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8 Nixon Street Grey Lynn, Auckland 1021 New Zealand
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#105 of 544 in Auckland
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Cosy backpacker in a quiet area right by the CBD. Friendly/family atmosphere. 2mn from all commodities, free tea/coffee, kitchen. Help for jobs or visits. Luggage storage.English/French/Spanish/Italian spoken
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Elise B wrote a review Apr 2020
Nantes, France12 contributions6 helpful votes
The fact that the room we booked was the last one available at that time in that part of town should have warned us. But we decided to trust the good enough reviews instead of searching for a place elsewhere. This turned out to be a very bad move. While the location is ok and if you can close your eyes on the people drinking beer at 11am in their camper vans parked 2m away from the entrance door as well as the stink, mess and flies in the kitchen - it's a budget accommodation after all and should not prevent you to sleep - it was not possible for us to get past the stink in the (private) bedroom. The mattress, pillows and carpet reeked of stale sweat, despite apparent "fresh" bed linen. We quickly figured that opening the window was not a smart choice since our room was located just above the trash + cigs and weed smoking spot. We got out asap and came back late evening, to quickly figure that we would not sleep much that night since we could follow every single word of the conversation of the 2 ladies next door till late night and that a chaos consisting of doors banging/people shouting started round 7am - the walls obviously being paper thin. We had originally booked for 4 nights and left after 1 since what we came for (sleeping) was obviously not possible. After that experience, we were expecting at least a small refund on the 3 remaining nights. After several chats, calls attempts and emails to Booking.com, the manager agreed to pay 20% of the amount back (not even 1 night), which we felt was a small but at least some kind of commercial gesture. The money never arrived. Never again.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Elodie A wrote a review Feb 2019
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So far, the best backpacker I have ever stayed. I was supposed to stay only 5 days but finally I came back to stay one month. Thanks to the best Managers, Camille & Estelle. I dont forget the best cleaning staff, Ana, Paul & Mathilde. This hostel is a little house where everybody is friendly. I have met so many people I would never forget and I was really sad to leave. Maybe not the best hostel if you need to rest, but if you want to meet cool people when you arrive and have good tips, it's definetely the best place ! Love you guys
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled
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Mauricio M wrote a review Nov 2017
5 contributions2 helpful votes
Since we arrived in the hostel we knew that we shouldn't have booked.In simple words, it was a chaos. Every single space in this small and tiny hostel was invaded by people, mostly from France. The hostel was really smelly since the hostel had poorly ventilated spaces, so the air could not come in and purge the bad smell of the living and dining room, they should do something to fix this problem even more because some bedrooms and the bathrooms lead directly to these common areas, so it's pretty annoying and disgusting to smell that if you are eating or just relaxing. The kitchen was IMPOSSIBLE, believe me, you cannot cook at a certain time, full of people, plus, the main rule of the kitchen is wash and dry all your stuff after cooking but nobody seems to care about that, so dirty. There were just two dining tables for fifty people, seriously? We stayed in an 8 bed-room, luckily was ok, beds were comfortable, no complains about that. Well, I would not stay there ever, really bad experience, but, well, it was cheap so it is understandable. If you don't give a dime about this, go and book with them since it is a budget hostel.
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Date of stay: October 2017
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Room Tip: Affordable, good location and near to public transport and K'road
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robbieis wrote a review Feb 2017
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This is the first hostel that I ever stayed in and by far the best. The staff make you feel welcome and I became friends with all of the staff and eventually went traveling the country with them. The hostel is very friendly and out going as well as the positive nature of the staff the hostel has a rule no noise after 11:00 which is perfect if you are working and traveling and still manages to have a positive atmosphere. It is a short walk from queens street and ponsonby and is in a great location. The hostel is also good value for money being one of the cheaper places to stay. The only negative thing that I can say about the hostel is paying 50 cents for a shower I'm fine paying the money and the hostel always have change if you do not have the correct change. However it can be a little inconvenient Overall I enjoyed my staff and have been back since and would recommend the hostel to anyone
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Date of stay: May 2016
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Carlos DR wrote a review Dec 2016
Santiago, Chile27 contributions8 helpful votes
The hostel as an hostel is fine. Even though is a small one it fulfills with the basic services, or kind of. Because of the size everything feels very close to you and the privacy is not longer of your own. Does not really matter if you are used to travel. But the hostel is owned by a french man, this makes the hostel to be crowded with french people and most of them do not speak english. Besides, all the problems, even between 2 people or even out of the hostel are heard and taken by the owner, who is very unpleasant and disrepectful. Not to mention the annoying cleaning system that even though you pay for a private room and ask not to have cleaning service in the morning they still bust into your place no matter what you are doing. If you wanna go back to kindergarten this is your place, if you are a mature person just do not stay here.
