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Reviews of Ponsonby Backpackers

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

92.8% Overall Rating

183 out of 188 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (22/05/2015)

Laura Maidment thinks…

"Great kitchen facilities, clean rooms, homely feeling hostel, friendly atmosphere and helpful staff"

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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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92.8%

Overall Rating

183 out of 188 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Ponsonby Backpackers'

Atmosphere
92.0%
Location
95.2%
Facilities
88.0%
Cleanliness
91.2%
Staff
95.2%
Value
91.2%
Safety
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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

18 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The conditions of the rooms and common areas are awesome, everything clean and new. It's located in a very good area.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

91.4%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

10 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: `classic new zealand building lot of charm.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

94.3%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

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

10 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great facilities, friendly staff, cozy, easy access to city center

Disliked: Crowd was a little older, not so interested in socializing

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Customer review

Alone

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

18 May 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It's not in downtown Auckland but I preferred it that way. Being in a nearby suburb made it cheaper and the surrounding neighbourhood had more character to it. There were lockers with their own locks in the rooms. The kitchen is fully equipped and everyone is respectful of everyone else's food. There is a TV room for those who want to chill and the outside backyard for those who want to socialize a bit more. Many people at the hostel are there while they look for a more permanent place to live but others like myself were only there for a few days: that being said, everyone was inclusive when going out but you didn't feel like you had to go out to have a good time.

Disliked: The showers and bathrooms were a bit cramped.

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Jessica Hyman

Alone

City break
Visiting friends or family

14 May 2012 Jessica would recommend this property

Liked: I only stayed at the hostel for a weekend but I absolutely loved it! The staff and other guest are really friendly and fun. It's like being at home!

Disliked: Women's bathrooms are tiny but manageable

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Henning Moser

With my spouse / partner

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

08 May 2012 Henning would recommend this property

Liked: The owner John is one of the friendliest and courteous guys I've ever met, he really seems to put his heart and soul into what he does! I really really liked him! The house is an amazing older Auckland building and is located in a very friendly, safe and lovely area of Auckland not too far away from downtown.

Disliked: Nothing!

The property's response is...

85.7%
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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

11 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very homely atmosphere - plenty of really interesting people :)

Disliked: There was no free internet access

97.1%
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Christian Reichel

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Partying / nightlife

07 April 2012 Christian would recommend this property

Liked: It is a friendly quiet hostel with a good kitchen and vrry confortable beds. You get your sleep and the stuff make sure you habe silence. The area is near to the city centre and you need just 5 min to walk for come in. (bus is avalible too) In this hostel i found 3 gittars for playing, lots of book and a big tv. The atmopaere was gread and the stuff help you friendly with all your problems and questions.

Disliked: The internet was slow and expensive.

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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

06 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Super friendly welcome upon arrival (by Holly) and a clean and tidy hostel (with a great back garden) in a nice part of town. Only minor gripe was that the kitchen was a little small, so got very cramped quickly.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

31 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Ponsonby Backpackers is situated in a great area, 1 mins walk to the main street where there are lots of cafes, restaurants, shopping etc. On arrival and throughout my stay I was made to feel very welcome, a home away from home. Everyone who worked at the backpackers was extremely helpful and friendly. The backpackers itself was very clean and you had all the amenities that you needed.

Disliked: My only downfall about the backpackers is that the girls bathroom is very small and there is very limited space in the two shower cubicles.

85.7%
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Eelke ter Avest

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

25 March 2012 Eelke would recommend this property

Liked: Good atmosphere and friendly staff.

Disliked: Eelke left no negative feedback.

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.

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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%
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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%
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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%
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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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.

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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%
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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%
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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