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Reviewed 1 week ago

It wasn't until we arrived at Princeton Apartments that we realised why this apartment was soo cheap. We paid $59 a night and we found out this was for a good reason. The apartment was dirty and the floor we stayed on smelt like cabbage! I didn't feel comfortable walking bare foot into the bathroom, so I wore jandals in...

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Bucharest, Romania
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed in a single room, with a (very) small shared kitchen. Room was extremely small, bed was awful full of bumps and holes, bathroom not very clean. Quite noisy (large highway crossroads right behind the building), staff wasn't very nice. Just not a great experience I'm afraid.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed January 4, 2017

So you share the bathroom with only one other room and on our second night there was no one staying in the other room. There is a little kitchenette which is dirty and the bathroom sink is so small its hard to shave or wash you face. However this is in the heart of Auckland and if you plan to...

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Uppsala, Sweden
Reviewed December 25, 2016

The hostel is huge, with small boring rooms in a sort of hotel appartment where there is two bedrooms that share bathroom and a very small kitchen. Our bathroom was very old and runed down, it had not been cleaned in sometime. And the fan in the bathroom made alot of noise when you turned on the light, that we...

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

Dirty place, look terrible. Someone enter in my room in the middle of the night claiming it was his room😳. We had to convinced him it was not. Why his key opened my room door?...good question. That place is not safe at all!!! Avoid that place!!!!!!😑

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Chester, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

I don't often like leaving negative reviews but I feel like we were a bit misled with Princeton Apartments. We booked through booking.com, where it simply states that this is budget accommodation. We've been travelling for a long time and have stayed in all manner of accommodation so aren't often too fussy. However, being described as budget accommodation we assumed...

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Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed August 17, 2016

We stayed one night at the Princeton Apartments as a group of 12 people. Although all the reviews are pretty bad, the place was not as terrible as it is made out to be. The staff kindly let us lock our bags in the office as we arrived a few hours before check-in, so we didn't have to carry them...

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed June 2, 2016

New Zealand is expensive, therefore you can't expect luxury for under £30 per night, staff are not very friendly nor helpful, but they do let you leave your bags in reception if you arrive before check in or leave after check out. Rooms are small, but clean, as are the bathrooms, although shared, it is only between 2 rooms, so...

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Malaysia
Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

Alhamdulillah, 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻😀😀😀. Near to bus stop, Auckland University and convenience store. Room was clean and we can cook. Customer service very good. Thank you becoz allow us to park our rental car for few hrs FOC and front desk help us a lots.

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Pukekohe, New Zealand
Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

I expected 'budget' accommodation but certainly didn't expect the unhygienic conditions of this establishment. It was horrendous. Yes, the rooms were tiny and no frills, but I didn't expect much more for $49/night. Coat hangers and mattress protector, I did expect...but there were neither. Who in this day and age doesn't use a mattress protector?! Especially an accommodation provider! The...

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Amenities

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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Princeton Auckland Backpackers Hostel

Address: 30 Symonds St, Auckland, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
Amenities:
Restaurant
Price Range: $40 - $84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Princeton Auckland Backpackers Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 32
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Princeton Auckland Backpackers Hotel Auckland Central
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“book the bigger room”
 of 5 bubbles Anaputtachai, Jan 4, 2017 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles johnandshirley_13, Feb 4, 2014 | Read review
“Avoid this place at all costs!”
 of 5 bubbles Viajeranz, Oct 30, 2012 | Read review
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