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YHA Auckland City
Ranked #20 of 113 Specialty Lodging in Auckland
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“not impressed”
Reviewed April 10, 2014

Small rooms, no noticeboard, and about 2 km's from the harbour. The location is far from perfect, plus it's a really steep hill when going there. There are plenty of other places closer to the city centre, for the same price or less. Not recommended.

Room Tip: go somewhere closer to the city centre and harbour.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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Reviewed April 9, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Staff were great. Room was perfect for what we needed. Other guests were awesome. Nice to meet new people. Location awesome. Will recommend YHA Auckland to friends and family. Thank you.

  • Stayed March 2014
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Reviewed April 8, 2014

This was my SECOND time staying at the YHA Auckland City because I had a good stay my first time, five years ago. Staff (Chris, Aaron, Aya, and everyone else who's name I cant remember!) is still just as friendly and helpful and lovely to talk to. There's an elevator, HUGE kitchen and lots of refrigerator space.

The number of people in each room is kept really small, which is nice compared to having a 6-8 person dorm room, they are 2-3 person rooms. Some of the showers have better water pressure than others, but in general the bathrooms/showers are really clean and not very busy (there are some on every floor).

The location is a bit further than the "central" area, but still really walkable and easy to get to K Rd., Mt. Eden area, and Ponsonby by bus/walking. It is also a fairly quick walk to Auckland Domain and has a good number of cafes, etc. around.

For the amount of money, compared to other backpackers in the "central" area, you can pay $33 for a 4-person dorm, or $33 for a 2-person room. Your choice!

And YHA members get wifi for free during your entire stay! Which was pretty good most of the time I was there. It cut out once, but came back after about an hour.

Room Tip: Third floor has the patio where people sometimes smoke, so if you're sensitive to that, ask for...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
Reviewed April 8, 2014

I enjoy my time there! I stayed there for 5 nights and it was very nice. The hostel is very organized and saved. They have a strong control of people who gets in the building. Also, it was very clean for a hostel. The kitchen is very nice too. ;) The only problem in my opinion was that the hostel is in the upper Queen Street, so we have to "climb" the street to the hostel, but I'd stay there anyways. It is not a big problem ;)

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed April 5, 2014

This was my first stop in NZ. I checked in late after a long haul flight, the receptionist was friendly but at a guess I would think he was new, which isnt ideal for 2am check ins. We got a twin room, I think we got unlucky as the room really stank, almost a stale alcohol smell. Over all this was one of my least favorite places I stayed in Nz, it lacked atmosphere, the location could have been better and over all the place wasnt very homely, welcoming or modern. I dont think id stay here again. Nothing majorly wrong but it just didnt work for me/

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed March 28, 2014

We recently stayed three nights in they YHA and although the building and the rooms are quite small the staff were more than helpful. The kitchen is huge and very clean but the bathrooms were the opposite. There was only one shower in the girls toilets for a floor of 15 rooms and the sanitary bins were over flowing for the three days we were there.. not very nice!
If you need somewhere to stay and you're not picky its cheap and does the job.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed March 20, 2014

This YHA is at a great good location on a hill and a short walk from Queen Street. I had a double room that only came with a wardrobe. There is a small bathroom on each floor that was kept very clean. The main downside was that my room was located on the first floor and would get overly warm so we had to keep the windows open and there was some loud pedestrian traffic late at night. Some of the other people staying on my floor were a bit younger and unaware of the amount of noise they were making, e.g., slamming doors late at night. The kitchen and eating area was also very large and clean. There's no free wi-fi.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
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Property: YHA Auckland City
Address: cnr City Rd and Liverpool St, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 113 Specialty Lodging in Auckland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — YHA Auckland City 4.5*
Number of rooms: 154
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
YHA Auckland City is the ideal backpacker hostel to start or finish your New Zealand adventure. The hostel combines the excitement of the city with a safe and secure environment. Located at the top of Auckland’s Queen Street, this former hotel has backpacker accommodation comprising mainly twin and double rooms with some multi-share rooms and some of our rooms have views over Auckland city. There is a sun deck on the 3rd floor with a BBQ. ... more   less 
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