Nice and clean backpacker...
But the atmosphere was not that good specially because of one of the manager, Holly, who was not professional at all.
I think she doesn't realize that we are customers so she speaks to everyone by a very strict way, sometimes she doesn't even reply when you say hello to her... She "forget" to book you so you have to change the room every 2 days
Other bad point, the kitchen close at 10pm so if you want to grab something to eat or drink, you can't!
Last bad point, after 10pm you can't speak, you have to whisper!
I have been in many backpackers already and I would definitely not recommend this one since there are other ones in the same area much better, with open mind and easy going people :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ponsonby Backpackers is a beautiful 19th Century, character villa located right in the heart and soul of trendy Ponsonby filled with swanky boutiques and funky cafes and bars. We invite you to stay in our warm, cosy and spotlessly clean rooms, with welcoming and spacious communal areas that create the real feeling and vibe of your home away from home. Our award winning staff are the friendliest in town and are happy to give you all the information and advice you need for starting your NZ adventures! Travellers ourselves we know what backpackers want and look for in a place to call home, a true kiwi oasis. See you soon! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ponsonby Backpackers Hotel Auckland Central
- Ponsonby Backpackers Auckland, New Zealand