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Nomads Fat Camel Hostel

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Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Got surprised when we entered the room and found some people cooking and eating. Turns out there were smaller rooms that have the beds, and there's the common kitchen and bathroom and toilet. It was fun to mess around with the kitchen a little; but there just was one table that could sit 4 people so we ended up eating...

Thank Faye S
Hamilton, Canada
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

To be honest, I picked Fat Camel for two reasons: the price and location. It's very expensive in NZ so I needed to pick a place kind to my wallet. I also need to find a place close to my pick up location for the tour I was doing that started in Auckland; it legit was down the road so...

Dorchester, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

The manager obviously has the attitude that people will visit no matter what the condition because of the price and location. Facilities are ok, a few loos and showers and a kitchen on each floor, didn't have to wait for them. Beds on the other hand were terrible, bunk beds horrendously wobbly and some slats missing on the top bunks,...

Thank Tom E
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

good place for the price, a meal its included with. located in dowtown so its closed to everything. I was here for only the days and i've made friend, nothing bad to say about it. and the staff is very nice and always ready to help you with anything

Thank Marco V
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 22 September 2016

good location, decent facilities - if the place was busier it might be hard to get in the washrooms though. comfortable lounge and useful kitchen / food / luggage storage. attached bar downstairs is open to the public too and shows mainly sports.

Thank NickWillo96
Bogota, Colombia
Reviewed 11 September 2016

This hostel is quite cheap in the town. Is in a old building and has a good location for get around the downtown city, is close to britomart central station and big and small supermarkets. They offer free diner (small portion). Cleaning is OK. Every floor has a kitchen with all utensils, fridge ans store spaces. Try to get there...

Thank Juliana G
Vang Vieng, Laos
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

So here is another entry in my AK staycation series. I saunteered down queen st on a paticularly freezing night and was glad to get here.waited for a moment to check in. Rocked up and said I had a booking- my accent suprised the guy. . It shouldnt really? We are in nz and I am a nzer? - fyi...

Thank redstar999
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

I couldn't last longer than two hours here it was disgusting. The room was incredibly damp with absolutely no ventilation in the room or the kitchen which it is connected to, meaning all of the steam and smoke from people cooking fills the room. The bathrooms were filthy with the bin over flowing with tissues on the floor. The mattress...

Thank Esther O
Reviewed 30 August 2016

We arrived at midnight and tried to check in. There was two names on the reservation for a dorm room and the guy had no idea how to find the second name on the system even though I showed him the email etc. He had to go get someone to help. This took over half an hour. Then we got...

Thank bananajen
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

This hostel is a budget backpackers (the decor is a bit run down) but its great value for your money and includes a free small meal each night. You can upgrade to a full size portion for a few dollars. The hostel is centrally located, near the bottom of Queen Street and has plenty of activities.

Thank Neill R

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Fat Camel Hostel is perfectly located in the heart of Auckland Downtown and is near to the Skytower and Viaduct Harbour. We have apartment style accommodation with shared dorm rooms, private rooms and even a female only apartment. Security Swipe Card access 24 hours with a 24 hour reception desk and internet access. A free snack size meal is provided every night you stay with free activities in the bar and excellent drinks specials. Come and be a part of the Fatty Family! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Nomads Fat Camel Hostel

Address: 38 Fort Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
Price Range: $19 - $83 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Nomads Fat Camel Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 48
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Nomads Fat Camel Hotel Auckland Central
Nomads Fat Camel Hostel Auckland, New Zealand
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“I stayed in a female dorm and the whole part of the floor was only for women.”
 of 5 bubbles , 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Not Level 2.”
 of 5 bubbles mann0nj, 26 Nov 2016 | Read review
“10 bed dorms are poor and there is very little space, smaller sized dorm rooms might be better”
 of 5 bubbles GC5187PL, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Private room complete rip off, could try asking for one with a window”
 of 5 bubbles verityt2013, 4 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Use the fan in your room for more ventilation”
 of 5 bubbles 260raewynr, 13 Dec 2015 | Read review
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