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Ponsonby Backpackers

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

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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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Sacramento, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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...

Bridport, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed one night prior to leaving New Zealand after a lovely four week holiday. This place was convenient for the city and only about a 40 minute drive to the airport. Staff were very friendly and helpful. The facilities were better than the average backpackers in our experience and there was a nice garden too. We liked it and...

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

Hi thanks for leaving us a review, We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. Ponsonby sure is a great suburb with lots of great bars and restaurants nearby with easy access into the city. We are very lucky to have an awesome team here at Ponsonby who are always 'friendly and helpful' toward our guests. It's...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I really loved staying at the ponsonby backpackers. I stayed there for 3 nights and I am very sad I have to leave. You can really stay here for a longer time! The rooms are very spacey, you don't feel like you're just plugged into 1 out of 15 beds or something! I was in a 4-bed dorm and we...

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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 stoked that you enjoyed your stay with us and we too wished you could have stayed longer too. :) Glad to hear that you found the room spacious and that you had plenty of room for all your belongings. We are happy that you made the most of...

Bern
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice, small hoste in an old house, just right for people who do not like sterile hotels. I stayed one night in a single room, which was nice and quiet. Very friedly staff willing to help with bookings and tips for nice places around. 30 minutes from the airport with supershuttle. Ponsonby is an interesting part of Auckland with shops,...

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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 that you enjoyed your stay with us and liked our old 19th century villa, we definitely think it has lots of charm and character. We are very lucky to have an awesome team who love their job and will always go that extra mile for our awesome...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Only stayed for the one Friday night, but loved the community spirit, the room itself was fine, the free locker in the room with key was a added bonus, as I was there working and had my laptop with me ..

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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 you enjoyed your stay with us, even if it was only for one nights. :) If you're ever back in Auckland again we would love for you to come back and stay with us. Thanks The PB Team :)

Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A typical city backpacker we were happy to find a room because we had only called them a few hours before arriving. We got their cabin out in the garden, which is a twin room so to say. the guy at the reception was super friendly and helpful with everything. The garden can be noisy at times, especially when people...

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

Hi thanks making time to leave us a review, We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We are happy to hear that you found the staff friendly and helpful. We are very lucky to have such an awesome team here at Ponsonby. Unfortunately the garden can get noisy late at night with guests coming back late, however we...

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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: $28 - $74 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 45
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“Female dorm > less risk of people who snor :-)”
 of 5 bubbles globetrotterke2016, 26 Jan 2017 | Read review
“don't know... i depends on how much you want to spend”
 of 5 bubbles 42marianneu, 25 Jan 2017 | Read review
“try not to get a ground floor room as the Windows face directly to the pavement.”
 of 5 bubbles cge_cge, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms for 4 are very small”
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“Upstairs would be better if you can swing that.”
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