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Ponsonby Backpackers

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2 Franklin Road | Ponsonby, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed at Ponsonby Backpackers two times, once in November and I came back a month later. Both times I stayed a few days and I can only say that I've had a great time! The hostel is housed in a nice older building in a lovely street, just a stones throw away from heaps of cool bars, cafes and... More 

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Thank Marith S
AklHostels, Manager at Ponsonby Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for leaving us a review. It's nice to hear that people enjoy our hostel so much that they return. We are glad you were happy with our facilities on both your visits as we spend a lot of time making sure each guest has the cleanest and best stay that they can. It's great that we can count... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed my stay here! The hostel itself is great, with a really nice garden area where you can chill out and relax. Nice cozy t.v lounge aswell. Staff were really friendly and helpful and even made us pancakes for breakfast (not sure if this a regular thing though). Would definately stay again if I come back to auckland!!

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Thank jesticjake
AklHostels, Manager at Ponsonby Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for leaving us such an awesome review. It's awesome that you enjoyed yourself and loved the hostel as much as we do. Our garden is great in the sunny weather as it catches all the sun and makes for a great place to chill out and have a BBQ. On colder days you can turn on our heater... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is in a great location! There are plenty of restaurants along the main road and the bus stop is close by as well, so while it is a little out of the city, it is super convenient and easy to get around. I stayed in a 5 bed female dorm and it was clean and comfortable. I did... More 

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Thank airolgalaviv
AklHostels, Manager at Ponsonby Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for leaving us a review. We love our location, close enough to the city to be convenient but just outside enough that we don't have all the city noise. It's great that you found your room 'clean and comfortable' and made yourself at home in the lounge. We do not have many long term stayers, but being just... More 

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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Comfortable hostel in a pleasant building, adequate heating for a quiet winter visit, great part of Auckland if you want to get a little out of the city centre, which is what I was after. Still walking distance to downtown attractions, or with buses right outside. Super friendly staff in the pub across the road, as well as many appealing... More 

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Thank j j
AklHostels, Manager at Ponsonby Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for leaving us a review. We are just enough outside the CBD that we don't have the traffic and noise, but close enough that it is a short walk or bus journey to heart of the city. It's good to hear you had a comfortable stay and hopefully made use of the fireplace in the TV room or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing manager and staff who are all welcoming and extremely helpful. So clean and tidy with a well equipped kitchen and a cool lounge with sky TV! Iv been to a lot of hostels....trust me when I say this is one of the best!☺

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Thank Lloydie11
AklHostels, Manager at Ponsonby Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for leaving us such an awesome review. It's great that you found us "welcoming and helpful", we try to assist guests anyway we can, whether it's where the closest supermarket is or planning a trip round all New Zealand. A lot of people love our TV room and comfy sofas in front of the fire to watch their... More 

Barcelona, Spain
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12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ladies at reception are very friendly, helpful and efficient I'd say. Nice and functional kitchen area, outside seating and general location. Parking situation a bit tricky, but all good. Definitely an option when I'm back in town.

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Thank Liam S
AklHostels, Manager at Ponsonby Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for leaving us such an awesome review. We also think our staff our 'friendly, helpful and efficient', so it's great that we are in agreement! As the sun starts creeping up on us (fingers crossed) our outside area is a great place to relax and meet fellow travelers. We hope you made the most of this and enjoyed... More 

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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic location to local shops on Ponsonby Rd which as cute shops and great cafe's. Also very close to Auckland city for shopping and great places to got out at night. Would recommend for people not wanting to stay in the city.

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Thank annabelletizzy
AklHostels, Manager at Ponsonby Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. It's great that you count yourself among the many who enjoy our location near the city. We are next to Ponsonby road with all its great little cafes and shops, as well as bars and restaurants. We are just a short walk or bus ride into the heart of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

The hostel looks gorgeous, the staff are extremely friendly and the experience as a whole created a great feel to the beginning of our New Zealand adventure! The staff, especially Meta were extremely helpful. She organised a supershuttle for us to pick us up from the airport and take us straight to the hostels door, the bill was added to... More 

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Thank Nate E
AklHostels, Manager at Ponsonby Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for leaving us such an awesome review. It's great that you loved our hostel as much as we do and look forward to see you again. Meta is a valued member of our team and i will forward your comments on to her. We have our bathrooms cleaned every night and checked throughout the day so they are... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

Friendly and helpful staff, lockers with padlocks provided in rooms, good kitchen facilities, dining area, outside seating are and a lovely, cosy lounge room with sofas, computer + fireplace. Great location right by Ponsonby Road and easy to get to central Auckland. Bathroom facilities were fine but a little bit shabby-looking, and it was a bit inconvenient that they were... More 

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AklHostels, Manager at Ponsonby Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. It's great to hear that you made the most of your stay here by enjoying Ponsonby road and the amenities provided. Thanks for letting us know about the bathrooms, they have since been thoroughly scrubbed from floor to ceiling so are sparkling clean. We like to keep them clean... More 

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1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Good rooms.Great views.So and so efficient or friendly staff.Bathrooms can be better.Kitchen can be better.Average stay and service but the property is quaint and very homely.Quiet neighbourhood.Great location.

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AklHostels, Manager at Ponsonby Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. It's good to hear you found our staff friendly and found our homely atmosphere to your liking. We encourage any guests with issues (no matter how big or small) to come to the front desk so we can help solve any potential problems as soon as possible so everyone... More 

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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: $21 - $50 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 45
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Ponsonby Backpackers Hotel Auckland Central
Ponsonby Backpackers Auckland, New Zealand
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