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Ponsonby Backpackers
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Reviewed August 31, 2011

This hostel was the first stop of a month long trip. We had a double room which was warm and clean. The staff are really welcoming and helpful. The kitchen is really clean and spacious with a lovely outdoor seating area (heated in winter nights). The bathrooms were cold and draughty though but this is only a small negative. Would recommend to anyone!

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 13, 2011

My girlfriend and I stayed here for 2 nights at the end of March '11. It was easy to find walking from the coach station at SkyCity at night. Was approx a 20 min walk. English girl checked us in with no problems and showed around the building including kitchen facilities etc.
Both nights very comfortable stay and very handy location within central Auckland. Bus stop no more than 400metres away on Ponsonby Road to central.

Would stay again, given the opportunity.

Room Tip: we used BBH and found it very easy and cheap.
  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank CrisB8
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Reviewed May 31, 2011

Stayed three nights. Staff was very nice. Single room was okay and fairly clean. The bathrooms were clean, but very small. The toilet stalls were tiny, as were the showers. It was a bit loud from street noise, but on the positive side close to the action. There was a nice outdoor common area. Pretty easy to find from the Airbus to the Link (a much cheaper option that a shuttle straight from the airport).

Stayed: May 2011, traveled solo
Thank liltank
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Reviewed May 14, 2011

I was a guest at Ponsonby Backpackers during March and April this year (2011). My experience of staying at the hostel was a very positive one. The staff were at all times helpful and friendly and went out of their way to accommodate my needs and requests, wherever possible. The hostel has a relaxed, fiendly atmosphere and is kept in excellent condition. It is very clean and tidy, with cleaning done regularly and mess never lingering for long. I highly recommend Ponsonby Backpackers to anyone looking for hostel accommodation in Central Auckalnd.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled on business
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Thank n_balasoglou
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Reviewed March 3, 2011

Definitely one of my favourite hostels in the 6 months I've been travelling.
My room was sunny, airy and smelled like clean linen. The bed was comfy with nice soft, clean bedding.
It's also one of the cleanest share kitchens I've come across - a rarity in hostels!
There's also a nice garden area and the location is right in the thick of the Ponsonby Rd, which is the nicest area in Auckland.
Staff are all lovely and there's a gorgeous cat called Stitch, who's just adorable!

  • Stayed: February 2011
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Thank Sarah C
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