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Ponsonby Backpackers is a beautiful 19th Century, character villa located right in the heart and soul of trendy Ponsonby filled with swanky boutiques and funky cafes and bars. We invite you to stay in our warm, cosy and spotlessly clean rooms, with welcoming and spacious communal areas that create the real feeling and vibe of your home away from home. Our award winning staff are the friendliest in town and are happy to give you all the information and advice you need for starting your NZ adventures! Travellers ourselves we know what backpackers want and look for in a place to call home, a true kiwi oasis. See you soon!
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Non-Smoking Hotel
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Public Wifi
Self-Serve Laundry
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Arianne & Marcelo have been great hosts, friendly, helpful,and very hospitable to every bodies different situations whilst coming & going. Has a great big house family feel, very sociable but well organised. Made some great friends here...have been to 38 countries but this is
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This hostel is like the top rate for New Zealand! Clean, cozy, comfy, good vibe, all you need! And the stuff is just super lovely! I really enjoyed my stay with you! Oh and also the location is just best you can get in Auckland! Thank you guys and all the best! Petra
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This hostel is so cool! The staff is really nice, the house is clean and cozy with its lounge and garden! It's just like being home ! Even guests are cool! I can say it because I made there my first amazing travel meeting with the great and unique Mica, also known as Micool! He
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My stay at Ponsonby Backpackers has been outstanding. It has been so good that I have already extended my stay twice. The building is that beautiful, the staff is that helpful, and the location is that good. I have made so many friends already in all of the beautiful communal
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The area of Ponsonby is so lovely and a good stroll or bus ride down to the city centre. Hostel is very clean and friendly with very good free wifi. Only negatives are the bunk bed in our room was wobbly and squeaky at even the slightest movement. Our room was also only a thin
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Double room number 3 ground floor right by reception. Still quiet.
Not a bad view
Twin Private Room
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Bright and spacious double room
Photo provided by managementPonsonby Backpackers
Our clean, light and bright 7 bed dorm room :-)
"Room 12 is like your own little palace."
"Do not stay here"
"The bathrooms are upstairs."
"I would choose a room upstairs where the bathrooms are."
"Rooms at the bungalows are quieter but you cannot choose your room"
$22 - $56 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ponsonby backpackers hotel auckland central
New ZealandNorth IslandAucklandAuckland Central
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