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Reviewed 21 July 2014

My second time here I was greeted by the staff by my first name before I even got in the door!! loved the customer service and the hospitality! I booked the same room and it had that "second home" feeling that is always nice. The people are friendly, the travelers are exciting and the rooms are clean! This is my...

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2Thank Walter A
Offenburg, Germany
Reviewed 16 June 2014

pentlands backpacker is a great little hostel, homestyle, quite, clean with great facilities and in a great location. The kitchen is large, the bathrooms are clean and very private, you get your own room with a toilet, shower and sink - no sharing a room with other people while you shower! The only thing is there are not a lot...

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1Thank nevertrustahippy
Friends-Pentlands, Manager at Pentlands Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Pentlands Backpackers Hostel is about having a good time in a place we like to call home away from home. We work very hard to ensure that everyone enjoys their stay at our hostel but sometimes it seems it is impossible to make everyone happy doesn't matter how hard we try. We have more than 10 000 visitors every year...

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 16 May 2014

Good quiet location just 400m to supermarkets and 2 main roads with shops and restaurants. Outerlink bus at the end of the road and other buses to city 2 blocks away. Stayed in a 4 bed dorm in probably the tiniest room in the hostel. Not enough space for bags etc and little storage. The place was cleaned regularly to...

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2Thank Dday2046
Friends-Pentlands, Manager at Pentlands Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

It is sad that the comments written here are incorrect. Firstly the hostel in not going to be closed in june or 60 days. The fridegs are brand new. There is security cameras in the ktichen and around the hostel so guests are vey aware that they will be caught if any food is stolen. Happy travelling.

Helston, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 April 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights, found that everything was pretty much perfect! The fridges are jammed full but you will find space eventually. The tv area is also always packed.. But can't help that! The location is perfect, having mt Eden right there was amazing.. The walk up the top is a must!! Incredible views. Made my trip! And a...

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Thank Chelsea T
Nelson, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 April 2014

The Manager was a bit weird but the receptionist was really nice. The hostel is very clean. Kitchen is alright but the fridges are VERY full. No coffee/tea/salt/pepper/oil whatsoever... There is no place to hang out and talk with others travellers after 10pm as you're kicked out of the kitchen for cleaning : people are watching tv in the lounge...

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Thank Alicat787
Reviewed 12 March 2014 via mobile

If you are looking to stay out if the city but close enough to it on a budget, this is for you! The stairs at the entrance might be a bit rough for those with heavy bags, but you'll survive or more than likely another guest will help you if they see you! The receptionist was very polite and down...

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Thank Walter A
Panama City, Panama
Reviewed 21 February 2014

I stayed for 3 weeks and enjoyed the surroundings. The staff were very helpful, friendly and kept the place spotless. Despite the place being fully booked for most of my stay, It never felt overcrowded. I have deducted a point off of my rating to reflect the absence of hammocks from the garden. As I spent most of my time...

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Thank JBBM2014
Kansas City, Kansas
Reviewed 13 February 2014

I lived at Pentlands two months while looking for a job. Vinnie and the rest of the staff are friendly. As with most long term hostels, the group of people there really make the atmosphere. Despite being quite big and usually packed, it has a nice friendly feel to it. It stays exceptionally clean and has a great kitchen. I...

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Thank Craig B
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 9 February 2014

This was a chilled out hostel. It was packed, but everything was pretty tidy, surprisingly. The first night, there were a few drunk residents because it was the weekend and normally, you're going to get this. Other than that, everyone was very helpful and open, from the backpackers to the staff like Vinnie. Cool dude.

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Thank Kathleen T
Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 January 2014

Stayed at Pentlands for 2 night with my daughter after a long journey from Seoul. We have stayed here a few times before but our recent stay will be our last. Unlike our last stays we were not greeted by a friendly and welcoming receptionist. My daughter became ill the next day and needed to be taken to the urgent...

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Thank Imelda L
Friends-Pentlands, Manager at Pentlands Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

We are sorry to read that such a thing happend. She was a trainee manager and after looking into her performance we decided this was not the position for her. She does not work for this hostel any more. We are glad to say that we now have very friendly, helpful managers at Pentlands Backpackers Hostel. Happy travelling, cheers.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are a family owned and operated hostel offering you clean, comfortable, affordable accommodation with a home away from home feel.This colonial homestead is set in spacious park-like grounds giving you a sense of peace within the hustle and bustle of the central city. Enjoy our hostel with it's friendly, relaxed atmosphere and close proximity to the bars, cafes and shops of vibrant Mt Eden Village. Pentlands Backpackers has recently enjoyed a fresh new look with extensive renovations completed in August 2012. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pentlands Backpackers Hostel

Address: 22 Pentland Ave., Mount Eden 1003, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Mount Eden
Number of rooms: 19
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“Just in case this is your first time traveling to a hostel, wear slippers in the shower and don't forget to label your food :)”
 of 5 bubbles 728waltera, 21 Jul 2014 | Read review
“dont sleep in the downstairs dorms is very depressing and noisy!”
 of 5 bubbles nevertrustahippy, 16 Jun 2014 | Read review
“Avoid the dorms in the downstairs.”
 of 5 bubbles Dday2046, 15 May 2014 | Read review
“The dorms downstairs are a bit more noisy than the rest.”
 of 5 bubbles Alicat787, 4 Apr 2014 | Read review
“Don't stay down stairs in the dungeon, it's dark and too noisy - get a double, single or shared room!”
 of 5 bubbles cjmarshall87, 24 Oct 2013 | Read review
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