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Verandahs Parkside Lodge

6 Hopetoun Street Freemans Bay, Auckland Central, Auckland 1011 New Zealand
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Verandahs Parkside Lodge comprises of 2 beautiful Victorian Villa's built in late 1800's and early 1900's, renovated to surpass their original grandeur. Superior location nestled between, City Centre, Ponsonby Road, K' Road and Western Park, Aucklands oldest park.
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Free parking
Paid private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Board games / puzzles
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
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Self-serve laundry
Wifi
Non-smoking hotel
Picnic area
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
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6 Hopetoun Street Freemans Bay, Auckland Central, Auckland 1011 New Zealand
Verandahs Parkside Lodge
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Jeremy P wrote a review Jan 2024
Dallas, Texas161 contributions143 helpful votes
It’s pretty much a backpacker’s hostel. Once that’s realized, expectations are adjusted accordingly. Let’s get the negatives out of the way: - must check out by 10 AM - there’s no air conditioning. There are fans, but at night, in summer, the rooms are uncomfortably warm. Everything else is positive. The location I felt was excellent. 20 minutes walk to the CBD; 30 minutes to the ferry terminal. You are right at Ponsonby, which is a main street for restaurants and coffee shops. There is an excellent supermarket one block away ( 5 minutes walk ). The lodge is very clean, and there’s a good community kitchen, where you can store your food as well as cook. I opted to pay + $20 per night extra for a private bath, but the hostel offers many bathrooms with showers. There are 2 washing machines and 1 dryer, each requiring NZD 6. The airport shuttle - Skydrive - operates from the Sky tower, a 20 minute walk. Here are the directions from the Sky Tower, which is on Hobson Street. Take Hobson for about 3 blocks, to Pitt Street. Go left on Pitt. Just one block on Pitt, on your right, you see a big, blue sign that reads “BECA”. After only one block on Pitt, with Beca Company on the right, that is Hopetoun Street. Go to the right. You will go up a bridge, with the expressway beneath you. As soon as you cross the bridge, you pass a girl’s grammar school, and Verandahs Lodge is clearly marked on the right, about the 4th building. The airport shuttle runs every 30 minutes, costs NZD 18 ( 12.50 for seniors ), and you pay driver, but only credit cards are accepted.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: They have 2 pay washing machines and 1 dryer. Each costs NZD 6.
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Mathilde X wrote a review Aug 2023
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Really nice Hostel, it was clean and well situated in Auckland, the bed were comfy as well. The staff was really lovely and helpful, I was able to drop my bag in the morning before checking in which was handy. Thank you
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Pioneer49086268488 wrote a review Jul 2023
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I came back to Verandahs after almost a year of my travels in NZ as it was the first hostel I stayed at. I felt really welcomed there and it finished the circle for me perfectly. I really like their kitchen+common area, rooms are spacious and plenty bathrooms(you always have a private shower and toilet),it's a social yet not a party hostel.Thank you very much! I hope to be back one day.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Fearless39720410113 wrote a review Jul 2023
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I have stayed here a few times before, it is always welcoming and I love the large rooms and spaces. Light and well ventilated, backs onto a large park setting and super convenient being close to the shops in Ponsonby. Would recommend, and will come back again !
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Dames57 wrote a review Jun 2023
Hobart, Australia18 contributions1 helpful vote
We're lucky to have Vehrandas's where it is: an affordable backpackers in a great spot in well renovated buildings not far from public transport and an easy walking distance to eateries, parkland and more. I've stayed here a few times now; it's my go to place in Auckland. The staff have always seemed friendly and helpful. Improvement wise, there's only one thing I can think of: as new renovations are carried out (eg: 1st floor bathrooms on the reception building) the owners, like most, are getting LED lighting fitted. Often this is too bright and the wrong colour temperature, making use of the facilities uncomfortable at night and having a very real effect on sleep (exposure to bright blue-white light at night can put the sleep cycle back by hours). My suggestion there is that the owners pay particular attention to the brightness and colour temperature of the LED lights they're fitting: they should be warm white (2600-3000 kelvin) rather than daylight white or cool white. This would not cost any more, and would help maintain the warm and homely ambience that Vehrandah's already mostly has.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Jaime S wrote a review May 2023
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A pleasant experience, good facilities and comfortable in its uses. from the city center walking quietly about 20 minutes. I definitely recommend Verandahs. The attention of its staff is very friendly and with an excellent disposition
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Inspire768737 wrote a review May 2023
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I arrived early and as soon as my room was ready they were kind enough to let me in. They were most helpful with a last minute booking. They were understanding that I was tired from my flight and did not disturb me when I had a nap through the day. The staff were always friendly and helpful. The kitchen, sitting rooms, bathrooms and where I slept were all so accommodating and comfortable. The beds and bathrooms and kitchen were always so clean. It's located nearby a Countdown Supermarket and a beautiful park. I highly recommend staying here.
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Guide57435206751 wrote a review Apr 2023
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Excellent hostel - clean, big rooms and near a big park and amenities such as grocery stores. I traveled throughout NZ and would only stay here while in Auckland. It’s about a 20 minute walk from Skycity where the intercity/airport buses stop at. Lovely place!
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Steven M wrote a review Apr 2023
Victoria, Canada163 contributions84 helpful votes
We had a private room at Verandahs. The location is excellent -right at one end of Ponsoby Road, with lots of restaurants and a good supermarket nearby. The room itself was comfortable and quite spacious, but be aware that there was no air conditioning in the room, and there was no fridge or TV. The back of the building looks out onto a beautiful green park, which was really nice.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Barbara S wrote a review Apr 2023
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Very nice place. It has a comfy bed, it is very quiet, the showers and toilets are clean and spacious and the manager is very friendly. The hostel is situated next to this beautiful park and not far from the city center. I highly recommend this hostel.
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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$107 - $136 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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verandahs backpackers hotel auckland central
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Verandahs Backpackers Lodge
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
17
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Frequently Asked Questions about Verandahs Parkside Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Verandahs Parkside Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Art In Bloom Academy (0.4 km), Western Park (0.09 km), and Ponsonby Pool Hall (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Verandahs Parkside Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
What food & drink options are available at Verandahs Parkside Lodge?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Verandahs Parkside Lodge?
Yes, free parking, paid private parking nearby, and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Verandahs Parkside Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Azabu, Thirtyone, and Coco's Cantina.
Are any cleaning services offered at Verandahs Parkside Lodge?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Verandahs Parkside Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Parnell (3.1 km), Eden Garden (2.5 km), and Auckland Town Hall (1.2 km).