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City Lodge

150 Vincent Street Auckland Cbd, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010 New Zealand
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#5 of 41 hostels in Auckland Central
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With a 5-star Qualmark Backpacker rating, City Lodge is outstanding when it comes to convenience, quality, and value-for-money accommodation in Auckland. Located in a quiet tree-lined street and just 5 minutes walk to central Auckland, City Lodge offers a real ‘home away from home’ experience. Every room has a private ensuite, fridge, TV and tea/coffee making facilities for the comfort and convenience of our guests. The choice of rooms extends to Single, Standard Double, Superior Queen, Twin, Triple and Quad. Additional purpose-built facilities include a spacious guest lounge and well appointed communal kitchen. Our communal lounge includes a big screen TV, book exchange, table tennis, and board games for relaxing or socializing with other travellers; we also have full laundry facilities on-site (charges apply). What’s more, our clean, green, limited-service philosophy has recently been endorsed with a Qualmark Gold Environmental rating accreditation.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Game room
Billiards
Baggage storage
Gift shop
24-hour front desk
Secured parking
Wifi
Complimentary tea
Vending machine
Table tennis
Board games / puzzles
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Centrally Located
Budget
Languages Spoken
English, Filipino, Hindi
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TravelAgentStacey wrote a review Mar 2024
Perth, Australia67 contributions51 helpful votes
Check in was quick enough - they do charge an amount to your card and refund it the next day, (not just a $1 hold like other hotels) but this was relatively smooth. Was handy they sell water at reception, so you don't have to go out again. Walked to most places from this location and seemed a pretty safe area. Room was super clean and comfortable. I had a single room, so it was small but price was reflective of this. Nice view out the window of the sky tower, and it was good the window opened as there was only a ceiling fan, no aircon. However by having the window open the outside noise did keep me awake - from people yelling to the bin trucks at 4am - I was a few floors up but it was quite noisy. Temp was fine without aircon with the window open, so not necessarily needed, other than maybe to block out noise. Decent bathroom, provided some liquid soap only. Nice hotel shower, decent water pressure. Managed to fit in a small desk and decent size fringe also into the room which both were handy. Overall decent value hotel as its cheaper than alot of other options for similar standards. Handy for one or two nights, but wouldn't stay for long periods of time.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Meander60568972250 wrote a review Jan 2024
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Place is loud through the night from both the street and others in their rooms. Internet only lasts a couple hours which is terrible considering I stayed 3 nights. Only Cutlery they supply in rooms is a teaspoon. you have to drink room temp water from the bathroom and it's near impossible to fill the kettle from the bathroom sink
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: If you want to sleep don't bother with this place
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Erika B wrote a review Jan 2024
Chicago, Illinois205 contributions85 helpful votes
I'm a budget traveler for the past years but I am now in my 30s and need my own privacy and bathroom. With that said, this hotel was perfect for my 5 night stay. It was clean, it was near Queen and K Road, it's safe, the employees were nice and courteous. Truly, I loved my stay here. Maybe the bed and the sheets could have been softer but that's just from a point of privilege. For the price, this was above and beyond. One more thing, the water pressure was phenomenal. So strong that it felt like a nice massage on the neck. Notes: There's a convenience store across the street that was open until late night. Also, 15-20 minute walk to the major sites like Sky Tower, Albert Park, Auckland War Museum. Washing machines and dryers are also cheap and plentiful.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Do your laundry early in the morning, you'll be the only one there.
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danieldsyd wrote a review Nov 2022
Oatley, Australia82 contributions70 helpful votes
Stayed here for 5 nights as part of my pre-tour accommodation. This hotel has lived up to its reputation. It offers good value for money. With its central location with a stone’s throw to the hustle and bustle of CBD it is a no-frills refuge for those who can’t afford or don’t want to spend big on a bed. Amenities are good. Kitchen is spacious. Only drawbacks are small rooms and lack of paper towel and hand wash in the kitchen. Bowls and cutlery are limited but I guess with this kind of money you pay you shouldn’t get too fussed. You get what you pay for after all. Staff are friendly. I checked out with no adverse reactions.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: You can request a quiet room on a higher level and they usually accommodate you quite well.
