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Buffalo, New York
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

I thought it was very nice, apparently the best in the area from some of the other people I met. Everything was great except, no locker for your room. The staff was very nice, tentative, and accommodating.

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Camsmith, Owner at Verandahs Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review ! We hope you come back and stay with again soon !

Wurselen, Germany
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stayed there for three nights after arriving from Germany. I booked a single room to get over the jetlag as quickly as possible. The girl at the reception was really nice and gave all the information needed. The room was very clean. There are enough bathrooms and they are cleaned daily. I really liked that they have thick carpet in...

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Camsmith, Owner at Verandahs Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review ! We look forward to seeing you again in April ! In the meantime enjoy your trip .

San Diego, California
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is absolutely great, after 5 hostels it's been our favorite! Super accommodating, has every accommodation you could need, nice park behind the lodge, Countdown grocery nearby. It's A+. To give y'all an idea they have hot water (in kitchen for tea, cooking etc), tons of free spices to cook with, dry lines for clothes, free good wifi, super...

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Camsmith, Owner at Verandahs Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review !! We look forward to to seeing you again in April !

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here as a couple for a night before flying out of Auckland. We booked it because it was good value and the area looked nice, but we were pleasantly surprised that it was a real notch above the average hostel-it felt more like a hotel to us, which added to the feeling of good value! We stayed in...

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Camsmith, Owner at Verandahs Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review ! We are constantly trying to upgrade and improve our premises to make guests stay pleasurable. We hope you come back and stay with us again !

Lima
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here because of the reviews. I am not a hostel person, got a single room with shared bathroom. I think it is a nice place, friendly staff and quiet surroundings. Not that far from the city center (20-25min from pier) but crossing a bridge makes a difference and makes it feel a bit far from the downtown. They will...

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Camsmith, Owner at Verandahs Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review and your comments . With regards to the showers, we do have more than most backpackers. We however are planning to add a couple later this year. We have noted your comments regarding the "green and red indicators" and we will sort this out to make them more visible . As we are a...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have stayed in over a hundred hostels around the world over the last 20 years and Verandahs rates as fabulous on all levels. Large airy comfortable rooms both share and private are clean and well maintained in a lovely old timber classic house with nice views over a park to the harbour from the verandahs from which you can...

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Camsmith, Owner at Verandahs Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you sooo much for your very nice review ! It is comforting to know we are on the right track. Sometimes we can get things wrong, but we all try very hard to make sure this is not a common occurrence . We hope you come back and stay again soon !

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the perfect hostel to come to after a 30 hour flight! It is very relaxing, big rooms with a lot of space, good kitchen, clean and super friendy staff! I will for sure come back next time I am in auckland!

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Camsmith, Owner at Verandahs Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review ! We hope you come back and stay again soon !

Ghent, Belgium
Reviewed 1 week ago

Verandahs was the first stop on our New Zealand trip and it was a very promising start indeed. The location is great, reception staff were super friendly and our room was more than spacious. The second night was noisier than the first (when we had a very good night's sleep) but you can hardly blame the accommodation for loud Chinese...

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Camsmith, Owner at Verandahs Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review ! I am sorry about the noise from the other guests. We are always contactable 24/7 in these circumstances to quieten down loud guests. We hope you come back and stay again soon !

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I absolutely loved my stay at Verandahs. Firstly it has a great location, 2 minutes away from a supermarket and shops, and walking distance to the city centre and other touristy places. The rooms are lovely, tall and high ceilings in a nice Victorian style house. Super clean and spacious (only downside is no lockers in rooms). The upstairs rooms...

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Camsmith, Owner at Verandahs Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your kind review ! We do have a safe where you can store valuables. We do hope you come back and stay with us in the future again !

Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved this place on the edge of West Park and near Ponsonby, so peaceful and clean. Great high ceilings, single beds (not bunks), and green space outside. Kitchen is a bit of a walk from the main house but it's not a big deal.

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Hi, thank you for your kind review ! We hope you come back and stay again soon !

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Verandahs Backpackers comprises of 2 beautiful Victorian Villa's built in late 1800's and early 1900's, renovated to surpass their original grandeur. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Verandahs Backpackers Lodge

Address: 6 Hopetoun Street | Auckland Central, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
Price Range: $30 - $106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Verandahs Backpackers Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 17
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“Accommodation split into two houses - kitchen is in the smaller house so if you don't want to walk so far, ask for that section.”
 of 5 bubbles scmills, 15 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Double private room was great! We were lucky to get one on the second floor on the corner with two big windows and a great view.”
 of 5 bubbles mlanck, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“exec rooms have more room”
 of 5 bubbles simonmD7167RV, 15 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Room number 9 was amazing :)”
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“If you plan to cook a lot when there, ask to stay in the building with kitchen, it's easier access.”
 of 5 bubbles Melodycobra, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
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