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Free Wifi
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Rooms
Self-Serve Laundry
2 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Cheap place to base yourself in Auckland with free wifi. The kitchen was too small, especially because of the long term guests taking up the fridge space and shelving. The upstairs rooms smelt of smoke. It was a bit odd that they issue you with...More

1  Thank Joel A
Response from chatly_123, Manager at City Garden LodgeResponded 4 days ago

Thanks Joel, for reviewing our hostel. Happy to hear that you like our free WiFi facility. Sorry for inconvenience during your stay. We are in process of upgrading our services and facilities. Hope to see you next time to have better experience. Denish Tamakuwala, Rooms...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It was good for the cheap price, location is central enough so you can walk into the city centre, takes about 20-30mins to the harbour and Queen Street. Free WiFi, rooms were spacious and everything was clean. Kitchen was a bit small and quite busy...More

1  Thank estherboe
Response from chatly_123, Manager at City Garden LodgeResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much Estherboe, for taking time to write feedback for City Garden Lodge. Good to see that your overall stay was pleasant and you described our hostel perfectly which is helpful for us and another travelers. Initially, we use to keep 20 cups...More

Reviewed 19 June 2018

Not just the hostel but also all the furniture and other stuff inside is pretty old. They keep it very clean though. Also, the staff is kind and it has a good location. It´s cheap and it´s basically a backpacker hostel.

Thank Lada K
Response from chatly_123, Manager at City Garden LodgeResponded 12 July 2018

Thanks Lada, for reviewing our hostel nicely. Hope to welcome back you again. Denish Tamakuwala, Rooms Manager

Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

Stayed here for about a month. Nice facilities set in good, relaxed location. Staff ain't the best though, waiting almost an 1 hour to check out of a hostel is ridiculous. Only other issue it is a bit of a walk to supermarkets, etcMore

Thank Mervyn T
Response from chatly_123, Manager at City Garden LodgeResponded 12 July 2018

Thanks Mervyn, for taking your time to write review for city garden lodge. We will discuss with our staff and surely take appropriate action for front desk service issue. We request you to visit again. so, we can assist you in better way. Denish Tamakuwala,...More

Reviewed 27 April 2018

I loved being here. It was pretty quiet for a backpackers, off the main road so no traffic noise. Great price. Close to buses and a 20 min walk to Queen St and CBD. Nice outside space. Kitchen has minimal equipment so be aware.

Thank Rainbowclaire
Response from chatly_123, Manager at City Garden LodgeResponded 3 May 2018

Thanks for your positive feedback. We would like to welcome back you again. Denish Tamakuwala, Rooms Manager.

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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Free Parking
Self-Serve Laundry
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US$14 - US$45 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
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City Garden Hotel Auckland Central
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"Room on the corner first floor has a good view"
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"The twin bunk room is very small but suited us."
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"All the rooms are good. They are all well looked after."
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"The 4 and 6-person dorms are nicest; I recommend the back cabin for a particularly quiet night's rest."
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