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Bamber House Hostel
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Reviewed September 16, 2012

I only stayed at Bamber house for two nights but I was very impressed! The place is lovely for both short and long term stays. There's a lovely homely feel around the place and the rooms are clean and there's a modern kitchen big enough to accommodate everyone's needs. The staff were all really friendly and helpful. Half hour walk to Queen street and very close to the Mount Eden area which is worth a visit. Id definitely recommend.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Fiona B
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nzsuze, Owner at Bamber House Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2012

Thanks for taking the time to write a response - we really appreciate all the feedback we get. We hope you can some back one day.

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Reviewed September 15, 2012

My travel buddy had never stayed in a backpackers before and now she wonders why not.

Definitely one of the best I have stayed in.

Wonderful old period house, not far from Downtown with really friendly staff & guests. Clean & warm in winter, really very inviting.

A really great place to stay.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank ufoundlou
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Reviewed August 31, 2012

This is undoubtedly the best hostel I have stayed in and this is after traveling around most of Europe aswell as South Africa and Australia!
Bamber house gets rave revues and deservedly so! The Hostel is the cleanest hostel I've ever stayed in by a long shot and the kitchen, dinning, bedrooms and all other communal areas are so comfortable it feels like home!
What has really made this hostel so exceptional is the fantastic atmosphere around
the place, where there is a blend of people from all around the world who come to stay for a few days and people who have come for a few days and ended up staying for months, who have obviously felt so comfortable that they have made it their home away from home.
Credit must go to Steve and Ari, the managers who set the tone for the great atmosphere. They both go far and beyond their call of duty to make everyone feel at home with their warm, friendly and helpful manner. As well as organising activities every day for the guests such
as go karting, laser tag and home cooked meals,indoor football etc etc, Steve has helped me find a Job, done my washing up, given me a lift, lent me his umbrella and a bicycle. This is all in only one week of staying at the hostel, and yes, he has a girlfriend so there is definitely no hidden agenda!
You will not find better hosts and I could not imagine a better hostel!

Room Tip: I have stayed in two different rooms and both have been great!
  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 23, 2012

This is a clean and tidy hostel in a good location. We had very good sevice from the staff - they were very accommodating with our booking needs.

Very good cafes nearby.

One negative was CCTV in the kitchen. This was said to be there to monitor people not washing their dishes but we don't feel that surveillance is something progressive people should be encouraging.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank FP2
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nzsuze, Owner at Bamber House Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2012

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. With regard to the CCTV is more a security thing as the kitchen is a back entrance to the house and the cameras are all placed near entrances to help protect our guest's security. The police more or less require you to have them before they will take action. If you have ever tried to review footage it is the most boring thing in the world.

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Reviewed August 15, 2012

Having been here over a month I can say with absolute certainty that the negative reviews on this site are unfounded. My experience here has been nothing but positive. From the room cleanliness to the professional and friendly management team. Steve has done an amazing job with the place and continually bends over backwards to ensure everyone is welcomed and enjoying their stay. The whole place has a really friendly vibe and is more like a home than a hostel- will be sad to leave! :-) Thank you for everything!

  • Stayed: August 2012
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nzsuze, Owner at Bamber House Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2012

Thanks for that - I know my staff appreciate your support at the moment.

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