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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is definitely the best hostel in Auckland. I stayed there for my first two nights in New Zealand and extended my stay for a bit after that. Even felt the need to visit the hostel when I was back in Auckland a few days ago. To sum up, this place has: - Very friendly staff, both management and cleaners...

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I only stayed for 1 night, but a great hostel in a really nice neighbourhood. Friendly staff and there are nice coffee shops and cafes around. Additionally the centre is close-by, just 10 minutes by bus!

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

Oaklands was a good choice. They're based in Mount Eden which is a pretty expensive area so beware of this before buying groceries here. Better off to get these for cheap in town (40 min walk or short bus for $3.5). Mount Eden is a must while you're there. Rooms are small and not spacious really.. no fan either so...

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Kaiwaka, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

Oaklands Lodge Backpacker Hostel was a recommendation that surpassed my expectations. Friendly, clean and has all the facilities a traveller needs. Mount Eden Village is a 3 minute walk. Regular 20 minute bus ride to and from Auckland city centre.

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OaklandsLodge, Manager at Oaklands Lodge Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. Glad you enjoyed your stay here. Hopefully can welcome you again in the future.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Kitchen is clean and tidy, you can cook happily. Bathroom is clean too. However I wish the room ventilation would be better. No nearby groceries store, nearest should be 20min walk from hostel. Suggest buy before you stay there.

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Thank Leong W
OaklandsLodge, Manager at Oaklands Lodge Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! Whilst the nearest big supermarket is around 15 minutes walk their are grocery/fruit and vegetable and convenience stores within a minutes walk from the hostel. We are always looking to improve the experience of guests here so thank you for commenting on the ventilation although it is not something we have heard before.

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the first time I had ever stayed in a hostel and I don't regret a minute. Nestled just under Mt. Eden, it is walkable to Central Business District yet is still comfortably out of the downtown bustle. I made some good friends here with both backpackers and staff while adjusting to living out of a backpack. It's got...

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OaklandsLodge, Manager at Oaklands Lodge Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the nice review! Our hostel is perfectly located in the heart of MT Eden and ideally placed just a minutes walk from MT Eden itself. Glad you enjoyed the atmosphere here we are always looking to uphold a harmonious environment. Hopefully we can see you again soon!

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I only was able to stay three nights in this hostel and I was so sad when it was my time to move on. The staff was amazing, the people staying there were so friendly and welcoming with lots of recommendations on things to do. It's in a really cool part of town. Quiet but nice shops and restaurants to...

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OaklandsLodge, Manager at Oaklands Lodge Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! Were glad you enjoyed your stay here. Is nice to hear reviews like this as we pride ourselves on creating a warm friendly atmosphere around the hostel. We hope you can come and stay with us again in the future!

San Diego, California, United States
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I got to stay 3 nights in this hostel (I come bakc next week ;) ) and it was a blast ! It is quiet and really friendly. The managers and the staff are always here to help with a great smile. It's less than a minute from the bus stop to go downtown or to the airport so it's...

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OaklandsLodge, Manager at Oaklands Lodge Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review Adele, it was a pleasure having you stay with us and we cant wait to welcome you back to Oaklands.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My first hostel stay was here. It was a very inviting place To stay. The staff was helpful. The wifi is decent i suppose. The common areas are awesome to meet people in. People were friendly here unlike some of the hostels I've been to now. Recommend this place if you need a stay somewhere.

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OaklandsLodge, Manager at Oaklands Lodge Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. We are glad that you had a good stay and that you felt welcome in our hostel. We are very proud of our hostel meaning we take a lot of care when making sure it is clean and tidy at all times. We would love to welcome you again in the future.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here for a week while looking for permanent accommodation in Auckland after starting work there. The hostel is in a great location, located very close the base of Mount Eden, and at the top of Mount Eden quarter which is full of great restaurants, pubs, cafes and shops. A convenience store and laundrette are both within 5 minutes...

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OaklandsLodge, Manager at Oaklands Lodge Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Wow what an excellent review. Thank you very much for taking the time to give us a very detailed over view of your stay this will be great for future travellers wanting to stay with us. We are so glad that you had a great stay and was able to get involved in everything we do here at Oaklands. With...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Oaklands Lodge is small, friendly backpacker hostel located in the heart of Mt Eden Village. Mt Eden Village is a vibrant community with has a small supermarket, cafes, bars, restaurants as well as bakeries and specialty stores. We are 3.5 km from downtown with a bus stop less than 100m away. There is free parking available in the street. We have a range of single, double, twin and shared rooms with shared bathrooms, living area and a kitchen dining area. Laundry facilities are available at a charge and wifi is available for free. We are very close to the Airporter Bus Service route (Mt Eden Road Bus) for airport transport. We pride ourselves on being clean, comfortable and friendly. We look forward to welcoming you to Auckland. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Oaklands Lodge Backpacker Hostel

Address: 5A Oaklands Road | Mt Eden, Auckland 1024, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
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Price Range: $26 - $76 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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