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Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

I stayed here for 2 weeks and I had my private security box that was padlocked broken into and $1000 cash and my iPad stolen. Do not stay here unless you want to risk your belongings, even after taking security measures to prevent it. The staff were reluctant to help or be understanding and despite the theft, were unwilling to...

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Wakayama Prefecture, Japan
Reviewed 20 April 2016

just stayed 3 nights first time, people staying this hostel were so nice and welcoming new traveler. didn't take much time to join them. after travel through NZ, i came back to here and still atmosphere is good. receptionists were also helpful. not super clean, but ok.

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Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

Cheap and kind of cheerful. Party place, centre of town but good,friendly vibe. I had a tiny one bed room, noisy and hot but didn't expect much for the money in the city centre. Very central. Watch out for prices at Wilson car park - costs a fortune. Street parking not too bad.

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Reviewed 24 March 2016

The room was awfull. It was grey and there was only a bed and a half-broken fan in it. It was kind of depressing. The room smelled terrible. We had the fan on and the door open but the smell didn't go away. The bed was dirty. The staff was helpfull and give us a sort of stick with a...

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 24 March 2016

The receptionist was really caring n helpful, great job for them!! Kitchen is big enough n clean but there is one stove that is not working well so takes time to cook when there r many ppl. Room n toilets r vacuumed n swiped everyday by the cleaners n they do their best to keep them clean. The cons would...

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Munich, Germany
Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

Nice and very helpful staff. They took a long time to manage our difficult and confusing bookings. Toilets and showers seem new or at least recently renovated and are very clean. Perfect location for a cheap rate in city centre.

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London, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 22 March 2016

I had to stay here because everything, and I mean everything was booked out in Auckland. The building itself was off putting, situated up a hill with many smokers outside the building. There was mould on the bathroom ceiling for one thing and the carpers looked like they haven't seen a vacuum in months. What really stood out to me...

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Thank Anne C
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 March 2016

Hi guys, Kindly stay away from this Backpacker.It has the Dirtiest Kitchen and Toilets.No safety from Thieves and Drunkards. My NIKE shoes were stolen and I have seen people loose money and passports.Management simply says "NOT OUR RESPONSIBILITY".There are Drunkards in the Lounge always hitting on girls and management says they can do what they want as long as they...

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Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

I/we stayed here in both a private room and dorm. Rooms were really dirty. Booked this hostel cause all others were fully booked. Kitchen was so so. Hostel has really central location but It's not worth the money according my opinion. Might be a good option if you're a group just looking for a place to crash and party hard...

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Brisbane
Reviewed 8 March 2016

There isn't a lot of good things to say about this place, actually the staff are pretty nice and easy to get along with but it ends there. My partner and I have been backpacking for 6 years and this hostel is in our bottom 5 for sure! We spent $460 a week to sleep in a double room which...

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Address: Level 1 102 Albert Street, Auckland, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
Price Range: $21 - $72 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Surf 'N' Snow Backpackers 3*
Number of rooms: 50
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“Room 303: Great window, great view.”
 of 5 bubbles agnetestjernfelt, 31 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The best tip I can give, is don't stay here”
 of 5 bubbles NienkeNM, 30 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Check because some rooms have no windows or ventilation”
 of 5 bubbles T2509, 9 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Bring ear plugs”
 of 5 bubbles lil_squishy1, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Some privet rooms do NOT have windows. So, be confirm before you book.”
 of 5 bubbles Shamimuddin75, 12 Aug 2016 | Read review
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