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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ponsonby backpackers is a good place to arrive in the awesome city of Auckland. It allows to have the advantages to meet people from everywhere in the world, got a good team who is friendly and helpfull (with the administrative formalities - bank account, IRD number application ...) and the location is perfect to explore the city by walking and...

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Mendoza, Argentina
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a really nice time, the facilities were efficient, the staff was really friendly and helpful. Great location full of bars and lovely environment. I felt like home and I would definetely come back there again.

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AklHostels, General Manager at Ponsonby Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi thanks for leaving us an awesome review, We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you found the staff 'friendly and helpful' We do consider ourselves extremely lucky to have such an awesome team here at Ponsonby who will always make our guests feel welcome. We do consider ourselves fortunate to be located...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great time at Ponsonby Backpackers. The staff was very welcoming and easy going. The location perfect to explore Ponsonby bars and restaurants. We went to an Irish concert that was just on the corner. We had a good sleep in the Twin room. And left after brekki on a sunny morning.

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AklHostels, General Manager at Ponsonby Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi thanks for leaving us a review, We love that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you found the staff 'welcoming and easy going' :) Ponsonby is a great suburb with lots of great bars and restaurants to keep your night going as you also found out. We are also happy to hear that you had 'a good...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent location, friendly abd super helpful with information foe finding places or things to do. Everthing clean, great facilities and cheap wifi! Funky old house, hadn't stayed in a backpackers before and this wad a great introduction.

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AklHostels, General Manager at Ponsonby Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi thanks for leaving us such an awesome review, We are happy to hear that you loved our awesome location in Ponsonby. We consider ourselves very lucky to have an awesome team here at Ponsonby who always go about their job with a smile and to the fact that they are always friendly and helpful toward our guests. Our housekeeping...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hostel is not very big but really great. I met some great people here and most dorm rooms are big. The bathroom is not so big but clean. The kitchen is well equipped and clean. Good out door hang out area and lounge. It is a easy walk into town. Ponsonby is a lovely surburb and really has a...

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AklHostels, General Manager at Ponsonby Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi thanks for making time to leave a review, We are stoked to hear that you found us to be 'really great' and that you met some awesome people during your stay with us. We are glad that you made the most of our awesome facilities from our big garden to our awesome kitchen. :) We do consider ourselves lucky...

Reviewed 18 March 2017

Great time, helpful people and really great location. Staff helped with everything, beautiful street area, shops and cafes all over and many fun venues. Grocery store and small shops easily accessible in all directions. Walking distance to parks and central auckland without the busy bustle.

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AklHostels, General Manager at Ponsonby Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi thanks for leaving us such an awesome review, We are happy to hear you had a great time during your stay with us and that you found the staff helpful. We do consider ourselves lucky to have such an awesome team. :) Ponsonby is a great suburb with lots of great bars, restaurants and shops to keep you entertained...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 16 March 2017

You'll feel like home ! Best team, best place, best suburb. Everything you need is here. If you're searching a good start in new zealander trip, don't hesitate; this is the place ! I'll be back here, for sure !

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AklHostels, General Manager at Ponsonby Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi thanks for leaving us an awesome review, We are stoked to hear that you felt at home during your stay with us and you enjoyed everything about us from our awesome team to our awesome location in Ponsonby - We do consider ourselves lucky to be located in a great suburb such as Ponsonby with lots of great shops...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

I stayed here for a night after my flat ceiling collapsed through flooding and will be returning again due to not being fixed the staff are super friendly I love how the hostel isn't widely advertised so a lot of it is word of mouth recommendations super comfy beds I'm a light sleeper and even I slept through people coming...

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AklHostels, General Manager at Ponsonby Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Thanks for taking time to leave us a review, We are happy to hear that the staff were 'super friendly' and that you enjoyed your stay with us and enjoyed our comfy new mattresses. :) We would love to have you come back and stay with us. Thanks the PB Team :)

Sacramento, California
Reviewed 12 March 2017

I Stayed 3 nights. It was very comfortable, large clean kitchen, nice backyard and TV room. Very nice location in Auckland, it has easy access to public transportation. the staff was friendly and helpful.

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AklHostels, General Manager at Ponsonby Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi thanks for taking time to leave us a review, We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and found us to 'very comfortable'. We are glad that you made the most of our awesome facilities from our awesome garden to our comfy T.v room. :) We do consider ourselves lucky to be located in a great...

Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

This is one of the best hostels I've stayed in. Super clean and the staff work very hard to ensure it's kept this way. The staff are super helpful and nothing is too much. The atmosphere is chilled and friendly. This is not a party hostel, more like chilled drinks on a lazy Sunday afternoon in a beer garden, where...

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AklHostels, General Manager at Ponsonby Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi thanks for leaving us such an awesome review, We are super happy to hear that we are 'one of the best hostels you've stayed in' :) We are very lucky to have an awesome team who love their job and will always go that extra mile for our awesome guests. Our housekeeping staff work hard to keep the place...

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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ponsonby Backpackers is a beautiful 19th Century, character villa located right in the heart and soul of trendy Ponsonby filled with swanky boutiques and funky cafes and bars. We invite you to stay in our warm, cosy and spotlessly clean rooms, with welcoming and spacious communal areas that create the real feeling and vibe of your home away from home. Our award winning staff are the friendliest in town and are happy to give you all the information and advice you need for starting your NZ adventures! Travellers ourselves we know what backpackers want and look for in a place to call home, a true kiwi oasis. See you soon! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ponsonby Backpackers

Address: 2 Franklin Road | Ponsonby, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
Price Range: $27 - $72 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 45
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Avoid room zero as it is near the front door, upstairs the rooms are better”
blot17, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Female dorm > less risk of people who snor :-)”
globetrotterke2016, 26 Jan 2017 | Read review
“don't know... i depends on how much you want to spend”
42marianneu, 25 Jan 2017 | Read review
“try not to get a ground floor room as the Windows face directly to the pavement.”
cge_cge, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms for 4 are very small”
valantinh2016, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
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