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Oaklands Lodge Backpacker Hostel

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5A Oaklands Road | Mt Eden, Auckland 1024, New Zealand
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to Oaklands on the 5th of Feb and am very disappointed, so much so that we checked out. The bed was on a massive lean so you rolled to the edge, there were no sheets on the bed and a duvet that was very musty and dirty. The bathroom had no toilet paper and their was hair everywhere. Also... More 

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Thank 592megann
OaklandsLodge, General Manager at Oaklands Lodge Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Hi, Rather confusing since all our bedding is supplied. We have received no complaints about what you are talking about, so it is quite disturbing that if you actually stayed here, you did not mention anything to us, or the fact that you are getting us completely mixed up with somewhere else? We have never had a review like this,... More 

Perth, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We are a family of 4 and had such a great experience at Oaklands. The staff were really helpful and friendly. The rooms were clean and spacious as were the bathrooms. The kitchen was always spick and span and so easy and fun to cook in-heaps of fridge space and cooking utensils etc. Heaps of free movies to watch. Very... More 

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Thank nicole s
OaklandsLodge, General Manager at Oaklands Lodge Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

It was a pleasure having you all stay with us and I hope that you are all able to return again soon. We always make sure we have all our common areas as clean as possible for all our guests to enjoy. We hope you managed to get to the top of Mt Eden volcano while you were here, which... More 

Hamburg, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had a very good stay. The rooms are clean, it is quiet at night. And the people from the lodge are so nice and helpful! I definitely recommend this place and would always return to oaklands lodge, when back at auckland.

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Thank Chris C
OaklandsLodge, General Manager at Oaklands Lodge Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

With us being in the heart of Mt Eden, it is a very relaxing and quiet place for all to enjoy. With a butchers, cafes, bakery, eateries, fruit & veg shop and much more; the village has a large array of shops to buy whatever you need. Next time you are back, you should head around to the Mt Eden... More 

paris
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18 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed there on my very first days in NZ. Very cosy place where you feel like home. Clean and spacious, there is everything we need in the kitchen. The managers are very helpful. Convenience shops and cafes are in walking distance and there is a big supermarket only 15 minutes walking. I liked the ambiance of small village and... More 

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Thank melaniev v
OaklandsLodge, General Manager at Oaklands Lodge Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

With us being very close to the village, we are perfectly positioned to go out for a bite to eat or a coffee. With a great array of shops you will be spoilt for choice. Mt Eden volcano (just a 30 minute walk to the summit from our doorstep) you have exceptional views of the entire city. It is beautiful... More 

Paris, France
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a really nice place to start an NZ adventure because the place is really calm. I stayed here for a week and at the end I added 3 more days because I really liked it. Jonny is very welcoming and you feel at home very quickly. The cleanliness here is PERFECT! From the kitchen to the bathrooms, perfect! Plus... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to review us! We are pleased you have a great stay with us; we make sure all our guests feel welcome and comfortable. We are currently in the middle of changing our WiFi to make it more user friendly and free. We hope to see you again in the near future. More 

Aiur
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are looking for a clean, convenient, reasonable pricing place to stay, Oaklands Lodge Backpacker is your best bet. Especially if you usually check-in and out of the hostel during the super late/early hours, their stuff can take care of everything for you very well. Super responsive through the email communication is also a plus.

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Thank Archange1
OaklandsLodge, General Manager at Oaklands Lodge Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, it is great that you have shared your experience with other people. With us being in the heart of Mt Eden, we are in a prime position next to the cafes, local convenient stores and much more. The volcano in front of us is just a short walk with spectacular views of the entire city.... More 

Hamburg, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed for 2 weeks in this hostel, over christmas and new year and I had a really good time. For christmas and also for new year there organized some dinner together. The hostel is very clean and my room was very comfortable. They have also a living room and a kitchen, there you can put your staff in the... More 

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Thank Mirjam K
OaklandsLodge, General Manager at Oaklands Lodge Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

We are pleased you enjoyed your stay. We like to make sure all our guests feel at home, especially around Christmas & New Year. We pride ourselves in being an extremely clean hostel and enjoy helping our guests as much as possible. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am working for 4 months up in Auckland and I am on a tight budget so thought I would try a hostel. First time in a hostel for about 30 years so wasn't sure what to expect. Oaklands Lodge came up trumps. Lots of living space and a very good kitchen. Dorms comfortable although more power points are needed.... More 

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Thank Jez682016
OaklandsLodge, General Manager at Oaklands Lodge Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are pleased that we made your stay here at Oaklands Lodge an enjoyable one and hopefully one that you remember for a long time. We always try and make our guests stay here a pleasurable one and one that you can always remember. We hope you enjoyed the location of being just outside of... More 

Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our stay at this hostel. It was pretty chilled out and we found the Mt Eden area lovely - quiet, nice walks to the summit and perfect to escape the not-so-amazing centre of Auckland. Overall our thoughts were as follows: Pros Helpful staff Chilled out place with friendly travellers (loads of backpackers) Massive and well-equipped kitchen The... More 

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

Thank you for your comments, it is great that you enjoyed your stay with us. You can get one of the frequent buses to the city, which takes 10 minutes. The bus stop is only 100m from our front door. With us being outside of the city centre, it allows you to get a good night's sleep and also allows... More 

Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our stay in Oaklands lodge. The hostel is great and the rooms are clean. They have a great kitchen with enough space fore lots of people. Both managers are very nice and try to help you with almost everything. They give you lots of information about Auckland city. There is a busstop near by, witch takes you... More 

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

With the bus stop being 100m from our doorstep, it is easy to get into the city with a 10 minute bus ride. For $2.50 you are in the heart of the city right beside the ferry and train terminals. Our managers always make our guests feel welcome and enjoy helping everyone with our local knowledge about what there is... More 

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