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Date of stay: January 2016
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Wanderlusttraveller7 wrote a review Aug 2016
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So i booked this hostel with the intentions of only staying for a few nights but ended up staying for over 3 months. When i first arrived I was slightly taken back by the amount of French people who were staying here (don't let this put you off - there actually lovely) With the hostel being smaller and compact you feel like you are staying with family and this allows you to get to no the other travellers/backpackers extremely well. The manager David is amazing - his jokes sometimes aren't the best (never tell him that) but he has always got an open door policy and is willing to help with any problems you have or is just there to have a friendly chat. The supervisors are also amazing and are always there to help - when i first arrived they gave me really good tips about where to go and what to see and this helped to make me feel settled straight away. The hostel is very well situated right next to Ponsonby and K Road and only a short walk from the main CBD. The hostel is really good for socialising but there is also a strict no noise policy after 11 which is perfect for those that work. Overall they have been able to find the perfect balance I would not hesitate to come back to this hostel when I am back in Auckland. Not only was this hostel great value for money but it also allowed me to meet some of the most amazing people who throughout my travels became my best friends! Thank you Borders for putting up with me for so long :-)
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Date of stay: March 2016
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jesseritz wrote a review Aug 2016
Montpellier, France7 contributions7 helpful votes
I had the chance to stay couple of weeks at borders beyond and I was very happy being and a nice and tidy family hostel. Close to the city center (10mn walk) but very quiet at night which is always enjoyable. The hostel is full of good vibes and the staff is very friendly and helpful. The manager know how to make yourself comfortable with a great sense of humor. I definitely recommend this hostel if you're looking for a "family atmosphere" and if you're sick of "200 beds nightclub hostel".
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Date of stay: August 2016Trip type: Travelled
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EverSince1986 wrote a review Aug 2016
Swansea, United Kingdom130 contributions64 helpful votes
We stayed in a 4 bed dorm room which was clean and comfortable. The kitchen and lounge area are very small and cramped, it was difficult to cook as there were so many people and then there was no where to sit. A lovely place but a bit too cramped. The staff were lovely though, really great friendly people.
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Date of stay: September 2015
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Pedrito T wrote a review Aug 2016
Toulouse, France3 contributions
Well, Rather than saying I stayed, I'll say I lived in this backpacker for 3.5 months because this is definitely the best hostel experience I've ever had! David the owner and all the staff members are amazing! They'll give you a warm welcome and if you just arrived on a working holiday, they'll give you heaps of precious tips so that you get settled in New Zealand peacefully. The facilities and rooms are cleaned daily, and the prices are awesome considering the location but most importantly the atmosphere at Borders Beyond is just great! This is Auckland, so there is a constant turn-over as people arrive and live the country everyday, and in this hostel, people are constantly socialising instead of just getting stuck onto their electronics all day long; occasionally sharing a meal or a glass of wine and good laughter. However, it doesn't mean you have to live in a loud and messy place as the rule is that common areas have to be quiet at 11 pm sharp! And to be honest, you'll have no problems to work hard while living there as you don't have (drunk) people getting in and out the rooms all night like in bigger backpackers. Well, I'm definitely sad to leave! Don't look any further if you're in Auckland... get to Borders Beyond and say hi!
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Date of stay: August 2016Trip type: Travelled
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Etienne G wrote a review July 2016
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When I saw first the hostel I was thinking, that it's nothing special at the but as I knew from previous experience in hostels, it's only when you stay a bit that you see if it's a good place. But one thing let me stray on my first day liked this hostel: the Manager. A lovely, friendly frog full of tips and advices. Always talkative and in a good mood. I appreciate the cosy main area which is kitchen and living room, get the smell of food and have a good laugh. The place is clean, there is always good friendly staff there, quite cheap for Auckland and you might be able to park your car too!!! What a place! Until the end I had a great time there and would go again,if I'm going back to Auckland.
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Date of stay: May 2016Trip type: Travelled
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Frequently Asked Questions about Borders Beyond
Which popular attractions are close to Borders Beyond?
Nearby attractions include Art In Bloom Academy (0.06 km), Western Park (0.4 km), and Caluzzi Bar & Cabaret (0.4 km).
Is parking available at Borders Beyond?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Borders Beyond?
Conveniently located restaurants include Azabu, Caluzzi Bar and Cabaret, and Mutiara Malaysian Restaurant.
Does Borders Beyond have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Borders Beyond offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Borders Beyond?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Parnell (3.1 km), Eden Garden (2.2 km), and Auckland Town Hall (1.4 km).