I stayed for 3 weeks and enjoyed the surroundings. The staff were very helpful, friendly and kept the place spotless. Despite the place being fully booked for most of my stay, It never felt overcrowded. I have deducted a point off of my rating to reflect the absence of hammocks from the garden. As I spent most of my time in the garden, a hammock or hanging chair would have been idyllic. It is in a quiet neighbourhood and guests are encouraged to vacate the garden after 10 pm. It is not a party hostel but you can still have a good time here. There are bars, restaurants and a supermarket within a 5 minute stroll and downtown is a short bus ride away..
- 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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