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The Cell Block Backpackers & Accomodation

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14 reviews
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good7%
  • Average14%
  • Poor44%
  • Terrible7%
27 Mar 2017
“Great location, the rest was ok”
2 weeks ago
“My stay was from sun 28 Jan - tues 30 Jan 2018.”
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

I stayed here for 1 night earlier this month with a friend and although the concept behind the Cell block is unique (guest sleep in old prison cells) the execution is not up to standard. There are no locks for the doors or lockers, which...More

1  Thank Dawn C
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Great place to stay in Whangarei, a newly refurbished prison - last used in 2010! The vibe is brilliant, colourful and has a beautiful tropical feel. Such a unique place, is a must to stay at if passing through. It is new as a hostel,...More

1  Thank mooARK
Reviewed 18 November 2017

The hostel is perfectly situated, near the Pack'n'save and a laundromat. There are nice common areas and a nice terrace. The staff is nice. We paid 60 for a room with 2 beds. Mine was not comfortable at all (see the pictures). The only window...More

Thank Emilie V
Reviewed 11 October 2017

It was a fun place to stay. I have traveled a lot and never stayed in a place like it. Worth a stop just for the eye opening experience of spending a night in a real jail. Right in the middle of town. Very helpful...More

Thank Nathan R
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US$20 - US$51 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Whangarei
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