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.
Payments made by partners impact the order of prices displayed. Room types may vary.
The listings of booking offers for each property take into account the compensation paid to us by our partners. Prices shown may be for varying room types. Prices displayed are the lowest available, corresponding to the least expensive room type available, as provided from our partners as of the time of the user’s search.

City Garden Lodge

25 St Georges Bay Road Parnell, Auckland Central, Auckland 1052 New Zealand
avatar-imageavatar-imageavatar-image
Traveller (24)
Room & Suite (12)
Dining (2)

View prices for your travel dates

Prices are provided by our partners for one room, with variable occupancy rules as provided by the property, and reflect total costs of the stay, including all taxes and fees known to our partners. Please see our partners for more details.

About

#10 of 41 hostels in Auckland Central
Location
Cleanliness
Service
Value
Suggest edits to improve what we show.Improve this listing
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Vending machine
Bicycle rental
Nightclub / DJ
Car hire
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Secured parking
Wifi
Shared kitchen
Sun terrace
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Ironing service
Show more
Room features
Safe
Kitchenette
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Residential Neighbourhood
Budget
Languages Spoken
English, Hindi
177Reviews0Q+A35Room tips

Reviews
We perform checks on reviews.
Tripadvisor’s approach to reviews
Before posting, each Tripadvisor review goes through an automated tracking system, which collects information, answering the following questions: how, what, where and when. If the system detects something that potentially contradicts our community guidelines, the review is not published.
When the system detects a problem, a review may be automatically rejected, sent to the reviewer for validation, or manually reviewed by our team of content specialists, who work 24/7 to maintain the quality of the reviews on our site.
Our team checks each review posted on the site disputed by our community as not meeting our community guidelines.
Learn more about our review moderation.

