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    Ponsonby Backpackers

    2 Franklin Road | Ponsonby, Auckland Central, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
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    Overview
    • Excellent57%
    • Very good34%
    • Average6%
    • Poor2%
    • Terrible1%
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    “new zealand” (39 reviews)
    Paid Wifi
    Free Parking
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Laundry Service
    Self-Serve Laundry
    Breakfast included
    Pool
    Restaurant
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    1 - 5 of 353 reviews

    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    I stayed 3 nights at this hostel and loved it. The dorms are clean and the staff is super nice! The backyard is beautiful! It’s quiet and peaceful and there is a clothesline to hang your clothes. The neighbourhood hood is great!! There are tons...More

    Thank Ingridgig
    Response from Aklhostels, General Manager at Ponsonby BackpackersResponded 1 week ago

    Hi thanks for leaving us an awesome review, We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you found the staff and facilities great. :) We are stoked that you loved our awesome location in Ponsonby too with lots of...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Great hostel located in the best part of Auckland. Lots of dining and shopping just out on your doorstep and a great atmosphere (even if it's only window-shopping). The girls dorm was lovely, clean, spacious and quiet. The bathrooms were very clean. Only a 15...More

    Thank Foetisa
    Response from Aklhostels, General Manager at Ponsonby BackpackersResponded 1 week ago

    Hi thanks 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. We are also happy to...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    After initially only biking for one night I’m now into my second week here. It’s a lovely hostel which is very family oriented. All the staff are helpful and very knowledgeable of the area and activities. The rooms are all clean and tidy plus the...More

    Thank Jordansmith64
    Response from Aklhostels, General Manager at Ponsonby BackpackersResponded 1 week ago

    Hi thanks for leaving us an awesome review, We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We do consider ourselves lucky to have such a great team here at Ponsonby whom like you say are 'helpful and very knowledgeable'. :) It's...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    I tried several hostels around Auckland and this one is surely the best. Why? Location: - nice area with cute houses - lots of bars, excellent restaurants, shops, cafes - 2 big supermarkets - 5 minutes running to the park - not far to the...More

    Thank Anna S
    Response from Aklhostels, General Manager at Ponsonby BackpackersResponded 2 weeks ago

    Hi thanks for leaving us a review, We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you found us to be 'the best' hostel in Auckland. :) We do consider ourselves lucky to be located in a great suburb such...More

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    The hostel is located within the best part of Auckland to my opinion. The building is lovely, very nice garden and lovely staff. The only thing I'd say is that the bunk beds move at every mouvement you make, which is not ideal. However, I...More

    Thank chantrymarion
    Response from Aklhostels, General Manager at Ponsonby BackpackersResponded 3 weeks ago

    Hi thanks for leaving us an awesome 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. We are happy to hear that...More

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    About
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    • Free Parking
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Laundry Service
    • Self-Serve Laundry
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    • Price range
    • US$23 - US$56 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 45
    • Location
    • New Zealand >
    • North Island >
    • Auckland >
    • Auckland Central
    • Also Known As
    • Ponsonby Backpackers Hotel Auckland Central
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    Traveller (17)
    Room & Suite (5)
    Dining (1)
    Hotel & Grounds (22)
    Family and Play Areas (1)
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    Room Tips
    "Rooms at the bungalows are quieter but you cannot choose your room"
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    "Quiet floor is upstairs on the second floor. Room 7 is peaceful and beautiful."
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    "You can't really go wrong: even the dorm rooms are nice."
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    "I stayed in a private double w/ shared bathroom. Just fine. Would love a small table."
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