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Verandahs Backpackers Lodge
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

Stayed at Verandahs for the first few night in NZ. It was a great place to start my journey in NZ. Always clean, spacious, amazing views and fantastic location. Walking to Queen Street in the city centre was no problem at all. Unless you want to travel far, Verandahs is within walking distance of everything you need. Located just beside Western Park which offers a great place for a walk or some exercise. Many cafes and shops in the Ponsonby area. Spacious kitchen and dining area, verandahs with nice views of Auckland where you can enjoy some reading or getting some sun.
A plus: No bunk beds!

Room Tip: Ground floor rooms near reception can be noisy if someone is using the provided land line phone.
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 9, 2013

Gorgoues building, beautifully rennovated with huge rooms and a really lovely and very helpful owner. Loved the location, views over Auckland are particularly special. good sized kitchen and nice, clean bathrooms. Place totally deserves its top class rating in all the guide books, dont hesitate to book.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

Lovely place! We stayed in an ensuite double that was spacious, charming and spotless. Lots of character in this old building, but it was also freshly updated, well-insulated (not something to take for granted) and warm. The kitchen is spacious and the views of the city from the shared balconies are wonderful. Located in a great neighborhood next to a beautiful park. It was a short, safe walk (on sidewalks or through parks) to the CBD. Also: great selection of books in the lounge!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 6, 2013

I loved alot about this place: the view over the park, its vicinity to the park and to the city, the large rooms, the neighbourhood, the verandahs and the common and kitchen area. It accomodates alot of people but still has a nice small feel and a pleasant atmosphere. Ive stayed here twice, both times in Auckland, and would stay here again.

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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 28, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here due to the good reviews we found online and definitely it lived up to the standards. Located near to the city and in a great suburb, this place is highly accessible especially with the Inner Link buses. The most important for us in a backpackers is the bathroom which this is considered to be one of the cleanest we've been. Rooms were clean and spacious, best part was no bunk beds. Kitchen was fully equipped and they do International Nights every Sunday. Staffs were friendly and helpful especially Campbell. Will definitely be back to stay if I ever have the chance

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Reviewed June 21, 2013 via mobile

First ever hostel stay. This was clean, some rooms a little cold. Great verandahs for chilling and overlooking park. Friendly and clean. Kitchen well provided and good atmosphere. Tumble drier good. Toilets and showers well clean and nicely done.
Location good for centre, park jogs and local pubs and eateries. Overall good value for money and no real negatives.
Staff friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Reviewed June 6, 2013

K Road and Ponsonby are all within 5min walks of Verandahs; it only took us 20mins to walk to downtown. Great location. Staff were very welcoming and friendly. Otherwise a basic hostel: clean, comfortable, no frills.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Verandahs Backpackers Lodge

Address: 6 Hopetoun Street | Auckland Central, Auckland Central, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland > Auckland Central
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 134 Specialty Lodging in Auckland Central
Price Range: $24 - $84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Verandahs Backpackers Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Verandahs Backpackers comprises of 2 beautiful Victorian Villa's built in late 1800's and early 1900's, renovated to surpass their original grandeur. Unfortunately our hostel is not suitable for children under the age of 14. ... more   less 
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