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Frienz Backpacker Hostel Auckland

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Frienz hostel is one of the cheaper hostels to choose from around the centre of Auckland, and the basic accommodation reflects this price. I stayed in a 14 bed dorm, the curtains didn't close properly which was annoying but not the end of the world. The bunk beds weren't the comfiest but they did the job! There are only a...

Thank jpd1232015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've stayed in many hostels and this was by far the worst. The mattresses are so thin you can feel every slat, the bed feels like it will tip whenever someone goes up the top. There are passive aggressive notes left all over the hostel and the kitchen is always a mess. Only positive is location.

Thank Megan A
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed one night before flying out of Auckland and have to say it's probably the worst hostel I have stayed in. It was a challenge to cook dinner as nobody puts their plates etc away, at least most people wash up but it was hard to find cutlery or a cup. 6 bed dorm was small and not very...

Thank Emma_L_T_1
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for a good night sleep, this is not a place for you. It is very noisy at night and you have to pay for wifi. Not recommended , there are more backpacker hotel out there, dont choose here if you can afford more.

Thank 轩羽 陈
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Friend hostel Rating for a mixed dorm with 14 beds. About $25 for a night. Lockers available in your room. Big enough to store a day pack, camera and computer (not a large backpack). Large and clean kitchen with few fridges. Even though we didn't cook during our 1 night stay. You have to pay for wifi! Beds are ok...

Thank Cecile M
Rome, Italy
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

I traveled around 95 hostel in the world , and here I had a really bad experience. I booked the Hostel for 2 nights And I called them to say I was coming after midnight at night But I miss my flight and I arrived the day after Dear Friendz Staff I have to say that I'm upsad about the...

Thank iLoveTravel27
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Stayed at Frienz for a couple of nights before heading to Rotorua. Positives: Fantastic location, very accessible, reception staff were friendly and helpful, big kitchen and places to store food, clean bathrooms. There's a lift so I could bring my bags up and down with no hassle. Negatives: Bed itself was so-so, there was a stain on the bed sheet...

Thank Dian M
Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 October 2016

I stayed in this hostel for one night as I was passing through New Zealand to head south, the rooms were okay and the bathrooms were clean however the atmosphere was dull. Everyone in my room was staying long term, they didn't even say hello and were all rude, taking all the plug sockets etc. That being said it was...

Thank Lois J
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Good points about this hostel were cleaniness and the familiarity with other backpackers that can develop. But there the critique already starts: The kitchen is being closed for cleaning 3 times a day, which becomes annoying when you want to go eat at the moment and leave and won't want to wait for half an hour. But what is really...

1Thank ExplorerMS1986
Frienz A, General Manager at Frienz Backpacker Hostel Auckland, responded to this review

Standard complaint from a guest who we had to ask to leave after multiple issues between himself and not only the staff but many guests also. 9 complaints in a 14 day period all with this fine german in the middle of each situation. He came across as a genuinely nice guy until something got in his way, e.g. noise...

Reviewed 22 July 2016

I've stayed at this hostel long term twice now and it's still one of my favourites. If you need somewhere long term and don't want to stay at a chain its a pretty good option. Rooms are pretty cheap, beds are comfortable and showers are okay. Biggest downside is the VERY expensive wi-fi, but there are computers in the lounge...

1Thank DMon13

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Additional Information about Frienz Backpacker Hostel Auckland

Address: 27-31 Victoria Street East, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
Price Range: $23 - $70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 21
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“Water pressure in third floor showers is poor - try and stay on 2nd or 4th.”
 of 5 bubbles DMon13, 22 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Level 4 seems to have alot of long term residents, some working there probably for accommodation. one came into my dorm”
 of 5 bubbles fadingfootsteps, 7 Jun 2015 | Read review
“away from the road and not next to a cleaning cupboard!!”
 of 5 bubbles 786hazelm, 30 Nov 2014 | Read review
“Dont stay here.”
 of 5 bubbles Unknown255093, 29 Sep 2013 | Read review
“I had a private room and couldn't sleep in there because it was damp and moldy and I did not get a refund.”
 of 5 bubbles jennak_11, 17 Sep 2011 | Read review
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