We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
04/06/2017 05/06/2017
    There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
    • {providername} {price}
    {providername} {price}
      {listitems}
    {sold_out_text}
    We can't find prices for this accommodation
    From {rate_price} {rate_periodicity}

    Ponsonby Backpackers

    2 Franklin Road | Ponsonby, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
    Save
    Best prices for your stay
    04/06/2017 05/06/2017
    1 room
    • 1 room
      2 adults
      • 2 adults
        0 children
        • 0 children
          Lock in the lowest price from our partners
          US$42
          View Deal
          Traveller (13)
          Room & Suite (4)
          Hotel & Grounds (21)
          Haka Lodge Auckland
          305 reviews
          #3 of 113 Speciality lodging in Auckland
           
          Verandahs Backpackers Lodge
          292 reviews
          #1 of 113 Speciality lodging in Auckland
           
          Freemans Lodge & Apartments
          157 reviews
          #10 of 58 B&Bs / Inns in Auckland
           
          YHA Auckland International
          266 reviews
          #17 of 113 Speciality lodging in Auckland
           
          Overview
          • Excellent53%
          • Very good36%
          • Average6%
          • Poor2%
          • Terrible1%
          Travellers talk about
          Paid Wifi
          Free Parking
          Non-Smoking Rooms
          Laundry Service
          Self-Serve Laundry
          Breakfast included
          Pool
          Restaurant
          Room Service
          All hotel details
          Haka Lodge Auckland
          305 reviews
          #3 of 113 Speciality lodging in Auckland
           
          Verandahs Backpackers Lodge
          292 reviews
          #1 of 113 Speciality lodging in Auckland
           
          Freemans Lodge & Apartments
          157 reviews
          #10 of 58 B&Bs / Inns in Auckland
           
          YHA Auckland International
          266 reviews
          #17 of 113 Speciality lodging in Auckland
           
          {"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
          Write a Review
          Reviews (365)
          Traveller rating
          Traveller type
          Time of year
          Language

          1 - 5 of 365 reviews

          Reviewed 1 week ago

          Very accommodating and friendly staff. Homey and pleasant. Very good kitchen facility and back yard sitting area. Bunk beds were not sturdy (made of metal) so every move was felt. Dining room could be bigger. Very good value.

          Thank Kathryn F
          Reviewed 2 weeks ago

          Ponsonby backpackers was a good start of my trip in New Zealand. Nice atmosphere. If you're in for meeting people you can and if you're not then you won't have to. I had a single room. Bit small but ok. Bathrooms and toilets were fine...More

          Thank Anne V
          Response from AklHostels, General Manager at Ponsonby Backpackers

          Hi thanks for taking time to leave us a review, We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and enjoyed our 'nice atmosphere'. Great to hear you found us to be clean. We hope you enjoy the rest of your travels. Thanks the PB...More

          Reviewed 2 weeks ago

          Great location only a block from Ponsonby (full of shops and restaurants). Only was there for 1 night, but it seemed like a cool place. Bathrooms and rooms were clean and check in was easy. I would suggest asking about parking prior to arrival. Note:...More

          Thank baynad06
          Response from AklHostels, General Manager at Ponsonby Backpackers

          Hi thanks for taking time to leave us a review, We do consider ourselves lucky to be located in a great suburb such as Ponsonby with lots of great shops and eateries near by and with easy access into the city. Our housekeeping staff work...More

          Reviewed 3 weeks ago

          Very lovely people, and chill stay. Thank you. It's right close to downtown , walking is fine. Near are very locals cafes. With concerts playing and nice people again. I recommend it to everybody who want to have a great experience. FilipMore

          Thank Filas V
          Response from AklHostels, General Manager at Ponsonby Backpackers

          Hi thanks for leaving us such an awesome review, It's great to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and found us to be chilled and the people 'lovely' :) Thank you for recommending us to other travelers. If you are ever in Auckland...More

          Reviewed 4 weeks ago

          Ponsonby backpackers is a good place to arrive in the awesome city of Auckland. It allows to have the advantages to meet people from everywhere in the world, got a good team who is friendly and helpfull (with the administrative formalities - bank account, IRD...More

          1  Thank lepagebenoit
          Response from AklHostels, General Manager at Ponsonby Backpackers

          Hi thanks for leaving us a review, We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us found our awesome team 'friendly and helpful' :) We do consider ourselves lucky to be located in a great suburb such as Ponsonby with lots of great...More

          Haka Lodge Auckland
          305 reviews
          #3 of 113 Speciality lodging in Auckland
           
          Verandahs Backpackers Lodge
          292 reviews
          #1 of 113 Speciality lodging in Auckland
           
          Freemans Lodge & Apartments
          157 reviews
          #10 of 58 B&Bs / Inns in Auckland
           
          YHA Auckland International
          266 reviews
          #17 of 113 Speciality lodging in Auckland
           
          About
          Awards & Recognition
          Certificate of Excellence
          Amenities
          • Top amenities
          • Free Parking
          • Hotel Amenities
          • Self-Serve Laundry
          • Free Parking
          • Laundry Service
          Details
          • Price range
          • US$20 - US$52 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
          • Room types
          • Non-Smoking Rooms
          • Number of rooms
          • 45
          • Reservation Options
          • TripAdvisor is proud to partner with HostelWorld so you can book your Ponsonby Backpackers reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
          • Location
          • New Zealand >
          • North Island >
          • Auckland Region >
          • Auckland
          • Also Known As
          • Ponsonby Backpackers Hotel Auckland Central ,
          • Ponsonby Backpackers Auckland, New Zealand
          Add Photo Photos
          Traveller (13)
          Room & Suite (4)
          Hotel & Grounds (21)
          Nearby
          Auckland City Hotel-Hobson St
          881 reviews
          1.22 km away
           
          Swiss-Belsuites Victoria Park
          96 reviews
          1.03 km away
           
          Apollo Hotel Auckland
          100 reviews
          1.13 km away
           
          Quest Ponsonby
          102 reviews
          .67 km away
           
          Abaco On Jervois
          300 reviews
          .91 km away
           
          Nearby Restaurants
          Prego Restaurant
          413 reviews
          .10 km away
          Little Bird Organics and The Unbakery
          197 reviews
          .21 km away
          Namo
          35 reviews
          .20 km away
          Ponsonby Road Bistro
          135 reviews
          .14 km away
          Nearby Attractions
          Ponsonby
          461 reviews
          .24 km away
          Foxes Island
          8 reviews
          .67 km away
          Western Park
          7 reviews
          .66 km away
          Victoria Park
          13 reviews
          1.03 km away
          Questions & AnswersAsk a question
          Jenni R
          Hi, we are looking for accomodation for 12 girls (16 years old) who are travelling from Tauranga to play in Waterpolo nationals. We will also have a coach and manager with them. Can you please let me know if your hostel would be able to accommodate us. We are very respectful and would like to establish a good relationship with you for future bookings. If you are able to offer us accomodation could you send through a quote for 6 - 11 october. (Girls are happy to be in bunk rooms, but manager and Coach will need seperate accommodation.
          19 July 2014|
          What is your answer?
          Posting guidelines
          Submit
          Room Tips
          "If possible, do not get a bunk bed because they were wobbly."
          Read review
          "Avoid room zero as it is near the front door, upstairs the rooms are better"
          Read review
          "Female dorm > less risk of people who snor :-)"
          Read review
          "don't know... i depends on how much you want to spend"
          Read review
          Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
          Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing