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Albert Park Backpackers
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Albert Park Backpackers
Ranked #83 of 108 Specialty Lodging in Auckland
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“Awful”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2008

Amazingly this place was in Lonely Planet{s "also recommended" section for Auckland but it really dosen´t deserve to be. It was filthy, noisy, and the reception staff really didn´t seem to care that that was the case. We had booked to stay here for three nights but after the first demanded our money back and moved elsewhere.

We were woken up in the middle of the night by two other guests having an almighty row. Although this was obviously not the hostal´s fault they made no effort to calm them down to prevent them disturbing other guests.

The next morning we went to have breakfast and couldn´t find any clean bowls, or any clean tea towels to dry bowls we{d cleaned ourselves, and the final straw came when we opened a cupboard and were faced by a festering chunk of meat, swarming with flies. When we pointed this out to the guy on reception he just shrugged his shoulders. Gross. We demanded our money back there and then.

  • Liked — Leaving!
  • Disliked — Everything
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    1 of 5 bubbles
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2008

I regret not looking at the other reviews on Trip Advisor before arriving at this place late at night in May. The entire experience was awful, the staff were rude, the kitchen was so filthy I didn't even want to touch the counters, the bathrooms were in a similar state. In fact there was not a single good point about this place... my advice, no matter how desperate you are...stay away!

  • Liked — Nothing
  • Disliked — The filth
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled with friends
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2008

place was an absoulute hole!!!
one night only didn't get a duvet cover and the windows wouldn't close bl**dy froze!!!!
place just filthy to, how it got 3 stars is beyond me!

  • Liked — to have left it!!!!
  • Disliked — all of it
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled with friends
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2006

Back in October 2005, my boyfriend and I searched on the Net for a double room in Auckland so as to spend New year's Eve close to the action. Albert Park Backpackers seemed to offer what we look for when travelling abroad: good location, affordable rates, comfort, hygiene.

Well, if you're looking for hygiene, that's definitely not the place to stay. This backpackers needs to be totally renovated. From the outisde walls to the corridors, the bedroom and stairs carpets.

  • Stayed December 2005
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Additional Information about Albert Park Backpackers

Property: Albert Park Backpackers
Address: 27-31 Victoria Street East | PO Box 105 378, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
Hotel Style:
Ranked #83 of 108 Specialty Lodging in Auckland
Number of rooms: 77
Also Known As:
Albert Park Backpackers Hotel Auckland Central
Albert Park Backpackers Auckland, New Zealand

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