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Reviews of K Road City Travellers

Hostel | 146 Karangahape Road, Auckland, New Zealand 68884

86.4% Overall Rating

223 out of 238 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (31/08/2014)

"Facilities were regularly cleaned, lockers in rooms and free toast and wifi provided."

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Washing machines
  • Internet café
  • Outside area

Purchasable Extras

  • Luggage Room USD 7.78

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

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86.4%

Overall Rating

223 out of 238 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'K Road City Travellers'

Atmosphere
80.0%
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90.4%
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91.4%
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Stephanie Lundstrom Kyrk

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture

18 February 2012 Stephanie would recommend this property

Liked: Big Free Breakfast. Nice rooms. Free internet in the room.

Disliked: Almost no pressure in the showers.

40.0%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 20%

Chris Hawtin

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

15 February 2012

Liked: Free Internet....although very very slow

Disliked: The door did not close and lock properly.....i was told to "slam" it to make it work! Just what everyone in other room's want at night...slamming door's! The room was tiny, and barely had enough for my stuff, let alone for 2 other's which is what the bed situation call's for in the room The tv aerial was broke on the tv, and when fixed had only 2 channels to choose from! Deluxe indeed! Finally, the window had problem's opening and closing, and when locked with the bolt loosely fitted to the window, all you needed to do was lift the window up and it opened...so technically never locked!! Was not enough room in the fridge provided for everyone's food, so at some pints you had to empty the whole fridge to get to your stuff, as it was at the bottom of stacks and stacks of food!

80.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break

14 February 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Free breakfast

Disliked: nothing

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

12 February 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location - 5 minute walk from downtown area. Many restaurants, cafes, banks along K road. Room and bathroom were clean.

Disliked: Kitchen was small and not well stocked. The plug-in burners were kind of crappy and the pans needed to be replaced. The kitchen was such a tight squeeze that people had to wait in line to wash their dishes.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

08 February 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Helpful, accommodating, communicative staff who answer emails extremely quickly. Good, hot showers. Good wifi in common areas and room. Laundry on site. Parking close by. Central location. Tons of information about activities throughout New Zealand. Roof deck.

Disliked: Breakfast was underwhelming, but the toaster oven was great. Hot plates are tricky. Not overwhelminglhy social place, so not too easy to meet people. It's literally kind of bland: taupe and grey. Is a bit pricey if you don't have a BBH card.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

06 February 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good breakfast!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

04 February 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: We enjoyed our stay here, free wifi is very helpful. Free breakfast was good but choice of foods limited.

Disliked: The kitchen was quite small. Not enough toilets or shower facilities.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Sarah Weckmans

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

25 January 2012 Sarah would recommend this property

Liked: clean, quiet, good place if you wanna rest after a long flight or trip

Disliked: /

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Bernd Donner

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

24 January 2012 Bernd would recommend this property

Liked: quite and clean

Disliked: no recycle bins, water saving at bathrooms doesn't work

82.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

andreia franzoi

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 January 2012 andreia would recommend this property

Liked: Close to airport bus stop, really close! Staff very nice

Disliked: Kichen small

97.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

13 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The room was very clean with a fridge, TV and desk. Bed was very comfortable and there was free wifi. THe hostel has a nice rooftop terrace and good kitchen.

Disliked: The only problem was the view of next door's wall.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

07 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Well located just a few bus stops from the center of Auckland in the kind if funky kroad area. Breakfast and free wifi makes this a great little find.

Disliked: Our room had a view of a brickwall. Sounds echoed off it but not too late. Not a big deal for us but there are stairs and no lift so be aware if you have tons of stuff.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

derek finch

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

04 January 2012 derek would recommend this property

Liked: its clean and 5mins on the bus to the city good shops around it to

Disliked: none

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

29 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location was pretty good, near to the airport drop-off bus, and opposite the free bus going into town. The walk into Auckland itself isn't far.

Disliked: Lot of people living there long-term, so it felt quite clicky and studenty with the long-termers getting drunk and stoned on the balcony every evening.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

29 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: free wifi, free breakfast, clean

Disliked: not super central, need to take a shuttle bus (or walk 30mins by foot) to get into Auckland downtown

82.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

27 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Really great location, lots of food options nearby (Sal's Pizza - amazing!), free wifi, free do-it-yourself breakfast with eggs, etc., comfy beds, lots of locker space in the dorm.

Disliked: It was decent, no real complaints.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Patrick Kräuter

Alone

City break

17 December 2011 Patrick would recommend this property

Liked: Overwhelmingly friendly staff! Really helpful, supporting, and greeting with a smile every time you walk across.

Disliked: Nothing really. Just internet not suitable for skype but everything else was awesome!

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

05 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: One of the nicest hostels I've ever stayed in. Perfect for lone travellers who want to make friends easily. Friendly staff, clean rooms, beautiful clean bathrooms, free wifi!!!, free DIY breakfast, good kitchen facilities, roof terrace.

Disliked: Sign outside not very obvious. Walked past 3 times before i found the place

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Joey Liu

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
City break
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

01 December 2011 Joey would recommend this property

Liked: Being a 10-15 min walk from the city center had its good and bad points - mostly good. It was a bit of a walk, but good exercise, plus it was nice not to be in the middle of all the other hostels and bars. It was quiet and safe, the staff were friendly and there was free wifi. Breakfast was simple and serve-yourself, so I'd get groceries still.

Disliked: Could've been a little more social

62.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

30 November 2011

Liked: -Free Wifi -Free Breakfast -Friendly Staff

Disliked: -strange people who slept on the couch in the tv room (day + night) -internet was a bit slow -only one jam at the breakfast, toast (you had no choice) and eggs, which were empty when we came (we weren't late) -many people who didn't make their dishes -there were spots on the sheet (but i think it was washed) -loud washing machines in the tv room

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Shopping

28 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Loved the funky vibe. It's in a bid of an artsy/dodgy area which gives it a sense of being in the middle of where you want to be. But the facilities are so clean and safe I never felt concerned about theft or personal safely. The Airbus stop is just down the block. Truely could not be in a better location if you want to be close to transportation, cafes and touristy stuff.

Disliked: Unless you bring earplugs, there's no getting away from the throbbing base coming from the nightclub next door or the hollering drunks coming out of the bars.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

27 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location very close to the CBD is amazing, the staff were extremely helpful and polite.

Disliked: Nothing

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Florian Gniech

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

24 November 2011 Florian would recommend this property

Liked: What a pleasant surprise, especially coming from OZ. Small, cozy hostel with free breakfast and free wifi. Very helpful staff as well. Would have stayed longer and would definitely go back.

Disliked: Nothing really!

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

23 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Near to the city center, nice staff, familiar atmosphere, greets to the ginger and the other guys

Disliked: Everything was fine

82.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Robert McGraw

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Family Holiday
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

22 November 2011 Robert would recommend this property

Liked: Free internet/printing is a bonus. I wouldn't stay here longer than a day or two, but a great place to stop to/from the airport . Staff was very helpful--best part of the hostel. Better than staying down by Fort St.

Disliked: Ponsonby is a nicer neighborhood that I enjoyed more. K Rd is in a very urban location. Good for a short term stay.