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Brown Kiwi Backpacker Hostel

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved this hostel. It has a beautiful garden and kitchen which creates a lovely family atmosphere. No long term stay so everyone is open to talk and make friends because there is a new face arriving every day. Many nights spent in the guarded having relaxed drinks with an amazing selection of people. The rooms are clean and tidy...

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Damaris9, Owner at Brown Kiwi Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

thanks so much for your wonderful feedback. Hannes will be thrilled that all his hard work is appreciated. All the best for your trip. Damaris

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here for a week and wanted to stay longer! It is well run, clean and just a wonderful hostel. It is easy to meet people and the dorms are great size. The kitchen is well equipped but a little small when the hostel is booked. The lounge area is great and the out-door sitting areas. There is also...

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Damaris9, Owner at Brown Kiwi Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

thanks very much for your helpful comments. I have more hooks planned! all the best for the rest of your trip from Damaris and team!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a fanstastic stay at Brown Kiwi. The rooms are clean, kitchen and bathroom facitlies are great. The best about Brown Kiwi is the team, always helpful with tips how to get around in Auckland and generally in NZ.

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Damaris9, Owner at Brown Kiwi Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

thank you so much for taking the time to tell us about your stay. It is much appreciated. All the best. Damaris

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had such a wonderful time staying at the Brown Kiwi that I ended up making it my home base for my travels in and out of Auckland. It's located in a nice part of town that is convenient to everything. Hannes is a great manager and makes sure that everyone is taken care of. The hostel has a welcoming and...

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Damaris9, Owner at Brown Kiwi Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Hi there, your comments are really appreciated. Hannes will be delighted with the compliment which he truly deserves. All the best for your travels. Damaris

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hostel is one of the best I've stayed in. It had a really lovely atmosphere, there was a great group of people from all over the world to hang out with. Hannes and Yasmin greeted us on arrival, they were brilliant staff and really did make our stay thoroughly enjoyable. Damaris (the owner) was also really great, relaxed and...

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Damaris9, Owner at Brown Kiwi Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Hi there, thanks so much for taking the time to write such a great review. The team really cares that guests enjoy themselves - and it means a lot to us to see your comments. We wish you the very best! Damaris

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The team was really welcome and friendly, even called me to ask if anything has happend as I was later as I told them on my online booking. The backpacker is small and clean, the showers are hot and have enough pressure. Found the common areas very inviting and the kitchen very well equipped (all is not a standard in...

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Damaris9, Owner at Brown Kiwi Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks so much, your feedback and tip mean a lot to the team! all the best to you. Damaris

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely hostel in the beautiful area of ponsonby. It offers a very informal atmosphere and everyone is talking to each other. The kitchen provides everything you need and it has a cute little garden to hang out. Can highly recommend!

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Damaris9, Owner at Brown Kiwi Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Hi there, thank you so much for your endorsement. It is much appreciated. Damaris

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've really enjoyed my time here at Brown Kiwi. There is a great atmosphere here, everyone is easy to talk to and the place is kept immaculately clean. Yasmin and Hennis who run the place are very accomadating, genuinely nice people and are outright hilarious. The ponsonby area that surrounds the hostel is also very nice and has everything you...

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Damaris9, Owner at Brown Kiwi Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Hi there, thank you so much for taking the time to write a response and for noting the fabulous work Hannes and Yasmin do. They will LOVE to hear it! Damaris

Chester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic hostel with spacious and cool rooms. Beds are big and there are lockers in the rooms as well. The garden is lovely and the hostel has a really good sociable atmosphere. Great mix of nationalities. The staff are incredible and do their best to make you feel welcome. Hannes and Yasmin are really cool people who like to have...

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Damaris9, Owner at Brown Kiwi Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Hey there, that is so good to hear! Thank you so much for taking the time to praise our excellent team - they will REALLY appreciate it. All the best for your travels. Damaris

Bozeman, Montana
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at 3 different hostels while in Auckland and liked Brown Kiwi the best! The atmosphere was the most home-y and welcoming I found during my Auckland travels. I'm even still in contact with friends I made during my 5 days there. The free unlimited wifi was a definite plus, and the hostel facilities were clean and tidy. Additionally, they...

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Damaris9, Owner at Brown Kiwi Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Hi there, thanks so much for your kind review. It means a lot to us who work here to know we are doing our best to make our guests enjoy a great experience in Auckland.

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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Paid Wifi
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Brown Kiwi Backpacker Hostel

Address: 7 Prosford Street | Ponsonby, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
Amenities:
Kitchenette
Price Range: $28 - $115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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“If you want beer head out and turn right 3 times and there is a bottle shop ( 3 min walk)”
christopherb747, 13 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Avoid the room by the front door, go up-stairs or outside”
blot17, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Loved staying in the ladies only room!”
bizw2017, 8 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We recommand the cabins in the garden! Lovely!”
raoulannelaure, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“If you want a double room we preferred the cabin in the garden to the room in the house.”
JulieOEdinburgh, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
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