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“Not too bad but a bit far from the city and not much going on”

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Bamber House Hostel
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100 reviews
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“Not too bad but a bit far from the city and not much going on”
Reviewed September 19, 2009

We arrived in Auckland and had pre-booked a stay at the Bamber House online. We stayed 3 nights but found it was kind of expensive.

The house itself was quite neat. It's cozy feeling inside. The room was average but had a heater. It was big enough for us. Comfortable enough.

The kitchen got pretty crowded though.

It was one of the cleaner hostels we've been to. Everyday they shut the kitchen down for a full hour to clean it. There was at least one really helpful staff member, I think her name was Pearl. She answered questions about the buses and the area.

They let us store our luggage for free when we went to pick up our rental van.

It felt pretty far out of the city but we did catch a bus into downtown one day. They had free movies you could borrow but no other events going on at the hostel really.

Overall, not too bad.

  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 4, 2009

We were at first impressed by this hostel; set in an old house with good parking. The kitchen was definitely a bit small and not well laid out - two cookers placed right next to each other to make it hard for people to share a cooker.

Unfortunately our stay was spoilt by noise from other guests. Several rooms shared a balcony on which people sat drinking until about 3am, only one metre from my bed. I feel that the other guests would not have bothered me had the area for drinking been slightly further away from where people were trying to sleep.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
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Property: Bamber House Hostel
Address: 22 View Road | Mt Eden, Auckland 1024, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 113 Specialty Lodging in Auckland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bamber House is a family owned and run backpacker hostel located in beautiful Mount Eden, Auckland, complete with Mars and Clyde our dog and cat. Mt Eden is an iconic Auckland neighbourhood complete with an extinct volcano. Bamber House has a range of accommodation options including traditional backpacker shared and double rooms with shared bathrooms as well as ensuite double and twin rooms. It is about 3.5 kms from the city centre. There is a bus stop really close. We have lots of free off-street car-parking and spacious grounds. The closest stop for the Skybus is Mt Eden train station which is about a 10 minute walk. We are close to supermarkets, cafes, bars, restaurants, banks, post offices... A longtime favourite of travellers from all over the world. Free high speed wifi is also available. ... more   less 
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