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Freemans Lodge & Apartments
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Reviewed February 19, 2014

Once upon a time this place won rewards. I'm afraid I can't see how, nowadays.
Someone definitely is hoovering though - as it wakes you at 8.30am, but no one is cleaning, as such. By that I meant that the bathrooms and toilets are pretty rank.
Rooms are a decent size, although our lamp didn't work, nor the TV in the room. Useless therefore. This place isn't a party hostel but that doesn't matter, as noise from the corridor or other rooms will wake you regardless. Problem with most hostels, I guess.
Wifi at this hostel is the pits. IF you manage to log on its a decent speed, but good luck trying to get on it. On my mac I spent hours overall trying to reach the log in page. Useless.
City is within walking distance.
I think all in all this place is overpriced. But looking online for other New Zealand hostels so many others seem to be also. Hire a motorhome and if you need a night or two in Auckland (which doesn't have much to offer) this place may do you, but don't expect much

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank sterei
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Reviewed February 4, 2014

Freeman's was the first hostel for us in NZ and it was pretty good! We stayed in a double room and it was clean (as was the rest of the hostel, especially the bathrooms) although the kitchen area was quite small. Nice people working there and seemed to be constantly cleaning! 25 minute walk to central auckland. The best part was the unlimited WiFi which they provide for the length of stay. We stayed for 4 nights and therefore received 4 full days worth of WiFi which was unlimited - a rarity in NZ. Recommended if you just need a couple of nights kip!

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Britsticker
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Reviewed January 14, 2014

We stayed here for our last week in Auckland and had a great time. The beds were comfy and the rooms nice, complete with mini fridge and lockers which were very handy. The free wifi was greatly appreciated. Bathrooms were kept clean with two toilets and two showers downstairs and another one of each upstairs. Again, kitchens were clean and well equipped. Staff very helpful and friendly and is close enough to the city to walk to, no problem. Would happily stay again.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank lolcas
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Reviewed January 13, 2014

Place was clean and nice. It was forbidden to use shoes inside, so even the usually horrible carpet was clean. Staff was very friendly. Our promised garden-view was in reality view of the wall of the house next door and a rusty bicycle, but for us it was okay, since we only went there to sleep, basicly. There was laundry possibility, but we didn't use it. The location was great, in walking distance of the centrum and buses also went from nearby. In conclusion, it was well worth the money!

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Annika E
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Reviewed December 13, 2013

Hi
We stayed with my girlfriend a couple of days in Freemans lodge while we was waiting founds for our car.
It's a nice place. 2 houses. Each one with bathroom and kitchen. Garden.
And almost, a very nice host and staff. We spoke a lot with us and it was a great moment. Speak about our different culture.
The Freemans lodge isn't so big so, it's a good place to speak with other bagpackers if you are interesting in.

Thanks for everything

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Mathieu F
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