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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very lucky to have got accommodation, it isn't the Ritz but it suited our needs. We were not there for long, just somewhere to sleep before moving on, our expectations weren't high as hostels aren't famous for being swanky or quiet. To the earlier review, you may get cheaper/ quieter hostels the further south you go but this is the...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

In a nice part of town with shops, restaurants in short walking distance and buses that take you straight to the airport & into the centre of the city. Tom is lovely & really helpful so any questions you have he can answer. Free wifi & well equipped kitchen so would definitely recommend oaklands. Would recommend asking for a room...

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Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I Paid Almost 80 dollars for a private room, which is quit expensive. This Hostel was the Most expensive Hostel During my Time in New Zealand.My room was next to the entry and the living room. Therefore it was very noisy Even around 24am. The room itself was dark and very simple. No Towels and the Internet was working After...

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suzeontheroad, Owner at Oaklands Lodge Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

I am sorry you didn't enjoy your stay but maybe you shouldn't book the cheapest economy double room in a backpacker hostel if you want to stay in a hotel. In Auckland in the high season the cheapest dorm is $30 per person sharing with at least 8 people. A two star hotel room close to the city is at...

San Diego, California
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

These guys were great, facilities were good, all in all liked oaklands lodge, it had a big kitchen with everything, lockers in the dorms, HELPFUL staff, free stuff if you really need it (I picked up a hat). Mount Eden itself is a bit pricey, there is no big supermarket with the good deals nearby so get groceries in town....

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Thank Skcivkwkacy
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is definitely the best hostel in Auckland. I stayed there for my first two nights in New Zealand and extended my stay for a bit after that. Even felt the need to visit the hostel when I was back in Auckland a few days ago. To sum up, this place has: - Very friendly staff, both management and cleaners...

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Thank Bart J
Reviewed 1 week ago

I only stayed for 1 night, but a great hostel in a really nice neighbourhood. Friendly staff and there are nice coffee shops and cafes around. Additionally the centre is close-by, just 10 minutes by bus!

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Thank Joep P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Oaklands was a good choice. They're based in Mount Eden which is a pretty expensive area so beware of this before buying groceries here. Better off to get these for cheap in town (40 min walk or short bus for $3.5). Mount Eden is a must while you're there. Rooms are small and not spacious really.. no fan either so...

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Thank Lucy R
Kaiwaka, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Oaklands Lodge Backpacker Hostel was a recommendation that surpassed my expectations. Friendly, clean and has all the facilities a traveller needs. Mount Eden Village is a 3 minute walk. Regular 20 minute bus ride to and from Auckland city centre.

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OaklandsLodge, Manager at Oaklands Lodge Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. Glad you enjoyed your stay here. Hopefully can welcome you again in the future.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kitchen is clean and tidy, you can cook happily. Bathroom is clean too. However I wish the room ventilation would be better. No nearby groceries store, nearest should be 20min walk from hostel. Suggest buy before you stay there.

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Thank Leong W
OaklandsLodge, Manager at Oaklands Lodge Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! Whilst the nearest big supermarket is around 15 minutes walk their are grocery/fruit and vegetable and convenience stores within a minutes walk from the hostel. We are always looking to improve the experience of guests here so thank you for commenting on the ventilation although it is not something we have heard before.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the first time I had ever stayed in a hostel and I don't regret a minute. Nestled just under Mt. Eden, it is walkable to Central Business District yet is still comfortably out of the downtown bustle. I made some good friends here with both backpackers and staff while adjusting to living out of a backpack. It's got...

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OaklandsLodge, Manager at Oaklands Lodge Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the nice review! Our hostel is perfectly located in the heart of MT Eden and ideally placed just a minutes walk from MT Eden itself. Glad you enjoyed the atmosphere here we are always looking to uphold a harmonious environment. Hopefully we can see you again soon!

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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Oaklands Lodge is small, friendly backpacker hostel located in the heart of Mt Eden Village. Mt Eden Village is a vibrant community with has a small supermarket, cafes, bars, restaurants as well as bakeries and specialty stores. We are 3.5 km from downtown with a bus stop less than 100m away. There is free parking available in the street. We have a range of single, double, twin and shared rooms with shared bathrooms, living area and a kitchen dining area. Laundry facilities are available at a charge and wifi is available for free. We are very close to the Airporter Bus Service route (Mt Eden Road Bus) for airport transport. We pride ourselves on being clean, comfortable and friendly. We look forward to welcoming you to Auckland. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Oaklands Lodge Backpacker Hostel

Address: 5A Oaklands Road | Mt Eden, Auckland 1024, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
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Price Range: $20 - $58 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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