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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I should start by saying that I do not like staying in hostels. And had planned to never stay in one again, however, hotels were prohibitively expensive in Auckland so I settled on Attic Backpackers. I was very pleasantly surprised. I was in a 4 bed mixed dorm (not in a bunk) and was so impressed with how quiet it...

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Clean, friendly hostel with well stocked kitchen, rooftop deck, and other large social spaces. Friendly helpful staff. Central located. No complaints. Booking recommended as it was sold out both nights I was staying there.

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Nice, France
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Really good place!!!. Nice staff and great facilities. Everything is clean and people is considerate. If I have to say something not good is that there are some rooms that are in the entrance and some bunk beds make noise. Definitely a place to come back!!!

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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 so stoked that you thought our hostel was awesome as so do we. We take great pride in ensuring our hostel is clean all the time with doing hourly checks. We do encourage guests to make any issues known so we can address them and get them...

Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all I'm writing this review for a free candy :) Joke aside, friendly people, amazing staff, clean amenities. Really chill hostel in the heart of Auckland CBD. Spacious outdoor deck where you can enjoy a free coffee on a sunny day or a beer before heading out to experience the Auckland's night life. Probably the only downside is...

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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 happy that you made the most of the free candy. We do have a wicked team here that are forever making people feel at home and make the most of their time...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not the most social hostel I've ever stayed in, but the kitchen is pretty big (and has a cool rooftop deck), and the rooms and bathrooms are clean. Nice staff. It's also really centrally located and a less than five minute walk from the skybus stop. The downsides of this place are that you have to pay for wifi after...

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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 to stay with during your time in Auckland. We do try and create a cool and friendly vibe to try make everyone feel comfortable and at home which normally encourages a social environment. We do have a central location which is awesome for...

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing location and the staff were super helpful! One of the best kitchens I've ever seen in a hostel with a great outdoor deck area. We arrived late and everything was prepared for us. The bathroom was great with lots of showers and lots of space for getting ready. Great space to explore the city. Would highly recommend.

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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 had an amazing time during your time in Auckland. We do have a wicked team here which is great for creating the vibes and making everyone feel at home. We do have awesome common areas and yes, we agree, the kitchen is fantastic with...

Reviewed 1 week ago

I really have a good time at the attic! My room was very confortable, and the location is perfect! People is very nice, the place is very clean and the common spaces are very big. The kitchen is really nice, and the bed is very confortable.

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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 stayed with us. We are in a very central location which is awesome for on going transport or just see all the Auckland highlights. We take great pride in making sure our hostel is kept clean to the highest standard by doing hourly checks...

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights at the start of April. It's in a great location to see Auckland and has all the amenities needed for a comfortable stay. Small and friendly with helpful staff, especially James who managed to fit me in for an extra night at short notice!

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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 delighted that you chose us to stay with during your time in Auckland. We do have a very central location which is ideal to get out and about and see what Auckland has to offer. We do have a wicked team here which are all about customer...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I found this place very clean and reception staff very friendly. The beds were comfortable and showers a perfect temperature and power. The only down side is it felt like it lacked personality over all & the 3 hours of wifi goes very fast.

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AklHostels, Manager at Attic Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for taking the time to leave us review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We give guests 3 hours of complimentary login/logout wifi upon arrival that they can use at their discretion. Being in a country where free wifi is scarce we believe this is quite generous. We replace our mattresses regularly, there is nothing...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the sister hostel to Ponsonby Backpackers and I must say I prefer Ponsonby. Attic is a good hostel but it is big and harder to meet people. It is run more like chain and whilst staff are helpful and friendly it doesn't have the same vibe that smaller, family run hostels have. The bathroom is clean but 4...

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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 decided to stay at both of our hostels. We are sorry that you didn't have as good of time here as you did in Ponsonby. Our sister hostel is awesome and has a very homely vibe to it. The Attic is a little larger...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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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: $20 - $61 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 19
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“Avoid room 5 - right next to the reception”
blot17, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Rooms can be hot and expect it to be loud being in the city center.”
Saurora70, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“The smaller dorms”
ChrisManuelUK, Mar 1, 2017 | Read review
“Rooms by the communal bathroom are most convenient and private (not off the lobby).”
barbarakO1349WF, Feb 28, 2017 | Read review
“very affordable, very clean and super located”
pa0ram0s, Feb 6, 2017 | Read review
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