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Ponsonby Backpackers

Hostelworld.com$46*
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06/11/2017 06/12/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

We only stayed one night at Ponsonby Backpackers, but have a great stay. The staff were very friendly, the kitchen very clean, and the rooms kinda homely. We were upgraded from a 6 bed to a 3 bed free of charge, and enjoyed the location of the hostel. Our only issue was that the lockers wouldn't work, and so we...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very accommodating and friendly staff. Homey and pleasant. Very good kitchen facility and back yard sitting area. Bunk beds were not sturdy (made of metal) so every move was felt. Dining room could be bigger. Very good value.

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Oldenzaal
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ponsonby backpackers was a good start of my trip in New Zealand. Nice atmosphere. If you're in for meeting people you can and if you're not then you won't have to. I had a single room. Bit small but ok. Bathrooms and toilets were fine and clean. I had a good stay there.

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AklHostels, General Manager at Ponsonby Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi thanks for taking time to leave us a review, We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and enjoyed our 'nice atmosphere'. Great to hear you found us to be clean. We hope you enjoy the rest of your travels. Thanks the PB Team :)

Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location only a block from Ponsonby (full of shops and restaurants). Only was there for 1 night, but it seemed like a cool place. Bathrooms and rooms were clean and check in was easy. I would suggest asking about parking prior to arrival. Note: must pay for WiFi

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AklHostels, General Manager at Ponsonby Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi thanks for taking time to leave us a review, We do consider ourselves lucky to be located in a great suburb such as Ponsonby with lots of great shops and eateries near by and with easy access into the city. Our housekeeping staff work hard to keep the place up to a high standard of cleanliness and we are...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very lovely people, and chill stay. Thank you. It's right close to downtown , walking is fine. Near are very locals cafes. With concerts playing and nice people again. I recommend it to everybody who want to have a great experience. Filip

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AklHostels, General Manager at Ponsonby Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi thanks for leaving us such an awesome review, It's great to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and found us to be chilled and the people 'lovely' :) Thank you for recommending us to other travelers. If you are ever in Auckland again we would love to have you come back and stay with us. Thanks The...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ponsonby backpackers is a good place to arrive in the awesome city of Auckland. It allows to have the advantages to meet people from everywhere in the world, got a good team who is friendly and helpfull (with the administrative formalities - bank account, IRD number application ...) and the location is perfect to explore the city by walking and...

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AklHostels, General Manager at Ponsonby Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi thanks for leaving us a review, We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us found our awesome team 'friendly and helpful' :) We do consider ourselves lucky to be located in a great suburb such as Ponsonby with lots of great shops and eateries near by and with easy access into the city. Stoked that you...

Mendoza, Argentina
Reviewed April 19, 2017

I had a really nice time, the facilities were efficient, the staff was really friendly and helpful. Great location full of bars and lovely environment. I felt like home and I would definetely come back there again.

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AklHostels, General Manager at Ponsonby Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi thanks for leaving us an awesome review, We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you found the staff 'friendly and helpful' We do consider ourselves extremely lucky to have such an awesome team here at Ponsonby who will always make our guests feel welcome. We do consider ourselves fortunate to be located...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed April 14, 2017

We had a great time at Ponsonby Backpackers. The staff was very welcoming and easy going. The location perfect to explore Ponsonby bars and restaurants. We went to an Irish concert that was just on the corner. We had a good sleep in the Twin room. And left after brekki on a sunny morning.

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AklHostels, General Manager at Ponsonby Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi thanks for leaving us a review, We love that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you found the staff 'welcoming and easy going' :) Ponsonby is a great suburb with lots of great bars and restaurants to keep your night going as you also found out. We are also happy to hear that you had 'a good...

Reviewed April 12, 2017 via mobile

Excellent location, friendly abd super helpful with information foe finding places or things to do. Everthing clean, great facilities and cheap wifi! Funky old house, hadn't stayed in a backpackers before and this wad a great introduction.

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AklHostels, General Manager at Ponsonby Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi thanks for leaving us such an awesome review, We are happy to hear that you loved our awesome location in Ponsonby. We consider ourselves very lucky to have an awesome team here at Ponsonby who always go about their job with a smile and to the fact that they are always friendly and helpful toward our guests. Our housekeeping...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 10, 2017

The hostel is not very big but really great. I met some great people here and most dorm rooms are big. The bathroom is not so big but clean. The kitchen is well equipped and clean. Good out door hang out area and lounge. It is a easy walk into town. Ponsonby is a lovely surburb and really has a...

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AklHostels, General Manager at Ponsonby Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi thanks for making time to leave a review, We are stoked to hear that you found us to be 'really great' and that you met some awesome people during your stay with us. We are glad that you made the most of our awesome facilities from our big garden to our awesome kitchen. :) We do consider ourselves lucky...

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Paid Wifi
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ponsonby Backpackers

Address: 2 Franklin Road | Ponsonby, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
Price Range: $20 - $53 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 45
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See which rooms travelers prefer

“If possible, do not get a bunk bed because they were wobbly.”
, 1 week ago | Read review
“Avoid room zero as it is near the front door, upstairs the rooms are better”
blot17, Apr 10, 2017 | Read review
“Female dorm > less risk of people who snor :-)”
globetrotterke2016, Jan 26, 2017 | Read review
“don't know... i depends on how much you want to spend”
42marianneu, Jan 25, 2017 | Read review
“try not to get a ground floor room as the Windows face directly to the pavement.”
cge_cge, Jan 9, 2017 | Read review
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