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“Good central hostel” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Nomads Auckland Backpackers Hostel

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Nomads Auckland Backpackers Hostel
4.5 of 5 Hostel   |   16 - 20 Fort Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand   |  
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Teignmouth, United Kingdom
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39 hotel reviews
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“Good central hostel”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2010

Stayed here for 4 nights in a 12 bed cheapest dorm.

The dorm was very crowded, but it was cheap as chips so you cant really grumble! The people were friendly and the toilet/bathroom facilities catered for the amount of people comfortably.

Reception were a little slow, but i guess this is not a major problem!

Free internet for 15 minutes at reception is a great little extra!

Nothing really great that is different from anywhere else to talk about really......you will have a bed, shower and the basics!!!

Enjoy if you decide to stay!!!

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2010

We stayed at this hostel twice The first time we had a fantastic room, Second time the room was tiny My husband who is tall slept with his feet in the bathroom (the bed was so close to the bathroom). Communal kitchen was clean but tiny again, Far to small for the amount of people using it. Location fantastic .

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2010

The only good thing about this place is the location. Even then it proves to be very VERY noisy of a night (there is a nightclub beneath here so supposed we should have expected it!). The rooms are filthy, the cleaner is a nice lady though, she will stop and chat all day, which probably explains the state of the rooms (shes too busy chin wagging). Staff on the desk are fine and will assist you if required. I don't know where to start on the communal kitchen.. the door is always left open so birds constantly fly in and out so their droppings are all over the cookers, tables etc. The cutlery and pans are dirty and the smell is horrible. We stayed in a 8 bed dorm and I had several items stolen. While they were nothing of any major value, i completley lost my faith in this place. The door swipe cards are constantly not working so you are up and down the stairs to the reception to get them reset. They do offer a free meal (food portions are minute and food is freezing cold) and free tour up to mount Eden. I would never ever stay here again and hope you take my advice and don't either!

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago, Illinois
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156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2010

We booked a Private "Standard Double" thru Expedia, which according to the Hotel's provided description, was supposed to have TWO Double Beds and an "In-Room Safe" (in fact, the hotel's description on Expedia said ALL their rooms have "In-Room Safe"). Upon arrival, the room we were shown had only one double bed and NO SAFE. When we asked about the safe, the indifferent Reception person said NO ROOMS had safes, and NO Rooms had two double beds. So much for truth-in-advertising. (In addition, we also thought the room we were shown smelled of mold/mildew and did not appear particularly hygenic, and was so small as to barely be able to turn around. Like their name suggests ACCURATELY, this place is definately for the Backpacker crowd -- ONLY!). Naturally, we refused to Check-in, and demanded a Refund. The Receptionist said this had to be handled by their "Central Office" on Monday (it was Saturday). Within the hour I called Expedia to explain problem. After verifying what I had said was shown on their Website, the Expedia Rep. immediately called the Hotel on another line, and were told same thing -- to get back to them on Monday. Well, after several days of waiting (thru Wednesday) Expedia finally relented in agreeing to pay us a Full Refund, even though they said the Hotel Manager had repeatedly failed to cooperate or even return their calls (big surprise!). Expedia explained that they rely on information provided by the Hotel, but assured me they would follow up with their Marketing Chief to either have the info. corrected or the Hotel removed from their Website. I am pleased to report, that having just re-visited their Website, the previous misinformation does appear to have been corrected. Kudos to Expedia for their taking care of business! As for the Fusion Backpacker's Hotel, we'll leave it to the very low-budget non-discerning Backpacker Crowd!

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2010

Nomads fusion was the WORST accommodation i have ever stayed in... the staff were so rude and the rooms and kitchen were dirty... When we arrived at the hostel and checked into our rooms (which we were told were ready) there was only 1 pair of clean sheets for the top bunk and the bottom bunk were dirty... I went down to tell reception and the reply was no i will not get u sheets i am to busy come back later... (this was at 3pm)... after repeated trips down stairs for the final time because i was tired and it was 10.30 pm the girl went up and got me 1 sheet and no pillow case....

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2009

all the rooms literally stink, i had to be changed from the room they assigned me 3 times because of the smell of the carpets mainly.

Stayed July 2009, traveled solo
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Selangor, Malaysia
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2009

We stayed in one of the private en-suite units. The location is very good, close to train station, bus stations, supermarket and shopping centre. The hostel is clean and basic.

The only one and very important thing for us was missing - a good night sleep. I didn't sleep at all due to the noise from the doors shutting outside our room. You can also hear the conversations next door......

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Nomads Auckland Backpackers Hostel

Address: 16 - 20 Fort Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #36 of 73 Specialty Lodging in Auckland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Nomads Auckland Backpackers Hostel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 390
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Backpack in style at Nomads Auckland Backpackers Hostel.We’re located in a beautiful historic building in downtown Auckland, near everything you need for your stay in this fantastic city. Come stay at our stylish, upmarket hostel in the central city, We have some female-only dorms as well as mixed dorms and private rooms!We have great facilities, with a friendly atmosphere and crew who will cater to your every whim. Our travel staff were hand-picked to ensure you will have a trip to remember!We’re in an awesome downtown Auckland location, close to Vector Arena, Skytower, Viaduct Harbour, the train station and all the downtown shops – it’s the perfect place to stay in Auckland.Our facilities include 24-hour reception, Global Gossip internet and Wi-Fi, and a rooftop kitchen with panoramic views of the city and harbour. We have free tea and coffee, free travel advice (no booking fees) and free 2-for-1 drinks vouchers at check-in. Hang out on our rooftop sundeck, communal kitchen or our lounge with Sky TV. Chill out in our free sauna and rooftop spa then head down to Fort Street Union Bar to meet travellers from all over the world. We put on free and cheap daily activities all around Auckland. FREE 30min WIFI each day.FREE Tea & CoffeeFREE SaunaFREE Heated SpaFREE Travel advice (no booking fees)FREE/Cheap daily activities around Auckland ... more   less 
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Nomads Auckland Backpackers Hotel Auckland Central
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