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Frienz Backpacker Hostel Auckland

27-31 Victoria Street East, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 stars 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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3 of 5 stars 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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1 of 5 stars 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 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars 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 

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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3 of 5 stars 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 

Thank SarahMR15
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

The frienz was the first hostel I stayed in at Auckland. As I arrived there, staff was friendly and told me that NZ is gonna be an expensive place to stay. When we got to our room, it was cold up there and the room was okay. As we went to bed at night we felt like in the mountains.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I stayed in Frienz hostel for over 2 weeks when I was in Auckland and I really enjoyed my stay!! I stayed in a 4share which was cosy and clean. You get your own locker to put your valuables away. The kitchen is spacious and clean and everyone gets a big box the put away dry food, which is super... 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 - $42 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 21
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Frienz Backpacker Hostel Auckland New Zealand
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