Traveller rating
  • 61
  • 48
  • 25
  • 16
  • 27
Time of year
Traveller type
Language
  • More
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Sort by:
Most Recent
avatar-image
Tom C wrote a review May 2020
44 contributions6 helpful votes
The hostel is nice and relaxed, being slightly smaller than the larger ones in Auckland. The private room we had was quiet and basically furnished with a good WiFi connection. Although not in the centre of the city it has good access to the parnel train line and the neighbourhood is lovely. Very close to the Domain and Museum too. Be sure to check out the Bakery at the top of the street. But do shop before you get there - not much in close proximity.
Read more
Date of stay: January 2020
Value
Cleanliness
Service
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
avatar-image
YummyRashers wrote a review Jul 2019
Auckland, New Zealand116 contributions46 helpful votes
I initially checked in for a week but on arrival, changed it to 1 night so I can at least see if I like it after a night there...I didn't even make it that far. I booked my own room and it was scruffy...some old newspapers wedged in cracks in the wall. I didn't wanna kick off over that so planned on just staying one night, then never coming back but then a smell of cigarette smoke got stronger as i lay in the room. I went to reception but they were gone?? And for a few hours it seemed. I couldn't get through on a phone so sent 2 emails stating that I cant stay because of the smell etc but I still have not got a reply. The place is horrible, avoid
Read more
Date of stay: June 2019
Location
Cleanliness
Service
Trip type: Travelled on business
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
avatar-image
coolkate25 wrote a review Jun 2019
Bangkok, Thailand3 contributions1 helpful vote
Exceptional staff, always there for you. The ensuite double room we stayed in was glorious. Great location in pretty neighbourhood. Common area and kitchen are nice and clean so are all the other facilities.
Read more
Date of stay: May 2019
Value
Location
Service
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Ensuite is the best
See more room tips
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
avatar-image
simon07904 wrote a review May 2019
Manchester, United Kingdom92 contributions36 helpful votes
This place is a dump. Not worth the price. Customer service terrible. Rooms dirty. Kitchen shuts at 10. No one around when we arrived and luckily another guest showed us where they keys were Reception shuts early but weirdly someone locks the kitchen at 10 pm. 2 members of staff we seen in the day were on their phones and couldn’t be bothered to help a guest with change for the washing machine. Do not stay here. For the price it’s a dump
Read more
Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
avatar-image
Dan E wrote a review May 2019
Perkasie, Pennsylvania4 contributions2 helpful votes
I'm here on a working holiday Visa and this place has been incredible. Social kitchen, common area, close to bus stops and definitely not a party hostel. Lots of dairy's close by and countdown isnt too far either. Nice to see the dorms well taken care of. Lots of street parking as well if you have a van.
Read more
Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
avatar-image
Henry wrote a review May 2019
2 contributions
Great Location, Close to Auckland C.B.D nice little garden great for relaxing place to seat. Free WiFi,Free Sugar Tea Coffee ,Helpful Staff. There are many excellent places to eat nearby. Would recommend this place to anyone! looking forward to staying again.
Read more
Date of stay: February 2019
Rooms
Cleanliness
Service
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: the rooms upstairs have good view.
See more room tips
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
avatar-image
TheAdmiral wrote a review May 2019
Brisbane, Australia1 contribution2 helpful votes
City garden lodge was hands down the best hostel that I’ve stayed at through my travels in New Zealand. The beds are great, kitchen is well stocked and the showers are hot and powerful; WiFi is unlimited and free. The historic house is kept well maintained by the staff and the other guests really make it feel like home. The large verdant lawn and sounds of chirping birds makes you forget that you’re only a twenty minute walk from the CBD of New Zealand’s largest city. The kitchen can get pretty packed, but cooking at off peak times will remedy that. An awesome place to stay when you’re in Auckland, especially for those who want to avoid the party crowds. Highly recommend!
Read more
Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
avatar-image
Coco wrote a review Apr 2019
Lyon, France84 contributions12 helpful votes
We really think this backpacker is very bad. It was not the cheapest but it was the worst in all New Zealand ! First of all it was very dirty with lots of dust in the room. In the bathroom there were lots of mold and dust ! The sheets in the room were old and pierced ! Then the kitchen was so small for the number of customers. No room in the fridge for our stuffs and no plates and not one glass !! Finally our stay get worse because of a very strange man...a customer I guess. He stayed all the day in the house, drinking vodka and speaking very loud...and during the night he woke us up because he was fighting against someone else and crying juste in front of the window of our room ! Run away !
Read more
Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
avatar-image
Stacey W wrote a review Apr 2019
Sydney, Australia20 contributions1 helpful vote
Do not stay here! It’s not worth the hassle. My partner and I stayed here for 5 nights and had a private room. On around night 3, the ceiling was wet and leaking which dripped onto the bed leaving a huge wet patch. When we told the office about this, they said they had no other rooms to move us to so their solution was to give us a refund for 1 night’s stay, move the bed and put a new sheet on. 1 month later, we still haven’t received this refund. After calling numerous times, the office staff repeatedly told us to ‘call back in a couple of hours’ or ‘call back in 10 minutes’ (one time we called at around 1pm & were told to call back at 4 because she was on her lunch break?!) When we did so, they kept saying to call back. It has now gotten to the point where they are not answering our calls at all. Why offer us a refund if you’re not going to action it?! The place isn’t the cleanest and is incredibly outdated and fusty. But our biggest problem was with the terrible customer service. There is almost never anybody at the office and when you do speak to them, it seems they avoid the problem! Such a disappointment.
Read more
Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
avatar-image
aamethyst wrote a review Feb 2019
Nelson, New Zealand54 contributions22 helpful votes
Stayed here for two nights. Glad I messaged in advance to let them know what time we were arriving as the office closes early at 7pm. The key was in the letterbox which was good. The bed was comfy. Yay! Bring ear plugs as it an be quite noisy but so is every backpackers I've stsyed at. The house is really big and was built for the queen of Tonga a long time ago so it is dated but I think that adds character to the place. Obviously you wouldn't expect much for the price so I thought it was great. It could probably do with a thorough clean. I would stay here again. The staff were friendly and helpful.
Read more
Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
Previous
123456
Not the right property for you?
There are more places to choose from in the Auckland Central area.
PRICE RANGE
$66 - $69 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
city garden hotel auckland central
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandAucklandAuckland CentralParnell
NUMBER OF ROOMS
39
Prices are provided by our partners for one room, with variable occupancy rules as provided by the property, and reflect total costs of the stay, including all taxes and fees known to our partners. Please see our partners for more details.
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

CITY GARDEN LODGE - Hostel Reviews & Price Comparison (Auckland Central) - Tripadvisor

Frequently Asked Questions about City Garden Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to City Garden Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Holy Trinity Cathedral (0.3 km), The Fantail House (0.3 km), and Cathedral Church of St. Mary (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at City Garden Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
What food & drink options are available at City Garden Lodge?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at City Garden Lodge?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to City Garden Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gerome Restaurant, Everest Dine, and Oh Calcutta.
Are any cleaning services offered at City Garden Lodge?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at City Garden Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to City Garden Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Parnell (0.8 km), Eden Garden (2.6 km), and Auckland Town Hall (1.8 km).