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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Loved my stay at Verandahs. No bunks, real linen, clean rooms. I also loved the toilet/bathrooms - they were modern and clean. Good communal dining area, had some good chats with other travellers. It's also in a really cool area with lots of great cafes and shops. So much nicer than staying downtown, but still just a short walk away...

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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

This was my first hostel ever and I admit that I really enjoyed it there. Except for the last day it was a very quiet place to stay at. In general everything is clean ans tidy and management makes sure everything runs smoothly. The kitchen is complete you don't need to bring anything other than your food. There are no...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Only spent 2 nights at Verandahs, it has a very homely feel. Great location, clean and comfortable dorms. Washing cooking and cleaning facitities are very very good. I look forward to staying again!!!

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

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

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I spent half a week at this hostel, which was well-appointed and generally quite comfortable. The staff were extremely welcoming, helpful, and friendly. The room was small, but enough for us and the bed was quite comfortable. Check-in was relatively easy, except for the fact the office closes for lunch in the middle of the afternoon. The...

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

Thank you for your review. In answer to your comments. Our office hours are clearly stated on our website and all booking sites. We additionally send a reminder email to all our guests once they have booked, so this should not have come as a surprise to you. There are larger backpackers in the city centre who offer 24 hour...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at Verandahs for a few nights before heading up to Paihia. Manager and staff were great. Very comfortable single bed (no hassle of climbing up a bunk bed which is a massive plus) in a spacious room, huge kitchen with loads of utensils, free and fast wifi, great location (can walk to the city centre) though K'Road is rather...

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

Thanks for your kind review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We do have a safe where we can store any valuables. We hope you come back and stay soon !

New York City, New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely hostel with everything you'd want: affordable prices, convenient location, friendly staff, clean rooms, free (and VERY fast) WiFi, nice bathrooms, and a welcoming common space with a nice kitchen. What more do I need to say?

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

thanks for your kind review. We have spent a considerable amount of time and effort and cost getting our Wifi right, so it is very rewarding to read your comment. We hope you come back and stay again soon !

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice and familiar hostel in a good location with an awesome view. Friendly guests and staff. Close to a supermarket and little park behind the hostel. Next time in Auckland I'll book there again.

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

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Comfortable bed. Spacious room with big window. Lovely patio_like a meadow overlooking a big park. Nice kitchen with filtered water. Quiet & clean. 200 words requirement by trip advisor is cou terproductive and discourages people from leaving reviews. Drop the 200 word requirement already.,,,,,,,,

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

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

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed our stay at this quaint Ponsonby backpackers very much. Place is immaculately clean and the rooms quite spacious, ours had no bunk beds which is unusual for a backpackers!. Your just a stones throw from the hipster scene in Ponsonby with all its bars, or a short walk from Auckland CBD.

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

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

Detroit, Michigan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Would certainly return again. Very supportive of incoming travelers. Cozy facilities for the price. Excellent kitchen, etc., and the location is utterly fantastic. I would definitely recommend to others!

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

Thank you for your kind review. Hopefully your travels have you coming to stay with us again !

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 - $98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Verandahs Backpackers Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 17
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“Room number 9 was amazing :)”
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