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All reviews ponsonby road western park k road spacious kitchen great location new zealand city centre main building common areas private room min walk long term common room quiet at night sky tower beds were comfortable home away from home
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Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

Very friendly and helpful owner. The location is great if you are not looking for something right in the city centre (30min walk or a bus ride). The neighbourhood is great, lots of cafes, restaurants, little shops, a countdown, etc. The rooms are nice, view to the park and a fantastic verandah of course to relax :) Some plugs for charging your electronic gear are however placed a little akwardly under the bed. Not a real downside though.

Date of stay: March 2018
Trip type: Traveled solo
Thank Plausch
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Camsmith, Manager at Verandahs Backpackers Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2018

Thank you for your kind review ! Just to clarify, we are a 12 min walk to Aoeta Square and a 25 to 30 min walk to the waters edge.
We hope you come back and stay again soon.

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Reviewed February 16, 2018

The warden Campbell and his staff most helpful and very patient to all requests. The hostel has a homely feel, and a good place to recharge batteries between various adventures in New Zealand. No bunk beds either which is a real bonus. Kitchen facilities really good, with plenty of space for those busy periods when everyone wants to cook at the same time. The hostel is situated very close to Auckland's centre, and conveniently placed for the main state highway (SH1) which makes it an efficient stop-over from all points around the Auckland area. The best hostel I stayed at during my 2018 NZ trip - thoroughly recommended.

Date of stay: January 2018
  • Trip type: Traveled solo
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Thank Christine C
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Camsmith, Owner at Verandahs Backpackers Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded March 10, 2018

Thank you for your kind review ! We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope you come back and stay with us again soon !

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Reviewed February 10, 2018 via mobile

Well equipped and well kept. We stayed here because it was one of the few hostels that offered double rooms with and ensuite. The rooms were spacious and clean and the kitchen was well equipped. We really enjoyed the location. Turns out there is a plethora of great places to eat down Ponsonby road! “Ponsonby Central” is a great little cluster of restaurants all in one place.

Date of stay: October 2017
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Camsmith, Owner at Verandahs Backpackers Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2018

Thank you for your kind review ! We hope you come back and stay again soon.

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Reviewed January 19, 2018

Hands down the most beautiful, cleanest, best organized hostel I have ever stayed in! And SUPER central too. Value for money absolutely brilliant. I love love love the olde English feel of the place - stunning!!!

Date of stay: January 2018
Trip type: Traveled with friends
Thank Georgia L
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Camsmith, Owner at Verandahs Backpackers Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2018

Thank you for your very kind review ! We hope you come back and stay wiht us again soon.

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Reviewed January 14, 2018 via mobile

It’s that simple, for me Verandahs is the best hostel you can find in Auckland!
The garden is very pleasant for summer time, kitchen and bathrooms are clean and well sorted. Bedrooms are spacious, with no bunks beds, which made them more confortable.

Date of stay: January 2018
Trip type: Traveled solo
Thank Rmth
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Camsmith, Owner at Verandahs Backpackers Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2018

Thank you for your kind review ! We hope you come back and stay with us again soon .

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