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27-31 Victoria Street East, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010 New Zealand
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#81 of 132 Speciality lodging in Auckland Central
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Property amenities
Paid private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bicycles available
Adults only
Rooftop terrace
24-hour check-in
Clothes dryer
Bicycle tours
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Sun terrace
First aid kit
Laundry service
Washing machine
Ironing service
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Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Electric kettle
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City view
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, German
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Mjpbutler wrote a review Mar 2020
4 contributions2 helpful votes
Stayed here for about three weeks, great kitchen with an oven and cleaned often. Activities such as film nights and bbq’s which was great for us towards the end of our trip when funds were running low. The mattresses aren’t the best but it’s cheap and friendly so I highly recommend to any traveller/backpacker
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
H101 wrote a review Feb 2020
61 contributions7 helpful votes
This hostel is very basic. Staff quite rude and disinterested. In the week I stayed there only saw a maximum of 4 spoons in the draw. Nothing washed up correctly. Only bonus is quite a few laundry machines and it's not too loud. There were a lot of long term people smoking weed on a daily basis on the roof and outside the hostel. Would not return
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
toptiptraveller wrote a review Oct 2018
Cork, Ireland101 contributions13 helpful votes
Rooms were very dirty and messy. When I got my bed there were hairs all over it so I asked if it had been changed and the staff were defensive immediately and quite rude. Pillows were like cotton wool and the kitchen still haunts me! So dirty! I felt like I was crawling with dirt leaving this place!
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
hpheleen wrote a review May 2018
Rotterdam, The Netherlands166 contributions49 helpful votes
As we were attending a concert we decided to book a double room with shared bathroom for one night... The Gents section of the toilet/showers were very clean, the Women section not.. it looked only a few guys where sleeping in same floor, but a lot of females... The room was spartan but clean and at night all was quiet... We could store our gear during the day before checking in.. for free. Location is good, only 5 min walk from the busstation, near shops and restaurants.. BUT: when checking in we had to pay a key deposit (no problem ), as we were leaving next day at 7 to catch a bus, we asked if reception was open at that time.. No worries was the answer " we open at 7". At 7 next morning nobody was there , at 7.15 still nobody was there.. we were forced to leave to catch our bus without deposit back.. And we were not the only one... DO WHAT YOUR PROMISE...
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Date of stay: February 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
GrandTour762126 wrote a review Mar 2018
London, United Kingdom22 contributions5 helpful votes
Me and my partner stayed here in February at the end of our travels in New Zealand. We were meant to have spent two nights in Frienz Hostel however we couldn’t bare being there after the first night. The whole room felt like it was rotting! The floors were dirty, the wallpaper was hanging off the walls and ceiling, the bed sheets looked like they hadn’t be cleaned etc. We asked for a refund when checking out which the extremely rude receptionist said had to be organised through booking.com then got declined. Would never recommend to anyone staying here.
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Date of stay: February 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
USD 15 - USD 54 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandNorth IslandAucklandAuckland Central
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Frequently Asked Questions about Frienz Backpacker
Which popular attractions are close to Frienz Backpacker?
Nearby attractions include Escapade NZ (0.03 km), Great Escape (0.1 km), and Escape Masters (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Frienz Backpacker?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, laundry service, and a rooftop terrace.
Which room amenities are available at Frienz Backpacker?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and an oven.
What food & drink options are available at Frienz Backpacker?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Frienz Backpacker?
Yes, paid private parking nearby and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Frienz Backpacker?
Conveniently located restaurants include Culprit., The Grove, and Cooke's.
Is Frienz Backpacker located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Auckland Central.
Are any cleaning services offered at Frienz Backpacker?
Yes, laundry service and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Frienz Backpacker?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and German.
Are there any historical sites close to Frienz Backpacker?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Parnell (1.6 km), Auckland Town Hall (0.5 km), and Highwic (2.6 km).
Does Frienz Backpacker have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.