typical 'youth guest hostel' with a few long-term guests; lots of German boys & girls in their late teens or early twenties; crowd seemed a bit unfriendly towards more international guests but that can change every week;
ok, but not more. worn down, 2 rooms are at the back - they are better but also more expensive, would not recommend the smelly 'dormatory rooms'. be prepared to share (freezing cold) bathrooms.
Guy at reception is pretty, helpful (but german). lol.
if you are laid back and relaxed, then go for it. if you want to have a warm and cosy guesthouse - keep on looking, thats not your place. location is quite central, you can walk to bars; starbucks around the corner.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hi and welcome to Brown Kiwi, a funky little hostel in the heart of the best central Auckland suburb. We have a lovely sunny garden, a farmhouse kitchen where you can share cooking with new friends and a cosy TV room to watch DVDs. We welcome travellers and provide advice on your trip, buying and selling a car, finding a job and how to make the most of your NZ experience. Brown Kiwi is 2 minutes walk from shops, banks, cafes, bus stop, 5 minutes from supermarket and 20 minutes from the centre of Auckland. ... more less
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