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Reviews of Ponsonby Backpackers

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

92.3% Overall Rating

169 out of 173 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (21/08/2014)

"Extremely friendly staff, and probably one of the cleanest hostels I have stayed in. Very good location, small and cosy rooms and nice people :-)"

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Facilities

  • 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.

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92.3%

Overall Rating

169 out of 173 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Ponsonby Backpackers'

Atmosphere
95.2%
Location
93.6%
Facilities
85.6%
Cleanliness
92.0%
Staff
96.8%
Value
90.4%
Safety
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85.7%
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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Work / volunteering

24 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The kitchen was always clean and tidy - and the staff were really helpful

Disliked: Some of the people had been there for a while working and were a bit less friendly to new arrivals.

100.0%
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Felicity Gibbeson

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Work / volunteering

12 March 2012 Felicity would recommend this property

Liked: Brilliant place to stay- everyone is so friendly and it's a great place if you're travelling alone. Good location, staff are really friendly and helpful.

Disliked: Felicity left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

04 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice garden, friendly staff

Disliked: Kitchen too small, badly soundproofed rooms

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

24 February 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, felt like home

Disliked: bit of a walk to the harbour area

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

Sarah Graham

Alone

Work / volunteering

23 February 2012 Sarah would recommend this property

Liked: Really lovely staff, so helpful, makes such a difference!

Disliked: Sarah left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

14 February 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Cute street with beautiful tree cover. Quaint house with a welcoming atmosphere. Clean facilities.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

97.1%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

09 February 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Casual and homely! felt very safe and friendly. Staff were so helpful, and the outdoor area made for great socialising! Loved our stay, would not think of going anywhere else next time we are in Aucks

Disliked: Couldn't get our group in the one room, but didnt matter, the bathrooms were few and a long way from the room.

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Business / conference
Sightseeing & culture

07 February 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Holly was very friendly, the hostel is located in a beautiful part of Auckland and it's just a really cool place to stay.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

80.0%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Relaxation/spa
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Work / volunteering

31 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: friendliness

Disliked: nothing

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

31 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, helpful staff and relaxed and friendly atmosphere :)

Disliked: Nothing!

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

20 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Everyone was so friendly. Great atmosphere. The staff was incredible helpful. It was quiet. Great courtyard and kitchen. Close to groceries. Lovely.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

97.1%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Ramon Morris

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

20 January 2012 Ramon would recommend this property

Liked: Staff were great! helped me with directions and gave good list of things to do

Disliked: Ramon left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

07 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff very helpful

Disliked: Showers a little small

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

Paul Walton

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

29 December 2011 Paul would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff very ken to accommodate. Atmosphere was really social

Disliked: Kitchen closed a bit early

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Customer review

Alone

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

20 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Wonderful hostel with a real "homey" feel. Only a 20 minute walk downtown, located near cool shops and pubs. Ponsonby backpackers is a great value. Staff is super helpful, great kitchen and common spaces. Not to mention comfy beds. Definitely a sweet place to stay.

Disliked: Nothing really.

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Jeremias Bauer

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

16 December 2011 Jeremias would recommend this property

Liked: Very familiar and pretty property. Its nice and tidy and got a big kitchen. TRheres a backyard with banks and tables and there is also a toilet in the backyard:). The people were very nice! The staff guides you around in the hostel and tells you what to do in Auckland! A great place to stay.

Disliked: It can get a little bit noisy at night, because the walls are not very thick.

91.4%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

John Pham

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

15 December 2011 John would recommend this property

Liked: It was a breath of fresh air. It did not feel like a typical hostel. It felt like a house that you're welcomed into. You felt at home while away.

Disliked: The hill from the grocery store to the hostel. That is one is a doozy!

88.6%
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Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

13 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: very helpful staff

Disliked: bit of a walk into the city centre

97.1%
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Karl Jarvis

With friends / other travellers

Business / conference

12 December 2011 Karl would recommend this property

Liked: Great place. I felt completely at home. Staff were very friendly, went out of their way to help out.

Disliked: Not much to dislike about it. Kitchen access during odd hours might be nice and the bathrooms are not close to all rooms, but neither of those were issues for me.

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Grant & Joanne Robertson

With my spouse / partner

Visiting friends or family

11 December 2011 Grant & Joanne would recommend this property

Liked: Central location, easy to get to, affordability, clean, helpful and polite staff. We weren't the only middle aged people there! Felt quite at home.

Disliked: nothing to dislike about it at all.

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Edward Sparks

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

06 December 2011 Edward would recommend this property

Liked: John and Holly. The best hosts you could ask for. The Hostel is excellent. Great atmosphere, well located and just a brilliant allround hostel. Very clean and well stocked kitchen here. Also a BBQ is available which is great. Nice warm fireplace for those chilly nights.

Disliked: Having to leave :-(

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

heidi freihaut

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

04 December 2011 heidi would recommend this property

Liked: The building had character. Big backyard.

Disliked: Dorm rooms were set out a bit oddly. So I had other roomates standing next to my head several times through the night when I was trying to sleep. Some staff werent that friendly or interested.

The property's response is...

97.1%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Family Holiday
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

01 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: private room was quite big

Disliked: --

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

17 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good value for money, very helpful staff and brilliant kitchen and facilities

Disliked: Our outside cabin was quite damp

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

15 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: At first the location seems to be very far away from the center, but ponsonby road is a very nice area with authentic shops and cafés.

Disliked: nothing special