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Princeton Auckland Backpackers Hostel

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars 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... More 

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Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars 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
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1 of 5 stars 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... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016 via mobile

I would highly recommend avoiding this place. - My room had a disgusting smell throughout the stay. - The bed was extremely uncomfortable, I could feel the springs when I slept. - Room was generally dirty & dilapidated. - No free wifi and when I paid for it, the service did not function properly.

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

Booked on booking.com, and no-where on there does it state that this is a 'hostel'! But it was disgusting. Stayed in a double room for one night, which had a bed and a desk - the wardrobe is pointless as you can't open it due to the bed! There is then a tiny kitchenette and bathroom you can share with... More 

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Layer de la Haye, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Stayed for four nights in November as a couple. The rooms are tiny - a small double bed, desk and chair and a storage unit. Then a minuscule kitchen ( fridge, microwave, kettle, toaster, hob and sink ) and a shower room with toilet and tiny sink. You share the kitchen, shower room and entrance with one other "room". We... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Apart from the fact that there was no sign telling you how to get into the building (though it just takes a minute of searching to work it out yourself) the apartments were pretty good for the price. We chose to pay on check out just in case all the bad reviews were true but we were pleasantly surprised. We... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Stayed for 3 nights and it's average at best, no wifi, space is quite tight in the apartment and the beds are not the greatest as you can feel the springs prodding through the mattress. They should put up signs of where the entrance to the place is, as it's not so obvious. On a positive note the price is... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

Had one night here wanted to leave straight away. First of all I couldn't find the way into the building, had to ask the sushi place at the top as there was no signs and befor I could say anything he said 'down the steps' as if he's been asked all day. And he was right its all steps so... More 

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Additional Information about Princeton Auckland Backpackers Hostel

Address: 30 Symonds St, Auckland, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
Price Range: $40 - $42 (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
Princeton Hotel Auckland
Princeton Auckland Backpackers Hostel New Zealand
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