Kiwi Airport Backpackers
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Kiwi Airport Backpackers

144 McKenzie Road, Mangere, Auckland 2022 New Zealand
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1.5
#1 of 1 hostel in Mangere
3.3 of 5 bubbles
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2.2 of 5 bubbles
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Free parking
Paid wifi
Bar / lounge
Billiards
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Vending machine
Shuttle bus service
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144 McKenzie Road, Mangere, Auckland 2022 New Zealand
69Reviews1Q+A11Room tips

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Travelmummi wrote a review Feb 2020
Woolgoolga, Australia188 contributions61 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
You will walk through a nice reception and then things go down hill from there, staff take you out the back to an outhouse, the backpackers is very small with 1 small bathroom and kitchen common area and then small bedrooms off the main area. We payed for a private room and it was a shoe box sized room, smelt bad was very noisey and if it wasn’t midnight when we arrived I would have ran for the hills. Bathroom dirty and stunk. Never again and I have stayed in many a backpackers. This would have to be the worse experience I have ever had.
The only good part was the car rental place next door Pegasus was great and well priced hire cars
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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marilynaudenia wrote a review Jul 2018
Wellington, New Zealand3 contributions3 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I booked a night for my mom, it was the most bad service she has experienced ever. The front of house was not friendly at all, when I called to ask some questions the guy put me on hold for quite a long time. Not recommended.
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Date of stay: July 2018
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from ShalendP, Front Office Manager at Kiwi Airport Backpackers
Responded 13 Nov 2018
Dear Marilnaudenia, Thank you for taking time to leave us a review. Am very sorry for our front office staff service and make sure it won't happen again. We are the only Hostel near Auckland Airport which provide 24 hours reception service along with free airport transfer. We are always looking forward to welcome you again. With Thanks
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Sîan Michelle E wrote a review Feb 2018
Mangere, New Zealand14 contributions21 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Quite frankly I wish I could give this hovel zero stars!
My sister and her partner are over visiting from the UK and have stayed in multiple backpackers around the country varying in price and standard. She described this backpackers as unbearable and would rather sleep in their car!
I was horrified when I received a call from her in tears at how disgusting this accommodation is.
She FaceTimed me to show me the state of the room they were expected to stay in! Dirty walls, stained sheets, filthy toilets and generally grim! They went to reception to ask if they could upgrade to the motel or hotel and they were told that the facility was full and that due to their “last minute cancellation” that they could not be refunded!
I would hardly call the room being too much of a pig sty to sleep in a last minute cancellation.
She wouldn’t wish this place on anyone so avoid it like the plague.
Plenty of other decent options close to the airport so would make sure you stay elsewhere.
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Date of stay: February 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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1948Shirleyp14 wrote a review Sept 2015
Palmerston North, New Zealand1 contribution2 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This was my first experience at this Backpackers. No towel was supplied and the bed did not have a top sheet to go with the blanket. There was a heater in the 2-bed dorm. The toilet and shower room could do with a liquid soap container and paper towels for washing and drying hands. Cleanliness in shared kitchen was below standard due to lazy people not washing their dishes straight after use. Shuttle service was only $5.00 one way. I would look for better accommodation next time I travel to Auckland.
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Date of stay: September 2015
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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dan c wrote a review Oct 2019
Maui, Hawaii28 contributions29 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed 3 nights September 2018 and the room was full. A couple of tourists and a couple of temp workers from out of the Auckland area. I was in a mixed room which was all guys till the last night where one lady stayed in our mixed room. Bunk beds were OK and room was comfortable temperature. Overall a good experience with no troubles. Good kitchen, living room and bathrooms areas. The rental car company didn't give me a map of the area so I had a difficult time finding the place, but it is centrally located and near the airport. I would stay there again now that I know how to get around Mangere.
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Date of stay: September 2019
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from ShalendP, Front Office Manager at Kiwi Airport Backpackers
Responded 10 Oct 2019
Dear dan c, It is great to hear that you had a first class stay with us! Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel! We hope you will come back and visit us soon! Warm regards, Hotel Manager
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Abbie wrote a review Mar 2019
10 contributions5 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
If you're a traveller on a packpacker budget, need a hostel near the airport, need a bed, warm shower and a stove to cook some pasta on, then it's absolutely fine. There's a free shuttle to and from the airport. It's cheap and it's rubbish but it does the job. Unsure about the 1 sheet thing, a bit odd.. Surely a sheet to lay on and a sheet to have on you isn't breaking the budget too much? Itchy used blanket nobody actually uses = bedbugs.
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from ShalendP, Front Office Manager at Kiwi Airport Backpackers
Responded 27 Mar 2019
Hi A2437, Thanks for placing your review on your recent stay with us. It made us proud that you liked our hostel and its facilities. We are only hostel near Auckland Airport who provide free airport shuttle, free WIFI, Free Linen etc. We change our linen daily with fresh and clean. Look forward to welcome you back on your next visit to Auckland With Thanks
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Tamer E wrote a review Jul 2018
20 contributions7 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
This is my first time to write a review where I think a place is terrible.

