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Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed for 1 week . The hostel is very central . basic room but they have ants so don't leave bread or anything out . Great staff so nice and helpful . Free pool . Rooms have no telly but there is one downstairs . And in dining room . One thing that maybe needs to be looked at...

Thank Jackie M
Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the YMCA on two separate occasions during our tour of New Zealand. All four of us being in our more mature years we did not know what to expect. In fact my own view is that it was a great experience which took me back to my youth. All of the staff on the reception were very...

Thank Bruciesmate
YMCAhostel, Duty Manager at YMCA Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. We are very happy that you had a good time with us. We are very proud of our team that works hard everyday to provide a clean and well maintained environment for our guests. We appreciate your feedback! Kind Regards, Aline Iantorno Duty Manager

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 July 2016

This has been one of the best hostels in Auckland that I stayed in. Very secure, clean, tidy - all facilities are there. Reception staff are exceedingly friendly, very helpful and can always help with any bits that you may need. Very close to Queen Street, K Road and the CBD. Will most certainly stay here again.

Thank riyer2009
YMCAhostel, Duty Manager at YMCA Hostel, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for your feedback. We are glad that you found everything clean and tidy and that our location was convenient to you. Our team is really happy for your kind words. Hope see you sometime! Kind Regards, Aline Iantorno Duty Manager

Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Reception and commom area is nice, big tv, fussball, pingpong etc. i had a single room, which was clean with a decent sized fridge. Windows are single glazed and the road noise is a bit much. In hot months you'll want some fresh air, and with the window open you have a main road just below. staff were so so....

Thank Patrick H
Reviewed 11 June 2016

I stayed four night, three in a dorm for 4 and one night in aingle room. Hostel was clean, staff friendly and location good. What I was missing and why I only give three stars? Kitchens were very small, same as dining room. There was only one small dining room in 5 floor hostel. Also lobby area wasn't very comfy,...

Thank Tiina O
Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

I stayed here in a single room in March 2015 and thought it was very good value for money. The whole building is like typical student accommodation and I just wanted something cheap and central. It was very clean and quiet. The showers were on another floor, but I didnt mind. I would come back if travelling on a budget...

Thank Mahline
YMCAhostel, Duty Manager at YMCA Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your feedback. We're very happy to hear that you felt safe during your stay with us and that you found the facilities clean and quiet. We also see lots of travellers and local New Zealanders, who are looking for a budget accommodation without having to sacrifice peace and quiet and quality facilities. We hope see...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 6 June 2016

This was one of the best place I have ever stayed at this price. The staff was great and very very helpful. So many in-house facilities like tea material, washing powder , WiFi etc at a fraction of cost. Very nice and clean common kitchen and bathrooms. Close to almost everything. Will always stay at YMCA whenever in Auckland.

Thank mashfaq
YMCAhostel, Duty Manager at YMCA Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your reply. We are very happy to know that you had a great stay with us. We're glad to hear that you found our staff great and helpful too. We have a very dedicated staff working hard to make sure the hostel remains clean and provide a positive and comfortable environment to our guests. We...

Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

I took a private room for 3 days with shared bathroom so no issue with privacy. The room came with a warmer, fridge,table,chair, n a cupboard. They clean the room and the bathrooms daily. I like clean places so I was happy. I left alot of my cash and my laptop on my table forgetting to put it in my...

Thank Malathinc
YMCAhostel, Duty Manager at YMCA Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your positive feedback. We are very pleased that you had a great stay with us. It's awesome to know that you had everything that was necessary to make yourself comfortable here with us. Hearing that you found the room well equipped, facilities clean and that our staff were friendly it's a great pleasure. We hope...

Grafton, Australia
Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

Had a late flight arriving into Auckland so went straight to the hostel to check in and go to sleep. Walked into our room to the most putrid smell, had the window open to try and get rid of the smell but it just didn't seem to leave. Throughout the stay not once did the room smell decent, at times...

Thank kayla696
Reviewed 12 May 2016

When my itinerary brought me back to Auckland for the second time, I settled down for YMCA Auckland once again. Although this time it was only for a night stopover, it wasn’t a regret except for the WiFi connection seemed to be working slower than last year. It did work, though. Maybe because this time I was on the fourth...

Thank automidori
YMCAhostel, Duty Manager at YMCA Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. It's a pleasure to know that you've stayed with us before! We apologize for you have experienced a slow WiFi connection during your stay. We are always working towards to improve our services and facilities. Thank you again for choosing us! Kind Regards, Aline Iantorno Duty Manager

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About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
YMCA Hostel is part of an International Non-Profit Organisation, which strives for positive impact on community.We provide clean and comfortable rooms at affordable prices. Housekeepers perform Daily Vacuuming and Weekly Linen Service. Vacuum is hired from Reception for personal use.YMCA also offers Laundry Facilities with Soap, Very cheap Wireless Internet Plans, Public Lounge with Sky Satellite TV, Pool Table, Internet Kiosks, Dining Room with TV, Kitchenette with Cutlery and Kitchen essentials hired at Reception, Telephone Booth with Call Forwarding to take incoming calls and Public Parking from 6pm ~ 7am on Weekdays and All Day Weekends.We are not only great for backpackers and travellers but also ideal long-term accommodation for students and those working in the CBD. We even offer accommodation for groups.You’re just…- 2 minutes walk from Karangahape Road, Auckland’s multi cultural suburb and clubbing district.- 5 minutes walk from Queen Street, the CBD with fantastic shopping.- 10 minutes walk from Ponsonby, Auckland’s trendiest inner city suburb full of bars restaurants and cafes.- 15 minutes walk from Auckland University and AUT, some of New Zealand’s premier education and training institutions.- Next to New World Free Shuttle Stop and very close to Dressmart Free Shuttle Stop. You’ll also find yourself near the Waitemata harbour, beautiful Auckland beaches, parks and gardens and the bus station, railway station and ferry terminal. ... more   less 

Additional Information about YMCA Hostel

Address: Corner Pitt Street and Greys Avenue, Auckland, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Room Service
Price Range: $57 - $139 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — YMCA Hostel 4*
Number of rooms: 122
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Ymca Hotel Auckland Central
YMCA Hostel Auckland, New Zealand
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“Dont think twice, just get one if available.”
 of 5 bubbles mashfaq, 6 Jun 2016 | Read review
“I guess rooms facing Pitt St. have a better of the city view because at the 3rd level along Greys Ave. what you will see are trees.”
 of 5 bubbles foztineg, 10 May 2016 | Read review
“Rooms facing Vincent Street (more a back street) should be quieter than rooms facing Pitt Street (a street with more traffic).”
 of 5 bubbles Saricie_Q, 26 Apr 2016 | Read review
“South facing rooms stay cooler.”
 of 5 bubbles stevebZ9831JJ, 21 Apr 2016 | Read review
“casual and warm circumstance”
 of 5 bubbles mutsuhir0t, 3 Mar 2016 | Read review
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