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Ponsonby Backpackers

Hostelworld.comUS$41*
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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Queenstown, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

Great facilities, amazing staff, and cleanliness are some of the highlights on this fantastic hostel. The rooms, bathrooms, and common areas are very well maintained. Staff were super helpful, providing information on local eats, stores, activities, and transportation. Ponsonby is a great area in Auckland with a variety of local shops and restaurants, and if you are looking to go...

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AklHostels, Manager at Ponsonby Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for leaving us such an awesome review. It's fantastic that you enjoyed your stay and thought so highly of both the hostel and the staff. We take pride in our customer service and cleanliness of the hostel and its nice to hear this came through. While we are only a short walk from the CBD, there is so...

Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

Not keen on big cities?  Heard that Auckland isnt that great?  Then this hostel is for you as it will completely change your perspective of Auckland.  Located in the real Auckland away from the tourist hub / centre on a lovely tree lined street just off the main Ponsonby road, a lovely trendy district with lots of bars, cafe's and...

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

Hi thanks for taking time to leave us such an awesome review, We are stoked that you enjoyed your stay with us. We do consider ourselves lucky to be located in a great suburb- Ponsonby is great for bars and eateries and it's still easy to get into the city. We are very lucky to have great facilities inside &...

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 April 2016

located round the corner from Ponsonby high street with everything you could need (convienice store, cafes, restaurants, bank, dentist, doctors) but very relaxed atmosphere. hard working and friendly staff. clean and well cared for building. Only issue when staying there was a blocked pipe from the toilets, but resolved quickly (next day) by staff. similar problem a few days later...

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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 do consider ourselves lucky to be located in such an awesome suburb - Ponsonby is great for bars and places to eat. We do have some awesome friendly staff here at Ponsonby and i'm glad that you found this to be the case during your stay with us. Sorry...

Kathmandu, Nepal
Reviewed 7 April 2016

Stayed at quite a few hostels on my travels but this has to be the best of the lot. Great location with Ponsonby Road ten seconds walk away, maybe the coolest street in Auckland? Great cafes, bars and shops plus a supermarket a short walk down Franklin Road. A beautiful character building and an awesome outside area with tables and...

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AklHostels, Manager at Ponsonby Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi. Thanks for leaving us such an awesome review. Its great to hear you enjoyed your time with us, made yourself at home and thought we were 'the best of the lot'. We take pride in our customer service and enjoy socialising with guests as well. Ponsonby has a great weekend nightlife and we are situated close by to a...

Waipapa, New Zealand
Reviewed 31 March 2016

Ponsonsby Backpackers is ideally located at a stone throw from Ponsonby Road, a 5 minute walking distance from the supermarket, and about 20 minutes from the city centre. The house is beautiful, and the amenities were clean, qnd there is a very relax vibe going on there. The best part is probably the staff, super friendly, and ready to help....

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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 do consider ourselves lucky to be located in such an awesome suburb - Ponsonby is great for bars and places to eat. We are happy to hear that you found us to be clean and that you enjoyed our relaxed vibe. We do have some awesome friendly staff here...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 29 March 2016

We had a double room with a double bed and drawers. Spacious but located next to reception so a bit noisy in the morning. The kitchen and garden close at 10.30pm but there's a 24 hour lounge . 1 hour free wifi. .

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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 glad you found our rooms spacious. Room 3 is next to the reception which can mean a wee bit of noise at checkout time in the mornings. Nice to hear that you enjoyed our 1 hour free WiFi. We hope you enjoy the rest of your travels. Thanks...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 10 March 2016

Everything was very comfortable and it had a very relaxed vibe. Fairly small hostel and it has that feel. Has everything you could ask for including comfortable beds, nice kitchen and a very helpful staff.

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

Hi thanks for making time to leave us a review, We are happy to hear you had a comfortable stay and enjoyed our relaxed vibe. We glad you had a goodnight sleep due to our new comfy mattresses and that you liked our awesome kitchen than has everything you need to cook up a feast. We do have some awesome...

Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 February 2016

I had a very pleasant albeit short stay at Ponsonby Backpackers, having booked in last minute for a double room as there were no dorm beds left anywhere in the city. I wish I booked this place instead of staying at a "party" hostel on Fort Street in the CBD for my first two nights in Auckland. The room was...

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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 you found our rooms to be clean and your bed comfy. We have an awesome team here at Ponsonby and i'm glad you found them to be friendly during your stay. Our kitchen opens at 7am however if...

Bondi, Australia
Reviewed 18 February 2016

The house is great, rooms are spacious and don't feel over crowded. There's a sweet Lounge you can chill in 24hrs. The staff are the coolest, always willing to lend you a hand and always with a smile. Very friendly group of people they all are!!!

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

Hi thanks for leaving a review, We are so happy to hear you found our hostel 'great' and the rooms not too over crowded. We are lucky to have such an awesome team here at Ponsonby, as like you said they are always willing 'to lend you a hand with a smile' If you are ever in Auckland again we...

Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

First of all, I stayed in five different Hostels in Auckland and this was by far the best choice. So far I am two months now in New Zealand and travelled quite a bit on the north island and even if it has its pros and cons like every place, it is the Hostel I appreciate the most. Pros: -Perfect...

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

Hi thanks for taking time to leave us such an awesome review, We are stoked to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that we were "by far the best choice". :) We do consider ourselves lucky to be located in a great suburb - Ponsonby is great for bars and eateries and like you have said it...

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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Paid Wifi
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Free Parking
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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Ponsonby Backpackers Hotel Auckland Central
Ponsonby Backpackers Auckland, New Zealand
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Avoid room zero as it is near the front door, upstairs the rooms are better”
blot17, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Female dorm > less risk of people who snor :-)”
globetrotterke2016, 26 Jan 2017 | Read review
“don't know... i depends on how much you want to spend”
42marianneu, 25 Jan 2017 | Read review
“try not to get a ground floor room as the Windows face directly to the pavement.”
cge_cge, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms for 4 are very small”
valantinh2016, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
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