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Reviewed 17 January 2016

I stayed in this hostel for 4 days..location is central and near to wharf and shopping centers. you have to climb a steep hill to reach the location. Staff was good and helpful. Kitchen was very big and has all required utensils. Rooms were clean and bit cozy. There were 2 bathrooms and 2 toilets on each floor and locks...

Thank Sandeep1984
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

Stayed at the YHA hostel for 4 nights and was very pleased at the standard of cleanliness throughout the hotel. Although the room was basic it was fine for our needs. The shared bathrooms and kitchen area were well maintained, organised and most importantly clean! Numerous stoves, fridges and food storage areas to keep your things. You also get 1GB...

Thank Charlotte I
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 3 January 2016

we stayed here several times and it´s ok hostel with good location and boring rooms - you´ll definitely find nicer YHAs but it´s fine... but during our last visit in 24-26th Aug 2015 we were really dissapointed with the staff..internet didn´t work at all for more than 24 hours and they didn´t even say sorry nor offered any help..considering we...

Thank Eva Š
Reviewed 8 December 2015 via mobile

Pros: Helpful staff, clean room Cons: Outdated room and building. The room felt like i'm in some institution or old orphanage. It's like there's no effort to redecorate or refurbish the room and the building. Been to many YHAs in NZ and this one is the only one that dissapoint me. Why not torn it down and keep the Auckland...

Thank Indira I
Heidelberg, Germany
Reviewed 1 December 2015

I have been to much better hostels in New Zealand.There are couple of things I found unwelcoming and poor: 1. My bed in the dorm was full of hair. When I reported that to the reception, the guy said "thats impossible, I myself checked the room". I took him up to the room and showed him, he then gave me...

Thank Stefan R
Greater Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 30 November 2015

Had a really fantastic stay at YHA Auckland city. Couple of things which YHA could do differently is having a stable wifi connectivity and secondly provision of table fans (in summers). Everything else was perfect , neat and clean rooms & bathrooms, comfortable beds. Staff including Venk and Sanne were very helpful in providing information. ~Cheers

1Thank Yaxsh
Raglan, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 November 2015

This large hostel is located near Queen Street, making it easy to use as a base for exploring Auckland. I've been to this YHA several times, and have found it to be utilitarian, but reliable. I've been in four-person dorms and private accommodation. The ventilation could be somewhat improved in many of the rooms, but it wasn't too bad. In...

Thank wiremunz
here & there & everywhere
Reviewed 15 November 2015 via mobile

I have travelled in NZ for the last six weeks and usually, I could rely on the YHA hostels to be at least the very good backup plan. Sometimes they were even the best ones in town (like in Picton or Wanaka). In Auckland, I was badly disappointed. The staff at the reception were unfriendly when I arrived, the room...

Thank tingeltangel
Invercargill, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 November 2015

Room was 3 person, 1 single bed and 2 bed bunk, mattress were sponge type, not a proper innersprung bed. Room needed to be vacuumed, especially under the beds. Rest of room was typical hostel interior, bland and uninspiring. Kitchen facilities were clean and there was plenty of space. Lounge area was good, even had an outside space, where washing...

Thank 2015Tim
Reviewed 31 October 2015 via mobile

It's a great place to stay. Very friendly staff specially Venk, who is very supportive and helpful. The kitchen is neat and clean. Since I came in to settle in Auckland, this has been a good first hault- meeting people, learning about the local landmarks and all- very central. Prices also very reasonable. Overall, very satisfied.

2Thank Ehsan A

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
YHA Auckland City is the ideal backpacker hostel to start or finish your New Zealand adventure. The hostel combines the excitement of the city with a safe and secure environment. Located at the top of Auckland’s Queen Street, this former hotel has backpacker accommodation comprising mainly twin and double rooms with some multi-share rooms and some of our rooms have views over Auckland city. There is a sun deck on the 3rd floor with a BBQ. ... more   less 

Additional Information about YHA Auckland City

Address: cnr City Rd and Liverpool St, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
Price Range: $34 - $102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — YHA Auckland City 4.5*
Number of rooms: 154
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Also Known As:
Auckland City Yha Hotel Auckland Central
YHA Auckland City New Zealand
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“Try for a room away from the locked door to the floor as this area is busy with people coming and going.”
dianeperth, 5 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The seventh floor has some views.”
BossandMrsBoss, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“6 bed dorm is ok with 2 USB charging port and 2 sockets”
37cliffl, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“view of sky tower was nice.”
PacificDiana, 8 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Clean and quiet rooms, organized”
marlonjpinheiro, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
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