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Reviewed yesterday NEW

The rooms were superbly organised to allow for space for each individual. The elevator is so funky, I took at least 30 pictures. However, I wasn't aware there was a kitchen until check out (as I had a late check in). Overall, the place was fantastic. Also, the free sim card was very handy to have provided.

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Friendly and helpful staff. Clean room and respectably comfortable beds. Good wifi strength (though note that only 3hrs were included with stay). Great location (5 minute walk from Airport bus drop off - 10 minute walk from harbour - 3 minutes walk to Sky Tower, etc).

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first stop in New Zealand and one i will remember :D staff were super friendly inviting me out for drinks after they had finshed work so got to know them more also was very clean and very safe :D

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Thank Quintin S
AklHostels, General Manager at Attic Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi thanks for leaving us a review, We a super happy that we made your first stop in New Zealand 'one to remember' :) We are so lucky to have such an amazing team here at The Attic, who will always go out their way to make all our guests welcome and get involved. We are stoked that you found...

Avignon, France
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We can say that our stay was ok but our room was noisy during the nigh (our windows was close to the street). Another point the backpack could be a little bit more clean. We confirm that the location is really good in the city.

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AklHostels, Manager at Attic Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for taking your time to leave us a review. We are happy that you chose us to stay with during your time in Auckland. We are sorry to hear that the noise was louder then normal. We are in the city center, but we are also on the 5th floor, so normally there isn't that much noise. We...

Mombasa, Coast, Kenya
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped here on several occasions when travelling NZ and was more than happy with their dorm accommodation for a short stay. The rooms were spacious enough and kept clean, which I imagine is very hard with 10 in each room. Staff were always helpful and friendly and it was ideally located, near the main shopping street and only about...

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AklHostels, Manager at Attic Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for taking your time to leave us a review. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay here and repeatedly came back. We do have very spacious dorms where you loads of space to spread out. The staff here are amazing and always try and help wherever they can. We do have a very central location which is...

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is hands down one of the best hostels I've ever stayed in. $30 a night (no new year premiums) for a 10 bed dorm. I was sceptical as me and the girls I am travelling with usually choose smaller dorms, but the dorm is so well laid out, bright and spacious that it didn't feel like there was 10...

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AklHostels, Manager at Attic Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for taking your time to leave us a review. We are over the moon that you loved our hostel as much as we do. We are happy that you chose us to spend New Years with. We do say that people can bring their own alcohol which is very backpacker friendly and also makes it a lot more...

Tottori, Japan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really nice hostel - well run, clean, comfortable. We stayed in a twin room and it was bliss - clean, quiet, and kudos to the management for not stuffing in as many bunk beds as possible! Staff were really helpful, esp considering how busy it was. Kitchen is great - if a little hard to find!. Bathrooms clean and nice...

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AklHostels, Manager at Attic Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for taking your time to leave us a review. We are super stoked to hear that you enjoyed your stay here at The Attic. We take great care in making this place run smoothly and comfortably so every guest gets the same treatment, no matter how busy we are. We have a wicked kitchen which is ideal for...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I only spent one night at The Attic but I really enjoyed it - would definitely stay again if back in Auckland. Friendly reception, clean bathrooms and large kitchen area with outdoor dining area. I stayed with my sister in a private twin - it was a basic room - no wardrobe or towel hooks, but it was huge -...

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AklHostels, Manager at Attic Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for taking your time to leave us a review. We are happy that you chose us to stay with. We have some wicked facilities that cater for anyone from a tv room to chill to a kitchen that has everything to cook a feast. The rooms are always cleaned everyday and take great pride in insuring that every...

Swansea
Reviewed December 12, 2016

Stayed for one night after flying into Auckland from the UK as we just wanted a bed for the night before heading off in our camper van. Booked a twin room which was clean and spacious. The beds were comfy, the bathroom facilities were nearby, it was quiet and the staff were really helpful. The hostel is really well located,...

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AklHostels, Manager at Attic Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for taking your time to leave us a review. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. We do make sure that all the rooms are clean as can be before checking anyone in. We also provide all our private rooms with towels. All the mattress's throughout the hostel are all new. We have a brilliant...

Paris, France
Reviewed December 5, 2016

situated in the city center, on a top of a building, the team is friendly, the hostel is spacious, well equiped, everything is so clean , the kitchen is incredible, fully equiped, always clean, no dishes in the sink, commun area are nice, beds are comfy, there is computer, Tv, lounge, piano, terrace for smockers,... after 2 nights you feel...

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AklHostels, Manager at Attic Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for taking your time to leave us a review. We are stoked that you think we are one of the best not only in New Zealand but worldwide. The location is great with not having to go to far to anything. The staff here are always helpful and friendly to everyone. The facilities are well equipped with a...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Attic is a fresh and vibrant, newly refurbished top floor backpackers situated in the heart of the city centre, on Wellesley Street, just steps from the iconic Auckland Skytower and the hustle and bustle of Queen Street. Sleeping a maximum of 100 guests, we are a smaller inner city hostel than most, offering guests a central location and budget accommodation with a difference. Ride our traditional, 'old school' service lift to the top floor, which opens straight out on to The Attic. Enjoy a tour of our place upon check in, no impersonal pointing to your room and off you go, we want you to feel at home with us. Some of our larger dorms feature dividers so that even our most budget options are still as comfortable as a smaller dorm, attention to detail is important here at The Attic. Incredibly friendly and helpful, we go the extra mile to make your stay with us that little bit more special. Our guests comfort is the most important thing for us and we pride ourselves on creating a chilled, helpful and caring hostel environment in Auckland city centre! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Attic Backpackers

Address: 31 Wellesley St, Auckland 1010, New Zealand (Formerly Topfloor Backpackers)
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
Price Range: $19 - $59 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 19
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“Get in early to get the bottom bunk bed; it's first in first served.”
 of 5 bubbles jontir2017, yesterday | Read review
“Twin room was worth $44 each.”
 of 5 bubbles tsubasani237, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“I prefer female dorm.”
 of 5 bubbles , Nov 29, 2016 | Read review
“Stayed in room 13 - small industrial vent lower down could hear but didn't affect sleep at all.”
 of 5 bubbles JG2013, Nov 13, 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a bigger room”
 of 5 bubbles 181francisy, Nov 10, 2016 | Read review
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