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Brown Kiwi Backpacker Hostel

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Picton, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Thumbs up for this relaxed, homey, friendly hostel. If this is your first time in Auckland, it's a good place to start from. The rooms are nice and clean, the kitchen feels like mom's, and the garden is lush and beautiful. Staff is friendly and welcoming, and the area (Ponsonby) has a lot to offer - small shops and cafes,...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at Brown Kiwi at the beginning of my working holiday a few weeks ago. Staff were friendly and helpful, areas within the hostel were clean and cosy, bed was comfortable and there was free wifi (plus an adorable hostel cat!). The team also assisted in my applications for a bank account and IRD number which I appreciate. Good location...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The garden is just amazing, free wifi, a kitchen like at home, a very cosy living room with Stéphanie who sleeps all dAy long.... It's not a backpacker hostel factory, it's just what i expected from a backpacker hostel, a second home. A very funny trip ans lots of meetings. I'll back before my return.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here while I was backpacking from New Zealand. It is a great place in a great neighbourhood of Ponsonby. Affordable, friendly, and good place to get organized for other legs of the journey. Clean and comfortable.

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Damaris9, Owner at Brown Kiwi Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

thank you so much for taking the time to review. all the best and we hope to see you again. brown kiwi team.

Culebra, Puerto Rico
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Really comfortable & friendly... Tucked in a quiet backstreet just off of Ponsonby, one of the best places to be in Auckland!! I travel regularly thru NZ and this will be my regular stop, See you next year Hannes...

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Damaris9, Owner at Brown Kiwi Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

hi thanks very much for writing a review and all the best until next time!

Reviewed October 17, 2016

Nice hostel!!!! I stayed for 12 nights, I recommend this place if you are coming to Auckland, it is very clean, the rooms are very confortable, it is not too expensive and the managers are very nice. For me it was a great experience!!. Alicia from Chile.

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Damaris9, Owner at Brown Kiwi Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

hi alicia thanks for taking the time to review. all the best from the brown kiwi team damaris

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

The hostel is situated in a trendy area where there are lots of bars and cafes to get food or drinks. There's lots of privately owned clothes shops too. It's a cool area and on one of the main bus routes if you need to get anywhere. It's about a 30 minute downhill walk to the CBD and easy to...

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Damaris9, Owner at Brown Kiwi Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks So much for taking the time to write your really helpful review. We look forward to welcoming you back. All the best Damaris and team

Reviewed September 13, 2016

This place is really cozy it's like a little house. it could be more clean and have more space for the kitchen or in general ( for exemple,The showers are so tiny, no places and privacy to change) oh and bring your warm clothes cause it is freezing even inside the dorms. I don't know if it is because of...

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Damaris9, Owner at Brown Kiwi Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Hi, and thanks for making the time to write a review. Yes agreed it is an old style character Auckland house which we try to make as friendly and cosy as possible. In summer the sunny garden is a secret oasis for fun friendly times. all the best Damaris

Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

This Hostel is so cosy, it made me return three times during my stay in NZ. The place is not too big and it got a familiar atmosphere. Staff is very friendly and takes good care of all guests. Awesome backyard to chill during summer.

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Damaris9, Owner at Brown Kiwi Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

We really appreciate you taking the time to write your review. Thanks so much and all the best for the rest of your travels. Damaris

Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

I stayed at Brown Kiwi for one month when I arrived in New Zealand. The place is really nice, kitchen is great, nice garden, and the staff is really friendly and helpful. Brown kiwi is in Ponsonby, definitely the best suburb in Auckland, with a lot of bar, restaurants, clubs. Thanks Brown Kiwi for this amazing month I had !

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Damaris9, Owner at Brown Kiwi Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Milena, thank you so much for taking the time and trouble to do a review for us. We really appreciate your feedback and wish you the very best. Damaris

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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Paid Wifi
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hi and welcome to Brown Kiwi, a funky little hostel in the heart of the best central Auckland suburb. We have a lovely sunny garden, a farmhouse kitchen where you can share cooking with new friends and a cosy TV room to watch DVDs. We welcome travellers and provide advice on your trip, buying and selling a car, finding a job and how to make the most of your NZ experience. Brown Kiwi is 2 minutes walk from shops, banks, cafes, bus stop, 5 minutes from supermarket and 20 minutes from the centre of Auckland. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Brown Kiwi Backpacker Hostel

Address: 7 Prosford Street | Ponsonby, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
Amenities:
Kitchenette
Price Range: $22 - $60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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Brown Kiwi Backpacker Hostel Auckland, New Zealand
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
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“Private rooms are available.”
 of 5 bubbles damiand10, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“WiFi was free for 100M, I remembered.”
 of 5 bubbles neilzhang, Apr 7, 2016 | Read review
“Book early during peak season as even in march this place is booked out each night.”
 of 5 bubbles ChrisInTheWorld, Mar 24, 2016 | Read review
“The garden room was better than the one in the house. But both were clean!”
  • Three kiwi :-)
 of 5 bubbles TerezieP, Mar 8, 2016 | Read review
“Free car places available in front of the hostel.”
 of 5 bubbles Davidfromfrance49, Feb 9, 2016 | Read review
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