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The Cell Block Backpackers & Accomodation

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5 days ago
“quirky but cold as ... it is winter.”
1 week ago
“Centrally-located hostel with friendly staff”
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Reviewed 5 days ago

had two nights in this quirky former jail block. the staff are friendly, the place is very clean. we had the two bed cell with ensuite. no locks on doors, just a curtain for the ensuite. basic but clean, people are all very friendly. but...More

Thank Hannah C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at the Cell Block for one night.The hostel is clean & centrally-located. Staff are friendly & very helpful; checked me in early (10 am) & provided me with a heater. Moreover, they stored my luggage & allowed me to use their common areas (after...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff was so friendly with me. They are very helpful. The hostel is very clean and there is a roof where you could go :) The kitchen is small but there is all you need to cook your food. It was very quiet when...More

Thank sandy-le86
Reviewed 4 April 2018

We were tired and had traveled all day from the north, we found this hostel. We went in it was right across from the police station. Having stayed in countless hostels around the world this was my first jail cell hostel. I lucked out i...More

Thank Jeremy S
Reviewed 6 February 2018

The staff on duty were very welcoming, polite however the hostel lacks any type of security. Upon check in I was asked for no ID or anything. The rooms do not have lockers and the dorm rooms and front door of hostel do no lock...More

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US$40 - US$47 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Whangarei
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"I think all the rooms are cold and the communal showers are loud."
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