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Charlestown, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Clean, sparse accommodation. Campbell very welcoming - if you have NZ relatives you are doing family research on then he's the man (don't tell him I said that though!). Thoroughly enjoyed our last few days in NZ after a 17 day holiday.

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Camsmith, Owner at Verandahs Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Hi thanks for your kind review ! It was a pleasure to have you stay , we hope you come back and stay again soon and always fun to research ancestors .

Reviewed 1 week ago

Very friendly staff, they help you with your travel plans and everything else you need. Clean bathrooms and big kitchen with equipped with everything you need for cooking. Wifi is free and works well. Verandahs is next to Western Park and Ponsonby Road, the city center is a short walk away, so it's mostly quiet at night. Overall I had...

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Thank you for your kind review ! We hope you come back and stay with us again .

Tokyo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pros: - Perfect location near park, Ponsonby, K Road, supermarket, restaurants - Beautiful, charming old house - View of adjacent park, city and ocean in the distance - Good fast, free WiFi - Lots of hangers for clothes -Friendly staff Cons: - Not too secure in terms of door locks, lack of in-room safe, etc. - Often had to wait...

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Camsmith, Owner at Verandahs Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Hi, thanks for your kind review. We do not have safes in rooms however we do have a safe where we can lock your valuables in should you require. With regards to the showers, as with every hostel should everyone decide to shower at the same time there will be a wait. We do have a higher ratio of shower...

Stuttgart
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome and great place. Beautiful building, spacious rooms, clean bathrooms, all wonderful. We enjoyed our stay very much. The location is perfect, quiet but central. Couldn't ask for more. Would definitely stay there again when in Auckland.

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Camsmith, Owner at Verandahs Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind review. Hope you come back and stay again soon ! Happy New Year !

York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spread over two characterful old houses within walking distance of the city centre, just around the corner from Ponsonby Road and looking out over the tall trees and buzzing birdlife of Western Park, this backpackers hostel pretty much has it all. With spacious and comfortable rooms, excellent bathroom and kitchen facilities, super-fast unlimited wifi and friendly and helpful reception staff,...

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Thank you for your kind review. We hope you come back and stay with us again soon !

Tweed Heads, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having booked a flight to Auckland last minute and with many events on at the same time, reasonably priced accommodation was very difficult to find. So glad I was able to secure my weekend accommodation at this hostel. It was a perfect choice for my needs. I stayed 2 nights in a private room and 2 nights in a mixed...

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Thank you for your kind review, we hope you come back and stay again with us soon !

Feldkirch, Austria
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Verandahs Backpackers Lodge was a really very cosy and relaxed place to stay. Perfect to be there for Christmas, like I did. Very nice, clean, familiar athmosphere...and friendly and helpful staff. Highly recommended!!

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Thank you for your kind review ! We hope you come back and stay with us again soon !

Wellington
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a nice, relaxing, well-managed backpackers for people of all ages. It has a lovely outlook over the park and across to the city, and it's an easy walk to Queen St shopping and/or Ponsonby's bars and restaurants. The facilities are basic but pleasant, comfortable and very clean. The black-out curtains are great. It's an old house so noise...

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Thank you for your kind review. We hope you come back and stay with us again soon !

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Verandahs was my first hostel in my journey and I stayed there 6 nights. After visiting 3 other well ranked hostels I can now say that Verandahs was definitely the best one to stay at. The location near the park, grocery store, restaurants, bars, and city centre makes this hostel a good choice. The wi-fi is free, fast, and unlimited....

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Thank you for you kind review. We hope you come back and stay with us again !

Los Angeles
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Nice little cottage style hostel geared towards the non party crowd. The rooms were clean and small, which was perfect. I had a female 3 share room. The bathrooms are individual stalls with toilet, shower and sink. The reception does close at 7pm but you have access to the building with your room key. The location is great. It’s on...

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Thank you for your kind review. We hope you come back and stay again soon !

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Verandahs Backpackers comprises of 2 beautiful Victorian Villa's built in late 1800's and early 1900's, renovated to surpass their original grandeur. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Verandahs Backpackers Lodge

Address: 6 Hopetoun Street | Auckland Central, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
Price Range: $29 - $101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Verandahs Backpackers Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 17
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“Accommodation split into two houses - kitchen is in the smaller house so if you don't want to walk so far, ask for that section.”
 of 5 bubbles scmills, 15 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Double private room was great! We were lucky to get one on the second floor on the corner with two big windows and a great view.”
 of 5 bubbles mlanck, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“exec rooms have more room”
 of 5 bubbles simonmD7167RV, 15 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Room number 9 was amazing :)”
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“If you plan to cook a lot when there, ask to stay in the building with kitchen, it's easier access.”
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