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Brown Kiwi Backpacker Hostel

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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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... More 

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Thank Roxann B
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 More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Thank Franziska B
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 More 

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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Thank Miléna B
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 More 

New Plymouth, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2016

Stayed for three nights in a single room. Very welcoming and pleasant. Clean and everything you need for a comfortable stay in Auckland. Walk to city centre isn't too far, and there are buses near by if needed. My mattress was comfortable and new mattresses for other beds arrived while I was there.

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

thanks Peter so much for taking the time to write a review for us. We really appreciate your feedback and wish you the very best. Damaris More 

Waiheke Island, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

I've stayed different backpackers in Auckland but Brown Kiwi has been the best by far! I stayed in one of their cozy double rooms and also the facilities were excellent. The staff members were friendly and truly helpful. Definitely would go there again!

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

Thanks so much we really appreciate you taking the time to provide your feedback. Wishing you the very best Damaris More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

First the staff are perfect. Second the rooms and beds are perfect for a hostel. Dorm rooms are solid wooden beds with thick mattresses. Private rooms are spacious and range from double beds to twin and triple rooms. The location is perfect for those wanting to explore Auckland or those coming over to find work etc. The Brown Kiwi is... More 

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

Hi, that is a really kind and very helpful review! all the very best Damaris More 

Rotorua, New Zealand
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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

We stay one night at this backpacker, we had a private 3 persons room. The common parts were very clean and convenient. There is a very cute and pleasant outdoor for the sunny days. A bit far from the city centre.

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

Hi, great of you to write a review. For others reading this, our hostel is in Ponsonby the closest inner city suburb of Auckland - and certainly much nicer than downtown Auckland. Most things are in Ponsonby - shops, cafes, banks, supermarket. But bus to airport and other destinations are from the city. It will take you half hour to... More 

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15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

We had a few days between trips and luckily they had a room free. We were in the building next to the hostel and had a great sized room (we had booked a private double) with a nice comfy bed. Everything was clean and tidy and the kitchen had everything we needed. The bathroom was nice, good shower pressure etc... More 

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61 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

A little disappointed with our stay after reading reviews and expecting something different. We stayed for one night in a double room passing through Auckland, we won't be staying again on our return to Auckland and unfortunately wouldn't recommend Brown Kiwi to others, unless maybe you don't need kitchen facilities. + good location in Ponsonby, short walk to bars, restaurants... More 

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1 Thank Becki S
Damaris9, Owner at Brown Kiwi Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Hi there and thanks for taking the time to write a review. We are certainly a cosy inner city hostel where space can be tight especially in the winter. when the weather is bad and everyone is inside. In summer when people can eat at our shared tables in the garden and use the barbecue, our guests really enjoy the... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Very comfortable hostel in good location. The facilities are great, the staff friendly and you feel just like home. The living room has a great collection of DVDs. The garden area outside is very calm and nice.

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1 Thank SamNZ2016
Damaris9, Owner at Brown Kiwi Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Hi, thanks so much for your review. It means a lot to us that you felt like you were at home. Enjoy the rest of your trip! More 

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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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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: $34 - $65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
Brown Kiwi Backpacker Hostel Auckland, New Zealand
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