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Ponsonby Backpackers

2 franklin rd , ponsonby , auckland, Auckland, New Zealand, Distance from city centre: 1.9km

Rating: 90% from 11 reviews

  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 92%Staff
  • 87%Security
  • 94%Cleanliness
  • 90%Location
  • 89%Value for money
  • 87%Facilities

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  • Very cozy hostel and homely. Easy to make friends. Very helpfull and friendly staff. Nice large kitchen and cost lounge room with warm fire.
  • 94%
  • 08 Jul 2015 alex England
  • Ponsonby Backpackers is very well situated : near Ponsonby Road (lots of restaurants and bars) and in walking distance of the City Center (15-20 min from Sky Tower and Queen St). There's a supermarket at the bottom of the street wich is convenient. The hostel is clean (the bathrooms are well cleaned every nights). The terrace is nice. One negative point, the kitchen is little and can be crowded at meal hours.
  • 80%
  • 25 Jun 2015 Anonymous France
  • Great hostel. Very clean, located in one of the best areas in Auckland and very friendly staff. I definitely recommend.
  • 97%
  • 08 Jun 2015 Alline New Zealand
  • I stayed only two nights there but immediately fell in love with the hostel. The atmosphere is great, not a huge party hostel, great people are staying there. The building is lovely, old villa with cosy living area, garden, a fully equipped kitchen, very comfortable beds in the rooms, lockers. The bathrooms are a bit small. Staff is super helpful and friendly. The neighborhood is good, some bars/cafes/shops around and in about 15 min you get to the city center (walking). Would definitely stay ag
  • 97%
  • 10 Feb 2015 Anonymous Germany
  • Our favourite hostel in all of New Zealand :D Located in the very charming Ponsonby area, with excellent bus connections to the city centre. Brilliant common areas, especially the garden area where we had alot of nice chats with other guests. Helpful staff and SO clean - not many hostels clean behind the fridge daily.
  • 97%
  • 05 Jan 2015 Jeppe Denmark
  • I have stayed here twice now and both times I've had excellent service. It's a very central location n easy to get around with the friendliest staff. It also attracts lovely ppl. I've stayed in both a single room (my preference ) and a five bed female dorm; I can't recommend it highly enough.
  • 97%
  • 17 Dec 2014 Ruthie
  • I would easily stay here again!
    Owner Comment

    Thanks for the great comment, Enjoy and Nz see you soon!

  • 80%
  • 23 Nov 2014 Anonymous
  • A really nice place. Has everything you need and the location is super! Would recommend this place except the issue of the internet. You have to pay for it with a hourly or daily deal but it is very! slow. I wonder why they can't manage this when you even have to pay for internet in recent times (that I really do not understand, btw) and nontheless you hardy can skype!
    Owner Comment

    Thanks for taking time to leave us a review, We have since had a new provider due to customer feedback. So next time you are in Auckland please look us up, as you will notice a big change.

  • 80%
  • 27 Sep 2014 Anonymous Germany
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