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Princeton Auckland Backpackers Hostel

30 Symonds St, Auckland, New Zealand
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Reception is open until late so we were able to check in after 10pm however, after travelling on a bus for 6-7 hers and exhausted we were told that they hadn't received our booking. Fair enough, these things happen when you book through external websites but it was disheartening. The rooms and apartments are very small and bizarrely, even though... More 

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Beijing, China
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Generally speaking, the apartment is simply acceptable, given the price ($35 per night for people staying over 2 weeks). The rooms are small, and some rooms don't have desks. The kitchen is in the common corridor shared by two rooms, and it is still quite small. Housekeepping are on a weekly basis unless people check-out. The quality of housekeeping varies.... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

A little unorthodox as a mixture of Hotel/Apartment and Backpckers, but it works. The Princeton is 17 storey building on Symonds St which is smack on the bus route from the Airport and literally drops you off over the road, and Vice-Versa. The Accomodation consists of Lockable rooms that are more akin to a small suite as you have, along... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

I stayed at plenty hostels while travelling around NZ, but this is by far the WORST! The building is basically a cheap accommodation building for students in Auckland, and when there are empty rooms, it would be rented out to travellers (thus "backpackers hostel"). PROS: - It's located in the city, but maybe about 5 mins downhill walk away from... More 

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Wanaka
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

This place is a doss house for the less fortunate in society and those looking to prey on them. Despite having lived and traveled extensively in some of the world's poorest countries I have never stayed somewhere as unsafe or filthy. Do not stay here!

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Pato Branco, PR
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

This place was the worst place I stayed in my life!! It is dirty, small, stinking, noisy. Princeton is the hell!!

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Hua Hin, Thailand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

This is a student accommodation building which rents out rooms that are not occupied. The rooms are very very small and you'll end up sharing the bathroom facilities with another person/student The single bed squeaked so much that the person in the other room (of the 'apartment') must have woken up every time I turned around... One night was certainly... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2012

I Stayed here twice, first time my boyfriend had rented the place for a week during Exams so i stayed a few times. Because the room was technically not mine, i didn't think too much of it, plus he only paid $40. The double bed is two singles pushed together, i didn't really mind- but there was no floor space... More 

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London
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2012

This place is disgusting and was the worst introduction to New Zealand we could have had. The "double" room was TINY with 2 singles pushed together with a gap in the middle. The kitchenette was foul with mess/dirt everywhere and with one mug between 4 people. We ate out all the time even though we booked specifically so we could... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2011

Stayed here for a week while in Auckland for a conference. I was initially given a room on the the first building. Upon entering, the room was not even cleaned, as if the previous guest just left and they gave me that room to occupy. So I complained about it and they gave me another room from the second building... More 

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Address: 30 Symonds St, Auckland, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 32
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Also Known As:
Princeton Auckland Backpackers Hotel Auckland Central
Princeton Hotel Auckland
Princeton Auckland Backpackers Hostel New Zealand

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