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2.5 of 5 Hostel   |   Corner Pitt Street and Greys Avenue, Auckland Central, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed there for two weeks and enjoyed my stay at the YMCA. The bathroom and showers was perfectly clean and quite new...okay, the shower was designed for small people, big people (2m) need to crouch to get the head wet, but not a real issue. The room is large enough, the furnishing quite old, but clean. You have your... More

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YMCAhostel, General Manager at YMCA Hostel, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and I'm sorry for the inconvenience caused with the shower heights. Our rooms are all equipped with 90cm Mattresses which provides a more comfortable sleep, all the furniture has been recently changed. Thanks for praising our amazing staff, Pizza nights happen once a month, however we... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I stayed at the YMCA for two weeks and I have no complaints. I am very fussy but the place was so clean, so well positioned and the staff was so nice that I can't say anything bad about it. If I will come back to Auckland I will definitely stay there again! Strongly recommended!

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YMCAhostel, General Manager at YMCA Hostel, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for your feedback. We are very happy about your comments, our team work hard to provide a clean and friendly environment. We all hope to see you here again. Kind regards Andre Vidoto More

Calgary, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Stayed here on a recent trip to Auckland for a few nights. Overall, for the price you pay, this is a good place. Staff are very friendly and helpful, which I really appreciated. Rooms and bathrooms etc. are also clean and well maintained. Only thing is I wish they had paper towel in the bathrooms so you can dry your... More

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YMCAhostel, General Manager at YMCA Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback. Glad you find our staff to be friendly and helpful, our rooms and facilities to be well maintained and lobby to be very spacious. We do have a Hand Dryer as it is more sustainable friendly than paper towels. We are nested in the heart of Auckland liveliest city in New Zealand, nevertheless,... More

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

We weren't sure about this hostel as it just seemed to be in a quite rough area of Auckland. The hostel was clean enough for the night and only took 15 mins to walk to the sky city. Nothing to do in Auckland though! Fine for a stopover but get yourselves out of Auckland ASAP!

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YMCAhostel, Manager at YMCA Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback, Happy you found our Hostel to be clean and well located. Our Reception team is well trained to inform about what to do in Auckland, in fact, there are several options, such; West Beaches (Piha, Kare-Kare and Muriwai), Kelly Tarltons (Aquarium), Museums, Parnell Village, Devonport, 48 Volcanos to check, several kinds of Bars... More

Sydney, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Location: Walking distance from CBD, easy to find, quiet. Cleanliness: Linen and towels are clean, room and bathroom are clean too. Service: Staff are very friendly Other: Free wifi only in the lobby, quality ok I would consider staying here again.

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YMCAhostel, Front Office Manager at YMCA Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Guest. Thank you very much for your feedback. Thank you very much for your excellent feedback. We are very happy with our convenient location, spotless rooms and awesome staff that keep the room clean and provide fantastic service. Our wifi signal is strong upstairs due to multiple access points and lounge has a very strong signal. I am glad... More

Winnipeg
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

in a great part of Auckland. You can easily walk from the hostel to the harbour front and there is a lot to do in between. Lots of shopping, restaurants, parks, etc. It is a close walk to the bus station, maybe five to ten minutes and there was always someone on duty so it felt very safe. Very basic... More

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YMCAhostel, Front Office Manager at YMCA Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Guest. Thank you very much for your excellent review. We're glad to hear that you had sucha fantastic stay. We are very proud of our location. With a great view of the harbour and central location, you can get to the Queen St very easily and we have bus station that goes to the popular attraction place, Wynyard Quarter.... More

Edmonton, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

I am a solo traveller from Canada and I spent a weekend at there, whist in Auckland. I was impressed by the clerks at the front desk. They were friendly and answered all my questions politely. I had a private (single) room which was kept clean, although I did hear some people talking in the hallway sometimes. As a light... More

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YMCAhostel, Front Office Manager at YMCA Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Guest. Thank you very much for your excellent feedback. We're glad to hear that you were so impressed by the Front Desk Team and the cleanliness of the room. Our team is made up of very skilled and wonderful people. They are always willing to listen and give out the best solution for your benefit. I am sorry to... More

Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

The place was very clean as cleaning was done everyday and rooms were clean almost everyday. There is a kiosk to introduce places of interest, shopping places and eateries which I found most helpful. The washing machine and dryer were generally very clean and effective, very worthy of the amount I paid for. However, the kitchen was dirty and the... More

