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Nomads Auckland Backpackers Hostel
Reviewed 31 August 2017

I really enjoyed my stay in the hostel, very clean with a really good service. I took a bed in 12 dorms and usually they`re messy, smelly but I find that one perfect, in order. Only thing was that the spa and sauna wasn`t working. I would appreciate more my stay if I could have use it. ahahahah

Room Tip: quiet floors, nice rooms, large rooms
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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled solo
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Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Excellent stay, the people on reception were very helpful and friendly, especially the new French girl she was very helpful and chatty. Made us feel very welcome! Bed was comfy and washing machines were good and dryer was good. I have stayed at many hostels as I am a regular traveler and Nomads is definitely in my top 5! It even has a rooftop with a jacuzzi!!! So much so we are going to come back and stay as our Kitchen sink Kiwi Experience tour bus has us coming back to Auckland for another night, best place for all transport routes and places to eat and go out. Honestly, stay at Nomads. It's one of the cheaper hostels which surprised me and it's awesome. Perfect in fact

Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 August 2017

The location of this hostel is ideal - right in central CBD, very close to the train station, Queens wharf and bus stop to the airport. But with this central location it can get noisy especially at weekends.
Checkin was quick and staff were always very friendly and welcoming throughout my stay.
I had a double room to myself - the room was very tiny and needed a good clean. There was also an issue with the balcony door which had been damaged and didn't fully close and thus the room was very noisy as it was above the bars.
Nice view from the rooftop terrace.
Overall this hostel needs a massive update on the interior. The location is very good but the hostel is not to the standard of many others.

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled solo
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Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Never very impressed with nomads hostels but felt the need to review this one.

Main problem was the bunks beds - the space between bottom and top bunk is at least half the space of normal beds. When lying down I couldn't stretch my arm upwards. They're very cramped!

Toilet paper is rubbish!

Wi-Fi costs money.

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Rooms were clean, And reception staff were great.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled solo
Thank Josh M
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Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

I have stayed in worse nomad properties in Australia but still.
Location is great for the stray and kiwi bus pickups which is a selling point and it's cheap.
Room was empty when arrived but still stunk of sweaty feet, blood specks on sheet and minimal plugs in room for 8 people.
The kitchen is way too small for the amount of rooms and atleast half of the cooking hobs did not work.
There were also lots of long termers living here.
Thankfully for one night only

Stayed: May 2017, travelled solo
Thank Matt C
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Additional Information about Nomads Auckland Backpackers Hostel

Address: 16 - 20 Fort Street, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland > Auckland Central
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #69 of 131 Speciality Lodging in Auckland Central
Price Range: $28 - $122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Nomads Auckland Backpackers Hostel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 390
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Backpack in style at Nomads Auckland Backpackers Hostel. We're located in a beautiful historic building in downtown Auckland, near everything you need for your stay in this fantastic city. Come stay at our stylish, upmarket hostel in the central city, We have some female-only dorms as well as mixed dorms and private rooms! We have great facilities, with a friendly atmosphere and crew who will cater to your every whim. Our travel staff were hand-picked to ensure you will have a trip to remember!We're in an awesome downtown Auckland location, close to Vector Arena, Skytower, Viaduct Harbour, the train station and all the downtown shops - it's the perfect place to stay in Auckland. Our facilities include 24-hour reception, Global Gossip internet and Wi-Fi, and a rooftop kitchen with panoramic views of the city and harbour. We have free tea and coffee, free travel advice (no booking fees) and free 2-for-1 drinks vouchers at check-in. Hang out on our rooftop sundeck, communal kitchen or our lounge with Sky TV. Chill out in our free sauna and rooftop spa then head down to Fort Street Union Bar to meet travellers from all over the world. We put on free and cheap daily activities all around Auckland. FREE 30min WIFI each day. FREE Tea & Coffee FREE Sauna FREE Heated Spa FREE Travel advice (no booking fees) FREE/Cheap daily activities around Auckland ... more   less 
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