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Ponsonby Backpackers Hostel

2 franklin rd , ponsonby , auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

86% Overall Rating 171 out of 181 customers would recommend this property based on 181 reviews

Atmosphere 90%

Cleanliness 83%

Facilities 81%

Location 90%

Safety 90%

Staff 90%

Value 83%

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What's Included

  • Linen
  • Luggage Room
  • Towel


  • Late Check-out
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Security
  • BBQ
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Steam room
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Washing machine

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.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 12:00

Latest Check-out: 10:00


  • Age Restriction
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Auckland?

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Map and Directions


You have two options from the Airport, Both can be found outside the arrivals lounge, and both run 24hrs.

First option is the Airbus (Blue bus) is aprox $16, this will take you into the city (Britomart) and then you will get the inner link bus (Green bus) $1.90 (Operates 7am-11pm) bus stop located on Customs St East; Get off at bus stop Pember Reeves St, walk around the corner to us at the top of Franklin Rd.

Second option is the super shuttle which will bring you straight to our door. Cost $35 for 1 passenger and then $8 per additional passenger.
We can book the super shuttle for you and put the cost onto your room bill. We just require full flight details.

If you are already in the city a 1.5km walk to Franklin rd or the inner link bus (Green bus) $1.90 (Operates 7am-11pm) to Ponsonby Rd, the stop you will want is Pember Reeves St.

By car travelling north: 2 minutes off the southern motorway, take the Nelson st exit .

By car travelling south: 2 minutes off the northern motorway , take the Herne Bay/Ponsonby exit

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