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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have stayed in the hostel for about a week and had a great time. The people were lovely and everything was extremly clean. I have stayed in a dorm and people were respectful and quite, so I had a good sleep. Kitchen and bathroom were for sharing and all clean. Looking forward to come back and miss the quizz... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed in the Oaklands Lodge for 4 nights, but unfortunately had to leave after 3 days due to personal illness. The hostel itself is very fun and has a great atmosphere, I stayed in a private room for my stay. The Wi-Fi worked great, even though you are limited to 1gb per session (you have unlimited sessions) I would... More 

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

That's very unfortunate that you had to leave and i hope that you are better now. Thank you for your review and we hope that you can come back in the future for another stay with us. More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of my best hostel experiences. The 11 bed dorm is big, clean and quite and the kitchen is way above the hostel standard. The atomsphere is chilled and welcoming. The area is nice with good coffee shops, mt eden next door and a big supermarket. Wifi is good.

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

Thank you very much for your great review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Mt Eden is a cool town with lots of nice cafes, restaurants and bars. We pride ourselves on keeping the hostel up to the highest of standards so that all of our guests can relax in our home away from home. We... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My go to hostel when I'm moving around NZ. Made new friends every time I have returned to Oaklands with its super friendly calm atmosphere. Clean rooms, bathrooms and kitchen. Fun activities during the week. Free parking on the street. Location right next to Mt.Eden village, home to some great cafes and only a short bus ride into Auckland CBD.... More 

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

Thanks Anthony, we appreciate you taking the time to give us a review. You will always be welcomed back home when ever you are around. Have fun on your travels. More 

Minnetonka, Minnesota
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This a great hostel in a quiet neighborhood in Mt. Eden. It's clean, quiet and has really comfortable beds. The kitchen was fully stocked with plenty of space for cold and dry food. It's blocks from Mt. Eden, around the corner from coffee shops / restaurants and the Outer Link. Only a few km from the Mt. Eden train station... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We are in a great location, not far from the city centre but far enough away to get the quiet village feel of Mt Eden town. We offer great facilities for all our guests at exceptional standards of cleanliness. We hope we can welcome you back again at some point in the future. More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Oaklands is perfect for travelers who want low-key, comfortable, and well located lodging. The staff is both helpful and friendly. The place is immaculately clean. (There's a cadre of staff who, daily it seems, clean not only the rooms and bathrooms but scrub the walls.) The lodge is in Mt. Eden, which is a quiet and readily walkable suburb. A... More 

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

Thank you for your great review. We are in a great location close to the city centre, in a quiet village with lots of cool bars, restaurants and cafes. We pride ourselves on having excellent facilities that are maintained to a very high standard. We hope we can welcome you back again at some point in the future. More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I booked 6 nights in Oaklands Lodge and it's really not a regret ! House is so beautiful and cosy, bedrooms are very nice, bathrooms, toilets and kitchen are very clean. It's pretty calm, and also close to a beautiful village (Mount Eden Village) with all you need (bars, supermarket, etc..). Less than 1 hour to walk to Auckland Center.... More 

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

Thank you very much for your great review. We pride ourselves on being extremely clean through out the hostel with all of our facilities that we offer. We hope that we can welcome you again in the future and wish you all the best with your travels. More 

Harwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This hostel is definitely not your ordinary hostel. It is a home away from home! The atmosphere is very welcoming, lots of activities put on by Tom the manager who is really friendly and so helpful with anything you ask. It is kept very clean with a big kitchen and lounge to watch loads of films from a hard drive.... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just arrive to auckland and went straight for here, on every question they answer with a smile, great staff and atmosphire, easy to get to the city and from airport, just got a bus line a minute walk.

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

Thank you for your great review. We are glad that you had a good stay with us. We hope that we can welcome you back to Oaklands in the future and we wish you all the best with your onward travels. More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very clean, friendly hostel. Stayed in 11 bed dorm, suprisingly comfortable compared to most others of the same size. Staff very apporachable and always up for a chat. Some activities organised but certainly potential to expand in this area. Overall a nice comfortable hostel.

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

Thank you for your review Rob. It was a pleasure having you stay with us and it is great to hear such awesome feedback. Our staff are always there to have a chat and help you out with anything you might need during your stay. We have taken on board your point about activities and will be looking at things... More 

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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 - $59 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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“3 bed rooms have twin beds, not bunks. 4+ are bunks.”
 of 5 bubbles LPinAsia, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Second floor is less lively because the kitchen and gathering areas are on the first floor.”
 of 5 bubbles antoniopX4008BM, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Dont be put off by dorm size, big dorm was quiet and spacious.”
 of 5 bubbles robi321, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“just the right distance away from CBD, well-priced, spacious”
 of 5 bubbles 507nehag, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“Room 16 has really good beds”
 of 5 bubbles boris752016, Oct 8, 2016 | Read review
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