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Reviews of Frienz.com Backpackers Accommodation Auckland

Hostel | 27-31 Victoria Street East, CBD, Auckland, New Zealand 1010

79.8% Overall Rating

125 out of 144 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (28/04/2014)

"great hostel, I stayed here twice. Big kitchen and dinning area, free internet computers, activities every nught. The rooms are big enough and well organized. I think there are too little showers, but I never had to…"

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Free city tour
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • BBQ area
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Elevator / lift(s)
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Internet café
  • Outside area
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 3.89

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

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79.8%

Overall Rating

125 out of 144 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Frienz.com Backpackers Accommodation Auckland'

Atmosphere
79.2%
Location
92.8%
Facilities
69.6%
Cleanliness
66.4%
Staff
87.2%
Value
79.2%
Safety
84.0%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

28 February 2011

Liked: The location is good and free internet was great, but I could never use the computer because there are just too many people staying there.

Disliked: The bathrooms are the dirtiest I've ever seen, the bed was terrible/lumpy/unclean, there were like 5,000 steps to walk to get to the room, it was SOOO hot because the windows don't open up the entire way, and it was EXTREMELY noisy and bright in the room at night due to construction outside and lights for the construction. Terrible stay at a terrible place.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Flavio Coccia

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

21 February 2011 Flavio would recommend this property

Liked: not that bad

Disliked: internet slow but at least it was free

74.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

16 February 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very good location, free internet and a lovely common room. All for a very good price.

Disliked: The showers were very unclean and there was no lockers in the large dorms.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

13 February 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent location and very good value for money if on budget and need to stay for short time

Disliked: Could have been cleaner a bit ... And no free wireless - although that seems to be the NZ standard (and wireless was available for a fee)

68.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Janet Bach

With my spouse / partner

Family Holiday

06 February 2011

Liked: good location.

Disliked: Our room was very dirty. There were ants crawling on the floor and the bed. Also found them in the bathroom. Didn't use the kitchen to find out if they were in there also. It appeared they didn't change the fitted sheet on the bed, and it had hair on it. And all we were given was a comforter that appeared as though it never got cleaned, not sheet to use below it. They supplied a mini fridge in our room but it wasn't operable because it didn't shut and seal. Hot and stuffy room, there was a small open window but it didn't allow for ventilation. the bathroom on our floor was full of mold. mold covered the entire ceiling and you could smell it.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Paul Bentley

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

23 January 2011 Paul would recommend this property

Liked: good location and very helpful staff

Disliked: not much

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Katrin Ericsson

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

22 January 2011 Katrin would recommend this property

Liked: Helpful staff, and good location.

Disliked: Maybe a bit too much partying, the staff always joining - which is fun - but you get a little bit of a unserious feeling about the whole place.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

Allison Grainger

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

17 January 2011 Allison would recommend this property

Liked: Free internet access, washer and dryer on premis, luggage storage

Disliked: Not very clean, mattress was horrible- the springs could be felt.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

09 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location is excellent, easy to walk anywhere. It's also very good value for money for a double room right in the city centre! The bathroom facilities were great with plenty of showers and I never had trouble getting hot water at high pressure. The roof terrace and courtyard areas are also an added bonus! The hostel is also clean enough for us (and I can be quite fussy) but could be a bit cleaner.

Disliked: Whilst the kitchen has a lot of hobs etc. and is very big, it doesn't have enough pans that actually have handles!

57.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

08 January 2011

Liked: Location

Disliked: beds are awfull, bathroom and rooms were not clean

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

05 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great place and great locación. It's not one of those hostels where all the people live permanently and make you feel like a complete strange.

Disliked: Lockers in the room will be a plus.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

25 December 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent central location, and plenty of evening activities on offer. Three computers with free internet is also a bonus.

Disliked: The room was a bit stuffy and hot.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

09 December 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location is fantastic, brilliant value for money. Facilities for organising your onward trip is good.

Disliked: Although the hostel organises nights for backpackers to meet each other, as a lone traveller I found the staff and the long term stayers a bit cliquey :o(

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

09 December 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It had a nice bright and youthful appearance.

Disliked: The bathrooms were pretty dingy. I've seen better ones at $10 camp sites.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

07 December 2010

Liked: location

Disliked: atmosphere

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Claire Wilson

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife

28 November 2010 Claire would recommend this property

Liked: decor was nice and big kitchen! Also had free Internet Which handy! V spacious room too!

Disliked: The beds were really bad, top bunks didn't feel safe at all, all the metal was bent etc

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With a large group / tour

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife

28 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: free friday night dinner! and it's a nice, welcoming place right in the city center with really nice staff

Disliked: the bathrooms get closed for cleaning in the mornings right before check-out, which makes it hard to get ready in time for check-out

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

10 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: all

Disliked: nothing

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Hannah Davis

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

07 November 2010 Hannah would recommend this property

Liked: Comfy bed, good nightly activities, free internet.

Disliked: Hannah left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Kirsty Howard

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing

27 October 2010 Kirsty would recommend this property

Liked: Cheapest hostel we found in Auckland, very friendly staff and excellent location. If arriving from the airport get the shuttle bus rather than a taxi, 3x the price. Vey clean and good facilities, gas cooker but no ignition, bit frustration when you have to find someone who smokes to cook your dinner. But loved everything and are going back at the end of next month.

Disliked: Kirsty left no negative feedback.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife

18 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the offers at night

Disliked: nothing

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Brian Gale

With my spouse / partner

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife

15 October 2010 Brian would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean & comfortable accomodation. Staff really friendly & helpful. Very good location in the centre of Auckland. One of the better hostels we have stayed in.

Disliked: Brian left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Laurence Norah

With my spouse / partner

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year

15 October 2010 Laurence would recommend this property

Liked: Central, nice double room

Disliked: Quite big, offers free internet but not free wireless in the room

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year

07 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: free internet, cleanliness, location

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Sheet Ying Cheng

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

05 October 2010 Sheet Ying would recommend this property

Liked: location, good place to meet people too

Disliked: Sheet Ying left no negative feedback.