Pentsland Hostel is located in a fantastic part of Auckland, it is walking distance to Mt Eden domain and has quick access to the centre of town and the airport.
The hostel has plenty of free parking if you have a car (useful for getting out & about around Auckland). The garden is an excellent place to hang out and meet people while the kitchen is well equipped and the TV room is a nice place to relax. There is also a very useful laundry.
The only annoyance is the lack of free WIFI but the daily cost is not too onerous and seems pretty standard for most hostels in NZ.
The reception staff were very friendly and knowledgeable about the local area, able to provide details on nearby shops, restaurants and the best bus routes to get around town.
Overall I would recommend Pentlands Hostel for anyone looking for a relaxed place to stay outside the centre of town but still close enough to easily visit all the main sights in Auckland.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a family owned and operated hostel offering you clean, comfortable, affordable accommodation with a home away from home feel.This colonial homestead is set in spacious park-like grounds giving you a sense of peace within the hustle and bustle of the central city. Enjoy our hostel with it's friendly, relaxed atmosphere and close proximity to the bars, cafes and shops of vibrant Mt Eden Village. Pentlands Backpackers has recently enjoyed a fresh new look with extensive renovations completed in August 2012. ... more less
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