Brown Kiwi Travellers Hostel
Come and enjoy our cosy, friendly atmosphere!
The Brown Kiwi is a grand Victorian villa in the heart of the trendiest city suburb in Auckland. We offer a home away from home.
You can enjoy our beautiful tropical garden or relax around our large farm-style kitchen table.
We have double/twin rooms and dormitory-style purpose-built adult bunk beds. You'll find all our doubles and dorms are fully made up with sheets and duvets. We also have one single room available.
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- Bicycle parking
- Board Games
- Book exchange
- Breakfast not included
- Child Friendly
- Common Room
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Free City Maps
- Free Parking
- Hair Dryers
- Hot Showers
- Internet Access
- Jobs Board
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Included
- Luggage Storage
- No Curfew
- Outdoor Terrace
- Reading Light
- Taxes included
- Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
- Tours/Travel Desk
- Towels For Hire
- Vending Machines
- Washing Machine
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
Must-Read Hostel InfoThis property has specific Terms & Conditions.
Our reception is open daily from 8am till 7pm and is closed from 12noon till 2:30pm. We have a night duty manager available till 11pm. Check in outside these times can be arranged by contacting us via email.
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We're 2km from downtown and 20km from the airport.
Your most convenient and well-priced option is with a company called Supershuttle. They'll bring you to TBK @ $32 for one passenger, $40 for two, etc. They have a free phone next to the information centre.
A taxi is around $90
A cheaper option for the single traveller is with the Airporter. It's $16 one-way and $30return. Get off the bus at Britomart bus station.
From here catch the Link bus from platform 9, travelling in the anti-clockwise direction. Get off the bus at the Three Lamps stop which is the first one on Ponsonby Rd. Look for the BNZ (Bank of New Zealand); next to the bank is a walkway through their carpark. At the exit you can see The Brown Kiwi, a two-storey wooden villa with a flag pole out front.
The Brown Kiwi is located in Ponsonby, Aucklands trendiest multicultural inner-city suburb.
The city centre is only a five-minute bus ride or an easy 20-minute walk. On your arrival, guests are provided with a map and some helpful advice on how to get around the city.
There are shops, cafes, banks, bus stops, supermarket and library with free internet only moments away