I backpacked and seen some bad backpackers. I can name my top three worst backpackers around NZ (two were in Auckland CBD and the other was in Franz Josef, South Island). However, THIS TOPS MY WORST EEEEVER BACKPACKERS LIST BY FAR!

The building where I stayed was old, bathroom was less than average (in fact terrible), the shared living room had a porcelain tiles flooring and it was cold as (I had to wear socks and even that didn't help stopping my feet feeling really cold), and the seats and couch were hhmm OK. To be honest, thumbs up for the heat pump in the living room.

Now, to name the names, I stayed in the room number 8001-8002. It was mouldy with a choking musty smell you can't mess and won't withstand for more than 15 minutes max. Yes, it was THAT strong! Then, there was a filthy carpet, a filthier bed sheet, and the filthiest blanket I have ever seen in my life. I had to stay awake until I was so damn sleepy to overcome all of those issues. Then, once I entered the room, some of the patrons used the toilet next to it. Apparently, when anyone flushes the toilet, I could smell sewer (in other words, their feces smell!) and Finally, when it rained outside, I had water drops from the ceiling right on my face and inside my mouth while laying on the filthy bed!

I had to leave this MOST DISGUSTING PLACE I have ever seen in my life. Unfortunately, all other reputable/ nicer places were booked for the night. As a result, I slept the rest of the night in my car and it was 5°C temperature!

I HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU FIND SOMEWHERE ELSE TO STAY. DON'T STAY THERE!
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Date of stay: June 2018
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Don't stay in room labelled 8001-8002!
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Response from ShalendP, Front Office Manager at Kiwi Airport Backpackers
Responded 13 Nov 2018
Dear Tamer, Thank you for taking time to leave us a review. Cleanness is very important for us and our rooms are cleaned daily so for that reason we are very very sorry about what you experienced, we can always clean your room if you are not satisfied. I will pass your review to our housekeeping manager and make sure it won't happen again. Our hostel had heat pumps and heater are provided in the rooms too. We are always looking forward to welcome you again. Regards
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Tomasz C wrote a review May 2018
Raja Ampat, Indonesia412 contributions149 helpful votes
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
Pros-cleanness location close to the airport, cheap transport to and from the airport.
Cons-overpriced,breakfast.
This hotel is good enough for one night stay because its close airport location.
Breakfast is a joke...
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Date of stay: December 2017
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from ShalendP, Guest Relations Manager at Kiwi Airport Backpackers
Responded 13 Nov 2018
Hi Tomasz, Thank you very much for taking the time to write us a review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay at Kiwi Airport Backpackers. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Kind Regards
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Terri1990 wrote a review Nov 2016
160 contributions50 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here before a flight. Its great for location. We just wished we paid extra as you really do get what you pay for here. Its a shack in the middle of their motel. The rooms are cramped and the kitchen/bathrooms are dirty. Its also so cold had to sleep in my jumper and jeans. You can eat in their restaurant which is not very good either.Pay extra stay somewhere nicer.
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Date of stay: November 2016Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Bekki H wrote a review Nov 2016
64 contributions46 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I've been travelling now for 6 months and this is by far the worst hostel I've stayed in. The hostel itself is very small, and FILTHY!! There is one bathroom for 5 dorm rooms and it doesn't have a lock on it. My biggest issue though is that when booking I booked it because it said "luggage storage" this is in fact not true. They can only store one bag so I had a whole day where I could do nothing because my bag couldn't be stored. The solution given was leave it in the main entrance...
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Date of stay: November 2016Trip type: Travelled solo
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Hazel H wrote a tip Jan 2019
Wellington, New Zealand42 contributions3 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don't go there."
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Tamer E wrote a tip Jul 2018
20 contributions7 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don't stay in room labelled 8001-8002!"
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habibahsabri wrote a tip Jun 2018
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"The hostel is accessible by airport shuttle service"
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maoritraveller wrote a tip Apr 2018
New Zealand145 contributions34 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don't bother with single rooms in the backpackers - you still have to share a toilet and the rooms are not very sound proof."
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Dib M wrote a tip Apr 2018
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"dont choice any room"
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PRICE RANGE
$98 - $126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandAucklandMangere
NUMBER OF ROOMS
20
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kiwi Airport Backpackers
What are some of the property amenities at Kiwi Airport Backpackers?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a lounge, free parking, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at Kiwi Airport Backpackers?
Guests can enjoy a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Kiwi Airport Backpackers?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kiwi Airport Backpackers?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Strawberry Farm, Indian Express, and Vapor Restaurant.
Does Kiwi Airport Backpackers have airport transportation?
Yes, Kiwi Airport Backpackers offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Kiwi Airport Backpackers?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Kiwi Airport Backpackers?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Howick Historical Village (12.2 km), Parnell (12.9 km), and Eden Garden (9.9 km).
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