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Ponsonby Backpackers

Hostel | 2 Franklin Rd, Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand 1011

90.6% Overall Rating

188 out of 194 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (25/11/2015)

Jay Dickin thinks…

"The hostel is great. Awesome living room with DVD and Sky. Everyone is friendly and there's a well-stocked kitchen."

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  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Bicycle hire

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen
  • Towel

Important Information

Please notify us via email before your stay if you will be arriving before 8am or after 9pm as this may be outside reception hours, this will not affect your booking however we will need to leave you room instructions.

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.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 11:00
Latest Check-out: 10:00

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Auckland?

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Ponsonby Backpackers is a cosy, comfortable, and safe travellers’ hostel offering warm and friendly budget accommodation right in the heart and soul of Ponsonby! Our beautiful 19th century villa is bursting with character, set at the top of beautiful tree lined Franklin Rd, a true backpackers oasis. We are under a youthful management team and offer one of the friendliest, cleanest and safest environments in Auckland. Come and see for yourself! Read more

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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.

4 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

7 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

5 Bed Dorm - Female only (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

Single (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

Twin (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

About Ponsonby Backpackers

Run by backpackers for backpackers, our managers and staff have travelled extensively and so know what it is that travellers want and desire in somewhere to stay; a place to call their home away from home. We cater for all needs with single, double, shares; mixed & female only & dorm room. All beds are fully made up with fresh linen & duvets. Towels are provided free of charge for those who want them, just ask us at reception.

We invite our fellow travellers to relax in our TV lounge (Sky TV), surf our fast internet (desktop & WiFi, chargeable) or have a BBQ in our sunny outdoor area. Enjoy the cleanliness and serenity of a small family atmosphere with various activities weekly.

Our facilities boast 4 bathrooms with hot showers 24 hours a day, comfortable and cosy lounge room, dining room, laundry and well equipped kitchen with free tea and coffee.

Whether you are starting your N.Z adventure or want to finish it off with peace and quiet, Ponsonby Backpackers is the place to be!

FREE 2 Degrees NZ visitor Sim card, collect on check-in! (subject to availability)

Accommodation Information

Fully Equipped Kitchen with FREE Tea and Coffee
Laundry facilities, washers ($3) and dryer ($3)
24hour Wireless and Desktop Internet (from $2)
4 bathrooms with hot water 24 hours a day
2 common areas
Parking: 3 x off street & 75 metres of unrestricted in street outside
All rooms are Non Smoking.
TV Lounge with Sky TV
Travel & Vehicle Hire Assistance and booking
Spacious Garden with BBQ & Picnic Tables
Free Linen
Guest Phone & Free Local Calls
Free Luggage Storage (chargeable if needed for a long period)
No curfew

Location Information

Ponsonby is THE place to be in Auckland. It consists mainly of Cafes, Bars & Nightclubs, Restaurants, Fresh Produce, Fashion Designers, Arts & Crafts and many other Boutique establishments. This central city suburb caters for all walks of life day and night!

Ponsonby Backpackers is a converted 19th Century villa located on one of Auckland’s most recognisable and beautiful tree lined streets and is the ideal location from which to launch yourself in to all the offerings one of the world’s most highly rated lifestyle cities has to offer.