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Frienz Backpacker Hostel Auckland

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Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed in this hostel for one night as I was passing through New Zealand to head south, the rooms were okay and the bathrooms were clean however the atmosphere was dull. Everyone in my room was staying long term, they didn't even say hello and were all rude, taking all the plug sockets etc. That being said it was... More 

Thank Lois J
Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Good points about this hostel were cleaniness and the familiarity with other backpackers that can develop. But there the critique already starts: The kitchen is being closed for cleaning 3 times a day, which becomes annoying when you want to go eat at the moment and leave and won't want to wait for half an hour. But what is really... More 

Thank ExplorerMS1986
Frienz A, General Manager at Frienz Backpacker Hostel Auckland, responded to this review

Standard complaint from a guest who we had to ask to leave after multiple issues between himself and not only the staff but many guests also. 9 complaints in a 14 day period all with this fine german in the middle of each situation. He came across as a genuinely nice guy until something got in his way, e.g. noise... More 

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26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016

I've stayed at this hostel long term twice now and it's still one of my favourites. If you need somewhere long term and don't want to stay at a chain its a pretty good option. Rooms are pretty cheap, beds are comfortable and showers are okay. Biggest downside is the VERY expensive wi-fi, but there are computers in the lounge... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

I had to move from one hostel to another and the staff recommended Frienz.. The price was cheapest of all hostels I've stayed in, $26 for a 12 bed dorm, and location was great with good security. That's about all that was worth while about the place. I felt like I was back in Southeast Asia with how uncomfortable the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2016 via mobile

I don't normally care that much about free wifi but I just fine free computers but no free wifi to be so strange. I did actually need to get some things done on the Internet but needed to use my laptop but no you have to pay for that. Get a grip- the entire city of Auckland provides free wifi... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2016

So after 11 months of traveling New Zealand I had 3 weeks to kill in Auckland. A friend told me about Frienz and I thought I'd give it a go (thinking it would be more welcoming than the bigger hostels) I didn't like the fact you got 'allocated' a bed in the dorm, so you couldn't choose if you wanted... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2015

The reception staff here were absolutely brilliant. Cannot fault the two girls that i met and talked with. The hostel is kept incredibly clean and much much nicer than other places i have stayed. It's pretty cheap and i returned once and was greeted as if id known them for years. It was brilliant!

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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112 reviews
67 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

Apart from the staff at the reception who was really nice and friendly, it wasn't the best stay I had. People in this hostel are long term so if you are a traveler who wants to meet new people, just forget it. People even didn't dare to reply my hello when we crossed in corridor or bathroom or stairs! Bathrooms... More 

Thank habitantdum0nde
Rotorua, New Zealand
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106 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2015

Surprisingly clean, spacious and comfortable 12-bed dorm for the CBD. Cheap rooms, which is even better and an awesome location just off Queen Street (so less noise comes through the windows). Nice staff and silly pink building.

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24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

This hostel has potential to be a really great place. We checked in super late, and was pleased to have been informed with how to get in and what to do. We tried to get off to sleep as we had arrived at 2am and needed to complete our check in at 9.30am the next morning. Whilst trying to get... More 

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Additional Information about Frienz Backpacker Hostel Auckland

Address: 27-31 Victoria Street East, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
Price Range: $19 - $58 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 21
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