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City Garden Lodge

Hostel | 25 St Georges Bay Road, Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand 1052

82.9% Overall Rating

32 out of 36 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (17/04/2015)

"I used to do reception in a hostel in London and while this place isn't quite as crazy I highly recommend it, it has loads of character!!! It was super chilled to stay at! I slept well. Location is great. No problem…"

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  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Free city tour
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Fax
  • BBQ area
  • Common area / room
  • Internet access in public areas

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen
  • Towel

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

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Originally built for the Queen of Tonga as her Embassy, surrounded by trees and lawns with birdlife galore, City Garden Lodge offers a cozy, clean, home-like and quiet atmosphere to relax and plan the next part of your journey!
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Shared Rooms Help! A shared room (typically a dorm) is a bedroom which you share with other people from the property. The number of beds in a room is shown in the room name, e.g. ‘5 Bed Dorm’, and you can book as many as you need. Some properties have male only dorms and female only dorms.

8 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

4 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included
Private Rooms Help! A private room is a room that is not shared with other people from the property – in other words, you book and pay for all the beds in the room. If you are traveling alone, for example, but want to book a double room, you must pay for two people in order to book the whole room.

Double (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

Twin (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

Single (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

Executive Double Garden View (Private bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

About City Garden Lodge

See the sights and attractions of central Auckland and its coastlines or just chill. We offer something between a traditional backpacker hostel and an old-style hotel and our visitors range from young people and students on a shoestring budget to open-minded mature travelers.

We are close to the Link bus serving Auckland's city centre and surrounding suburbs. We offer free parking (some off-street), undercover bicycle storage, fast internet access and free unbiased travel information and bookings. We can arrange door to door transport to and from Auckland airport for a minimum cost.

And for mind-body-spirit enthusiasts we have a yoga center right on our front lawn.

We know New Zealand and can give advice on the secret places that will make your trip something to remember—in, around and beyond Auckland.

Accommodation Information

All facilities are shared with the other guests in true backpacker style. We have a fully equipped kitchen with indoor and outdoor dining options and a large BBQ for that tender New Zealand lamb or beef cut. Sometimes Brenda adds to your meal with homemade muffins, cakes or a NZ special, pike lets with cream and jam!.

8 bed dormitory
3 & 4 bed shares
4 bed ladies' share

Location Information

Located in Parnell on the fringe of Auckland's business centre with not a high rise or apartment building in sight, City Garden Lodge Backpackers has the city's finest restaurants, cafes, art galleries and up market shopping all within easy walking. Next door to Auckland's largest city park with its museum and twice daily Maori concert performances—and with "Vector Arena" Auckland's newest concert venue and sports stadium just 20 minutes walk away.