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Reviewed 15 July 2016

I love the location, bedrooms, people, the house and the staff. The bedrooms actually have space for your stuff. The beds are ''normal'' single bed too which is a great change after bunk beds. It's 20-30 minutes walking from the center but only 2 minutes for the best are of Auckland which is Ponsonby.

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

Hi Catarina, Thanks for staying with us and we are glad you enjoyed your stay. If you walk to the Town Hall it should take you 12 to 15 minutes. Will race you next time there and see who is right ... We hope you come back and stay with us again !

Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

I had booked 4 nights stay in a double bedroom for my boyfriend and I, but we ended up staying 2 weeks. The staff is lovely and very helpful, you feel like you are in good hands here. The hostel is clean and the rooms are spacious and comfortable to spend time at. Kitchen is also well-equipped for cooking. The...

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

Hi Paula, Thanks so much for your kind review. We hope we see you both back here in the not too distant future.

Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

It was a very good place to stay. Everything very clean and a very friendly atmosphere. Also the house is outside and inside very pretty. You can park the car in front. Everything is near by. I would come again.

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

Thank you so much for your kind review. We hope you come back and stay with us again soon.

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 July 2016

Out of all the hostels that I stayed in during my time in New Zealand I can confidentially say that Verandahs is in a league of its own. This due to a large number of factors, from the impressively clean rooms with no bunks, great common areas and kitchen facilities, free Wifi, the fantastic view from the verandahs and overall...

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

Hi, Thanks for you kind review. We hope you come back and stay with again soon ! Many thanks.

Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

This is by far one of thr best hostels i have ever stayed in across the world :). The location is ptefect as its not a long walk to the city but far enough out so that you can get away from the hustel and bustel of city life. The staff are so friendly and extremely helpful. The accomidation is...

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

Hi Sophie, Thanks for your kind review. We hope you come back and visit us again soon. Enjoy the rest of your travels in New Zealand.

Province of Bergamo, Italy
Reviewed 1 July 2016

This isn't your average hostel, I've been here for about 3 months during my working holiday visa. Rooms are spacious, very clean and no bunk bed is definitely a pro. Campbell and Lorraine will make sure you will have a great time during the stay. As a chef I can say the kitchen is always clena, big and very well...

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

Hi Patrick, Thank you for your kind review . Our wifi is free now and have upgraded our system so hopefully those issues are resolved. We look forward to having you come back and stay sometime soon. Once again thank you.

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Verandah s has been a wonderful experience! It made me feel welcome not only as a visitor but as part of a little family! I was traveling solo at that time and it took me probably one day to make new friends! Campbell and Lorraine are lovely and always ready to assist you when you need, give you some tips...

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

Thank you for your kind review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you come back and visit us soon.

Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Considering that a bed in one of their spacious, single-bed dorms is only a few dollars more than most other hostels in Auckland, you really do get great value for your money at Verandahs. I particularly appreciated the fact that almost all dorms have high ceilings and large windows. The view from the garden and of course from one of...

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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 in the near future.

Reviewed 23 June 2016

The rooms are spacious and comfortable. There's a big living room area to hang out in and the kitchen and bathrooms are clean and well kept. Its a great place to meet new people and make good friendships. I stayed in two other hostels in Auckland and this is definitely the best place to stay!! I highly recommend this hostel....

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

Hi Mante, Thanks for your kind review. It was wonderful to have you to stay and we hope you come back and stay again during your travels !

Reviewed 23 June 2016

I stayed in this hostel as a long term during my holiday working visa. Quiet and relaxing place, rooms are clean and spacious all with flat bed. Showers clean and with hot water regularly, Common rooms comfortable and spacious without tv which help socialise :) Kitchen always clean and all equipped with pots and pans dishes glasses and all you...

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

Hi, thank you for your kind review. We hope you come back and stay again ! Yes you are absolutely right about Lorraine, she is brillant !

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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. Unfortunately our hostel is not suitable for children under the age of 14. ... more   less 

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Address: 6 Hopetoun Street | Auckland Central, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
Price Range: $29 - $104 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Verandahs Backpackers Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 17
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“All dorm room are pretty much the same, I didn't spend too much time inside the dorm room :)”
O3555HUjulieh, 11 Mar 2017 | Read review
“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.”
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.”
mlanck, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“exec rooms have more room”
simonmD7167RV, 15 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Room number 9 was amazing :)”
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