tidy. Same for the rooms. I stayed in other places in Auckland, but this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Great, clean and comfortable lodge. I have stayed there for one week. Mount Eden is just around the corner and the next bus station is only one minute away. The airbus express to the airport also stops there really often. The ground floor facilities are really new, but the rest is also good. I would come back anytime again. Cheers!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Title says it all, (almost) everything you want to experience in Auckland is walking distance from Oaklands and for those not wanting to walk it's very close to lots of public transport. But you can easily spend a day around the cafes and shops of Mt Eden as well as the volcano it self. The rooms and facilities were clean,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We liked it here - friendly feel, good value, big well equipped kitchen and basic but comfortable room. It was very quiet at night time and the bed and pillows were comfy. The location is great - Mt Eden is a quiet, leafy residential area, but still has shops / cafes / bars and only 40 min walk from the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Without a doubt, the best hostel I stayed in while spending three months in New Zealand. The place is kept spotlessly clean and the staff are always at hand to help/ answer any questions. The chilled out atmosphere should be used as an example in how a backpackers should be run. Thanks for the memories Oaklands!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I stay here one week and that time it was great. Place is so gleand and quiet. I really enjoy my time here. staff they was really friendly and if I need help they told me what i have to do next. Rooms and bathrooms was clean and kichen it was big and nice pace make lunch.

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nzsuze, Owner at Oaklands Lodge Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

We are happy you enjoyed our hostel is in a lovely quiet tree lined street so close to all Auckland has to offer . I know Jonny and Martin try really hard to keep it as clean and tidy as possible. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

2 nights stay in a double room. Nice staff. Good backpacker, clean and well situated (bus stop, supermarkets, Mt Eden walk). Full-equipped kitchen but dining room too small for many people. Great room with furniture and hangers for our stuffs. WiFi by Zenbu (unstable connection) and vouchers not really cheap (however 200MB free at arrival).l

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nzsuze, Owner at Oaklands Lodge Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

We are happy you enjoyed your stay. Oaklands Lodge is a very convenient place to spend a few days when you arrive. Close to banks, a post office and the supermarket as well as being just. A ten minute bus ride to the City. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Johnny was very helpful in getting us in for the dates we were needing, Kitchen is clean and has everything for the feel of a home. the only thing i can put it down for is that the pillows were as flat as. Clean, Homely, Welcoming, Great location. This is the second time ive stayed and would stay again. :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

My girlfriend and I stayed here in July 2014 and really enjoyed our stay here. We stayed in a 4 bed mixed dorm with a Scottish guy and a German girl who were both very friendly, the room was nice, had lockers, comfy beds, and was quiet. The bathrooms at the facility are pretty immaculate and the kitchen is great... More 

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