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Verandahs Backpackers Lodge

Hostel | 4-6 Hopetoun Street, Auckland Central, Auckland, New Zealand 1011

88.7% Overall Rating

43 out of 44 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (08/05/2015)

Angela Ormsby thinks…

"A very well run accommodation in a beautifully renovated property. Offers a peaceful stay, well thought out and clean facilities. Staff are friendly and accommodating. Good location close to cafes,…"

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  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Fax
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • BBQ area
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

Important Information

Office Hours are: 0800 hrs to 1200 hrs. 1400 hrs to 1900 hrs. Late arrivals can be arranged. Please note we do not allow arrivals after 2300 hrs for shared rooms.

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: 0:00
Latest Check-out: 10:30

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Group of 15 or more traveling to Auckland?

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Verandahs operates from two stylish 1900s villas nestled in the heart of Auckland between the city centre, K Road and Ponsonby Road, Auckland's hippest boutique shopping, bar and restaurant area.

The large verandahs provide stunning views of Auckland Harbour and Ponsonby and the spacious garden extends out onto Auckland's oldest park, making Verandahs the ideal place to relax, unwind and plan the rest of your travels. 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.

5 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)


3 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)


4 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)


4 Bed Dorm - Mixed (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.

Executive Double (Shared bathroom)


Single (Shared bathroom)


Twin (Shared bathroom)


Family Room (Shared bathroom)


Executive Double (Private bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

About Verandahs Backpackers Lodge

Voted best in Auckland (BBH annual survey) 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2011

Built from prized native New Zealand Kauri timber, Verandahs two colonial style villas have been lovingly restored to surpass their original grandeur.

Large clean kitchens and bathrooms ensure a comfortable stay and common areas provide the excuse you need to meet your fellow travellers.

Whether you're spending time alone in our comfortable rooms or mixing with fellow travellers in our elegant lounge's, spacious garden or on our picturesque verandahs, you'll enjoy style, serenity and space in the heart of the city.

Verandahs are a family business, owned by three Kiwi brothers and their families. They have all travelled extensively and each brings unique skills and experiences to the partnership to ensure its success.

All Verandahs staff is friendly and approachable and at your service to ensure you enjoy all aspects of your stay.

We can provide the low-down on the city's attractions and surroundings, helping you get the most out of your stay in Auckland.

Accommodation Information

We offer double ensuite, double, twin, single, dorms and three- and four-person share rooms, it is suited to almost any kind of traveller.

Bed sheets, duvets, fleece is provided. All rooms have heaters.

Location Information

Verandahs is located in a superior position, on the corner of Ponsonby Road and Hopetoun Street, one street back from Karangahape Road (known as K'Rd to locals) and only a 15 minutes’ walk to the Aotea Square the centre of the city.

Picturesque Ponsonby
We are on the corner of Auckland's favourite and most vibrant road – Ponsonby Road. Some of Auckland's best cafes and restaurants are only a short walk from our front door.

Additionally, Ponsonby has many small streets lined with historic Victorian wooden villas and provides a great walk to discover (old) Auckland. Alternatively, if old houses are not your scene, check out the boutique clothing, art galleries and curio shops or just take in the street life.

Vibrant Karangahape Road
Nearby K'Rd (a two-minute walk from our front door) has a chequered past. It's often thought of as the poor cousin of Ponsonby Road, but asks any K'Rd local and they will tell you that K'Rd is the street with real soul. Up to the '80s it was the main red light area of Auckland. Today most of these establishments have moved to other parts of the city and the street is undergoing a renaissance.

Historic Western Park
Western Park, which is in fact an extension of our own large garden, is best enjoyed from one of our verandahs. The park was one of Auckland's first civic beautification projects commencing in 1873.