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Brown Kiwi Backpacker Hostel

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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good16%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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AMENITIES
Non-Smoking Hotel
Kitchenette
Self-Serve Laundry
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They charge you $10 for staying in the lounge after check-out time. Quite ridiculous because this is the first hostel in a million to imply this rule. Never ever going to stay here again, & i doubt any of my friends will do too.

Thank JanXZC
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

It has been more than two years since I stayed at the Brown Kiwi and I still miss it! I am a 62-year-old woman who stayed once solo and once with my 20-year-old son. I felt SO welcomed and at home. I keep in touch...More

Thank Kathy D
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Stayed here for three weeks when I first arrived in Auckland and it made my first experience in NZ so comfortable. Really a stay away from home. Hannes is so friendly and welcoming, and humorous! Loved staying here, would 100% stay here when returning to...More

Thank Katiemc92
Reviewed 23 April 2018

Our favorite hostel in Auckland. Located in Ponsonby, the nicest area close to the CBD (20 min by walk, 5/10min by bus), this is a very cool hostel, not too busy like the ones in the CBD, very friendly and warm atmosphere. This hostel is...More

Thank Labricout
Reviewed 7 April 2018

I’ve stayed twice at brown kiwi and both times were great. Since it’s a small hostel you get the chance to connect quickly with others and if you are new in town you will find some friensl travelers willing to help you to get your...More

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Description
Hi and welcome to Brown Kiwi, a funky little hostel in the heart of the best central Auckland suburb. We have a lovely sunny garden, a farmhouse kitchen where you can share cooking with new friends and a cosy TV room ...More to watch DVDs. We welcome travellers and provide advice on your trip, buying and selling a car, finding a job and how to make the most of your NZ experience. Brown Kiwi is 2 minutes walk from shops, banks, cafes, bus stop, 5 minutes from supermarket and 20 minutes from the centre of Auckland. Free unlimited internet and street parking outside. Free unlimited access and street parking outside hostel. Less
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Non-Smoking Hotel
Self-Serve Laundry
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Kitchenette
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Kitchenette
Number of rooms
12
Price range
USD 17 - USD 49 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Brown Kiwi Backpacker Hostel Auckland, New Zealand
Location
New Zealand > North Island > Auckland > Auckland Central
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Kitchenette
Number of rooms
12
Price range
USD 17 - USD 49 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Brown Kiwi Backpacker Hostel Auckland, New Zealand
Location
New Zealand > North Island > Auckland > Auckland Central
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Traveller (20)
Room & Suite (6)
Dining (1)
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"it's near CBD centre,so easy enough to get to the centre."
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"Go to Fantail"
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"If you want beer head out and turn right 3 times and there is a bottle shop ( 3 min walk)"
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"Avoid the room by the front door, go up-stairs or outside"
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