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City Lodge
5.0 of 5 Hostel   |   150 Vincent Street | Auckland Cbd, Auckland 1010, New Zealand   |  
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Dunedin, New Zealand
1 review
“Just Great : )”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

Got the Superior Queen Ensuite room, super clean and nice room. Downstairs common area with kitchen is really unexpectedly well done. And to top it off the staff is awesome, will be staying here in the future for sure

Room Tip: If your a couple the deluxe ensuite is great value!
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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City_Lodge_Auckland, General Manager at City Lodge, responded to this review, December 10, 2012
Thank you for such wonderful comments regarding the staff at City Lodge. I always share feedback with the team and I know they will be very proud to read yours. Best wishes for the holiday season ahead, kindest regards Glenn Gairdner
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hamilton, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

After a one year absence, I returned to the Lodge several months ago. I was very warmly welcomed back by everyone who greeted me personally and have continued to be respectful, polite and helpful. Thank you so much.

Room Tip: Rooms towards to harbour bridge are lighter because of the sun direction. Rooms on level 9 have the...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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City_Lodge_Auckland, General Manager at City Lodge, responded to this review, December 10, 2012
We always enjoy seeing our regular guests return to City Lodge. If we can provide any additional services that would make your stay even better just let us know. Best wishes for the coming festive season, Glenn Gairdner
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

City Lodge is an excellent hostel and it really is more like a hotel in the quality of its rooms. Everthing is spotless including the kitchen, which has everything you need. The staff are first rate and very helpful. They have the best environmentlal policies that I've seen anywhere - bins for recycling, a worm farm for organic material, etc and free sun screen at all entrances. The staff even do regular clean-ups and plantings in nearby parks. With all this, their rates are extremely good value!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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City_Lodge_Auckland, General Manager at City Lodge, responded to this review, December 10, 2012
As a team we always enjoy getting out into the neighborhood and helping to keep it tidy... plus the drinks afterwards never goes a miss. Thanks for your feedback and best wishes for the coming holiday season, Glenn Gairdner
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Kaikoura, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

This Auckland accommodation is more like a Hotel than a backpackers! Very clean and tidy, great customer service, and all the facilities there that you need. City Lodge is in a nice quiet central location...easy walking distance to everything. Highly recommend.

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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City_Lodge_Auckland, General Manager at City Lodge, responded to this review, December 10, 2012
Thanks for the feedback, we also believe City Lodge is great value for money and we try hard to exceed our guest’s expectations. Best wishes for the holiday season, Glenn Gairdner
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

I spent 6 nights here, the first 3 as part of a group and the last three alone! My room was more than adequate and very clean, but the wonderful staff really impressed me. Nothing was too much trouble.
The common room was very clean and well supplied.
City lodge is very close to all the shows and i found many and varied places to eat close by.

Thank you again to all the staff!
I will be back, hopefully soon
Thank you

Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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City_Lodge_Auckland, General Manager at City Lodge, responded to this review, December 10, 2012
Thank you for your feedback, we appreciate the time taken. I will pass on your comments to the team. Best wishes Glenn Gairdner
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

The first impression was good. There is a limited parking space in the back which costs NZD 15 per day. The room was clean but the toilet was small. City Lodge locates in a good location, about 15 minutes walk to Sky Tower. We did not find a place to eat in the area but there is a convenient store opposite the hostel. The kitchen facilities were good.

The bad part is the room has very bad sound proofing wall and door. We could hear a man coughing in the next room. On the night that we stayed (03 Nov 2012), we heard a lot of noise from the other rooms and people came out and talked in the hallway until late. Although we were on the 8th floor with windows shut, we still could hear the street noise.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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City_Lodge_Auckland, General Manager at City Lodge, responded to this review, December 10, 2012
I am sorry to hear about the noise coming from other guests. We ask our night receptionist to walk the hallways checking for excessive noise. I understand how frustrating this can be when you are trying to sleep.

I hope we will see you again on your next trip to Auckland, best wishes for the coming festive season. Glenn Gairdner
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

City Lodge feels more like a nice hotel than hostel. Our room was very modern and clean, with an en-suite and fridge. The kitchen area was clean and well equipped.

It's a 10 minute walk from the Intercity bus stop. It only has a small car park, so watch out if driving.

The location is great for exploring everything Auckland has to offer.

They did take a $70 payment in case of any damage to the room when we checked in, which was unexpected. But we were refunded the amount at check out.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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City_Lodge_Auckland, General Manager at City Lodge, responded to this review, October 30, 2012
We truly value the time our guests take to place their feedback on Trip Advisor. It is great to hear you enjoyed staying with us. We are very proud of City Lodge it's great value for money.

I will ensure your comments are posted on the staff notice board.

Best regards and hope we see you again. Glenn Gairdner
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Additional Information about City Lodge

Address: 150 Vincent Street | Auckland Cbd, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
Amenities:
Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 73 Specialty Lodging in Auckland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — City Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
City Lodge is a fresh central CBD budget accommodation, established in August 2005. Nestled in one of Auckland's unique oak tree cladding streets, City Lodge provides a clean, friendly and warm environment, offering a range of rooms all of which contain ensuite bathrooms, mini fridge and tea and coffee making facilities. This convenient location is close by to the main shopping facilities and restaurants, however if you wish to stay in and cook we offer a self-catering kitchen/TV lounge area and 24 hour reception. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
City Hotel Auckland Central
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