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YMCAhostel, Front Office Manager at YMCA Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Guest. Thank you for your helpful feedback. We're glad to hear that you found the rooms clean and our internet help kiosk very helpful. Our washing machine and dryers are very well maintained by our contractor so that it doesnt lose its effectiveness. I'm sorry to hear that the kitchen was dirty. We have housekeepers cleaning them everyday and... More

London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
11 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

I was worried when a friend booked me here for the night. I'm a nervous first time solo traveller (even though I'm mature!) and had visions of packs of young people and noise but it has been nothing like that. All ages are here and my single room is clean and comfy. The staff are excellent, really put me at... More

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YMCAhostel, Front Office Manager at YMCA Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Guest. Thank you for your wonderful feedback. I'm delighted to hear that you had a great stay at the YMCA Hostel. We have a few young people but our poilcy regarding noise and alcohol helps to keep the onise level down. We also have very skilled staff that keeps the room spotless and high level of services that makes... More

Tokyo
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Each one of the staff at the front desk was so nice and helpful. Facilities were nice and clean though sometimes questionable... I don't know what it is that attracts weirdos to this hostels. For the first time, all my roommates were shady. The place is located on a steep road. The 4-bed room I stayed in was so tiny... More

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YMCAhostel, Manager at YMCA Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate your comments towards our Front Desk Team, glad you find the facilities nice and clean. Our guests come from all over the world, we have more than 20 natiolinaties in-house at the moment. Our 4 Dorm Bed is one of the best in Auckland CBD, with a Harbour View, new 90cm... More

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Also Known As:
Ymca Hotel Auckland Central
Ymca Hotel
YMCA Hostel Auckland, New Zealand
Address: Corner Pitt Street and Greys Avenue, Auckland Central, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland Central
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Ranked #25 of 70 Specialty lodging in Auckland Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — YMCA Hostel 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
YMCA Hostel is part of an International Non-Profit Organisation, which strives for positive impact on community.We provide clean and comfortable rooms at affordable prices. Housekeepers perform Daily Vacuuming and Weekly Linen Service. Vacuum is hired from Reception for personal use.YMCA also offers Laundry Facilities with Soap, Very cheap Wireless Internet Plans, Public Lounge with Sky Satellite TV, Pool Table, Internet Kiosks, Dining Room with TV, Kitchenette with Cutlery and Kitchen essentials hired at Reception, Telephone Booth with Call Forwarding to take incoming calls and Public Parking from 6pm ~ 7am on Weekdays and All Day Weekends.We are not only great for backpackers and travellers but also ideal long-term accommodation for students and those working in the CBD. We even offer accommodation for groups.You’re just…- 2 minutes walk from Karangahape Road, Auckland’s multi cultural suburb and clubbing district.- 5 minutes walk from Queen Street, the CBD with fantastic shopping.- 10 minutes walk from Ponsonby, Auckland’s trendiest inner city suburb full of bars restaurants and cafes.- 15 minutes walk from Auckland University and AUT, some of New Zealand’s premier education and training institutions.- Next to New World Free Shuttle Stop and very close to Dressmart Free Shuttle Stop. You’ll also find yourself near the Waitemata harbour, beautiful Auckland beaches, parks and gardens and the bus station, railway station and ferry terminal. ... more   less 
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YMCA Hostel is part of an International Non-Profit Organisation, which strives for positive impact on community.We provide clean and comfortable rooms at affordable prices. Housekeepers perform Daily Vacuuming and Weekly Linen Service. Vacuum is hired from Reception for personal use.YMCA also offers Laundry Facilities with Soap, Very cheap Wireless Internet Plans, Public Lounge with Sky Satellite TV, Pool Table, Internet Kiosks, Dining Room with TV, Kitchenette with Cutlery and Kitchen essentials hired at Reception, Telephone Booth with Call Forwarding to take incoming calls and Public Parking from 6pm ~ 7am on Weekdays and All Day Weekends.We are not only great for backpackers and travellers but also ideal long-term accommodation for students and those working in the CBD. We even offer accommodation for groups.You’re just…- 2 minutes walk from Karangahape Road, Auckland’s multi cultural suburb and clubbing district.- 5 minutes walk from Queen Street, the CBD with fantastic shopping.- 10 minutes walk from Ponsonby, Auckland’s trendiest inner city suburb full of bars restaurants and cafes.- 15 minutes walk from Auckland University and AUT, some of New Zealand’s premier education and training institutions.- Next to New World Free Shuttle Stop and very close to Dressmart Free Shuttle Stop. You’ll also find yourself near the Waitemata harbour, beautiful Auckland beaches, parks and gardens and the bus station, railway station and ferry terminal. ... more   less 
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