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Reviewed September 16, 2017

I only stayed one night so cannot claim to know much about the hostel BUT the wobbly bunk bed annoyed me after one night. Other than the bed the hostel was good. The staff were wonderful, friendly and welcoming. The guests also interacted which was...More

Thank Rachael B
Response from AklHostels, General Manager at Ponsonby BackpackersResponded September 27, 2017

Hi thanks for leaving us such a review, Not good about your wobbly bed, we will look into this now that it's been brought to our attention. Happy to hear that the staff were 'wonderful, friendly and welcoming'. We hope you enjoy the rest of...More

Reviewed September 12, 2017

Only stayed one night, The toilets and showers are so small you have to straddle the toilet to close the door, I think there is a 1 inch clearance between the door and the toilet. Then the shower again if you forget to open the...More

Thank Michael C
Reviewed September 6, 2017

Safe location, walking distance to Ponsonby shops and food, and just a bit of a longer stroll to CBD. Two first come, first serve free parking spots which was an absolute must for me. Free wifi, coffee and tea. Great welcoming and informative safe, clean,...More

Thank Nicole K
Response from AklHostels, General Manager at Ponsonby BackpackersResponded September 11, 2017

Hi thanks for leaving us a great 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. Stoked that you managed to grab...More

Reviewed August 31, 2017 via mobile

It's all been said, low price high quality:) Friendly staff! There is a very helpful board too on which there are loads of useful infos such as job-offers, travel-recommendations or tips in buying a car!More

Thank AikoUn
Response from AklHostels, General Manager at Ponsonby BackpackersResponded September 11, 2017

Hi thanks for leaving us an awesome review, We are happy to hear you found us to be of 'high quality' with friendly staff. :) Glad you made the most of our information boards to help you get going in Auckland. We would love for...More

Reviewed August 29, 2017

Great Hostel, Lovely staff and location is only 20 min walk from the city centre. Ponsonby backpackers is a perfect hostel for people who dont want to party all day, but still have a great backpackers atmosphere. Perfect for long stay.More

Thank Bjvisser
Response from AklHostels, General Manager at Ponsonby BackpackersResponded September 11, 2017

Hi thanks for taking time to leave us a review, We are stoked that you found us to be a 'great hostel'. We do consider ourselves lucky to be located in a great suburb such as Ponsonby with lots of great shops and eateries near...More

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$22 - $52 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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"The bathrooms are upstairs."
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"I would choose a room upstairs where the bathrooms are."
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"Rooms at the bungalows are quieter but you cannot choose your room"
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"Quiet floor is upstairs on the second floor. Room 7 is peaceful and beautiful."
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