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Stickywoods wrote a review Feb 2020
Christchurch, New Zealand8 contributions
If you are looking for a cheap night in Auckland this place is so much better than its cost would indicate. Super friendly and helpful staff. The room was comfortable, more spacious than I expected, clean and the ceiling fan was a most welcome bonus. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Krishna Hattangadi, General Manager at City Lodge
Responded 1 Mar 2020
Dear Guest, I am so pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay at City Lodge and found City Lodge to be value for money, comfortable and friendly. We have a fantastic team of highly trained team members who are very passionate about customer service and hospitality. We hope you enjoyed your time in Auckland and look forward to welcoming you back at City Lodge very soon. Warm Regards, Krishna Reservations Manager
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mmszulinski wrote a review Feb 2020
Wellington, New Zealand77 contributions39 helpful votes
Excellent money for value- very clean queen suite, efficient check-in, friendly helpful staff. 15-20 minutes walk to CBD & 20 minutes walk opposite direction to Newmarket. A nice surprise in a city with expensive hotels. Would stay again!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Krishna Hattangadi, General Manager at City Lodge
Responded 23 Feb 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us feedback. I am pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay at City Lodge and found us to be excellent value for money, clean, efficient and friendly. We hope you enjoyed your time in Auckland and look forward to welcoming you again. Regards, Krishna - Reservations Manager
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Vivien U wrote a review Feb 2020
Liverpool, United Kingdom5 contributions1 helpful vote
Worked brilliantly as a base to regroup after thirty hours of travel and before joining my NZ tour. Rooms were basic but very clean and had everything you could need. Bed was comfy enough, showers hot and good sound proofing which was welcome given the jet lag. Location was also good for exploring the city and it’s an easy fifteen minute walk to Ponsonby for decent food in the hipster part of town. Couldn’t arrange early check in but they stored my bags for the day and did manage to sneak me a room an hour ahead of normal check in time. Staff were pleasant. Good value overall.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Krishna Hattangadi, General Manager at City Lodge
Responded 23 Feb 2020
Dear Guest. Thank you for your feedback. I am pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and found City Lodge to be clean, centrally located, fit for purpose and value for money. We do not guarantee early check-in however, we try our best to allocate a room as soon as we can. I am glad our team was able to check you in earlier than our check-in time. We have a great team that is very passionate about customer service. We hope you enjoyed your time in Auckland and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards, Krishna - Reservations Manager
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Mike R wrote a review Jan 2020
Toronto, Canada71 contributions39 helpful votes
It's a decent budget accommodation close to Auckland CBD. Was able to check in early by a few hours which was great after a overnight flight. Rooms were clean as was the bathroom. Wasn't sure if breakfast was included as when asked said not tomorrow.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from ymcaaccommodation, Manager at City Lodge
Responded 18 Feb 2020
Dear Mike, Thank you for your feedback. I am pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay at City Lodge was great after an overnight flight. We have a great team who is very passionate about hospitality and I am glad to know that they were able to check you in earlier than your check-in time. We hope to see you back soon. Regards, Krishna
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Liz D wrote a review Jan 2020
Livonia, Michigan57 contributions21 helpful votes
This is a great budget hotel. The rooms are clean and comfortable, but nothing remarkable. We had a queen bed which was quite comfortable. You get the exact amount of amenities you need: a private bathroom (with shower and hair dryer), a bed with clean linens, one barstool, a fridge, and an electric tea kettle. The location was decent. Not many restaurants immediately nearby. Need to walk at least 15 mins to get good breakfast. It’s only 25 minutes to the pier which makes it a great base for exploration. I would stay here again. I’m giving it four stars because it is an all-around average place and the front desk staff weren’t very enthusiastic. Good location, good rooms.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from ymcaaccommodation, Manager at City Lodge
Responded 18 Feb 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback. I am pleased to know that you had a very enjoyable stay and found our room to be clean and comfortable. We have 2 cafes at a minute's walk from City Lodge that serve amazing coffee and breakfast. During your next stay, please check with our friendly team and they can direct you accordingly. We generally get fantastic feedback on our staff, however, it sounds like something went wrong during your stay. I am sure this will not be the case during your next stay. We look forward to welcoming you back at City Lodge soon. Regards, Krishna
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Henrique G wrote a review Dec 2019
Sanur, Indonesia258 contributions77 helpful votes
This hotel is better than average, but I wouldn't say it's "VERY" good. The rooms are quite functional and well supplied, but small and cramped. The common area is huge with a roomy kitchen and plenty of lounging space.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Responded 18 Feb 2020
Dear Henrique, Thank you for your feedback. I am pleased to know that you found us to be better than average and also graded us as a hotel when we are a budget accommodation unit. Would have appreciated the feedback more if you could have given us some details on what we could have done to make your stay great and score a 5 on 5. Regards, Krishna
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AU$118 - AU$170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about City Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to City Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Sweet Axe Throwing Co. (0.2 km), Odyssey Sensory Maze (0.5 km), and Zero Latency Auckland (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at City Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, laundry service, and self serve laundry.
What food & drink options are available at City Lodge?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at City Lodge?
Yes, paid private parking on-site, secured parking, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to City Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fondou Cafe, Le Garde-Manger, and Apero Food & Wine.
Is City Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Auckland Central.
Are any cleaning services offered at City Lodge?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at City Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Hindi, and Filipino.
Are there any historical sites close to City Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Parnell (2.3 km), Eden Garden (2.6 km), and Auckland Town Hall (0.4 km).
Is City Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.